NORWOOD IS THE OLDEST JEWISH CHARITY IN THE UK
Supporting vulnerable children and their families facing challenges and anyone with a learning disability and autism.
Norwood supports more than 2,500 people each year, giving them the tools they need to live the most fulfilling lives they can.
Norwood works with 56 local authorities, delivering wide-ranging services including residential and supported living accommodation and short-breaks facilities, as well as a range of support groups aimed at the whole family, not just the individual.
A HISTORY OF NORWOOD
Since our relatively modest beginnings in Mile End in 1795, we have helped many thousands of people. The ways we work have changed over the centuries but our motivation remains the same: to do what we can to help people change their lives for the better.
Your Family Connection With Us
With such a long history of caring for so many people, it’s no surprise that Norwood has accumulated thousands of documents and records. Among these, you can discover:
- about your family origins and your family background
- information for adopted people about their origins and the circumstances of their adoption
- records relating to Norwood’s orphanage from as far back as 1821
- historical records of Norwood’s many services
To find out more about our archives, please call Norwood on 020 8809 8809
Norwood Old Scholars Association
For people who grew up in Norwood’s care, the Norwood Old Scholars Association (NOSA) provides opportunities to get together and keep in touch with each other. It also offers support to people in need. If you would like more information, please contact Tony Seager at email@example.com or 01689 873420
Norwood is the oldest Jewish children, family and learning disability charity in Britain, delivering services to 2,500 people every year
Norwood opens first smart home with Assistive Technology
Norwood and Ravenswood merge
Norwood Family Centre opened in Hendon
Norwood established Jewish fostering and adoption services
Residential and community services established within Barnet, Harrow, Brent and Redbridge
Norwood establishes a Hostel for Unmarried Mothers
Ravenswood residential school and then Village established
Renamed The Jewish Orphanage
King Edward VII is the first reigning monarch to become Norwood’s patron, setting a precedent for subsequent monarchs
Norwood School established at Norwood orphanage site
Jews’ Hospital and Jews’ Orphan Asylum amalgamated at one site in Norwood
West Norwood Jewish Orphanage built
Norwood lists its first Royal patron, beginning an enduring tradition of royal patronage
Jews’ Hospital and Jews’ Orphan Asylum founded
Norwood founded for the relief of the Jewish poor in London