Jewish Care

The inside story on £44m Jewish Care campus

July 15, 2010

As the saying goes, it is good when a plan comes together. And giving the JC a pre-opening tour of Jewish Care's £44 million care campus in Golders Green, the charity's chief executive, Simon Morris, has the look of a man who knows he is on to a winner.

Barely four-and-a-half years from concept to completion, the 160,000 square feet Maurice and Vivienne Wohl site has its first occupants - Jewish Care employees are adjusting to their new surrounds as part of a gradual move of over 160 staff.

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Stars come out for £3.5m Jewish Care meal

By Robyn Rosen, June 24, 2010

Newsreader John Suchet told almost 1,000 guests at Jewish Care's campaign dinner that he was "overwhelmed with admiration" for the charity.

Mr Suchet's wife Bonnie was diagnosed with dementia four years ago. Before Monday's dinner in central London - which raised £3.5 million towards Jewish Care's £15 million deficit - he met clients, relatives, volunteers and staff at its Leonard Sainer Special Day Care Centre in Edgware.

"The centre was amazing," he said. "You can never go to these places without being uplifted.

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Dementia support cafe launched

June 3, 2010

Jewish Care is launching a café and peer support group in Westcliff for dementia sufferers and their carers.

Funded by Southend Borough Council and established in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society, the service opens next week at Jewish Care's Southend and Westcliff Jewish Community Centre.

Centre manager Graham Freeman said: "People with dementia, and those who care for them, should have the opportunity to share experiences."

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Volunteer of the week: Gayle Klein

May 21, 2010

The Chigwell based 37-year-old mother of three worked as a recruitment consultant in the City before having children. Together with husband Andrew she fundraises for Jewish Care

● Why Jewish Care?

I have been involved with the charity for many years. As a child I attended Jewish Care's Sinclair House community centre and as a teenager I served on various committees. I began volunteering after going on a mission of local Jewish Care facilities. I was so impressed with how the charity helps our community.

● What does your current volunteering role involve?

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Jewish Care to close dementia home

May 21, 2010

Jewish Care is to close its Kay Court home in Finchley Road for people with personal or dementia care needs.

The closure is part of a 10-year commitment to upgrade or redevelop Jewish Care facilities following the opening this summer of its £44 million care campus in Golders Green.

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Chai launches in Glasgow

By Stephanie Brickman, April 15, 2010

The support services of Chai Cancer Care are being extended through a partnership with Jewish Care Scotland.

A breast cancer awareness event in Glasgow addressed by emeritus professor of surgery Michael Baum will formally launch the collaboration next month. However, significant demand for the advice, counselling and therapies offered by Chai for patients and their families has already been identified north of the border.

It will work from the purpose-built Giffnock complex of Jewish Care Scotland, which currently supports a number of cancer sufferers.

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Jewish Care launch OAP project

By Jay Grenby, April 8, 2010

A Hertfordshire collaboration for the over-60s is a product of Jewish Care's strategy of encouraging local communities to provide for their own social care needs.

The charity and the Herts Community Care Forum - whose members include representatives from virtually all the area's synagogues - are launching Young in Herts to cater for the growing number of active senior citizens in the county.

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New CEO for Jewish Care Scotland

By Stephanie Brickman, April 1, 2010

The new CEO of Jewish Care Scotland can vouch for the work of the charity, the largest communal organisation north of the border.

Suzanne Neville says that "in my family, I've had personal experience of the extent to which Jewish Care is a lifeline, when my late mother was ill. I feel I can contribute something to Jewish Care to help the team make a difference in people's lives."

The Glaswegian, who succeeds Ethne Woldman this month, is currently a director of People Matters, a development and communications company.

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Virus outbreak at Jewish Care home

March 4, 2010

A virus outbreak at Jewish Care's Lady Sarah Cohen House left the 120-bed Friern Barnet residential home closed to visitors last week.

Jewish Care director of care and community services Neil Taylor said the virus was "similar to that being experienced in other health care facilities across the UK at this time of year.

"Jewish Care works closely with the Health Protection Agency and uses a variety of policies and procedures to limit the further spread of such viruses. The decision to close the home to visitors is one of the procedures they recommend."

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Opening time nears for £40m care campus

February 25, 2010

An update on the progress towards the £40 million Jewish Care campus in Golders Green was given by the charity's chief executive, Simon Morris, at an event promoting legacies.

The campus - offering its first services from mid-July - will incorporate a 54-bed care home, 45 independent living apartments and a community centre, as well as a base for social work and administrative staff. The care home and apartments will give priority to Holocaust survivors and refugees from Nazi persecution.

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