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. Wherever possible we aim to preserve the independence and dignity of our veterans at a time that many may be faced by increasing age-related issues or have financial problems. Grants are given to help with extra expenses at Passover, New Year and Chanukah whilst emergency and special grants are also available towards essential household repairs and adaptations as well as for health and mobility aids.
Please find out more by visiting http://www.ajex.org.uk
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 an 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; 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, counselling and play therapy, parenting support, advocacy, short breaks for children with disabilities aged 5-18, domiciliary care for children. In addition we can provide free kosher meals for families in times of difficulties.
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.
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
Jami is the Jewish community’s mental health service and understands that everyone’s experience of mental illness is different. Jami helps over 1,300 people each year providing practical and emotional support through delivering services that enable independence and build emotional resilience.
Through education we reach thousands more across the community to build awareness, increase understanding and work towards an end to stigma and discrimination of mental illness.
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, JCS provides professional social care to those most in need in the community, supporting over 500 individuals and families each year. Services are provided in the Walton Community Care Centre five days a week, including day care for frail older people and lunch clubs. Achieving Investing in Volunteer status in 2018, our dedicated volunteers support many areas of activity including befriending, arts and crafts and reception.
Donations and legacies are vital to maintain all our care 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)
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) deliver an outstanding range of registered care and community support services in North Leeds. LJWB provide 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 three 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 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.
2 Dollis Park
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.
MEIR PANIM PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICES ANNUALLY:
500,000 hot meals are served across six Food Centres. 5,300 Food Shopping Cards as well as almost 100,000 Food Packages are distributed. 160 children regularly attended Meir Panim After School Clubs and over 67,000 hot school meals are served. 189,000 meals on wheels are delivered as well as 15,000 challas for Shabbat. 60 youth at-risk in three different locations across the country are attending Vocational Training Courses. 7,500 families benefit from three Power of Giving warehouses across Israel.
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 largest Jewish charity supporting vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs, and people with learning disabilities and autism. We deliver life-changing services to thousands of people across London and the South East within a warm and caring Jewish setting.
We don’t just consider the individual’s needs but the whole family, giving them the tools they need to live the most fulfilling lives they can. We achieve this through a workforce of over 2,500, made up of 1,250 staff and 1,500 dedicated volunteers. Through our vital services, which cost £34 million a year to run, we support families to overcome the challenges they face, enabling them to thrive and lead brighter lives.
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
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.