Charities by Category: Social Services
Harmony Way off Victoria Road, Hendon
AJEX Charitable Foundation is the only organisation dedicated to supporting the welfare needs of former Jewish Servicemen and Women, their families, and Jewish personnel currently serving in the UK Armed Forces. Irrespective of any immediate circumstances we try to ensure that appropriate support is available wherever, and whenever, it is required. Our ultimate aim is to preserve the independence and dignity of those who seek our help, increasingly relevant when older veterans and surviving family members are faced with additional age-related issues.
Urgent grants are available to assist in emergency situations. Special payments can be made for personal needs, towards essential household repairs and adaptations, and for health and mobility aids. For some this might include a regular contribution to support care costs. Extra assistance is also provided for those facing extra expenses at Passover, New Year and Chanukah.
We also exist to ensure that the immense contribution of veterans from the Jewish Community who served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces is never forgotten. The commitment from thousands of Servicemen and women highlights the important role our community has played, and continues to play, in the fabric of British life.
We would be delighted with donations for both our vital welfare work and also education and remembrance.
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
2a Northfield Road
Ezer Leyoldos provides services such as post-natal support (kosher meals, volunteer support and some household assistance) family and emotional support, short breaks and domiciliary care for children with disabilities and therapeutic support.
0161 708 8000
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 relies significantly on the generosity of donors to maintain its operations.
London NW11 8HL
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 and puree meals, breakfasts 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
For over 30 years Jami has been delivering mental health services for the Jewish Community. Jami’s services enable independence and build resilience through community hubs and outreach; education and training and bespoke recovery support plans. Jami helps over 1,300 people annually, those with mental illness and their family and friends.
Statistics show that in any one year, 25% of us experience a diagnosable mental health problem. Jami supports anyone affected by a mental health problem and enables people to lead a meaningful life despite severe mental ill health.
221 Golders Green Road
Jewish Care is the largest health and social care 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. In addition to our care homes, Jewish Care offers a range of services and facilities including dementia support, social work, family carers support, retirement living, support for holocaust survivors and more.
Jewish Care aims to be the provider of choice for older people in the Jewish community and to support family members every step of the way in their journey with us.
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
Our volunteers are still here, providing holidays for Jewish children from disadvantaged homes and for those with special needs! We started in 1888 and have seen many changes. During the 2020-21 pandemic, we gave grants only to those organizations adhering to Covid rules. Our funds were used mainly for day schemes which put in place new working systems.
In 2021, the country has been opening up, with constraints. This is not new to us as we adapt to changing circumstances and needs. We experience a surge of applications as each school vacation period approaches and our team is always ready to supply appropriate funding for those children in need, whether it be for residential holidays or day camps.
(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.
Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB) delivers an outstanding range of registered care and community support services in North Leeds. LJWB provides a wide range of services to support the community including a social activities programme for all ages and abilities, children’s groups, domiciliary care and two Kosher, residential homes for people with learning disabilities.
Our aim is to support people to lead an independent and active life.
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 make a significant difference in providing therapy for a child facing bereavement or divorce; a single mother needing support to navigate a rocky path or with school or Social Services; or a father in prison and a family left bewildered and needing support.
2 Dollis Park
First and foremost, Meir Panim feeds Israel’s hungry children, families and Holocaust survivors.
Unfortunately, 1.7m Israelis – equivalent to 22% of the population – live below the poverty line.
We are feeding now three times as many households compared to this time last year, 11,000 households are depending on us for their food each day.
Thanks to your support, Manna Meir Panim is helping 1000’s of families in Israel through the most severe challenges in their fight against poverty, ensuring meals are provided in a dignified manner.
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, people with mental health challenges, 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.
0161 740 0111
Nicky Alliance Centre (The), Manchester
80-82 The Broadway
Middx, HA7 4HB
Norwood is the UK’s oldest Jewish charity, proudly supporting the community for nearly 225 years. We provide a lifeline for children and families in times of crisis and lifelong support for people with learning challenges.
We believe that every child deserves the best start in life, and that people with learning challenges have an equal right to enjoy independent, meaningful and inclusive adult lives.
Through a workforce of almost 2,500, made up of 950 staff and more than 1,500 volunteers, we deliver wide-ranging services within a warm and caring Jewish setting across London and the South East. These services cost £32m to deliver every year, £12m of which we must raise in voluntary donations.
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.
UKToremet – facilitating YOUR philanthropy.
108 – 110 Finchley Road
For 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.