Promoting Wellbeing

Working in the community

Jewish Care Scotland provides care and support to individuals and families within the Jewish Community in Scotland.

Through our team of qualified professionals and dedicated volunteers we provide a mixture of 1:1 work, group work and an signposting for anyone within the community who may require additional support. We work from an empowering model which means that we believe that individuals and families know themselves best and can often, with minimum support, find solutions to their own problems. This is why we provide a range of activities in our building that are stimulating and engaging, meaning that individuals can chose what they want to attend and when. We do however appreciate that sometimes everyone needs a little extra help and support, and we operate a referral and assessment system for a variety of services. Each case is assessed by a manager, in conjunction with the person, and is aimed at ascertaining individual needs.

Some of what we do includes supporting individuals to maintain their social connections and to eventually re-engage in meaningful activities with their own networks of support; promoting independence for older people by linking them into social supports and activities; supporting individuals to attend groups for positive mental well-being or companion support; providing a safe space for carers to receive peer support and respite and providing assessment and signposting for welfare support and statutory care services.

We therefore work in partnership with a variety of agencies to provide joined up care and support and to ensure that we get the right support for our community members. One of our partners is East Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership (ERHSCP) who support us to provide outcome focused care and support to adults and older people who have additional support needs.

Jewish culture remains at the heart of all we do. We provide all our care and support with observance to Judaism.

Jewish Care Scotland is governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association under the Companies Act 1985. It also adheres to the values and principles as set out by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator OSCR, registration number SC005267.