HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR SERVICES
A support service for survivors who were in Europe during the war or those who came to the UK as refugees after. It also provides Support for Jewish refugees from former Yugoslavia.
We will be looking to resume activity for the members of the Holocaust Survivors’ Centre during the week commencing 12th August with the following service changes:
The Holocaust Survivors’ Centre will continue to operate from Monday to Thursday.
We know how much this service and the centre means to our members and we understand that there is a strong connection to the building in Hendon given the number of years it has housed the Holocaust Survivors’ Centre. However, we now want to offer our members access to a wider range of activities in an upgraded, modern building. HSC will now be run from a dedicated space within the Michael Sobell Jewish Community Centre (MSJCC), located at the beautiful Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus in Golders Green, just a few minutes away from the building in Hendon.
We truly believe that this new and upgraded space at MSJCC will not only provide our members with far better access to the wider range of activities on offer at the centre, a wider choice of food, but also better transport links, and for the survivors who also live at Selig Court, a much more convenient commute.
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.
"Practical and emotional support related to past trauma and current difficulties."
Holocaust Survivors’ Centre (HSC)
Jewish Care's Holocaust Survivors Centre is the only place of its kind anywhere in the UK. More than 500 survivors and refugees are supported at the Centre through a specific programme of social, cultural and therapeutic activities.
The Shalvata service, with its specialist team offering counselling and social work support, is for those dealing with trauma. Many survivors who attend the centre have built strong friendships there and say they consider it a “home” where they can share experiences with those who understand what they have been through.