JLC And Social Care Leaders Meet At Downing Street

Chaired by the JLC, a delegation of chief executives from the community’s social care organisations met today with Nick Seddon, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister for Health and Social Care, at 10 Downing Street to discuss key issues facing the sector.

The meeting is the latest in a series of social care roundtables with Number 10, and follows the community’s successful annual meeting with the Prime Minister in January, at which social care was a central topic. On the agenda were a variety of issues, including the impact of the national living wage on the social care sector and improving awareness of mental health. Of particular interest were issues relating to domestic abuse and violence against women presented by Naomi Dickson, the Chief Executive of Jewish Women’s Aid.

Following the meeting, Bernard Hughes, the JLC’s Director External Affairs, said: 

Those working in social care provide an invaluable and critical service to our community and the issues they are facing are varied and complex. A continued dialogue with government enables them to help our community more effectively. It is vital that the JLC is able to facilitate these meetings to ensure the continued success of our social care organisations as they support the most vulnerable within our community.

Members of the Delegation included:

  • Naomi Dickson, Chief Executive, Jewish Women’s Aid
  • Elaine Kerr, Chief Executive, Norwood
  • Simon Morris, Chief Executive, Jewish Care
  • Laurie Rackind, Chief Executive, Jami
  • Helen Simmons, Chief Executive, Nightingale Hammerson
  • Bernard Hughes, Director of External Affairs, The Jewish Leadership Council
  • Yoni Zlotogorski, Head of Policy, The Jewish Leadership Council

Notes to Editors

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