By Jonathan Kalmus, October 1, 2009
A suspended citizen’s advice service dedicated to Manchester’s Jewish community has been guaranteed survival after the leader of Salford City Council intervened.
The Jewish Outreach Project, part of Salford’s Citizen’s Advice Bureau, had funded a dedicated Jewish advisor, but was forced to shut in May when lottery funding ran dry. Now the bureau’s chief, Tom Tougher, said the service will receive half its £16,000 annual budget through Salford council. Its leader, John Merry, secured the money after being told of the closure.