This was my first job for Jewish Care, the largest charity for Jewish people in the UK. They do a huge amount for the community. In total Jewish Care support 7,000 people a week with a wide range of needs including dementia, mental health problems and physical disabilities.
We spent our shoot day at a home for the elderly in Essex. After doing some personal work with the older Jewish people at Stepney Jewish Centre I was really looking forward to it. It was nothing like the old people's home I'd worked in as a student that's for sure! This was just like Stepney, bright and very lively. In the afternoon an old crooner style singer came to entertain the residents and you couldn't keep them down! Singing, dancing, laughing, shouting and that was just the 101 year old. 101. Yowser.
To find out more about the work Jewish Care do have a look at http://www.jewishcare.org