Community: Working in partnership with you

Community Connections

It is important to Norwood and the people who use our services that they are part of a community. Your community organisation can get involved in a variety of ways from fundraising to volunteering. Norwood can help you and your group have a deeper understanding on learning disabilities and autism, as well as help enrich the lives of people Norwood supports.

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“We truly value our partnership with Norwood at JCoSS. Together we have created a lunchtime volunteering club for Year 7, where students are developing an understanding of Learning Disabilities and the wonderful work that Norwood does.”


Opportunities to get involved

Synagogues and community groups

Synagogues & Community Groups

At Norwood we promote and celebrate Jewish life and culture, enabling the people we support to connect with their community. Norwood works with synagogues and community groups to ensure that every person with a learning disability feels welcomed and at home within their local community.

To do this we offer bespoke sessions, helping your organisation to understand learning disabilities better and how to be more inclusive. Your organisation can further support Norwood through volunteering and fundraising projects.

To get involved please email Dov at

Children and young people

Schools & Cheders

Norwood offers schools and cheders a range of innovative and interactive workshops that can support the curriculum. These can be tailor-made to your organisation and classes, raising awareness of learning disabilities, neurodiversity and inclusivity.

We provide teachers with resources and activity packs to support with this learning.

We work with you to create a unique programme that can offer students a hands-on experience, focused learning and opportunities to connect with Norwood and the people we support.

We can also support you during Neurodiversity Celebration Week (13-19 March) and Learning Disability Week (19-25 June), as well as other times of the year.

For more information on what we can offer please click here

To get involved and for your free resource pack please email Ruth at

Schools and cheders

Children & Young People

Norwood engages with children and young people to offer meaningful opportunities and experiences to develop their knowledge and understanding of learning disabilities and autism.

This can be achieved through a variety of programmes and projects that can be tailored to your needs, either as group, with your family or individually.

Find out how you can support Norwood through volunteering and fundraising initiatives.

This can contribute to your Bar/Bat Mitzvah programme, Duke of Edinburgh Award or Yoni Jesner Award.

To get involved please email Ruth at

Why choose us?

  • Norwood supports children and families facing challenges, and adults with learning disabilities or autism. Established in 1795, Norwood is the Jewish community’s oldest charity to have Royal Patronage since 1815.
  • Norwood supports more than 2,500 people a year.