For Hope and glory

August 5, 2013

Twenty-eight Norwood supporters raised £45,000 from a three-day trek in Iceland last week that took in some stunning scenery. And as with all the charity’s challenges, participants included Norwood service users with learning disabilities.


Twinning arrangement is helping mums

By Zoe Winograd, June 26, 2013

Twins can be a joy — but also double the work and stress for mums. Recognising this, Norwood has for 18 years operated the Twins and More group, bringing together mums of twins (or indeed triplets or quads) to enjoy a break while their offspring play in an adjoining area with volunteer carers.


Norwood open to challenges

June 17, 2013

Thirty-two women aged from late-30s to 70-plus have completed Stanmore Synagogue’s first “Batmitzvah Two” programme, spearheaded by rebbetzen Aviva Landau.

Most of the participants in the comprehensive six-week course had felt a sense of loss at not having had a batmitzvah in their youth.


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).