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    Prioritise volunteering - shape communities

    12 May 2016

    Sonia Douek, blogs about the benefits that involvement in volunteering can have on local and wider community groups.

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    Spotlight: Rosie's Little Bubulas

    04 May 2016

    Jewish Care's first baby and toddler music class "Rosie's Little Bubalas" was set up in May 2015 by Jenna Kay (nee Sweet). She named the group in memory of her grandma Rosie Sweet who spent the last year of her life....

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    Spotlight: Young Volunteers

    28 Jan 2016

    18 year old Krishny Shibi is one of hundreds of young volunteers who spend time every week volunteering for Jewish Care. They all have one thing in common....

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    Loneliness a silent epidemic?

    15 Jan 2016

    Loneliness – a silent epidemic? The question raised in the BBC’s recent programme ‘The Age of Loneliness’ (BBC1, Thursday 7 January, 2016) ‘loneliness – you can’t see it, you can’t touch it and you can’t smell it – you can only feel it...

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    Our biggest challenge to date?

    15 Dec 2015

    Careline - Winter 2015: Jewish Care’s chief executive Simon Morris shares his views on the past year which saw the 25th Anniversary of Jewish Care and the introduction of the National Living Wage...

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    Ask us a question

    14 Dec 2015

    Careline - Winter 2015: Our free confidential helpline provides advice and information about support on offer either from Jewish Care or other local service providers. These are some of the questions our trained staff have been dealing with recently...

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    Leading the way

    14 Dec 2015

    Careline - Winter 2015: A new programme inspired by Jewish Care Chairman Steven Lewis and a young surveyor called Nat Roden is focusing on our future leaders...

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    Keeping it in the family…

    11 Dec 2015

    Careline - Summer 2015: From weddings to Bar Mitzvahs and special birthdays, Simchas in our resources are truly special occasions. Among them was Jamie, who became the first boy to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah at Princess Alexandra Home...

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    A thought on International Volunteer Day 2015

    27 Nov 2015

    Over the past five years or so there has been growing literature and incentives about why people volunteer, aimed at encouraging more people to get involved...

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    Interfaith Week 2015: Building relationships with other faiths

    17 Nov 2015

    This week is Interfaith Week which sets out to build good relationships and working partnerships between people of different faiths and beliefs...

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    Shabbat UK, a time to examine what it means to us

    23 Oct 2015

    As the community begins its second Shabbat UK, it is a time for us to examine what this means to us as individuals, but also to us as a community...

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    How do we ensure the future of our voluntary services?

    07 Aug 2015

    With all of us reeling from the news about Kids Company and its closure, we who provide services to the most vulnerable need to look hard at how we ensure the future of our services...