The Care committee consists of a number of volunteer LBC members who provide friendly visiting, meals, send bereavement and ‘get well’ cards and keep in touch with our communities frail, socially isolated, bereaved and seriously ill members and their families.
One of our volunteers is a health professional who reviews each case and either assigns an appropriate volunteer or recommends other options. Requests for assistance should go through the LBC office however referrals are also received from the rabbi and some self-referrals. If the assistance required is outside of the Committee’s skills other alternatives are sort.
When required our volunteers also provide assistance at minyonim held at LBC. This involves serving tea and coffee and cleaning up afterwards. As these are always at short notice we sometimes struggle to provide assistance, so if you are willing to help with this mitzvah please let the LBC office know your contact details.
The committee currently meets bi-monthly with the Rabbi to review the Care process, its effectiveness, issues affecting our community and members to be contacted to see if they or their families need assistance.
The Committee also organises afternoon teas at the LBC for the Telelink group who do not get to see each other very often and are in regular contact with the new Active Retirees group.
Feedback from the community on the personal contact, the services provided and/or the cards received indicated that it is very much appreciated.
We would welcome any additional assistance so if you are interested in being a Care committee volunteer please let the LBC office know.