Registered Charity No: 259480 (England & Wales).
One in five people in the UK face a shocking and life changing diagnosis of disability at some point in their lives, with someone going blind every hour.
For over 50 years, Jewish Blind & Disabled has been the only organisation in the Jewish community enabling people from the age of 18 upwards who find themselves in this position, to maintain their much prized independence, and with this their dignity and sense of self-worth in one of our state-of-the-art developments of mobility apartments, with support on site and on call 24/7. In addition to its physical impact, a diagnosis of disability also often leaves someone feeling isolated and lonely. But when they move into one of our buildings they don’t only move into their own apartment, they also become part of a warm and welcoming community.
Last year we also launched our Independent Living Advisory service that, for the very first time, takes our unparalleled expertise to people living out in the community who either wish to stay in their ‘forever home’ as long as possible or who are on the waiting list for one of our specialist apartments. So now we are able to help people live independently wherever it is they choose to live.