Jewish Care

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.


Care residents join lobby of Parliament

March 8, 2012

Jewish Care residents and staff joined more than 1,000 people at Tuesday's Crisis in Care lobby at the Houses of Parliament, voicing their concerns over the care of the elderly.

The Jewish Care group included 82-year-old Sadie Simmons, a resident at Rubens House, Finchley. She said the charity "provides me with great support.


Lord Coe helps to win £55K for Jewish Care

February 24, 2012

Lord Coe was the guest speaker at Jewish Care's business breakfast on Wednesday. The 230 guests at the City’s Mansion House raised £55,000 for Jewish Care's welfare work in the community.

Photos: John Rifkin



Coe: Why we need to remember the Munich massacre

By Danny Caro, February 23, 2012

Lord Coe has stressed how importantly he regards the 40-year commemoration of the Munich massacre at this summer's Olympics.

Interviewed after addressing 230 guests at a Jewish Care business breakfast on Wednesday, the chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games described the killing of Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Games as an "act of unspeakable barbarity".


'Young donors not giving enough'

By Jessica Elgot, January 26, 2012

New Jewish Care chairman, Steven Lewis, has attacked a "lack of responsibility" among younger donors who he says are not giving as much as they could to Jewish charities.

The 49-year-old, who has been supporting Jewish Care for almost half his life, claims his generation does not match previous ones on charitable giving. "We are generous compared to other communities," he said.


Complaints lead to Brighton home improvements

By Jessica Elgot, December 1, 2011

Changes are being implemented at Jewish Care's Hyman Fine home in Brighton after concerns over care standards were raised by residents' families and Sussex Jewish Representative Council.

It is understood that the current manager of the home will be leaving by mutual consent.


Close-knit footballing visitors

November 24, 2011

Mitzvah Day activities kicked off early at Jewish Care's Vi and John Rubens House in Ilford as Leyton Orient footballers Ben Chorley, Terrell Forbes and Moses Odubajo visited residents.

As well as socialising and joining in with singing, the players bought knitted scarves from 95-year-old Hetty Tauber.

Chorley, who previously visited the home last year, said he was moved by talking to reside


Unsung hero gets wider recognition

By Jennifer Lipman, November 10, 2011

A grandmother who began her philanthropic career as an eight-year-old evacuee collecting spare change is Jewish Care's Unsung Hero.

Alzheimer's Society co-founder Morella Kayman received her award at the charity's Topland Group business lunch in central London, at which BBC business editor Robert Peston was guest speaker.

Now living in Stanmore, Mrs Kayman, 78, set up her first charity commi


Mission to combat mental health prejudice

October 27, 2011

A film designed to combat the stigma and prejudice often associated with mental health issues was launched at Jewish Care’s Martin B Cohen Centre for Wellbeing in Edgware on World Mental Health Day.

Park Bench was written and produced by some of the charity’s mental health educators in association with Magpie Motion Productions.


Fresh complaints over Brighton care home

By Jessica Elgot, September 22, 2011

Sussex Jewish leaders are looking into complaints about Jewish Care's Hyman Fine House in Brighton.

Local Jewish representative council president Beryl Sharpe said last week's JC report of an alleged assault on a Hyman Fine resident by another resident highlighted "problems which the council has been aware of for some time.