Desmond is OK with Young Norwood

October 25, 2012

Media boss and Norwood president Richard Desmond had advice for budding entrepreneurs when addressing a Young Norwood evening at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden.


Norwood fined £70k for 'staggering' data protection breach

By Anna Sheinman, October 11, 2012

Highly sensitive information about the care of four young children disappeared after being left by a Norwood Ravenswood social worker outside a London home.

The charity was this week fined £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for breaching the Data Protection Act.


Edgware flats boost independent living

September 27, 2012

A block of seven two-bedroom flats enabling those with special needs to lead independent lives has been formally opened in Edgware.


Norwood showcases artworks

By Sandy Rashty, September 20, 2012

Three hundred guests mingled with Norwood residents during an art showcase at the Halcyon Gallery in Mayfair last Thursday evening.

The 170 pieces of art, from canvasses to glasswork, were created by adult residents and sold to raise more than £22,000 for the charity’s social enterprise work, which encourages residents to create and sell more art.


Children suffer as families face mounting debts

By Simon Rocker, July 26, 2012

Norwood, the family services agency, has reported a 20 per cent rise in its caseload since last year as economic conditions increase the strain on Jewish homes.

The London- based agency says that it is now supporting around 600 children and their families — with around two-thirds of cases related to the consequences of marital breakdown.


1960s JC found in time capsule at Norwood site

July 19, 2012

The JC has a headline role in a time capsule found by builders working on a £16.5 million leisure and health centre for Lambeth Council and Lambeth NHS.


We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it

May 18, 2012

Some dedicated bridge players have added £15,000 to the Norwood coffers.

More than 50 supporters joined Sunday’s 10 Bridges walk, starting near Vauxhall Bridge and finishing beyond Tower Bridge. The route afforded views of landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral.


Shift on ethnicity rules signals new dawn for adopters

By Jessica Elgot, May 17, 2012

Changes to the law will help Jewish families to adopt a child in the UK - as most are currently deemed "unsuitable" by local authorities.


Norwood retains its star quality

By Simon Rocker, May 10, 2012

For some 50 years, passengers arriving at West Norwood station in south London might have spotted a large yellow Magen David on a nearby building.

The distinctive emblem stood out from the wall of the synagogue of Norwood Hall, the orphanage which was once home to up to 400 Jewish children.

That building will be demolished next Wednesday.