The Sam Beckman Centre

The Betty and Asher Loftus Centre, Asher Loftus Way, Colney Hatch Lane, London, N11 3ND, United Kingdom Call 020 8203 0521 Send an email

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

Now open
Opening hours

9.15am-3pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Our experienced and professional staff work in close partnership with incredibly dedicated volunteers to offer a warm, friendly, family atmosphere. Members get to connect with others, combatting loneliness, celebrating their Jewishness and expressing themselves and their culture whilst being cared for. 

We deliver dementia-friendly activities, adapted so everyone can participate. This makes the timetable varied and interesting, including opportunities to be creative, exercise (such as table tennis and dance), and music.

We offer a very high level of care for up to 25 people each session. Everyone has their own individual care plan which we develop with them during the referral and assessment process. We support people with all aspects of their care plan including personal care and regularly update them to make sure they stay relevant. Additional support is also available from many of Jewish Care’s other services, such as meal on wheels, befriending, virtual groups, social work, and carers support.

There is a real family atmosphere at The Sam Beckman Centre that we are so proud of and we invite you all to be a part of.

All of Jewish Care's resources use kosher ingredients and recipes, and our staff are fully trained in preparing food in a kosher way. Please enquire for further details.


For more information, call Teresa O’Sullivan, Centre Coordinator on 020 8203 0521 or email

Related services

Memory Way Café

Memory Way Café occurs on the 1st Thursday of the month at 2-4pm.

A group for carers together with their friend or family members living with dementia, to enjoy activities and socialise. Sessions include guest speakers and professionals offering advice and coping strategies. Relaxed and confidential environment.

For more information about Memory Way Cafe sessions,  call Susan Dawson, Community Dementia Projects Lead on 020 8922 2294 or email

Family Carer Support Group

Once a month on a Wednesday 2-3pm (the second Wednesday of the month)
For more information call Elisheva Mason, Community Support & Advice Worker on 07776 467 883 or email

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