How we care for YOU at Stanmore Synagogue Community Care
At Stanmore Synagogue Community Care we continue to offer help to all members of the Community in a variety of different ways.
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Can we help YOU? - Just give us a call on 020 8954 3300
Can you help US? - Even if you have as little as an hour a week and would like to join us as a Volunteer, we would be very pleased to hear from you on 020 8954 3300
Sidney* was an active member in our Community. Recently his dear wife passed away leaving him very lonely. His only son lives abroad.
Sidney is in poor health and rarely leaves his home.
We arranged for a volunteer to visit Sidney regularly. Sidney really enjoys these visits. They talk about his wife, his business and he enjoys reminiscing about his past.
Sidney now attends the Shul Friendship Club on Tuesday afternoons, with lifts from our volunteer drivers, which he looks forward to and enjoys.
Sarah* has recently separated from her husband. She has two young children and feels very alone. She often has difficulty contacting her ex-husband. She desperately needed help and advice.
A friend suggested that Sarah contact Stanmore Synagogue Community Care to discuss her debt problems and legal / divorce issues. After a chat with one of our volunteers, she felt much happier about her situation and her entitlements. She has been advised where and who to contact for help.
Harry* lost his wife and sister in a very short space of time. Our Bereavement Support Group called and offered him help and then made regular visits to him which Harry really appreciated at such a difficult time. Another volunteer also did his shopping for him which helped Harry enormously.
Harry was so grateful for all the help that he now wants to train as a Bereavement Counsellor in order to help others.
Rachel* was in hospital for several weeks following much needed surgery. Her recovery was slow and tedious even though her family came in regularly to see her. She welcomed the visits from our volunteer hospital visitor which helped pass the time of day.