Financial pressures hit care homes for older Jewish people

Jewish people entering long term care generally choose to live
in either a Jewish voluntary sector care home or in private
facilities that specifically cater for their needs, claims a new

It reveals that many Jewish voluntary sector care homes are
facing severe financial pressures, and the very small number of
staff who are Jewish produces challenges for home managers in
creating and maintaining a Jewish ethos.

The report, from the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, says
that an extensive system of care services is provided by Jewish
community organisations across the UK, but that their future
depends on financial and voluntary support from an “ever reducing”
number and proportion of economically active Jewish citizens.

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