Charitable & Welfare

Aguda Community Services
tel: 0161 778 0070/1
General Enquiries & Children’s Centre

Sure Start Children Services

Citizen’s Advice Bureau and Health Services

Agudas Israel Housing Association

Manchester contact: 0161 708 0559

Blackpool & Fylde Jewish Welfare Society
tel: 01253 319 334

British Friends of Efrat

tel: 0161 740 4907

We are an Israeli charity providing humanitarian aid to poor families for whom pregnacy can be a major crisis. Many struggle with the decision of termination purely for financial reasons. Efrat offers to provide baby’s needs for the first year – cot, buggy, nappies, etc. which together with free counselling by a network of volunteers often encourages mothers to proceed to birth. Thousands of babies have been saved in this way but many more lives are at risk. Certificates are available showing the name and DOB of the baby whose life has been saved.
web: [email protected]

British Friends of Laniado UK
tel: 0161 708 9141

Laniado is the only hospital in Netanya and serves more than 250,000. It is the only hospital in Israel with a no-strike policy. No one in need of care is turned away, regardless of ability to pay, religious affiliation or ethnic group. Since its foundation in 1975 it has become a sophisticated hospital with a countrywide reputation for devoted care focused on the patient. Much of this has been made possible by a wide network of friends throughout the Jewish world.

Brookvale – “Caring for People with Special Needs”

Under supervision of Manchester Beth Din
tel: 0161 653 1767
fax: 0161 655 3635
email: [email protected]

Camp Simcha
tel: 061 341 0589
email: [email protected]

Camp Simcha exists to improve the quality of life of children suffering from cancer or other life-threatening illnesses.  Our mission is to ensure that no such child, anywhere in the UK has to suffer without us.

Care Concern
tel: 0161 796 0807

Loss and bereavement counselling and support in a safe and confidential environment by experienced and highly trained Counsellors.
Contact us on 0161 796 0807 or email [email protected]

Chai Cancer Care – Together We Can Cope
The Jewish Community’s Cancer Support Organisation in Manchester
tel: 0161 772 4760
email: [email protected]

Eshel UK Friends of Colel Chabad – Charity No 327485
tel: 0161 720 9992
email: [email protected]  or  [email protected]
Eshel Colel Chabad is one of the biggest providers of humanitarian aid in Israel outside of the government. We run 22 food halls and aim to help 500,000 children a year by delivering over 8500 tons of food. Formed in 1788, for over 225 years we have remained faithful to our mission to help any Jew. Because nothing is more basic than eliminating hunger. We also run 12 dental clinics and 12 daycare centres and the only MS centre for adults and an expanding orphans programme. For more information about volunteering or supporting visit our new facility Pantry Packers.

Ezer Layeled Children’s Therapy Centre
tel: 0161 708 0606  fax: 0161 708 2059
email: [email protected]

The Friendship Circle
For more information or if you would like to join please call
Esty on tel: 0161 772 0026 or 07895 742 296
email: [email protected]  website:
The Friendship Circle aims to reduce loneliness and isolation felt by children with special needs. The Friendship Circle can provide a buddy for your child to come to your home on a weekly basis to spend time with your child. We also organise trips and parties around the calendar for the children along with their volunteers.

Neshomo is a Jewish, culturally sensitive, confidential mental health charity for adults. We strive to be accessible, welcoming and accepting of all. Our goal is to improve emotional wellbeing and reduce stigma within the Manchester Jewish Community. We offer a befriending service, advice and support and social prescribing activities.  You can volunteer as a befriender and receive training and support to undertake the role.

email: [email protected] Tel 07878264560
Hospital Kosher Meals
Kosher meals are supplied to hospitals in the Greater Manchester area and can be ordered on the ward in advance without charge to the patient.

Interlink Foundation
tel: 0161 740 1877
fax: 0161 721 4772
email: [email protected]

Strengthening the orthodox Jewish voluntary sector in north west England. Supporting charitable organisations by assistance with charity registrations, funding applications and capacity building.

JADDS – Jewish Autistic & Deficit Disorders Support
Charity number 1144158  tel: 0161 660 9124
website:   email: [email protected]
JADDS is a charity to support parents and children with disabilites such as Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia and other related conditions.
We run regular monthly support groups for parents as well as events with speakers. We also organise free teacher training events, about these disabilities. Please contact us in confidence if you require any more help or information.

JCOM Employment Agency Ltd
tel: 0161 798 2123
fax: 0161 708 8385
email: [email protected]

JEMS – Jewish Maternity Services and Family Support
tel: 0161 795 3362  email: [email protected]

Jewish Women’s Aid
JWA helpline 0808 801 0500

24 hour Domestic Violence helpline (ask for Jewish services) 0800 2000 247

email advice: [email protected] website:

North of England office: 0161 772 4071

Jewish Women’s Aid is the only UK charity supporting Jewish women and their children affected by domestic violence. The organisation has two principal aims:
• To provide high quality confidential, accessible and empowering domestic abuse services for Jewish women and their children
• Through education and awareness raising, to work towards a future when all sectors of the Jewish community have a zero tolerance attitude towards domestic violence
JWA has expanded in recent years and now runs six core services: a freephone national helpline, a refuge (the only Shabbat and kosher observant refuge in Europe), a community support service (for women who do not wish to access the refuge), a children’s worker (who works with the children of our clients who are affected by abuse), counselling (face to face or via telephone) and education, training and awareness raising programmes.

Kivisi Infertility Support
Confidential Helpline 07964 058 160 or 0161 669 4629
email: [email protected] fax: 0161 772 0088
Medical Events, Public Lectures, Rabbinic Guidance, Financial Assistance, Book & Tape Library, One to One Buddy System, Up-to-Date Medical Research Service, Halachic Supervision for Medical Procedures, Private Bloods and Scans with same day turn around including before and after Shabbos, Counselling with Fertility Trained Facilitators.

Langdon Community (Registered Charity No 1086393)
tel: 0161 773 4070
email: [email protected]

The Community operates a network of individually adapted flats and houses in Manchester and North London supporting young Jewish adults with learning difficulties to live as independently as possible and focusing on four specific areas:

  • Employment: Support to identify suitable careers and seek employment
  • Life Skills: Supported to develop skills such as budgeting, shopping, food preparation and housework
  • Social Interaction: Establishing a full and varied social life
  • Jewish Ethos: A nurturing Jewish home life is the cornerstone of all that Langdon stands for

The Langdon Foundation
Registered Charity No 1015622 …………………………………………… tel: 0845 600 6562
website:;    e-mail: [email protected]
Langdon helps young Jewish adults with learning difficulties become confident and independent people who:
• live away from the family home
• operate within the Jewish community
• have a minimum of dependence on others
• have a productive and varied social life
• have access to full or part-time paid employment

So, if you know of a young Jewish adult with learning difficulties who would benefit from our services, please get in touch – we operate in both Manchester and London.

The League of Jewish Women
tel: 0161 773 3820

The League works for all denominations in the field of welfare. 550 members go out weekly on a rota system to assist Bury, Manchester, Salford and Trafford Social Services, hospitals, schools, prisons and reminiscence work, all serving both Jewish and wider communities. Care Concern provides a Loss & Bereavement Counselling Service. The League runs a weekly Friendship Clubs for senior citizens in the Jewish community.

Magen David Adom UK
tel: 020 8201 5900
fax: 020 8201 5901
website:   mail: [email protected]
Israel’s only Medical Emergency Service and Blood Bank, which is a non-governmental organisation which is partially funded solely by Jewish communities around the world. Formed in 1930, it has over 850 ambulances, responds to 500,000 emergency calls a year and collects over 300,000 units of blood for the people of Israel.

Manchester Jewish Community Care
tel: 0161 740 0111
fax: 721 4273
email: [email protected]

The Nicky Alliance Centre provides day care services to older and disabled people at its purpose-built facility.

The Centre is open Monday to Thursday 10am-4pm.  It offers a wide range of social, cultural, therapeutic and educational activities as well as a hot three course lunch prepared in-house by JS Catering Services, under the supervision of the Manchester Beth Din. Transport is provided within a five mile radius of the Centre.  Facilities include a Hairdressing Salon, Library, Art Room, Computer Classroom, Multi-Sensory Garden, Convenience Shop, and Reminiscence Room. Chiropody and Nail Care services are available.

The Centre has a state-of-the-art Bathing Room for those who need help with their personal care.

A Meals-on-Wheels service is available to people who are unable to cater for themselves on a temporary or regular basis.

Together with the League of Jewish Women the Centre produces and distributes the Northern Jewish Talking Newspaper – a recording of local news for people with impaired vision.

The building provides office space and meeting facilities for the Manchester Jewish Housing Association, the League of Jewish Women, the Jewish Marriage Council and Care Concern. Its facilities are also used by other social and cultural groups.

Rooms are available for hire for both communal and private functions and meetings.

The Federation of Jewish Services (formerly The Fed & Heathlands Village)
tel: 0161 772 4800
fax: 0161 772 4934
email: [email protected]

South Manchester Branch Office email: [email protected]

The Fed is the leading social care agency for the Greater Manchester Jewish Community, serving people of all ages. Its services are based at its main multi-generational centre at Heathlands Village in North Manchester and its South Manchester branch office. It looks after over 1,000 people at any one time offering among other things: residential, nursing, day-time and other services for older people, mental health, carer and volunteer support, social work assessment and support, and respite for children with special needs.

Our services support:

  •     people who care for a family member or friend
  •     children who are at risk or who have special needs, and their families
  •     older people who can no longer manage to live in their own home
  •     people who suffer mental health or emotional difficulties
  •     people who are physically disabled
  •     people going through financial or other crisis
  •     people who are socially isolated
  •     people who are subject to violence or abuse

The Fed receives some statutory income but relies largely upon the generosity of its supporters to maintain its vital services.

For further information about how we look after people and how to support us by making a donation, by volunteering or through other means please visit our website at:

Manchester Jewish Housing Association Ltd
tel: 0161 740 0001
fax: 0161 795 3460
email: [email protected]

Provides sheltered housing schemes at:

  •     Laurel Court, Holland Road, Crumpsall
  •     Gan Eden, Stanley Road, Broughton Park, Salford 7
  •     Shalom Lodge, York Road, St Annes on Sea
  •     Two shared housing schemes in Crumpsall and Prestwich for people with learning disability are managed for the Association by Outreach Community & Residential Services
  •     Joseph Mamlock House acquired for the development of new affordable housing.

Manchester Jewish Soup Kitchen
0161 795 4930

Meals-on-Wheels Service, provisions and other amenities to the needy, elderly, sick, infirm and housebound. Special food for Passover and all other Festivals. Visiting recipients at home and in hospital.

Manchester 35 Group
tel: 0161 766 4391

Women’s Campaign founded in 1971 to fight for basic human rights for Soviet Jews. The Group fights at national and international levels against the rise of antisemitism in the former Soviet Union, gives aid to Jews in need in all parts of the former Soviet Union and supports the revival of Jewish life and newly-established Jewish institutions, especially in St Petersburg.

Misaskim Manchester (reg charity no 1100134)
Misaskim (24 hours): 07805 551731 email: [email protected]
Ladies Team (24 hours): 07548 730 002
Shiva Team: 07891 369 237 email: [email protected]
Support to families before and after bereavements
Hospital liaison for deaths
Logistics for Levayas
Shiva house supplies and equipment
International repatriation liaison

Morris Feinmann Homes Trust
tel: 0161 929 1783

Residential care in a Jewish environment

Newlands Care with Nursing Home
tel: 0161 792 0993
fax: 0161 708 0689

A Jewish care home with nursing located conveniently at the heart of the community in Tetlow Lane just off Leicester Road…within easy reach of the local shops and many synagogues.  We provide the highest quality of round-the-clock care from a dedicated team of qualified nursing and care staff under the direction of our manager Joanne.  All residents are encouraged to be as independent as possible, within a caring and comfortable environment.    Entertainment and activities are very much to the fore with a dedicated Activities Organiser.  A regular daily programme is displayed on the noticeboards and sent to every room.  The home is strictly kosher and is under the supervision of the Manchester Beth Din.  Our shomer supervises the kashrut and is very involved in all religious aspects of the Home.  Jewish festivals are celebrated and lights are kindled every Friday night, preceded by a short service and discussion on Friday afternoons.  Newlands Care with Nursing is owned and managed by Angelcare plc.

Outreach Community & Residential Services
tel: 0161 740 3456
fax: 740 5678
email: [email protected]

Outreach enables people with learning disabilities and/or mental health concerns to live a full and independent life in the Jewish and wider communities. It provides packages of support tailored to meet the needs of the individuals. Outreach provides domiciliary support, supported housing and residential care home placements, which can offer 24 hour staffing using fully trained staff.
The support is person-centred and can include supporting service users in work, education and social pursuits. Outreach also offers integrated leisure and group activities and a drop-in social group.

Pathways Nesivos
Telephone: 0161 696 4511

Pathways is a referral agency for people presenting with emotional, behavioural or educational issues. Pathways processes referrals from parents, schools, concerned adults and in the case of adults and older children, self-referral. One of our experienced and qualified practitioners will briefly screen each individual and will then recommend the most suitable intervention from our ever-expanding and vetted database of practitioners.

In addition, Pathways has a mentoring service that provides professionally trained and supervised mentors for young people aged 11+. We also organise continual professional development (CPD) events for trainee and qualified practitioners as well as personal development workshops for the community.

Shaare Zedek UK (Manchester)

Registered Charity No 262870
tel: 0161 720 9868
email: [email protected]

The Shaare Zedek Medical Centre in Jerusalem was established 110 years ago.  Today this 550 bed hospital has the busiest Department of Emergency in Jerusalem and the busiest maternity unit in Israel.  The hospital is renowned for its level of patient care and its adherence to traditional values.   Shaare Zedek is currently constructing Jerusalem’s first dedicated Children’s Hospital even though it receives no government funding for equipment, research or development.  Donations and bequests, large or small, are therefore of vital importance and are greatly appreciated.

Chabad Community Care
12a Hesketh Road tel: 0161 929 9999
Sale M33 5AA fax: 0161 929 9255
Providing for the elderly and needy with love, respect and dignity. Chabad Community Care provides day centre services including yoga, exercise classes, manicures, shiurim and luncheon club at our Centre in Sale Shul.
We also provide home visits, meals-on-wheels, hospital visits, counselling, benefit advocacy service, shopping assistance.etc.
For more information please phone 0161 710 3450 or 07979 862453

World Jewish Relief – North Manchester Group
tel: 0161 798 0814

Events, fund-raising and work with needy Jewish communities around the world. Current programmes include Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Argentina, Bosnia, Georgia and 27 other countries.

World Jewish Relief – South Manchester Group
tel: 0161 237 9393

Zichron Menachem UK
tel: 0161 929 5333

Zichron Menachem is a non-political charity that cares for children from all sections of Israeli society who are affected by cancer.  It is an Israeli non-profit making charity established in 1990 in memory of Menachem Erenthal, an Israeli boy who fought cancer for fourteen years.  His parents and friends founded the charity and today they run the first and only centre in Israel to help ease the suffering of young cancer patients and their families.  From the moment a child is diagnosed Zichron Menachem provides support and care via its specially trained staff and is entirely reliant on the generous support of its donors around the world.

Please visit our website at to learn more about us.