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Belong Morris Feinmann to open on 19th June 2017
Posted on 11 Jan 2016 In: Latest News

Belong Morris Feinmann will accept new residents from 19 June 2017. Enquiries for residential care or an apartment in the new village should be addressed to enquiries@belong.org.uk Further information can be found here

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Sir Howard Bernstein marks start-on-site of Belong Morris Feinmann care village
Posted on 13 Oct 2015 In: Breaking News, Latest News

Manchester City Council CEO, Sir Howard Bernstein, has performed the ceremonial cutting of the turf to mark the development of a new £12m Belong care village in Didsbury, Manchester.

The Morris Feinmann Homes Trust has collaborated with specialist care operator, Belong, to develop the new Belong Morris Feinmann community care village. The village, set to open in summer 2017, received formal planning consent from Manchester City Council earlier this year and will provide a range of care and accommodation services for older people in Manchester’s Jewish community.

Speaking at the event, Sir Howard Bernstein, said: “Belong has pioneered an innovative model for older people’s care that has redefined the traditional care home. We are delighted that people in the local community, including Manchester’s Jewish population, will soon have access to this range of specialist services and facilities.”

The Morris Feinmann Homes Trust was founded in 1947 to offer shelter and assistance to Jewish refugees and holocaust survivors, and has evolved over time to provide financial support for the residential and nursing care of the older Jewish community.

Chair of the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust, Alan Wilkins, added: “Our collaboration with Belong will create an environment for the Jewish community that is fit-for-purpose in the 21st century. It offers the best in building design, together with the very latest approaches in care for older people, and will provide a rich programme of Jewish religious and cultural activities to maintain a strong Jewish ethos throughout the village.”

The Belong Morris Feinmann village will comprise six specialist households, each designed to accommodate 12 residents in private en-suite facilities. It will also feature a range of facilities open to the public, including a synagogue, exercise studio, a kosher bistro and an Internet café, and extend Belong’s award-winning home care service to people living in their own homes in the local community.

Guests at the event included the Morris Feinmann Chaplain, Rabbi Shlomo Ellituv, who marked the occasion by performing a blessing as the project got underway. Other guests included representatives from Belong, the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust and Cruden Construction, the contractor appointed to work on the scheme.

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Belong Morris Feinmann gets the green light in Didsbury | Belong Villages
Posted on 22 Jul 2015 In: Latest News

Belong, has partnered with the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust to create a new £12m Belong community care village in West Didsbury. The project, which has now received formal planning consent, will provide specialist care services to the Jewish community in South Manchester, including nursing and dementia care, as well as a range of facilities in the village centre.

The Belong Morris Feinmann village is expected to open by summer 2017 and will comprise six households, each catering for 12 residents in their own en-suite facilities. Every household will have a private lounge, dining room and a kosher kitchen. There will also be 13 new one and two-bedroomed apartments for rent or purchase on the top floor of the village.
The community areas will include a kosher bistro, synagogue, function rooms, library and computer room, hair salon, exercise studio, treatment spa, roof garden and landscaped gardens.

Belong is highly regarded for its innovative care villages across the North West, and its five Belong villages have achieved national and international acclaim. It is this expertise that will go into ensuring that Belong Morris Feinmann is set to be the leading care centre for older Jewish people in the UK, and will be unrivalled as a facility for the Manchester Jewish community.

Nick Dykes, Belong Chief Executive, said: “The Belong Village concept will create a vibrant hub in the heart of the Jewish community and a home for life for its older citizens, replicating the high standard of living and care that Belong is associated with. This latest development will be a great asset to the group and the local Jewish community and will enable us to expand our brand and footprint across the North West.”

Alan Wilkins, chair of the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust, said: “I am confident that Belong Morris Feinmann will build on all the Trust’s past traditions to create a new beacon of care, offering a truly groundbreaking facility for the Jewish community in South Manchester.”
Funding for construction of the new care village is being provided by The Royal Bank of Scotland.

To find out more or to register your interest, please complete our online brochure request form, or call us on 01270 613579.

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