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November is Jewish Legacy Awareness Month

14 November 2022

November is Jewish Legacy Awareness Month and at least £1 in every £3 we raise is made possible thanks to the generosity of people who remember us in their wills. Leaving a gift in your Will to Jewish Blind & Disabled is one of the many ways you can support people with physical disabilities and / or vision impairments long into the future.

Over the next few years we need to raise £2m to keep our services running and ensure we develop to meet increasing future need. As an independent charity that does not receive any government funding, it is only through legacies and donations that we are able to continue to develop and provide our unique offering.

Most of the people we support are not born with a disability; instead, at some point in their lives they face a diagnosis that has a significant impact on their life from that time forward.  For many, this comes as a shocking and unexpected diagnosis that can feel like a total loss of dependence and self-worth.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way and there is help at hand. Our specially adapted apartments remove the barriers that people with disabilities or vision impairments face when living in inappropriate housing and our Independent Living Advisory Service helps people to retain their independence in their own home.

With the support from legacies, we can continue to offer accessible housing and support for those that need it and transform the lives of more people.

Jewish Blind & Disabled’s Free Will Writing Service

Writing a Will is one of those things that sometimes gets left behind and quite often a major life change may prompt us. We know that many people put off making a Will and it can be expensive. However, it is the only way to ensure that the people and causes you care about are looked after and that your wishes are known.

We have recently launched a Free Will Writing Service through the National Free Wills Network.

This partnership gives you the opportunity to make or update your will conveniently and easily.  An experienced solicitor will write a Will at no cost to you. You just need to give your details and consent to pass them on to National Free Wills Network. They will then contact you with information on how to proceed, including a list of six local participating solicitors for you to choose from.

There is no obligation to leave a gift in your Will to Jewish Blind & Disabled, however, a gift of any shape or size will enable us to continue to deliver high quality housing and support to vulnerable members of our community and their families now and for years to come.

For more information about the difference that your legacy could make, or if you are interested in having a will written through the Free Wills Network, contact Rachel Barres on rachel@jbd.org or 020 4548 8692.

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