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10 things you should know about Norwood

Norwood is a leading Jewish charity supporting vulnerable children, families and people with learning disabilities.


Norwood has a workforce of over 2,000, made up of 1,250 staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers.


It costs £35 million a year for Norwood to provide our services. Every year we must raise £12 million from voluntary donations.


Norwood is ambitious for the people who use our services and we strive to ensure that everyone can live the life they choose, irrespective of their ability.


We achieve this by providing professional help in a warm and caring Jewish environment, supporting people to be as independent as possible.


We are the only Jewish charity in the UK to enjoy the Patronage of Her Majesty The Queen.


Norwood was founded over 200 years ago, and is one of the UK's oldest charities.


Our Family Services include children and family support, social work, an inclusive nursery, and special educational needs.


Our Learning Disability Services include education, after school clubs & holiday schemes, transition, supported living, residential care, lifelong learning and health and wellbeing.


Norwood needs to raise £12m per annum from the community.

Where Your Money Goes

Find out how Norwood is funded and how we strive to use every penny responsibly.

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Our Vision

Statements about our vision, our aims and about how we work to achieve them.

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Work for Norwood

Interested in joining our professional and dedicated team of staff?

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Our People

Norwood is about people. The people we support and also our supporters, staff and volunteers.

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