Charities by Category: Mental Health / Learning Difficulties
Established in 1894 in Jerusalem, Herzog Hospital is Israel’s foremost centre for geriatric, respiratory, mental health and psychotrauma care and research. With the opening of the new medical pavilion, the hospital has added 270 beds to Herzog’s existing 330 beds. A Children’s Chronic Respiratory Care Department treats children ranging in age from three months to 21 years.
Herzog’s Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma treats children and adult victims of terror attacks, war and domestic violence, and provides training in Israel and internationally. The Hospital’s Clinical Research Center for Brain Sciences concentrates on neurodegenerative diseases with a special emphasis on schizophrenia, depression and other brain disorders. A 160-bed Underground Covid-19 Isolation Unit has been opened to help combat the pandemic.
Trustees: Jonathan Lauffer, Martin Dunitz, Stephen Forman, Rachelle Goldberg
(0)20 8800 7494
The JMC is the go-to resource for building and maintaining healthy Jewish relationships through confidential, expert, sensitive support for individuals, couples and families. Our daily challenges consist of contemporary issues including anxiety, low self-esteem, mental and physical abuse and the inability to form and maintain stable relationships.
Counsellors encourage individuals and couples to dedicate time talking about what healthy relationships mean and how to achieve them. Family Therapists help children, adolescents and adults find a modus operandi without taking sides or attributing blame.
With your help we can ensure that every future generation receives all the guidance necessary to maintain healthy relations. We rely solely on your support. Your donation goes a long way to help us achieve our goals.
JSENSE believes passionately that every child and young person with special educational needs (SEND) deserves the best possible specialised help to maximise their individual educational achievements. Based in Greater Manchester, we work with parents, carers and siblings of Jewish children and young people with SEND.
Our free, confidential Helpline offers advice, guidance and signposting by trained, support workers. An additional Advocacy support service starts in Summer 2021.We support parents, siblings, and carers to be more empowered and confident to support their child or young person.
JSENSE also works closely with schools offering training, support, and consultancy services. We aim to prevent isolation, improve self-esteem, and promote community integration of Jewish children and young people with special educational needs.
333 Edgware Road
Kisharon transforms the lives of children and adults with a wide range of learning disabilities. It is the only Jewish organization providing education, supported living and a complement of adult services which include an employment programme, social enterprise opportunities and life skills courses. All of which are offered across the community.
At Kisharon we believe equality is everyone’s right, whichever path they take. We provide a structured yet warm and caring environment that ensures every individual can meet their potential to live as independently as possible whilst integrating within the wider community. Please contact us for further information on how you can help or to make a donation.
Langdon empowers Jewish youth and adults with learning disabilities to live the independent lives they deserve. We do this by providing them with supported living, employment opportunities, education and a vibrant social life, all within a Jewish ethos.
Through Langdon’s supported living houses in London and Manchester, our members live in their own homes, with the appropriate level of support to meet individual needs. This enables them to gain independence in a safe and secure environment, living as a community within a community.
1 Rectory Lane
We are working towards a future where people with learning disabilities are included in every aspect of community life, making decisions, contributing to society and living independently.
Our Learning for Life programme aims to improve skills, raise aspirations and confidence. The courses include Laughter Club, which uses yoga techniques to improve breathing and trigger happy hormones; musical theatre and drama, encouraging self-expression and teaching presentation skills through learners’ love of music, and mosaics, which improves people’s motor skills and creativity.
Based in Edgware we run a vibrant community centre with office space and a hall available for hire.
Please donate to ensure that people with learning disabilities can continue to benefit from our work.
Larches Community ‘Valuing People for Who They Are’
At Legadel, we believe that every child deserves to succeed, no matter his/her circumstances. Legadel provides professional support to disadvantaged children in the North West London, Edgware and surrounding Jewish communities that are failing to thrive and succeed at school, and we do this within their school environment.
We offer a pool of resources including speech and language therapy, specialist literacy teaching, specialist maths teaching, occupational therapy, after school music and art sessions, and one-to-one key worker support.
Our aim is that these children will be in a better position to fully integrate into school life socially, emotionally and behaviourally; and to see the children thrive as they become able to achieve their full potential!
Nightingale Hammerson is a leading specialist in residential care. Nightingale Hammerson consists of two residential care homes for older members of the Jewish Community: Nightingale House in South London and Hammerson House in North London (currently closed for redevelopment).
Nightingale Hammerson is one of the oldest established Jewish caring charities in the UK and is renowned for offering special places to live. Nightingale Hammerson specialises in person-centred care, within a stimulating and dignified environment where every person is treated as an individual.
The aim is to create a home for life, based on best practice, innovative care, for older Jewish people from across the community. As such, Nightingale Hammerson has been the provider of first-class residential care for generations of Jewish families.
289-297 Ballards Lane
At Ohel Sarah, our mission is to enrich the quality of life for over 600 children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities in Israel by providing comprehensive, ongoing support in education, employment and independent living.
Delivering care from age six until end of life, we provide a home for life. We aim to to help each person learn and develop life skills to enable them to become confident, independent and contributing members of society.
0800 234 6236
Raphael – The Jewish Counselling Service
P O B 5788
Seeach Sod is the leading provider of education and welfare services to individuals with intellectual disabilities in the religious sector in Israel. Over 1,200 children and adults benefit from our programmes, which include: rehabilitative day-care centres for infants, pre-schools, Talmudei Torah, elementary and high schools, yeshivot, therapeutic day-hab centres, vocational training programmes and supported community housing. Everything we do mirrors the Jewish calendar and lifecycle ensuring that all participants relate to Jewish milestones in a meaningful way.
Our core belief is the integration of individuals with intellectual disabilities within the community. Using the latest technology, we can assist them to meet educational and developmental goals and to achieve maximum independence. Legacies and gifts help provide support for many vulnerable people.
UK Friends of Mayanei Hayeshua (now known as British Friends of)
(0)20 8809 4303
Yad Voezer is a helping hand for people with learning disabilities and their families. It manages:
• Three Registered Residential Care Homes
• Three Supported Housing projects
• A Day Programme
• Clubs & leisure activities
• Family Support
• Soap Workshop