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About Jewish Care

Last updated: 2004-11-02

Jewish Care is a charity and is the largest provider of health and social care services for the Jewish community in the United Kingdom.

At the heart of our work is the understanding that Jewish people have a right to specialist services that are designed to meet their needs.

Jewish Care was created in 1990 bringing together two charities to ensure they could provide the best care for the community's needs in the most cost-effective way. Since then, we have merged or work in close partnership with other Jewish charities to help us to bring that vision closer to reality. We provide care in a way that recognises the religious, cultural, social and historical bonds that unite Jewish people.

We do so in an environment that recognises and respects the value of our clients' Jewishness. We celebrate Jewish festivals, giving people the chance to share times of special significance.

We always aim to provide care with 'that little extra something', and to deliver it in a 'heimische' atmosphere. We work right across the community and provide care regardless of the level or nature of an individual's religious observance.

We recognise that in times of distress or vulnerability there is a need for care and support, that recognises the 'whole' individual. We aim to provide care recognising people's differences as well as their similarities.

Our 2,000 dedicated staff and 2,500 volunteers help more than 7,000 people in the Jewish community every week. We run 70 centres and specialist services throughout London and the South East. Broadly speaking, we provide services for:

  • Older people
  • People experiencing mental health problems
  • People who have a physical disability
  • People who are visually impaired
  • People experiencing unemployment
  • People with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia
  • Survivors of the Holocaust
  • People who are caring for others
  • Younger people.

    Contact us:

  • Jewish Care, Stuart Young House, 221 Golders Green Road, London NW11 9DQ.

    Jewish Care Direct - tel: 020 8922 2222
    provides information about Jewish Care's services and how to access them

    General enquiries - tel: 020 8922 2000