The Sam Beckman Centre

Betty and Asher Loftus Centre, Asher Loftus Way, Colney Hatch Lane, London, N11 3ND, United Kingdom Call 0208 203 0521 Send an email

Based in Barnet, North London, the Sam Beckman Centre is for Jewish people who are living with memory impairment or who have been diagnosed with a form of dementia. 

Now Open

Opening Hours

9.30am-3.15pm Monday to Thursday

At the Sam Beckman Centre, professional staff work in close partnership with volunteers, helping to offer a warm, friendly and Jewish environment for all members to enjoy.

The centre offers a very high level of care for up to 25 people a day and clients can attend as many days as required depending on their individual circumstances and places available.

Each client receives his or her individual care plans as part of the referral and assessment process. Additional support is also available from one of Jewish Care’s other services, such as home care. Carers can get support too through the Carers’ Network.


For advice on which service is right for you or a loved one, contact us directly at or call us on 020 8922 2222.

Services Available

Activities will continue to be held at the Betty and Asher Loftus Centre. Opening times will be from Monday to Thursday. This is to reflect the changes in attendance we had noticed before the pandemic.

We will continue to offer a hot, kosher meal on site, and a Jewish Care minibus will operate for those members who need additional help with transportation.

There will be no changes at all to our membership or attendance fees, and they will remain as they were before the pandemic.

It offers activities, care and support which can enhance the overall wellbeing of the person living with dementia.

Services include:

  • transport to and from the centre may be arranged dependent on availability
  • personal care: bathing, chiropody
  • enjoyable programme of activities, that may include outings
  • first class kosher meals and a take-away service
  • support for carers

Community Services available to members:

The Sam Beckman’s online social groups and activities

This is the place to catch up with your friends from The Sam Beckman Centre in our social events such as chatty cafe, tea parties, chaps that chat and more.

Online Events and Speakers

From online speaker events to quizzes and cooking, we've got a variety of online events. You can see the full programme of activities at 

Meals on Wheels

Jewish Care is providing Meals on Wheels to 3 times more people than before the Covid-19 pandemic. To access Meals on Wheels for The Sam Beckman Centre please click here.

Linda who is a befriender now keeps in touch with older members of the community on the iPad and phone now.


If you or someone you know is feeling lonely or isolated and needs our services, we are still open and here for you and them.  Find out more information about requesting a Befriender here.

Support with Technology

Do you or someone you know need a helping hand when it comes to technology? Please contact our Jewish Care Direct Helpline on 0208 922 2222 or email for more information.

Jewish Care Direct Helpline

Please contact our Jewish Care Direct Helpline on 0208 922 2222 or email for more information with a member of our confidential Helpline.

Social Work and Community Support Service

Supports individuals, families, carers and communities by enabling people to make a meaningful difference to their lives, with dignity and choice. Find out more here 

Referrals and Admissions

Referrals can be made directly by social workers, care managers, GPs, hospitals and families.