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We’ll be at the forefront, Julia pledges

16 May 2019

The need for supported living within the Jewish community will continue to grow in the future with Kisharon at the forefront of developing opportunities, said outgoing Director of Operations and Development Julia Brown.

Julia  has been driving a stronger understanding within the organisation so all services are designed to work in a much closer and more informative way ensuring whatever is provided – be it first-class education, employment or a healthy and sociable lifestyle  – Kisharon will always be people-centred in its approach. This allows each person to make choices effectively whether at Tuffkid Nursery, Kisharon School, Further Education College, or living as independently as possible in their own flat or house.

Julia commented: “I am going to miss the whole team at Kisharon.  Working across all the services has been a total pleasure and my particular highlight has been the tremendous effort everyone put in towards the strategic development of Together We Grow. It is now firmly planted within all services as they develop.”
This approach has provided a clearer path for Kisharon’s volunteer programme – which empowers volunteers to present and advance their own ideas.  Similarly the social enterprises now focus on the people Kisharon supports and the wider community.

Julia added: “I will miss the Jewish ethos at the heart of Kisharon not to mention the many great relationships I have made –  people we support, staff, volunteers and Trustees.”

Julia leaves Kisharon at the end of May to join charity The Brandon Centre as chief executive officer.  Hadassa Kessler becomes interim Director of Operations and Development.

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