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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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    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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    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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    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...

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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...