Hackney Hub Launch – June 2019

June 20, 2019 / Comments Off on Hackney Hub Launch – June 2019


Jami, the Jewish Community’s mental health service, has opened a new community hub in Hackney, Stoke Newington.

The hub will be a vibrant space creating positive community relationships in Hackney and Stamford Hill, providing local people the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of learning, social and physical activities. Jami will run its recovery focused programmes in the hub and will also coordinate use of the space by other community groups. Benefits advice, employment service, a young person’s hub and fitness classes will be among the offerings, all of which can be accessed by the local community as well as people using Jami services.

Jami hubs in Edgware, Finchley, Redbridge and now Hackney, offer access to a monthly programme of activities, group support and specialist services designed to:

  • Promote meaningful lives and enhance the sense of hope that is integral to recovery. They provide meaningful activity, structure, routine, social engagement and support to manage people’s mental health. For some people, they bridge the gap between mental health services and social inclusion.
  • Integrate in the local community. Rather than a place where people can hide away separating themselves from the rest of society, the community hubs are highly visible in high footfall areas, easily accessible to the community.
  • Offer a sense of hope and possibility. The multi-skilled staff teams provide person-centred support to individuals and groups, supporting people to work towards their goals and personal recovery journeys.

Jami has been delivering services in Hackney since 2013, spread across several different temporary locations. From Spring 2019 the Hackney Hub will be permanently located at the Industrial Dwellings Society’s community centre in Stoke Newington. The Industrial Dwellings Society is a Housing Association which provides homes across several Boroughs and Canvey Island to London’s diverse communities within the framework of its Jewish heritage.

Suzanne Wolfe, Chief Executive at Industrial Dwellings Society, said, “We have long understood partnership working to be a means of enabling great outcomes for our communities. The principle of partnership is at the heart of our strategic philosophy, thereby collaborating with Jami we are helping kick-start an innovative and holistic approach to mental wellbeing for the neighbourhood, bringing together services and new opportunities for our residents.”

Laurie Rackind, Chief Executive of Jami, said, “We are very excited to have a new, permanent home in Hackney. We are building strong relationships across the local community and opening conversations about mental health, increasing referrals to the hub.”

Jami’s Area Co-ordinator will conduct outreach work, promoting Jami and building links with other local organisations, making connections to the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in the area and creating links to other local Mental Health and social care organisations.

About Jami

For 30 years Jami has been delivering mental health services for the Jewish Community. Jami’s services enable independence and build resilience through Community Hubs and Outreach; Education and Training and Bespoke recovery support plans. Jami helps over 1,300 people annually, those with mental illness and their family and friends.

Statistics show that in any one year, 25% of us experience a diagnosable mental health problem. Jami supports anyone affected by a mental health problem and enables people to lead a meaningful life despite severe mental ill health.

About Industrial Dwellings Society

Established in 1885 by the first Lord Rothschild to help those in acute housing need, the Industrial Dwellings Society continues to provide excellent accommodation to London’s diverse communities within the framework of our Jewish heritage.  Our Strategic Plan commits us to grow through increasing the number of homes owned by a significant number – and to continue to develop new and innovative ways of working, including in partnership with others.  In these ways, we continue to honour our founders’ intentions – by marshalling our resources in response to today’s housing crisis and continuing to put our residents in a good place.

Jami launches hub in Stamford Hill area to support Jewish residents, located at the Industrial Dwellings Society. To read more click on this link: https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/jewish-mental-health-charity-opens-hackney-centre-for-local-community/

For more information please contact Karen Wilson, Marketing and Communications Manager at karen.wilson@jamiuk.orgor call 020 8458 2223.