Sup­port­ing sur­vivors

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE UM­BRELLA Group of agen­cies that dis­burses grants from the Claims Con­fer­ence to the UK has raised the as­set cap to £328,000 for el­i­gi­bil­ity for its Home­care pro­gramme for vic­tims of Nazi op­pres­sion.

Ex­plained Michael New­man, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Jewish Refugees: “The pre­vi­ous de­ci­sion to set the as­set limit at £50,000 was made to en­sure funds would flow to those deemed to have the great­est needs.

“With the huge ex­pan­sion of the Home­care pro­gramme in re­cent years, how­ever, we now find our­selves with the chal­lenge to iden­tify more clients who could ben­e­fit. Those whose as­sets do not ex­ceed £328,000 [dis­re­gard­ing their home and car] and whose in­come is less than £16,000 [dis­re­gard­ing any pen­sions] could now be el­i­gi­ble.”

As well as the AJR, the Um­brella Group com­prises Agu­das Is­rael Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, Bikur Cholim, North Lon­don Bikur Cholim and Jewish Care (Shal­vata).

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