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 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 professional staff of 1,400 and the 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
Vision, Purpose and Values
Jewish Care is committed to ensuring that members of the Jewish community are able to support and care for one another.
Jewish Care’s vision is of a society where people support and care about one another and are able to participate fully in their community.
We want to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by creating and providing excellent social care that enhances wellbeing and inspires them to stay connected to their community.
We are a leading communal organisation with a charitable purpose working in London and South East England, with an ambition to work collaboratively, initiate debate, be a catalyst for change, a channel for advancement and a voice across the sector.
Jewish Care - promoting meaningful lives for our community.
Our five values are at the heart of the way we work. They are distinctively Jewish Care, driving how we act as individuals and as an organisation and shape our culture. They are:
We are ambitious, professional and passionate about offering high quality services delivered with dedication and sensitivity.
Working together, we actively encourage people to “go for it” and live meaningful lives.
We are innovative, adaptable, welcome new ideas and believe in finding solutions that work for each individual.
Everyone involved with Jewish Care is important and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
We treat people fairly and are accountable for what we do and how we do it.
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.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Community Development Manager on 020 8922 2403.