Birmingham Jewish Community Care
Birmingham Jewish Community Care (BJCC) has existed in various guises since 1828. Initially known as the Jewish Welfare Board, in the 19th century most of its work was caring for newly arrived immigrants from Eastern Europe.
As the community grew after World War I, there was an increasing need for facilities to care for the sick and the elderly. This resulted in a series of homes being acquired over the years, but as the community grew each home became too small. Finally a purpose built care home , Andrew Cohen House, was opened in 1993.
In 2009 the administration moved to Stirchley and then in 2010 BJCC built the Aubrey and Betty Lynes Centre next door to Andrew Cohen House to bring all our facilities onto one site. The complex in Stirchley is complemented by Silverstone Court, a sheltered housing block run by our sister organisation, Birmingham Jewish Housing Association.
BJCC is a registered Charity and is operated by a management team who report to a board of trustees, who have many years experience in providing services to the community.
Our Board of Management
CEO and Home Manager - Sharon Grey
Business and Finance Manager - Kirsty Turner
HR Manager - Chinwe Akor
Estates Manager - Pete Grey
Deputy Manager - Alison Skeet
Clinical lead Nurse - Gowthami Ranganathan
Our Mission Statement
BJCC is committed to ensuring that members of the Jewish and local community are able to support and care for one another.
Our vision is of a society where people support and care about one another and are able to participate to the fullest possible extent in their community.
Our purpose is to make a positive impact on the lives of our residents by creating and providing excellent social care that enhances wellbeing and inspires them to stay connected to their communities.
BJCC - promoting meaningful lives for our community.
Our 5 values are at the heart of the way we work. They are distinctively BJCC driving how we act as individuals and as an organisation, and shape our culture. They are:
Excellence. We are ambitious, professional and passionate about offering high quality services delivered with dedication and
Creativity. We are innovative, adaptable, welcome to new ideas and believe in finding solutions that work for each individual.
Enabling. Working together, we actively encourage people to live meaningful lives.
Inclusivity. Everyone involved with BJCC is important and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
Integrity. We treat people fairly and are accountable for what we do and how we do it.