The Mayor of Barnet met residents and staff at three Jewish Care sites yesterday.

Cllr Brian Schama was given a tour of the Holocaust Survivor Centre, and of Ella and Ridley Jacobs House in Church Road, Hendon.

He was then shown around the Maurice and Vivienne Wohl site in Golders Green Road, Golders Green.

Simon Morris, chief executive of Jewish Care, said: “We wanted the Mayor to meet the residents and see the range and quality of care that Jewish Care provides in Barnet.

“We provide care to 133 people funded by Barnet Council across our eight care homes in the area.

“We also provide over 17,000 hours of home care to Barnet residents and welcome over 350 members a week to our Michael Sobell Community Centre.

“On top of this we provide 6,900 days of care a year to people living with dementia, have over 1,000 Barnet residents who volunteer and employ over 400 Barnet residents.

Cllr Schama said: “I have always said that the Jewish Community, in the UK, has always punched well above its weight.

“The Jewish Care facilities I have visited today in Hendon and Golders Green confirms my view.

“They are state of the art and beautifully designed and most importantly, user friendly.”

Jewish Care is a charity which provides care and support to the Jewish communities of London and South East England.