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Jewish Blind & Disabled Take To The Streets

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  • Sarah Sackman with Danielle from Jewish Blind & Disabled, her daughter Olivia and Ben from Hasmo.jpg

On Sunday 26th April volunteers, schoolchildren and staff from Jewish Blind & Disabled manned locations across North London to raise awareness of Empowering Ability, a new free online resource on our website. Just click on the Empowering Ability tab in the navigation bar above to access this interactive resource which provides a tailor-made report describing products and ideas that will help anyone with a physical disability or impaired vision to maintain their vital independence, wherever they may live.

The Chief Rabbi and kosher bakeries, delicatessens and restaurants across London, Essex and Hertfordshire joined together to show their support for this vital and life changing resource with stores taking part including B Kosher, Beit HaMadras Kosher Indian, Carmelli, Delice, Dizengoff, Eighty Six Bistro Bar, Ivor Silverman, J Grodzinski & Daughters, Kosher Net, Let’s Meat, Mendy’s Supermarket, Nat Jacobs, Orli, Sami’s and Sharon’s Bakery. 

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis said: “I hope that the good news spreads throughout our community about this outstanding online resource now available to provide help and advice for those in the Jewish community with impaired vision or physical disability.”

One in five people in the UK are physically disabled or vision impaired and disability can strike at any age. The service offers readers a clear pathway through a range of ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ options often identifying issues that they had not even considered before answering the questionnaire.  

From queries about kitchen appliances, getting help if you fall and putting your shoes on, to washing up and  Shabbat friendly equipment, the free service promises to be a community lifeline, even offering advice on specialist accommodation should this be required.