We are the largest provider of health and social care services for the Jewish community in the UK. Every week, we touch the lives of 10,000 people.
We provide services to:
- Older people
- People with mental health needs
- Holocaust survivors
- People living with dementia
- People who care for others who have a variety of needs – e.g. mental health, older people, people with disabilities
- People with MS, Parkinson’s, strokes and those who are visually impaired
People who are bereaved and those recently separated
We also provide youth leadership opportunities, recreational, educational, and cultural programmes, as well as half-term schemes.
We can only do this thanks to our amazing workforce of 1,300 staff and 3,000 dedicated volunteers who help make our work possible.
Jewish Care was created in 1990, through the merger of two charities, to ensure we could provide the best care for the community's needs in the most cost-effective way.
Since then, we have built up strong links and merged our work with other Jewish charities in order to maintain our vision of high quality care for the community. The following organisations and agencies now come under the umbrella of Jewish Care:
- Jewish Welfare Board
- Jewish Blind Society
- Jewish Home and Hospital at Tottenham
- Food for the Jewish Poor (Soup Kitchen)
- British Tay-Sachs Foundation
- Waverley Manor (Friends of the London Jewish Hospital) - now Clore Manor
- Brighton and Hove Jewish Home - now Hyman Fine House
- Stepney Jewish (Bnai Brith) Clubs and Settlements
- Sinclair House - Redbridge Jewish Youth and Community Centre
Our vision, purpose and values
For Jewish Care to be the care and community services provider of choice for older people in the Jewish community and to support family members every step of the way.
Our vision is of Jewish communities where everyone can participate. Communities that are characterised by kindness, compassion and giving, where people are fully included, where they are not lonely or isolated and where they can get excellent care, which celebrates their Jewishness and supports them to express themselves and their culture.
To deliver excellent care and community support services to the community that are Jewish at heart, either directly or with others.
Our values are central to the way we work. They are what make us distinctive, and drive how we act as individuals and as an organisation. They shape our culture. They are:
To find out more about Our Vision, please refer to Our Strategic Plan 2020-2025.
Working with the Jewish community
Services at Jewish Care are based on firm partnerships between those who use our services, those who provide them (our staff and volunteers) and those who support these services financially through donations.
To ensure we provide services that meet the cultural, health and social care needs of the whole Jewish community, we need to be in constant dialogue with local community and cultural groups and their leaders.
To this end, we have strong associations with synagogues, welfare groups and youth and educational bodies. Through our relationships with them, we hope to help them understand what Jewish Care can offer and how we provide our services.
Every year synagogues and community groups support the work of Jewish Care in a variety of ways. We could not exist without this support. We produce a community appeal to give people an insight into our services and an opportunity to donate and support our work.
If you would like to talk to Jewish Care about how we can work together with your group, we’d be delighted to hear from you.