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Christine Milligan and David Conradson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346322

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346322.001.0001

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The difference of voluntarism: the place of voluntary sector care homes for older Jewish people in the United Kingdom

The difference of voluntarism: the place of voluntary sector care homes for older Jewish people in the United Kingdom

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Landscapes of voluntarism
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Oliver Valins

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346322.003.0008

Jewish voluntary sector care homes generally have a good reputation among local Jewish communities and the facilities that most provide are arguably among the best in the country. These homes have a long history of both financial and volunteer support by local Jewish communities, and are seen as key components of the Jewish voluntary sector. This chapter discusses the difference that voluntary sector organisations can make to the lived environments of older people in long-term institutional care. It argues that that critical to the added value of Jewish voluntary sector care homes is that they are able to foster a sense of home and ownership. These facilities are able to mitigate the loss of private space — associated with the move to almost any institution — by generating a shared sense of Jewish collective space. Given increasing regulatory requirements and the financial realities of providing services in a highly competitive long-term care market, the chapter considers what extra dimensions the voluntary sector can still offer to highly vulnerable older people.

Keywords:   Jewish communities, voluntary sector, institutional care, ownership, regulatory requirements, older people

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