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Fight for social inclusion

Society sometimes treats people with learning disabilities unfairly and Ian Piczenik, Support Assistant at Kisharon Vocational College, is passionate about creating change.

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Fit for life

Under fives who are physically active for at least three hours a day will adopt the activity habit and become healthy and fit adults, Tuffkid Nursery staff learnt at a training session.

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Richard Franklin appointed as Chief Executive

“Kisharon is a remarkable and unique organisation in which it is my privilege to serve,” he said.

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Kisharon welcomes NHS Long Term Plan

Kisharon has welcomed the health targets set in the NHS Long Term Plan, and the new job opportunities it pledges for adults with learning disabilities and autism.

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Disability World: degree first for Sarah

Sarah Gordy, who has starred in Call the Midwife, and was made an MBE in November, is the first person with Down’s Syndrome to receive an honorary degree from a UK university.

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Walking award for Eli

A trophy was presented to Eli Sulzbacher by Tottenham MP David Lammy at the House of Commons for taking part in the Hospital Kosher Meals Service sponsored walk every year for around three decades.

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Kisharon shows solidarity with European neighbours

Jewish social care leaders from across Europe learned about Kisharon from Operations Director Julia Brown when she spoke at the 12th European Annual Conference of Jewish Social Welfare in Prague in November.

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Bev says…

Ten years ago I began working at Kisharon having been drawn to this line of work by my own experience. I felt indebted for the soul-saving support I had received and humbled by the many people who I witnessed reaching out daily to help and support my daughter Talya as she struggled to make her way in the world.

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Disability World: New easy dressing from M&S

M&S is making the morning routine easier with a new range of clothes for children who use wheelchairs or frames or with sensory disabilities.The materials used are especially soft for sensitive skin, are easy to put on and can accommodate feeding tubes

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Pirkei Avos
“The world stands on three things: Torah, the service of G-d, and deeds of kindness.” Kisharon looks at the person not the disability, teaching Torah, Middos and Mitzvot embracing and cherishing everybody’s special talent and bringing out the best in them.