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    Looking back looking forward

    29 Jul 2015

    Careline - Summer 2015: In November 1989, six weeks before the formation of Jewish Care, Marty and Doc launched themselves into the year 2015 in the box office success Back to the Future 2. One of the biggest challenges the film’s director faced...

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    Material Girls

    28 Jul 2015

    Careline - Summer 2015: Making a wall hanging out of wedding photographs was more than a simple activity for residents of Rubens House…it became a labour of love. Joy Sable reports...

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    Ask us a question

    27 Jul 2015

    Careline - Summer 2015: Jewish Care Direct is the charity’s confidential helpline, providing emotional support and information on a wide range of health and social care enquiries, as well as...

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    History is made

    24 Jul 2015

    Careline - Summer 2015: At this year’s Annual Campaign Dinner, history was made when HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attended his first ever communal event, here is the speech he delivered on that very special night at Alexandra Palace....

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    A Monumental Moment

    23 Jul 2015

    Careline - Summer 2015: Every year has its monumental moments. 1990 saw Nelson Mandela walking free having served 27 years in prison, Margaret Thatcher resigned after 11 years as Prime Minister, Germany was reunified and Jewish Care was formed...

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    Why should we worry about the abolition of the Human Rights Act?

    26 Jun 2015

    Sonia Douek looks at 'the right to family life' and talks on areas for concern those working in social care...

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    Volunteers’ Week 2015: How hard is it to say thank you?

    02 Jun 2015

    Volunteers' Week 2015: Sonia Douek marks Volunteers’ Week with a post on appreciating the vital work of volunteers...

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    Personal responsibility

    13 May 2015

    Following the election, Sonia Douek offers a response to the belief of the government that we should take on more personal responsibility for care...

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    Volunteering agreements - should you have one?

    11 Mar 2015

    Whatever we do in life we all want to know what is expected from us and, where this involves other people, we will all try to set out for those others a framework that will help us to make that relationship a good, working one....

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    Thoughts from a 100 year old on his 100th birthday

    18 Feb 2015

    Maurice Gordon is a resident of Jewish Care’s Lady Sarah Cohen House. He was interviewed recently by the Jewish News for their regular feature: a 100 second interview with a centenarian...

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    Age of Opportunity

    19 Jan 2015

    Sonia Douek discusses the implications for volunteering in response to the demographic shift in the UK where nearly a quarter of the population will be over 65 by the year 2033...

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    Faith - too significant to ignore

    17 Dec 2014

    Faith is about family and community. For those with no family it means that you know you have a community with a shared history who can become your family. Read more...