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:
Included in The Fed’s community services is its All Age Service (AAS) which provides one-to-one and group
support for people in need of all ages - as the name suggests.
Some of our AAS projects support people of any age, while others are just for adults, or for children and young people.
Our AAS offers support on top of , and in some situations instead of, the support you can get from statutory services (Local Authority and NHS).
The AAS helps people apply for what they are entitled to, explains the rules and helps people understand their rights and how the processes work. Our staff can
hold people’s hand as they go through the process and can act as a person’s “voice” when they are applying for services.
It’s important to make The Fed your first point of contact.
The All Age Service offers many different types of support from several projects:
- Our Social Work Team
- Our Project Smile Play and Learn Service supports children and young people who have special
- Our Carers' Support Services support people who are caring for a loved one on an unpaid basis.
- The Drop In is where people who have mental health or emotional problems, or who - for whatever
reason (through bereavement or divorce, or another type of life crisis) - have become cut-off socially
can meet up and make friends.
- The Purple Cafe is a weekly community cafe which runs in our Purple Room at Heathlands Village.
It is open every Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. It’s a warm, welcoming place to meet other
people, chat over tea or coffee, or play a game of Scrabble or Rummikub.
- Moorview (Supported Independent Living) can also be found at Heathlands Village. This offers
rented, unfurnished flats and apartments for people aged 55 and over.
- Care at Home offers home-care and support to people of any age. Our care assistants visit
people in their own homes and help them with personal care like washing and showering; daily
living activities, such as making meals and drinks, shopping and doing errands and housework
including doing the laundry.
- Volunteer Services are run jointly by our Time For You team (covering north Manchester) and our
branch office team based in Hale village, Altrincham (covering south Manchester). They offer
support by volunteers who give their time for free. The volunteers are trained and managed by
For more information on any of these services, please contact the All Age Services team on [email protected], or the Time For You team on 0161 772 4800.
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.
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 a Trustee of the Jewish Leadership Council and 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