Charities by Category: Elderly
220 Green Lanes
Founded in 1994, the Clothing Collection Fund is a non-profit making organization. Proceeds from the sale of clothes and other donated goods are given to charities. Food parcels are distributed to the elderly and needy in the area. Sedarim are arranged and local projects are supported, helping handicapped children with learning disabilities. Good quality, unwanted clothing, bric-a-brac, toys, office/computer equipment and books are all required and we will be pleased to collect.
Lubavitch is the largest Jewish educational institution in Scotland. It is committed to reaching every Jew regardless of age, knowledge or commitment and provides a very wide range of educational and social activities for Jews of all ages. These include Scotland’s only kosher restaurant, Shul in the Park, Monthly Friday night Shabbos Dinners and numerous social activities throughout the year
Counselling and support is given for terminal illness, bereavement, marriage guidance, and against interdating, intermarriage and missionaries, all in the strictest confidence. No person is ever turned away from activities due to financial circumstances. No grants are received from head offices in London or New York. Legacies are required to secure the future of our work.
137 Brent Street
Friends of the Sick (Chevrat Bikkur Cholim) provides assistance to the sick and the frail in the Jewish Community. We believe no one should have to cope with illness or old age on their own. We send paid carers to look after our patients; some of them have little or no family support around them. Our approach is informal. We aim to respond promptly to requests for help. Many of our clients cannot afford the cost of our subsidised carers. Please help us make sure no one is turned away because of financial constraints.
154 Brent Street
For over a century JNF UK has played a vital role in building the land of Israel. In our early years we bought land, planted trees, drained swamps and built the infrastructure of a functioning state.
Today JNF UK has adapted its mission to meet the challenges facing the State of Israel in the 21st Century. Today most of our work takes place in the Negev, the vast desert region in Israel’s south. We build early childhood centres, invest in youth projects, educate underprivileged students and support farmers who need to protect their land. We are turning the Negev green and enriching people’s quality of life.
Woodside Park Road
Fact: almost everyone who reads this will be confronted with the trauma of hearing loss at some time in their lives – or most certainly have a loved one who will. Deafness can totally isolate people from family, friends and colleagues.
For over 60 years, JDA has provided professional, personalised care and support for everyone with a hearing loss. We support families after the devastating diagnosis of their newborn baby’s deafness; provide invaluable support services to help people of all ages adapt to traumatic changes as they lose their hearing, and give compassionate care to older Deaf and Deafblind people – who may have dementia and are vulnerable to abuse and cruelty – through daily life, illness, hospitalisation, bereavement and end-of-life care.
126 Albert Street
The League of Jewish Women is a long established charity founded in 1943. Our aims are to give service to the communities we live in, and to give hands-on help where there is a need, irrespective of ethnic grouping, gender or religion. We provide volunteer help in many diverse places such as schools, prisons, hospices and day centres.
We work with other organizations such as Macmillan nurses, Witness and Victim Support and Jewish Care. We are the UK affiliate of the International Council of Jewish Women and therefore have worldwide links, and are also affiliated to other national women’s organizations.
Bereaved, separated, divorced, partner with dementia? Alone and unable to cope? At a time of crisis, The Paperweight Trust provides a trained and personal team of caseworkers who come to you. We deliver :
● a proactive approach to debt management and household expenditure
• intervention with creditors to stabilise the problem.
• correspondence with banks, taxman, councils, utilities.
• a clear route through baffling bureaucracy and benefits.
• help complete forms, including probate.
We can direct clients to legal and accountancy advice. We will act as advocate and review documents for Beis Din or Court, particularly in matters of divorce settlements, Get issues and child contact, drafting in expert opinion when necessary.