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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...

  • Looking back listing

    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...

  • Volunteers week 2015 listing

    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...