supportive communities

Supportive Communities


First Supportive Communities event at Rela Goldhill Lodge


"Let's make things happen together"


What is a supportive community?

A supportive community is a group of local people that meet at each others homes to celebrate and share their skills with one another. Being part of a supportive community can provide you with a unique opportunity to get together with people that you might not usually speak to and to spend time talking and learning from other people’s skills and interests.

What can a supportive community do for me?

Playing an active role in a supportive community can benefit you in so many different ways. You can:

  • Gain new and interesting skills from others
  • Grow in confidence by assisting people to develop their talents
  • Develop new friendships outside of your usual social circle
  • Feel a greater sense of security and belonging within your local community
  • Benefit from Jewish Care and Sage’s services, which include everything from free, practical assistance with handyman tasks around the home to befriending someone over the telephone

What can I do for my community?

Here are just a few of the ways you can get involved. You can:

  • Share your knowledge of a specialist subject or teach a skill
  • Socialise with community members
  • Participate in range of social and cultural events
  • Volunteer with Jewish Care or Sage to get active in the wider community 

How does it work?

Each supportive community has a Coordinator who liaises with all the members of the community, helping everyone to stay in touch and answering any queries.

How can I get involved?

Find your local Supportive Community Coordinator by emailing supportivecommunities@jcare.org or call our Supportive Communities Hotline on 020 8922 3026.




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Contact a coordinator

Email supportivecommunities@jcare.org or call our Supportive Communities Hotline on 020 8922 3026