The Fed is the leading Jewish social care charity outside of London. We provide a broad range of services for Jewish people of all ages, from babies with special needs, to older people with dementia.
We look after over 1,000 people at any one time, either living in their own homes in the Greater Manchester Jewish Community, or at Heathlands Village, our care home for older people. The home is registered to provide both residential and nursing care for 180 older people, including private tenancies at Moorview, our Supported Independent Living facility.
As well as being home to many older people, Heathlands Village also houses The Fed’s main administrative offices, social work and community teams, our Purple Room community centre and purpose-built children’s centre. We also offer meeting rooms for hire for training seminars or private parties, with the additional availability of our own Kosher catering.
The Fed has a south Manchester branch office situated in the centre of Hale village in Altrincham.
We employ approximately 300 paid staff and over 500 volunteers, who together offer a wide range of specialist services. Broadly, these can be divided into two strands:
Community services for people of all ages
Services for older people at Heathlands Village
Our community services include:
Referral, advice and signposting service
Adult Social Work and Children & Families’ Social Work assessment and support provided by our teams of qualified social workers and highly experienced care managers
Mental Health Support through our Drop In service held in our community centre
Project Smile home-based respite for children with special needs, children in need, and their families
Play-schemes, individual and group sessions, held at our on-site purpose built children’s centre, and an annual respite holiday for children with special needs
Care at Home, a home-based respite service for adults who need support with personal care and/or support to be involved social and other activities
Carers’ Support including assessment, help in accessing personal budgets, emotional and practical support and advice, carers’ training and activities
Volunteer Support including befriending, shopping and escorting to medical treatment and providing relief to carers
Weekly Purple Room community cafe
Our services for older people at Heathlands Village include:
Residential and Nursing Care
Convalescent care – either post-operative or following a period of illness
Day Services integrated within our Activities department
Supported Independent Living tenancies at Moorview
Dementia Care including a specialist dementia nursing unit
End of life care* within our nursing department.
(*Heathlands Village has Beacon Status for end-of-life care under the national Gold Standards Framework).
Heathlands Village offers many facilities tailored to the Jewish way of life, including:
Religious Directorship by Reverend Keith Rosen, who supervises kashrus, advises on religious affairs, provides pastoral care and offers religious guidance to residents, staff and relatives. He also arranges weekly shiurim (religious talks) and oversees religious celebrations for residents
Meals exclusively prepared and supervised in our Kosher kitchens which are licensed under the Manchester Beth Din
Automatic Shabbos (Shabbat) lift
Training for staff and volunteers in Jewish religious and cultural awareness.
Purpose-built Miriam Hytner shul (synagogue) situated at the heart of the site’s main building, where daily services are held and attended by residents and members of the community alike.
Whilst care at Heathlands Village is within a Jewish setting the home is happy to accept residents of other faiths.
Karen Phillips, Chief Executive MBE DL
The Fed’s Chief Executive, Karen Phillips, was born and raised in Manchester. Her career began with the Chest, Heart and Stroke association. From there she trained and worked as a Probation Officer, before taking a position as Social Work Manager at Manchester Jewish Social Services. At MJSS she eventually became Director and then CEO, leading various collaborations and a name change to The Fed. In 2009 she spearheaded the merger with Heathlands Village creating the Federation of Jewish Services, now known as The Fed following rebranding in January 2012.
Mark Adlestone, Chairman
Mark was born on 16th January 1959 in Lytham St Annes and lived there until August 2001 when he moved to Manchester.
He attended St Edmund Hall, Oxford University where he studied Jurisprudence but left in 1979 before completing his course, in favour of joining his family business, Beaverbrooks.
He became a director in 1984, joint in 1990 and sole Managing Director in 2000. He held this position until 1st February 2012 when he became Chairman. Highlights of his career were in 2008 when he won the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in the Sunday Times Best UK Companies to Work for and March 2009 when Beaverbrooks were voted as No 1 in the Sunday Times Best UK Companies to Work for. His goal is to see THE FED end up within the top 100 Sunday Times Best UK Companies to Work for.
As well as being Chairman of The Fed Mark is National President of Colel Chabad.
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Head Office South Office
Heathlands Village 207A Ashley Road
Heathlands Drive Hale
Manchester WA15 9SQ
Tel: 0161 772 4800 Tel: 0161 941 4442
Fax: 0161 772 4934 Fax: 0161 941 5039