Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Mike Freer visit Jewish Care

06 Dec 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Mike Freer, Conservative Party candidate for Finchley and Golders Green visited Jewish Care’s Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus this morning to speak with tenants at Jewish Care’s Independent Living facility, Selig Court about life at Jewish Care and issues that matter to them in the upcoming general election. 

The Prime Minister also met with Holocaust survivor Rachel Levy BEM, where he learned more about her background and the importance of Holocaust education for future generations.

 A meeting between Boris Johnson, Mike Freer and Jewish Care Chairman, Steven Lewis, and CEO, Daniel Carmel-Brown also took place, where they discussed issues that relate to Jewish Care and the wider social care sector. 

Daniel Carmel-Brown, Chief Executive, Jewish Care said:

 “At Jewish Care, we understand the importance of enabling our residents, tenants, and members to engage in the democratic process. Many of them have been politically active throughout their lives and it is vital that they are able to continue to do so, regardless of their age. We have made sure that, where possible, Jewish Care clients are registered to vote, and we have made arrangements to help people vote by post and with transportation to polling stations on election day. We have also facilitated our members’ engagement and scrutiny of candidates from across the political spectrum and are happy to host any other parliamentary candidates at our community centres and care homes to discuss our concerns as we did with the Prime Minister today.

Today’s visit has meant that, during this election campaign, Jewish Care has contributed its voice to that of the wider care sector, which remains deeply concerned about the lack of progress on issues that affect us, including the need for a long-term plan for funding social care. We know that the Jewish community cares about a broad range of issues and it is important that those who use Jewish Care services have been able to explain these concerns to parliamentary candidates.”