Morning Coffee With Women 4 Welfare

The lovely ladies of Women 4 Welfare hosted another fabulous coffee morning last week, which was a huge success, raising over £2200 for LJWB’s mental health services.

The group were delighted to welcome Openers Pat & Arnold Zermansky, Guests of Honor Sue & Tim Friedman and Child Presenters Amelie & Ruby Ordever .

Brand New Baby Cafe @ the MAZCC

Baby Cafe

Safer Communities Awareness Session

Join us at our Safer Communities Awareness Session

@ the MAZCC on 20th December, 2-4pm

With West Yorkshire Police, The Community Security Trust, Leeds Jewish Housing Association and Leeds Jewish Welfare Board

All welcome. Free of Charge.

Find out more at: SaferCommsDec17

£5 Meal Deal

thewellfairshop – December Promotions

 

Pop over to thewellfairshop and check out the following fabulous promotions available during December

10th December – SALE starts – Jackets and coats sale  £10 a coat/ £5 a jacket (men’s and women’s, until stock lasts)

12th  – 20th December – A Festive week – Donate a bag of salable winter clothes and get £5 off your next purchase at thewellfairshop

 18th December – Buy 3 items get the 4th for free (lowest price) until 24th December at 2pm

 27th December – Buy a hangbag and get a pair of shoes for half price until 31st December at 2pm

thewellfairshop, LJWB’s only charity shop, sells high quality ladies, gents and children’s clothing, bric a brac, CD’s DVD’s, toys and crockery, with all proceeds going to LJWB, helping to provide vital support to many members of our community.

 

Find us: 402 Harrogate Road, Leeds , LS17 6PY

Tel:  0113 269 8871

Holiday Closure Dates

Please see Holiday dates for the Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre over the festive period 2016/17

Sunday 25th December – CLOSED

Monday 26 December – CLOSED

Tuesday 27 December – CLOSED

Wednesday 28 December – OPEN AS NORMAL

Thursday 29 December – OPEN AS NORMAL

Friday 30th December – CLOSE AT 2PM

Sunday 1 January – CLOSED

Monday 2 January – CLOSED

If you need our help whilst we are closed please call our confidential helpline on 0113 218 5875 (8am-8pm)

Safer Communities Fund Success

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board are the proud recipient of over £3,500 from the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioners Safer Communities Fund.

Through the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) criminals can have their assets confiscated if there is a genuine suspicion that they were obtained illegally.

Over the last 3 years West Yorkshire Police have confiscated over £31m from criminals.

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson and West Yorkshire Police receive a percentage of the confiscated money back from the Home Office and use this money to make our communities feel safer and be safer.

Mark and the Chief Constable split the money 50/50. The Chief Constable spends their half of the money on operational policing. Mark gives his half directly back to communities via his Safer Communities Fund https://www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/

On Thursday 2nd December, following a successful bid to the Safer Communities Fund, representatives of the LJWB were presented with their cheque for £3,572.48. Trustee Michael Sandpearl and Communities Support Services Project Manager Clayton Moore had the honour of accepting the cheque from Mark Burns-Williamson.

The presentation event was held at Upper Batley High School in Batley and was attended by nearly 40 community organisations.

The evening was supported by various speakers from community organisations, giving presentations about the fantastic work they are doing and how they will be spending their share of the Safer Communities Fund.

Here at the LJWB, we are going to spend our grant by providing information and one-to-one sessions to at least sixty vulnerable service users. They will benefit from crime awareness and security advice covering crimes including personal and home safety, hate crime and abuse. The project will help prevent crime and provide security solutions through educating and building awareness locally. Look out for more information coming out in the new year on how you can get involved in these sessions.

Contact Clayton Moore – 0113 203 4917 / clayton.moore@ljwb.co.uk

Photo: Far Right – Michael Sandpearl & Clayton Moore

Support All Round for Moorcare

 

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board’s support service Moorcare offers an integrated, comprehensive care programme to the community. It has a team that consists of home care assistants, respite care workers, companion sitters, and domestic cleaners who operate seven days a week. It also deals with cases of dementia and those with physical disability and sensory impairment.

Chris Tanner, from London, has recently joined the service as manager. With eight years home care experience his aim is to take Moorcare forward and develop further services.

“What really attracted me to Moorcare was not only its outstanding reputation in offering excellent home care services, but the fact that it is a not-for-profit organisation where we can really put the quality of care first, as well as investing in our staff and improving on the services already in place.”

Since his arrival in Leeds some weeks ago he has been pleased with the welcome he has received. “It’s a nice environment and a lovely place to work, as well as the knowledge of belonging to an all inclusive organisation. There are many projects and schemes that overlap with what we do, such as phone-in helpline services, outreach programmes and the dementia cafe, and if we can tap in to the resources already set in place by LJWB, that in turn supports us.”

Chris sees potential in offering more support to the network, such as transport services and developing an end-of-life care programme, particularly focussing on input from local faith leaders. He hopes to introduce further training reviews, and weekly meetings for Moorcare staff.

Currently Moorcare has 200 clients with a catchment area currently in north Leeds, but Chris is looking to expand that to other cities. He also wants to raise awareness and to promote the kind of work Moorcare is involved in, pointing out the invaluable work it does to support clients’ families.

“Staff is our main asset so I want to ensure that the staff themselves are helped and supported as much as they help Moorcare clients.”

It is a real testament to the organisation that some of the staff has been with the organisation for decades, and he maintains that is impressive. The staff are regularly going on refresher courses and training is always updated.

“The care staff we have at Moorcare are certainly some of the best I’ve ever worked with — dedicated and passionate — and we try to invest in them as much as we can. That investment in staff pays dividends because we offer a very personal service and that’s based on trust and engagement.”

Gabby Fisher, a care worker with Moorcare for eight years, finds the work rewarding and satisfying. “I absolutely love my job. Everyday is different and because one sees the clients on a day-to-day basis one tends to build up an important rapport.”

Gabby is local so she’s familiar with her clients’ families and reminisces a lot about them. “In many ways I feel some of the people I visit are like my extended family and that connection is important.”

Chris said: “My primary concern is ensuring that both clients and staff are well looked after and at the end of the day if that has been achieved then I’m happy.”

He added: “I feel very fortunate to have inherited the workforce that I have. I can tell you all about my future plans, but none of that would happen without our wonderful care staff.”

Words by John Fisher