The Jewish Chronicle
Sunridge in care merger
SUNRIDGE COURT in Golders Green will become part of Jewish Care through an imminent merger.
The move follows discussions over a number of months and residents, relatives, staff and other key stakeholders of the 44-capacity home have been informed of the situation.
Sunridge was established as a non-Orthodox home more than 50 years ago by a group of Reform and Liberal fam- ilies and a number of its current board are descendants of the founding group. The home maintains close links with both movements.
The plan is for Sunridge to join Jewish Care’s portfolio of homes while retaining its ethos and practices. Most of its 43 staff will be retained. Rated as “good” overall in its last Care Quality Commission inspection, it currently has 38 residents.
In a joint statement, Sunridge executive director Rachel Jones and Jewish
Care chief executive Daniel CarmelBrown said that with people living longer, “more specialist care will be needed going forwards.
“We are driven by the needs and aspirations of the growing number of older people in the community and providing them with continued excellent care.”
Sunridge chair Linda Stone added that by joining forces with Jewish Care, the home would “have access to greater resources to provide a higher level and wider spectrum of care, now and in the future, than we would by remaining separate organisations.
“It will also provide us with the opportunity to offer better career options for colleagues and, importantly, help us attract and retain more talented and excellent people delivering care at the frontline.”
With “close conversations” ongoing with residents, relatives and staff, “we hope to complete the partnership with Jewish Care later in April”.