The North-West London-based Hope charity, supporting children with special educational needs, is the latest addition to Norwood’s umbrella of children and family services.
Hope’s Centre for Cognitive Education was opened in 1996 by British parents of special needs youngsters who had been helped by Professor Reuven Feuerstein’s Jerusalem institute.
As part of the merger, Hope trustees’ chair Harry Simmonds will join Norwood’s corporate services committee, and fundraising chair Ian Fagelson will become a Norwood trustee.
Mr Simmonds believes “this combination will be a winner for both organisations and, more importantly, for the youngsters that we both strive to help and who will now have access to a strengthened Hope service”.
Norwood chief executive Norma Brier said that “bringing Hope into the Norwood family will greatly enhance the work of both of our organisations within special education”.