Charities by Category: Social Services
Harmony Way off Victoria Road, Hendon
The AJEX Charitable Foundation is the only Jewish organisation 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 special grants are provided towards health and mobility aids, household repairs, refurbishment, bathroom and kitchen adaptations. Serious cases continue to play a major part, as Second World War – as well as National Service Veterans and dependants – face age-related and financial problems.
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, counselling, advocacy, home help, child care and free kosher meals for families in times of difficulties.
Ezra Care supports the Manchester community through disability and illness.
Ezra Care offers a range of patient and carers support services such as six hospital respite rooms in Manchester stocked with Kosher food and reading material; medical equipment loan service; transportation services to and from hospital; mobility car services; non-emergency ambulance transportation; support groups; befrienders for hospital and home visits; sign posting to carers, and referrals.
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 touch the lives of over 10,000 people 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’s 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 (JWA) is the only specialist organisation in the UK supporting Jewish women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse. JWA runs six core services: a confidential free helpline; professional client support service offering advocacy and support (including legal, financial, housing and safety planning); free counselling (face-to-face or telephone); a specialist children’s play therapist; awareness-raising in the Jewish community; and prevention work in the form of education in schools and youth groups, and specific outreach to 16-25s.
JWA also offers confidential support and advice to people concerned about a friend or family member, and to Jewish communal professionals. JWA Freephone helpline Mon-Thurs 9.30am – 9.30pm, 0808 801 0500. 24-hour national domestic violence helpline 0808 2000 247. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Leeds Jewish Welfare Board delivers an outstanding range of registered care and community support services, including three fully supported homes, positively changing lives for people of all ages. The organisation was formed at a meeting held on the 28 February 1878 in Leeds. Known as the Board of Guardians, the object of the organisation was to provide a broad system of relief to those who needed it and in so doing stop the need for door to door begging and to encourage people to embark on earning an honest livelihood.
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 a wide range of facilities and activities in a friendly environment, for older members of the community.
The Nicky promotes the independence of our members, some disabled and vulnerable, by offering a modern, fully resourced centre for members to meet and get involved in a wide range of stimulating activities. We have a fully equipped and professionally supervised art room, computer room with tuition, exercise classes and reminiscence sessions. A hot and nutritious kosher lunch is served, followed by live entertainment. Members’ facilities include a convenience shop, hairdressing salon, chiropody and multi-sensory garden.
The Centre also provides a Meals-on-Wheels service for those unable to cater for themselves and transport is available from Manchester, Salford and Bury.
80-82 The Broadway
Middx, HA7 4HB
Norwood is the UK’s largest Jewish charity supporting vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and people with learning disabilities and autism.
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 £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.
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108 – 110 Finchley Road
For almost 100 years, WIZO has been Changing Lives and Building Futures. WIZO is the main agent for change for women, children and youth in Israel and is the largest social welfare organization working with the Israeli Government. WIZO provides essential services for disadvantaged and vulnerable citizens at every stage of life. With over 800 dynamic projects and programmes across Israel, WIZO supports families and individuals with the tools and opportunities to improve their lives irrespective of race or religion. Our projects, such as vocational training schools, day care centres, youth villages, community centres and shelters for women and children, are the building blocks for a stronger and more secure Israel.