Jewish Care

Care home resident walks tall after courageous fundraiser

By Jessica Elgot, June 22, 2012

A Jewish Care resident who has been confined to a wheelchair had tears in his eyes as he completed a mile-long sponsored walk for the charity on Tuesday.


M&S boss is sold on his Jewish heritage

June 21, 2012

Marks & Spencer chairman Robert Swannell regaled the 100-plus guests at a Jewish Care business breakfast at the BT Tower with stories of his enterprising Jewish ancestors.


Ruby Wax wins Jewish Care award

By Jessica Elgot, May 24, 2012

Although Ruby Wax declared herself thrilled to have won “Jew of the Year award”, it was actually the Jewish Care Woman of Distinction accolade, presented at a central-London lunch on Wednesday.


Southend's Raymond House closure put on hold

By Jessica Elgot, May 18, 2012

Supporters of the closure-threatened Jewish Care home in Southend have persuaded the charity to delay its plans in the hope of finding a buyer.

A working group of three representatives apiece of Jewish Care and the Southend community will explore the viability of keeping Raymond House open if sufficient investment can be generated.


Lord Sugar spices up Jewish Care breakfast

By Jennifer Lipman, May 18, 2012

FA’s choice of Roy Hodgson as England manager during a wide-ranging Q&A with Jewish Care supporters.

Shocked that Harry Redknapp had been passed over, he said of Hodgson: “The poor fellow, he seems like he’s already doomed. If you take [what is said in] the newspapers, he might as well go home.”


Southend seeking a buyer to save home

By Jessica Elgot, May 10, 2012

Families of residents at the Southend home Jewish Care plans to close are pinning their hopes on finding a buyer.

Fifty relatives and community members attended a meeting last week with senior Jewish Care staff to discuss the future of Raymond House.

Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation vice-president Stephen Salt said afterwards that he was working with president Alan Gershlick to att


Loss-making Southend care home to close

By Jessica Elgot and Cathy Forman, May 3, 2012

Jewish Care's Raymond House residential home in Southend is to close as soon as places can be found elsewhere for its 25 residents.


Mental illness charity joins forces with Jewish Care

By Simon Rocker, May 3, 2012

The Jewish Association for Mental Illness is to merge with the community's largest social services provider, Jewish Care, in September, resulting in what both charities believe will be an improved mental health provision.

Golders Green-based JAMI "will not be swallowed up", its chief executive Laurie Rackind insisted. It would retain its name, operating as an agency of Jewish Care.


JAMI and Jewish Care to merge

By Simon Rocker, April 26, 2012

The Jewish Association for Mentally Illness (Jami) is to merge with British Jewry's largest welfare organisation Jewish Care to create a single mental health service for the community in September.

The two organisations believe the tie-up will produce a better service across a wider area and cut overheads, but there is no intention to make redundancies.


More families ask for help to pay their Pesach bills

By Jessica Elgot, March 22, 2012

Record numbers of people are approaching welfare organisations for financial help to meet the cost of keeping Pesach.

Around 550 United Synagogue congregants have requested assistance.