Who we are…
Camp Simcha exists to provide practical and emotional support for Jewish families where children are suffering from serious illness including premature babies.
Support is provided throughout the whole of the UK to families who have children and young people aged 0-18.
Just one parent needs to be Jewish in order to be eligable for support from us.
What we do…
We offer powerful positive experiences for sick children and young people and their siblings. We also offer practical and emotional support for the family. Both these approaches are designed to improve the quality of life for all family members.
Our range of services are bespoke and delivered through a Family Liaison Officer who is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to discuss whatever the ill child, their siblings or even the parents need to get them through the difficult times.
Popular services include:
- free transport to hospital
- meals on the table
- expert emergency respite care
- coffee evenings for parents
- access to counselling
- art at home for kids
- regular outings and parties and
- a our big Annual Retreat
Record Last Updated on: 14/01/2020
We provide people delivering support on behalf of the organisation with in-house training.
Time / Date Details
Offices open 9am - 5:0pm Monday - Friday for phone referrals.
Support and services delivered through Family Liaison Officers 24 hours 7 days a week
Who is eligible?
Children and young people aged 0- 18 years old and living in the UK with at least one Jewish parent. Support is offered for to those with health conditions including:
1. All cancers/leukaemias
2. Life-threatening illnesses (including uncontrolled epilepsy, genetic disorders and serious surgery). We cover these on a temporary basis where necessary.
3. Life-changing medical conditions where parents are struggling to cope on a daily basis (such as recently diagnosed Type-1 diabetes and serious Crohn’s). We re-assess this category after the first year.
4. Premature babies born at 32 weeks or less until their first GP visit. Premature babies with medical complications.
We do not support those with special needs such as autism or downs syndrome unless these conditions are additional to the above criterias.
How to Get Here
Tube: Hendon Central, Northern Line
Train: Hendon Thameslink
Street parking is available or call ahead to arrange for a parking space on the driveway.
We may be able to provide disabled access coaches and taxis if required
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