Welfare homes score highly in inspections

By Leon Symons, May 9, 2008

Norwood and Jewish Care establishments have earned top marks in a new national inspection ratings system.

The Commission for Social Care Inspection this week launched a star scheme for Britain’s 4,000 care homes, ranging from three stars for excellent to zero for poor.


Norwood aids Charedim

May 2, 2008

A collaboration with Norwood has enabled a Stamford Hill group offering out-of-school activities for Charedi youngsters with disabilities to improve its facilities.

Step by Step has moved its weekly Sunday Club to Norwood’s Somers Centre in Hackney — a purpose-built facility incorporating a main play area, adventure playground, garden, soft play room and arts and crafts provision.

The group made an approach to Norwood over use of the premises, “and we were delighted to accommodate them, as we have very good relations”, a spokesman told the JC.


Norwood is searching for old scholars

By Jodie Mablin, April 25, 2008

Former residents of the Norwood Orphanage in South London are being sought for a major reunion in London in September.

Norwood Old Scholars’ Association secretary Jack Matthews is trying to track down old boys and girls from the orphanage, which closed in 1970. He hopes that more than 200 will be at the reunion.


Norwood challenges the sporty

April 18, 2008

Norwood has launched a new programme of Challenges which the children and family charity hopes will generate more than the £1.3 million raised from the 2007 events.


Pesach appeals

April 11, 2008

Norwood’s help for eight-year-old Emily, a victim of parental abuse, is highlighted in its Pesach appeal, which has a £100,000 target.

Its theme is the miracle of the parting of the Red Sea — and how Norwood’s work within the community provides minor “miracles” to the many thousands who rely on the charity’s support.