Anita Dorfman House is officially opened

08 Apr 2019

Jewish Care has officially opened its newest care home, the 64-bed Anita Dorfman House. It was built following support from the Dorfman Foundation, as the care home on the 16 acre site, Sandringham.

In an event attended by Anita Dorfman and her son Sir Lloyd Dorfman CBE, and other members of the family, along with Jewish Care President, The Lord Levy and Chairman Steven Lewis, the home was officially unveiled. The first residents are due to move in in May, from the current Princess Alexandra Home on the site.

Anita Dorfman House will provide quality personal nursing and dementia care in modern, purpose-built facilities. The home’s 64 rooms are arranged in small, intimate households of 16, so residents and staff can develop individual relationships with each other and enjoy a more personal way of living. Each room is fully accessible with en-suite bathrooms and all face directly onto bright, modern, open-plan living space with a dining area serving Kosher food.

Anita Dorfman said:

“I am thrilled to lend my name to Jewish Care’s new home.  Having recently celebrated my 91st Birthday, this is a lovely additional belated Birthday present. It is a fantastic charity and I am proud that the family foundation has a long association with it, and has supported this project.”

Sir Lloyd Dorfman CBE said:

“We are thrilled to be associated with Jewish Care’s new visionary Sandringham campus and to have supported the new care home. We wanted to honour my mother, and are delighted that so many people will be looked after in this home bearing her name.”

The top floor of Anita Dorfman House is Wolfson Assisted Living; 16 one bed flats designed for people who want to be in an all-inclusive 24/7 care environment with meals, cleaning and laundry services included yet want to retain their independence.

Lord Levy, Jewish Care’s President said:

“Today is an exciting milestone for our hugely ambitious Sandringham development project. We are extremely grateful to Sir Lloyd Dorfman and his family for their generous support which has enabled us honour Anita Dorfman by naming the new home Anita Dorfman House - a new home for current residents at Princess Alexandra House and members of the wider local community.”