Jewish care home welcomes residents after £38m redevelopment

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Jewish care home welcomes residents after £38m redevelopment

Hammerson House in Hampstead has opened its doors to residents today after a three-year redevelopment to provide state of the art facilities.

Chief Rabbi Mirvis affixing the Mezuza at the new home
Chief Rabbi Mirvis affixing the Mezuza at the new home

A new care home for Jewish residents will open today with 116 bedrooms. 

Nightingale Hammerson’s new Hammerson House is welcoming residents from today after three years of redevelopment at the Hampstead site.

Combined with its sister site, Nightingale House in south London, the care homes will cater for around 250 residents – an estimated 30% of care beds needed for the London Jewish community.

“The care of our older generation has never been closer to people’s hearts and many now recognise the importance this sector holds in our society,” said Melvin Lawson, Chairman of Nightingale Hammerson.

However, he warned: “It has also highlighted the significant gaps and shortfall in funding.  

“We have found a way that can work for our two care homes, but we do require significant backing from our donors and supporters to top up the deficit in the cost of the care we provide.”

Mr Lawson added that Government needed to make social care a priority, as there is currently “no clear answer”.

The organisation promises “a vibrant programme of activities” at its site after the £38m redevelopment, with a “particular focus on providing cognitive stimulation through group sessions”.

It consists of four floors, encompassing six ‘households’, each specialising in different care provisions.

Each household has its own living room, activities kitchen, dining room, winter terrace, ‘multi-sensory’ room.

In addition, every floor has a spa bathroom, which supports the work of the therapy department.

Harvey Rosenblatt, the president of the organisation, said he was grateful to donors for helping to achieve the redevelopment.

“I am absolutely delighted that after nearly 3 years of redevelopment, Hammerson House is opening its doors to residents,” he said.

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