Support & Social Groups
We can help you find a wide range of support groups run by organisations outside Jewish Care that can help you or your loved ones.
ADD Anon (Run by JAMI)
Addictions in our families is a weekly anonymous group which enables Jewish families to support each other through addiction. Drugs, alcohol, gambling.
When: (Weekly) Wednesday Meetings.
Contact: JAMI for further info www.jamiuk.org/contact-us/
For young adults aged 19-30 who have lost a parent. Confidential group facilitated by trained professionals.
When: Once a month.
Contact: Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service Tel: 020 8951 3881 email: email@example.com
For adults who are bereaved of a parent and have children. Group facilitated by trained professionals. Can bring babies. Crèche available.
An informal support group for bereaved Jewish parents, meeting in a warm and caring atmosphere.
Contact: Helen 07855 669 333
Bereavement support group for Jewish people aged 40-60 who have lost a partner.
Contact: 0208 951 3881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bereavement support group for Jewish people who have lost a partner. Meetings are held fortnightly on Tuesdays.
Age group: 60+
To find out more:
Or call our confidential 24 hour answering service on 020 8951 3881
Group for all Carers. Information, Support, guidance for those in a caring role.
When and where: On the first Thursday of every month. From 2-4pm. At Southend Association of Voluntary Services, SAVS centre, the small conference room 29-31 Alexandra Street, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 1BW.
Cost: £2.50 per person
When and where: On the first Thursday of every month. From10.30am -12.30pm. At Redbridge JCC, Sinclair House, Woodford Bridge Road, Ilford, Essex IG4 5LN (free on-site parking).
Physical Disability Carers Support Group
A group for carers whose family or friend has a degenerative disease like MS or Parkinsons, had a stroke or is living with a physical disability. Physical and emotional support.
When and where: (Monthly group) Tuesdays from 12.00 to 1.30pm Otto Schiff, Golders Green
Memory Way Cafes
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
When and where
Every third Wednesday of the month from 1.30 - 3.00pm - at The Sam Beckman Centre for people living with dementia
A support group for carers of those living with dementia, while a separate activity for the person living with dementia (run by staff and volunteers from the Sam Beckman Centre) takes place.
There is a nominal charge of £2.50 per person, which includes afternoon tea, cake, support and advice.
For further information, please contact Marjorie on 020 8203 0521 or email email@example.com
Every second Thursday - from 2.30-4.30pm - at Otto Schiff
Every last Wednesday of the month from - 3.15-5.00pm - at The Leonard Sainer Centre for people living with dementia
Last Friday of every Month - from 10.00am - 12.00pm - at The Dennis Centre for people living with dementia
Singing for Memory
Formerly Singing for the Brain
Supporting people living with Alzheimers's disease and other conditions affecting memory.
Singing for Memory is a singing session providing a friendly and stimulating social environment, bringing together people who are living with dementia and their carers.
Singing for Memory is not only an enjoyable activity; it provides a way for people to express themselves and socialise with others in a fun and supportive group.
These engaging activities build on the preserved memory for song and music in the brain.
2.00pm on Wednesdays
Otto Schiff, Limes Avenue, Golders Green, London NW11 9TJ
A suggested donation of £4.00 per attendee is welcome. For more information please contact the Jewish Care Direct helpline on 020 8922 2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
living with dementia
Dementia Day Club (Formally Chai Group)
Therapeutic programme for those living with dementia.
When and where: Tuesday and Thursday -10am -3.30pm - at Southend and Westcliff Jewish Community centre.
Cost:£29 (per person) including transport, lunch and support programme of activities.
Offers therapeutic programme for people living with dementia to enhance independence and wellbeing.
When and where: Monday and Thursdays - 10.00am - 3.30pm - at Brenner Jewish Community Centre at Raine House
Local activities to stimulate your memory
When and where: Thursdays - 1am - 2:30pm - at Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue
Contact: Angela Peters, Care Co-ordinator, NPLS on 01923 855 611, email@example.com
Rachel Allen, 020 8951 3739, firstname.lastname@example.org
Group offering skills and confidence to move on after early stages of separation and divorce. Part of Michael Sobell Jewish Community Centre.
Cost: £5.00 Session
NB: Only one member of the separated couple can join.
Hearing aid surgery
Hearing Aid support from a specialist.
When and where: Monthly - at Redbridge Jewish Community Centre
AJR Association of Jewish Refugees
Delivers social, welfare services and financial assistance to Jewish victims of Nazi oppression as well as their dependants and descendants living in Britain.
When and where: First Wednesday of the month at Redbridge Jewish Community Centre. From 10.00- 12.00pm.
Cost: £1.50 per person
Group for people living with Multiple Sclerosis.
Access professional advice and strategies to cope. The chance to share knowledge and experiences, give support and make friends in an informal atmosphere. It is aimed at supporting Jewish MSers and their partners/families.
When and where: The first Wednesday of each month - at Edgware
The Jewish Care Stroke Club
Support group for stroke survivors and their families.
Meet good friends in a warm and caring environment. Run by a professional physiotherapist, offering gentle physiotherapy and InterAct Stroke Support (a UK charity dedicated to supporting stroke recovery by using professional actors to deliver a live and interactive reading service). Members take an active part in quizzes and current affairs discussions which are part of the sessions. Members can enjoy a salad or sandwich lunch with fruit, tea, coffee and cake.
When and where: Tuesday from 11.30am to 2.00pm
Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Active Life (Supper club)
A programme of evening socials to increase confidence, enhance wellbeing and support those with mental health needs.
When and where:
First Tuesday of the month - at The Michael Sobell Community Centre - Yoga sessions and a healthy supper.
Second Wednesday of the month - at Jami House, Golders Green - Restaurant visits with good food and great company.
Third Wednesday of the month - at Martin B Cohen Centre, Edgware - Film nights discussion groups, Picnics and trips.
(Jami) on 020 8458 2223
Fiona (Jewish Care) on 020 8922 2901 email@example.com
A social groups for bereaved partners. Events include, entertainers, quizzes, Sunday parties and discussions.
When and where: Wednesday 7.30pm -10.151pm at Redbridge Jewish Community Centre.
Cost: £3 Includes refreshments.
Contact: for more details 020 8551 0017 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Social group for the over 50’s.
When and where: Usually takes place on Sundays at Redbridge Jewish Community Centre.
Contact: For more details enquire directly on 020 8551 0017 or email email@example.com
A monthly social group for people with visual impairment or physical disability. Activities include summer trips, discussion groups, speakers, entertainers, quizzes.
When and where: Enquire directly about meeting dates. Takes place at Martin B Cohen Centre, Edgware.
Cost: *FREE *There will be some charges for trips and special events.
Sunday evening events
Quizzes, tea dances, entertainment, parties, tribute acts, soul nights.
When and where: Once a month at Redbridge Jewish Community Centre
Cost: Ticketed events (usually £15/ 20 pounds)
Sunday afternoon events
Entertainment and refreshments. Local transport provided
When and where: Once a month
Cost: Members £3 Guests £5
Supportive Communities offers the opportunity to join various social groups within your local community such as tea parties, Chaps that Chat (for men) Classical Music Appreciation Group, Bridge games, and more. Please get in touch to find out what’s going on in your area.
When and where: Various locations
The Hillside Club
Social groups for the over 50's. Includes guest speakers, cultural events, trips and quizzes.
When and where: Every other Monday. 6pm - 8pm BrennerJewish Community Centre at Raine House
Thursday Social club
Social groups for the over 50's. Activities include table tennis, darts, quizzes, cards, entertainers and dances.
When and where: First Thursday of the month. 7pm - 10pm Redbridge Jewish Community Centre
Cost: £5 includes refreshments
Contact: 020 8551 0017 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Time for Tea
Social group includes entertainers, discussions and more.
When and where: Every fortnight on Thursdays, at Stepney Jewish Community Centre
Contact: For more details enquire directly to email@example.com
Family and Couples Therapy
Therapy for family and couples looking at issues and works on strategies to overcome difficulties.
Run by Jonathan Rabson BSc PGCSP and UKCEP (Family and Systematic Psychotherapist).
Individual appointments are made.
Contact: Jonathan Rabson on 07974 650 647 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hypnotherapy and Counselling
Specialist in therapy painless and liberate from agoraphobia, claustrophobia, anxiety, panic attacks, addictions, phobias, habits and many more. To overcome and build confidence to achieve goals.
With Sam Lyons BAHons ALSH, MHA Bupa Registered Practitioner.
Individual appointments are made.
Contact: 07941 237 928 email email@example.com