Bushey Community Cares

At the core of our community is the support, assistance and care when you need it most. Our dedicated full Care team, comprising of professionals and volunteers, are here to help. If you or someone you know is going through a challenging time please get in touch.

What Do We Do?

Judith Barnett
Community Cares Coordinator

Bushey Community Cares offers a FULLY confidential service of practical and emotional support to our community under the coordination and guidance of Judith Barnett and her team of volunteers. Launched in 1997, it acts as a blueprint for more than 40 welfare groups across the United Synagogue. We operate under three main groups, each led by an experienced group leader

Family Support


  • Befriending service
  • Home visiting
  • Shopping
  • Transport arrangements
  • Simply dropping in for a chat
  • Arranging meals, etc
  • Financial and Legal
  • Bereavement Support

Financial & Legal

Providing assistance for areas including:

  • Personal and business matters
  • Employment issues, including help with CV writing and job searching
  • Hardship Fund

Bereavement Support

  • Assistance and support for the bereaved and their families
  • Bereavement befriending
  • Grief support

Community Hardship Fund

The Bushey Community Hardship Fund makes interest free loans to members who are experiencing financial hardship, to be repaid as and when the recipient’s finances permit. All applications are treated entirely confidentially by the small team who administer the fund. Please get in touch in the strictest confidence.

Contact Us

Our 24-hour contact number is 020 8950 3344 If you are calling out of office hours, please leave a message and we will come back to you. Should the nature of your enquiry be beyond the scope or expertise of our volunteers, we have an extensive database of both Jewish and non-Jewish organisations which members can be referred to. You can be absolutely assured that your enquiry will be dealt with full confidentiality.