Charities by Category: Social Services
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 UK registered charity that supports the work of Reuth in Israel by raising awareness and funds, primarily for the Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital. Reuth is one of Israel’s oldest and largest non-profit organizations. Founded in 1937, it specialises in the widest range of medical services, together with rehabilitation and care for the elderly. The Hospital is the largest rehabilitation hospital in the greater Tel Aviv area. It is based on human compassion and professional excellence. The hospital is committed to the highest quality of care for patients and their families, innovation, research and development and welfare services in the community.
Patrons: Chief Rabbi Mirvis; Lord Pannick QC; P. Sheldon OBE; Chairman R. Somerston
020 8880 2488
0161 708 8000
Gould Way, Deansbrook Road
Jami is the Jewish community’s mental health service, enriching and saving lives impacted by mental illness. We deliver a diverse set of professional mental health services including advice and advocacy, treatment and support, and education and campaigning.
Through our social enterprise, Head Room Café in Golders Green (www.headroomcafe.org), we provide mental health support on the high street while raising awareness and reducing the stigma around mental illness and distress.
221 Golders Green Road
Jewish Care is the largest health and social care organisation serving the Jewish community in London and the South East. Our vital services touch the lives of 10,000 people every week. We provide services and offer a wide range of support groups to older people, people with mental health needs, Holocaust survivors, people living with dementia, people with a variety of needs, and carers support.
Jewish Care – making later life better.
For details of Jewish Care services, contact Jewish Care’s Helpline on 020 8922 2222.
(0)14 1620 1800
Jewish Care Scotland
For over 125 years we have worked closely with other Jewish organisations to provide summer holidays for needy and underprivileged Jewish children who would otherwise go without.
During two weeks full of fun and friendship at a residential or local holiday camp they can take part in activities that include outings, quizzes, sports and swimming, whilst they socialise with other children and possibly gain respite from difficult family or personal circumstances.
The camps are strictly Kosher and Shabbat observant. We include camps with children who have disabilities. Subsidies are available and no child is turned away for financial reasons.
Please help us to support the many Jewish children who desperately need and deserve a holiday that many of us take for granted.
(0)20 8445 8060
Jewish Women’s Aid (JWA)
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.
311 Stonegate Road
Leeds Jewish Welfare Board aims to support people to live independent, active and fulfilled lives.
At the Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre we offer a full timetable of activities, a fully supervised Kosher restaurant and café as well as conference and event spaces. You can also visit our charity shop based at Moortown Corner, LS17.
Registered Care & Community Support Services include physical and mental wellbeing support, one to one support, children’s groups, a domiciliary care service (Moorcare) and residential homes for people with learning disabilities.
London Jewish Family Centre – Strengthening the Family and the Community
LJFC is a grass roots, non-profit charity. We can help individuals and families with:
• Child and adult psychotherapy & counselling
• We offer contact facilities at the Centre (Supervised contact
is used when it has been determined by a court that a
child is at risk during contact with a parent or parents).
• Advocacy in schools and with the Police; Social services
intervention; Legal Advocacy; Support groups; Parenting
Classes; Classes for mums and toddlers.
We are involved with all parts of the community; and are relied on for confidentiality. We work in conjunction with all appropriate organisations, Jewish and non-Jewish, to achieve the best outcomes for our families.
The LJFC runs Early Years programmes – Well Baby Clinic with a Midwife, Nutrition and Lactation Specialists; Music and Movement groups; Art and Messy play; Baby Yoga.
The pandemic left many new mums isolated and concerned about their children’s development, with nowhere to go and ask. The Centre provides professionals to help mums grow in confidence as parents. It is a great social hub where Mums can make friends. The Centre includes a Coffee and Tea area with coffee-shop style seating.
Our Fundays and holiday activities for families with children of primary school
age are continuing, plus our Summer Day Camp.
2 Dollis Park
Manna, Meir Panim continues to serve as a bright spot for so many children, families and Holocaust survivors in Israel. Unfortunately, over 22% of the population live below the poverty line.
We provide nutritious daily meals in our five Food Centres; a safe and supportive environment for our After School Clubs; fresh food and enjoyable activities for Holocaust survivors and much more. This last year and a half has seen us at the forefront of the community response through a most challenging time, expanding operations, feeding three times the amount of people and meeting extraordinary needs all over Israel.
Patrons: Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Rabbi Joseph Dweck, Senior Rabbi, The Sephardi Community.
(0)15 1733 2292
Merseyside Jewish Community Care
0161 740 0111
Nicky Alliance Centre (The), Manchester
80-82 The Broadway
Middx, HA7 4HB
Norwood is the UK’s oldest Jewish charity providing a lifeline to children and families facing challenges due to learning difficulties, mental health or wellbeing issues and lifelong support for people of any age with learning disabilities or autism. We are dedicated to enabling them to live fulfilling and active lives, taking their rightful place as valued members of society.
Every year, Norwood transforms more than 2,500 lives. When we talk about “Taking on life together”, this is both a promise and a reality – Norwood’s support is for the whole of life and the whole of the family. The services we provide cost £32m to deliver each year, £12m of which is raised through voluntary donation.
Patron: Her Majesty The Queen.
020 7078 0304/020 8450 4533
70-78 West Hendon Broadway
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