Barnet’s Mayor, Councillor Brian Schama, came away impressed from a tour of Jewish Care sites across the borough.
He visited the Holocaust Survivors Centre and Ella and Ridley Jacob House in Hendon, ending up at the Maurice and Vivienne Wohl campus in Golders Green, where he viewed facilities including the Otto Schiff care home and Selig Court independent living apartments.
Councillor Schama observed: “I have always said that the Jewish community in the UK has punched well above its weight.
“The Jewish Care facilities I have visited today confirm my view. They are state-of-the-art, beautifully designed and, most importantly, user-friendly.”
Jewish Care chief executive Simon Morris pointed out: “We provide care to 133 people funded by Barnet Council across our eight care homes in the area. We also provide over 17,000 hours of home care to Barnet residents and welcome over 350 members a week to our Michael Sobell Community Centre.
“On top of this, we provide 6,900 days of care a year to people living with dementia and employ over 400 Barnet residents.”