£2.2m care project launched

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community Life -

EIGHTY JEWISH Care sup­port­ers gath­ered in Edg­ware on Wed­nes­day to mark the start of a £2.2 mil­lion men­tal health re­source project.

The foun­da­tion stone for the Martin Co­hen Cen­tre for Well­be­ing was laid by Mar­cia Feld­man, the driv­ing force be­hind the scheme.

It will her­ald a sig­nif­i­cant change in the char­ity’s de­liv­ery of ser­vices for those with men­tal health needs, mov­ing away from the tra­di­tional model of a day care cen­tre and of­fer­ing a wide range of treat­ments and ther­a­pies.

“There should not be any stigma at­tached to men­tal health,” Mrs Feld­man main­tained. “We must con­tinue to raise aware­ness of th­ese is­sues and the help that is avail­able.”

At a lunch nearby, Jewish Care pres­i­dent Lord Levy praised Mrs Feld­man’s vi­sion and tenac­ity, not­ing the cen­tre was named in me­mory of “a won­der­ful man”.

PHOTO: JUSTIN GRAINGE

Lord Levy and Mar­cia Feld­man at the foun­da­tion stone cer­e­mony

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