Carers urge: tell us about support

By Jennifer Lipman, June 13, 2013

Communal organisations are being urged to work harder at raising awareness of the support available to hard-pressed carers.

An estimated one in eight British adults provides constant support for a loved-one with a serious mental or physical health condition. The organisers of National Carers Week, currently taking place, aims to highlight the challenges they face.


Norwood gets new chairman

June 10, 2013

Norwood will have a new chairman from November when David Ereira, currently the deputy chair, succeeds Bernie Myers.

By profession a commercial investment real estate consultant, Mr Ereira’s involvement with the children-and-families charity dates back to 1992.


Charities anticipate new boost for Gift Aid donors

By Jennifer Lipman, March 27, 2013

Communal charities have welcomed plans for a government consultation on enabling donors to sign up only once for gift aid, rather than each time that they make a donation.


Norwood rolls out Pesach appeal

March 25, 2013

The story of Norwood’s support to a seven-year-old boy with learning difficulties is the theme of its Pesach appeal, which has a target of £100,000-plus.

Aaron was separated from his mother at the age of five, suffering feelings of abandonment. He found it difficult to communicate and struggled at school, becoming increasingly disruptive in class.


Norwood in talks to rescue Drugsline

By Anna Sheinman, January 10, 2013

Drugsline, the UK’s only Jewish substance abuse charity, which closed its doors in September, is to be resurrected by leading Jewish charity Norwood.


Norwood cleans up in Sussex

December 17, 2012

Norwood is responsible for the first Sussex commercial car wash to be staffed entirely by those with learning disabilities.

The Future Clean venture in Lewes, funded by East Sussex County Council, follows the success of the north London area outlet in Hatch End.


Snap judgments end Spurs scheme

December 10, 2012

Former Tottenham captain Gary Mabbutt was back at White Hart for the Norwood Achievement Awards, marking the end of the Spurs Norwood Altogether Project (Snap).


Special barmitzvah is a product of Norwood's unity

By Zoe Winograd, November 16, 2012

The parents of a Borehamwood boy with learning difficulties and epilepsy have praised a Norwood recreational facility for enabling him to celebrate his barmitzvah.

Michael Lang’s ceremony was on Sunday at Norwood’s Kennedy Leigh Centre in Hendon.


A large London crowd raises £3m for Norwood

November 15, 2012

Labour leader Ed Miliband was the guest speaker at the Norwood annual dinner.

He spoke to the 1,100-plus guests about the valuable work of the charity paying tribute to the “extraordinary volunteers” who support its work with children and people with learning difficulties.

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Lloyd Webber and Cowell take starring roles at Norwood dinner

By Sandy Rashty, November 15, 2012

A showbiz element has always been a feature of the Norwood dinner and Andrew Lloyd Webber and Simon Cowell headed a stellar cast.

The composer — who was interviewed about his career—saw the irony in Norwood inviting a “Tory peer to be the warm-up act for the leader of the Labour Party”.