Jewish Women’s Aid
JWA is a national charity, based in London. It supports Jewish women and their children, who are affected by domestic abuse. Its services include a refuge, a helpline and outreach support. It also raises awareness of the existence of domestic abuse in the Jewish community and works to eradicate it through education programmes in schools, talk and training courses for professionals whose clients are affected by domestic violence.
Chai Cancer Care
Chai Cancer Care is the Jewish community’s cancer support organisation, providing a range of services including counselling, complementary therapies, helpline, a comprehensive programme of social and physical activities, advocacy and advice as well as expert lectures.
The Talia Trust
The Talia Trust’s main aim is to ensure that children who have specific learning difficulties, living in in the UK and Israel, will receive the educational tools they need to succeed, despite their families’ socio-economic level. The Trust actively promotes projects to this end in both countries. www.taliatrust.org
The Hershel Weiss Children and Family Centre
Hershel Weiss Children and Family Centre is a linked site to Higher Broughton Sure Start Children’s Centre and offers culturally appropriate services to Salford’s Jewish community.
It is a unique partnership between Salford’s City Council and local charitable and voluntary groups working within the Jewish community, including THE FED.
Langdon offers supported living, education and social activities for vulnerable Jewish youth and adults with learning disabilities, and is based in Manchester and London. It provides the extra support needed for its people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
Langdon Brady Club, gives Jewish youth aged 12-18 with learning disabilities opportunities to create friendships, volunteer and develop new skills, and runs on Monday evenings in The Purple Room, THE FED’s community centre at its HEATHLANDS VILLAGE Cafe complex.
Langdon College is a national specialist residential college in Manchester that offers students with learning difficulties the chance to develop their ability to live independently, gain work experience and strive for NVQs.
The Jewish Helpline
The Jewish Helpline (Miyad) provides a lifeline to people in crises across the entire spectrum of the Jewish community. It supports people who are feeling lonely, anxious, depressed or suicidal, or who are facing drug, family or other issues. It is there when callers need to talk to an anonymous but warm and caring voice.
The line is staffed by professionally trained volunteers from the community. They are all trained to listen. They do not judge or try to give advice but help callers talk through their fears, worries and difficulties.