Jewish Care's longest serving employee is leaving after 45 years.
Judith Hassan's main focus has been working with Holocaust survivors and refugees from Nazi persecution. She founded therapy centre Shalvata in 1990 and the Holocaust Survivors Centre in 1993. Using the centre's pioneering model of social and therapeutic support, she developed services for Bosnian refugees - a partnership between Jewish Care and World Jewish Relief - and also provided support to Rwandan survivors and Darfur refugees.
"Throughout my long working life at Jewish Care I have felt passionately about my work," she said. "As I leave Jewish Care, I see the ending of one chapter as the beginning of a new one. I will continue to seek out opportunities to apply the knowledge I have learned from Holocaust survivors and refugees from war trauma across a broad and creative spectrum."