Jewish Care Scotland
Involving communities in shaping their future
The Glasgow Jewish Representative Council Community Futures project was set up to consult with the Jewish Community in Glasgow about their views on the future needs of the community which has dwindled from around 15,000 in the early 1960s to about 4500 today.
There were several strands to the project, and the strand relating to future care needs of the community was led by Suzanne Neville now back with Peoplematters after spending 4 years as CEO of Jewish Care Scotland.
Suzanne chaired and co-ordinated a working group of the four key Care organisations which provide services to the Jewish Community in Glasgow. She designed a questionnaire to harness the opinions of those using the services and their carers, and worked with her colleagues in the other organisations to ensure the widest possible distribution of the questionnaire. She also facilitated a number of focus groups, before collating the feedback from the questionnaires and focus groups into a report which was then submitted to the Community Futures Project for inclusion in the wider report which was a precursor to further consultations.
The insights from the report were used in conversations with local authorities and other funding bodies as evidence to reinforce the need for faith-specific services.
‘I would have no hesitation in employing Mrs Neville again in any enterprises with which I am associated and would commend her to you’
Paul H Morron MBE
Chair,Glasgow Jewish Representative Council
Board Member, Jewish Care Scotland