Manchester Jewish Community Care
MJCC was established in 1951 to support visually impaired, disabled, and older people. The Nicky Alliance Day Centre, a project of MJCC, is a purpose built day centre, was f...
MJCC was established in 1951 to support visually impaired, disabled, and older people. The Nicky Alliance Day Centre, a project of MJCC, is a purpose built day centre, was founded in 1987. The Centre serves 150 members who live independently and attend the Centre several times a week. The Nicky Alliance Centre offers a holistic approach to the care of older and vulnerable people, working to prevent isolation and neglect. The Centre also provides respite to carers and families. We have three minibuses to transports members to and from the Centre.
Whilst here, members enjoy a day of interesting activities designed to stimulate and entertain. There are art lessons, exercise classes, reminiscence sessions, computer classes, a book club, and discussion groups. There is live entertainment in the afternoon. The Centre’s facilities include a hairdressing salon, a convenience shop, a multi-sensory garden, computer suite and a library. Members are served a hot, three course, nutritious lunch, and refreshments in the morning and afternoon. MJCC runs a ‘meals on wheels’ service for those who are unable to cater for themselves. There is also a bathing service for those who need help with their personal care. A chiropodist visits daily; a hand nail-care service is also available.
Together with the League of Jewish Women, MJCC produces the Northern Jewish Talking newspaper for people suffering from a visual impairment.