Charities by Category: Social Services
Harmony Way off Victoria Road, Hendon
The AJEX Charitable Foundation is the only Jewish organization dedicated to caring for the welfare needs of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women and their dependants. Cash grants are given to help with extra expenses at Passover, New Year and Chanukah. Emergency or special grants are provided to those requiring health care, mobility aids, help with household furnishings or repairs.
The number of serious cases still continues to increase each year as veterans of the Second World War get older and Ex-National Service personnel fall into a similar bracket.
AKIM is the national charity providing services for over 30,000 Israeli children and adults with learning difficulties plus over 120,000 family members needing backup and support. AKIM protects the rights of people with learning difficulties, ensuring their equal rights to education, housing and employment.
AKIM provides day care centres for children and adults, around 50 residential homes, hostels and apartments in the community, employment and job placement programmes. Regional branches throughout Israel are mostly run by volunteers or parents of children with learning difficulties and they need our support now. Please help us to ensure that those who might end up living on the edge of society can be included and reach their full potential.
The British Friends of Reuth is a registered UK charity and has been active for eight decades, assisting Reuth’s work in Israel in the field of healthcare and social welfare. We raise funds and awareness for the Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital in Tel Aviv. People of all ages, nationality and ethnicity, come to Reuth broken, having lost some of their physical and mental abilities, independence and dignity.
We specialise in treating each individual as a whole person. Our experienced therapists use numerous tools to help our patients, our rehabilitative programmes include music, drama, animal and garden therapy.
Patrons Chief Rabbi Mirvis, Lord Pannick QC, P. Sheldon OBE; Ch. N. Ferber; Projects Co-ord. J. Shapiro
2a Northfield Road
Ezer Leyoldos serves the needs of families and children, working with some of the most vulnerable families in the Orthodox Jewish community.
Ezer Leyoldos provides services such as postnatal support, crisis intervention programmes in the home, parenting skills training, counselling, advocacy, home help, child care and free kosher meals for families in times of difficulties.
The Fed is the leading Manchester Jewish social care charity, providing services for people of all ages living in the community including: carers; children with special needs; people with physical disabilities, mental health or emotional difficulties; people who are isolated, abused or living in poverty or crisis. Additionally it offers residential, nursing, specialist dementia and end-of-life care for older people at Heathlands Village.
The Fed is only partially state-funded and relies significantly on the generosity of donors to meet the shortfall in its operating costs.
Middx, HA9 0FQ
Established since 1968, the Hospital Kosher Meals Service provides kosher meals to hospitals, nursing homes and institutions throughout Greater London. A range of meat and fish meals, soups and desserts, as well as vegetarian, diabetic and puree meals and sandwiches are stored at our freezer store and distributed in our own vehicle, six days a week. HKMS provides a small subsidy towards the cost of the meals and that, together with our overheads and the salaries of our full-time driver and administrative staff, is provided for by fundraising. Please help us to continue this essential and much valued service.
Gould Way, Deansbrook Road
Statistics show that one in four British adults will experience a diagnosable mental health problem each year. Jami is here to help. Jami’s focus is on recovery; moving from lack of control and autonomy to becoming an active member of the Jami, Jewish and wider community. Jami assists people on this journey, from enabling them to become expert in their own self-care to being supported, living the life they want to live. Jami works across the Jewish community, empowering people to focus on their future and put their lives before their diagnosis.
Jami’s services include hospital visiting, befriending, employment services, social enterprise, independent living support, carer groups and Jami’s Head Room programme, which educates the community about mental health.
221 Golders Green Road
Jewish Care is the largest social care and health charity for the Jewish community in London and the south-east. Our staff and volunteers help and support over 10,000 people and their families every week through a range of 70 services. Jewish Care wants to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by creating and providing excellent social care that enhances wellbeing and inspires them to stay connected to their community. Our ambition is to work collaboratively, initiate debate, be a catalyst for change, a channel for advancement and a voice across the sector. Jewish Care – promoting meaningful lives for our community.
For details of Jewish Care services, contact Jewish Care Direct (confidential helpline) on 020 8922 2222.
As Scotland’s only exclusively Jewish care charity, we provide professional social work to those most in need in the community. We support over 500 individuals and families each year.
Our purpose built Walton Community Care Centre enables us to run twice weekly social clubs, including the Aviv registered Day Care Service for older frail people and the Thistle Club for active older people. Out in the community, six days a week, we provide other services such as our kosher foodbank, support for refugees, mental health, addiction and rehousing.
Awarded the Queen’s Award for Volunteering in 2012 our dedicated volunteers support many areas of activity including befriending, arts and crafts, baking, reception and transport.
Donations and legacies make vital contributions to maintaining all our welfare services.
The Jewish Children’s Holidays Fund has been providing holidays for Jewish children from disadvantaged homes and for those with special needs for over one hundred years. Today it helps hundreds of children each year enjoy a holiday which would otherwise have been prevented by financial, social or health reasons. More children are enabled to participate in holidays through other Jewish organizations. These include making significant contributions towards holidays for children with special needs. Each holiday provided now costs in excess of £400 and our contributions cover all affiliations. The Fund receives no help from any statutory source and depends on bequests and donations to continue its work.
(0)20 8445 8060
Jewish Women’s Aid (JWA)
Jewish Women’s Aid is the only cross-communal charity in the UK for Jewish women affected by domestic abuse. JWA runs a confidential freephone helpline, community support, children’s, and counselling service, a Kosher refuge providing safe accommodation for women and their children fleeing domestic violence, and education, training and awareness-raising programmes. Freephone Helpline No: 0808 801 0500. Availability: 9.30am – 9.30pm Monday to Thursday except Bank Holidays and Festivals. Out of hours: 24-hour answer phone, which is monitored daily, or Email: email@example.com Office: Tel: 020 8445 8060. Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
The founder of the Laniado hospital in Netanya, was R’ Y Halberstam, the Klausenberger Rebbe Z’tl. Following his experiences in the holocaust he decided to build a hospital that works along the principles that kindness, hope, compassion and courage are common threads within humanity that we can use to bind us all.
The hospital treats 100,000 patients annually, irrespective of race or religion; we do not ask our patient’s background – rather how we can best help them.
Over 700 babies are born every month at Laniado’s newly refurbished maternity centre, one of the leading maternity centres in the country. It is difficult to think of a more fitting testament to the greatness of the Jewish people and Jewish survival than this.
The London Jewish Family Centre is a grassroots organization aimed at improving the lives of Jewish families in London.
As well as the excellent family activities and facilities that are on offer; the LJFC has developed a dedicated Family Support Service helping the most vulnerable in the community.
A legacy, however small, would be a significant difference in providing therapy for a child facing bereavement or divorce; a single mother needing support in Court or with school or Social Services; or a father in prison and a family left bewildered and needing support.
289 – 293 Ballards Lane
1.7m Israelis live below the poverty line. For many of them, the one solid meal they get each day is from Meir Panim, the Israeli relief charity for which Manna is the UK Branch.
2016 Statistics: 5,350 Food Shopping Cards as well as 97,700 Food Packages were distributed before the holidays, 483,840 hot meals (1,920 x 252 days) were served at our network of 6 Food Centres, 189,000 Meals on Wheels (750 x 252 days) were delivered, 15,000 challahs for Shabbat were distributed, 67,160 meals to schools and After School Clubs were delivered, 4 After School Clubs attended by 160 children, 3 Power of Giving Warehouses helped 7,500 families.
Patrons: Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Rabbi Joseph Dweck, Senior Rabbi, The Sephardi Community.
433 Smithdown Road
Merseyside, L15 3JL
Serving the Merseyside Jewish community for over 140 years, Merseyside Jewish Community Care offers caring services to Jewish people facing a crisis or needing longer-term support, and administrative services to local communal organizations. Providing practical assistance to Jewish parents and children, older people, disabled people, the visually impaired, those coping with mental health problems, families on low income and people who have become isolated from the community. We offer advice, befriending, wellbeing activities, daytime activities, carer’s services, hardship and children’s holiday grants, kosher meals services and links and referrals to other caring agencies. The Jewish community’s generosity has traditionally been our main source of income – we rely on legacies to provide a lasting safety net for our work, to help us meet the community’s increasing needs.
The Nicky Alliance Centre provides day care services to older and disabled members of the community. The aim of the organization is to promote and maintain the independence of vulnerable people – by providing a state-of-the-art centre for members to meet and partake in the range of activities on offer, including art workshops, computer classes, exercise classes and reminiscence sessions.
A nutritious, kosher, three-course lunch is served, followed by live entertainment. They may take advantage of our facilities – such as the convenience shop, hairdressing salon, and multi-sensory garden.
The Centre provides a Meals-on-Wheels service for people unable to cater for themselves, on a regular or temporary basis. Transport is available to and from Manchester, Salford and Bury.
80-82 The Broadway
Middx, HA7 4HB
Norwood is the largest Jewish charity supporting vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and people with learning disabilities.
We have a workforce of over 2,000, made up of 1,250 staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. Norwood operates in London and the South East. Our vital services cost than £35 million a year to run. We are ambitious for the people who use our services and we strive to ensure that everyone can live the life they choose, irrespective of ability.
Patron Her Majesty The Queen.
020 7078 0304/020 8450 4533
70-78 West Hendon Broadway
UK Toremet is a UK registered charity that encourages and simplifies donations to UK, Israeli and overseas charities. We help donors to support the causes that THEY believe in, according to UK charity law guidelines. We work to raise awareness of the smaller charities operating in Israel, while simultaneously promoting a culture of philanthropy among Israel’s population. UK Toremet’s secure online donation system enables rapid and cost-effective donation to qualifying local and overseas charities, including charities listed in the Jewish Charity Guide – if you make your donation through the Jewish Charity Guide website, using the Donate button where featured, UKT will take care of the rest – and IsraelGives.org.
Our 5% fee is waived for donations that qualify for UK Gift Aid. The Jewish Charity Guide receives no commission on donations made through its website.
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108 – 110 Finchley Road
Established in the UK over 90 years ago WIZO is Israel’s largest social welfare provider working alongside the government. WIZO’s 800 dynamic projects care for thousands of Israel’s most vulnerable citizens regardless of race or religion, responding to the challenges that arise daily and at all life stages. Projects include:
– Day care centres, after school clubs, youth villages and vocational schools attended by 53,000 infants, children and teenagers
– 2 shelters for victims of domestic violence
– 53 community centres support single parent families, immigrant groups, vulnerable teenagers and the elderly
– Early age telephone hotline to tackle parenting difficulties
WIZO nurtures, cares, educates and empowers Israel for us all, by enabling individuals at risk to be contributing Israeli citizens of tomorrow.