Birmingham Jewish Community Care

Who We Are and What We Do

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 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 1994.

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 and all our facilities is on one site. The complex in Stirchley is completed by Silverstone Court, a sheltered housing block run by our sister organisation, Birmingham Jewish Housing Association.

BJCC is a registered charity and is run by a Director; who reports to a Board of Trustees, who have many years’ experience in providing services to the community.

Our Board of Management


     Director- Estelle Rowe

Clnical Lead Nurse- Amanda Addis

Interim Home Manager - Sharon Grey




Our Mission

BJCC is committed to ensuring that members of the Jewish and local community are able to support and care for one another.

Our vision

BJCC’s 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

We want 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.

Meet of our community social care team!


Hear what our residents and their family got to say about our Community Care and the services offered!

Find out about the different activities we offer to our respective residents!

Community Social Care team


Andrew Cohen House, River Brook Dr, Birmingham B30 2SH

t: 0121 458 5000

Registered Charity 1180758

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