The Association of Jewish Refugees

Founded in 1941 by Jewish refugees who fled Nazi oppression, the Association of Jewish Refugees is the national organisation exclusively delivering social and welfare services to Holocaust refugees and survivors living in Great Britain.

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The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) is the national charity supporting Holocaust refugees and survivors living in Great Britain through the provision of social and welfare services.

Our team of experienced social and care workers are dedicated to the daily needs of our members. As part of their nationwide programme of home visits, our social care workers assess members’ needs and, where appropriate, eligibility for a number of financial support schemes, designed to enable members to continue to live with dignity, comfort and security in their own homes for as long as possible. Members can obtain advice and assistance on welfare rights as well as on Holocaust reparations.

Volunteers are a vital resource to the AJR and help run a number of projects that greatly enhance the lives of our members while also gaining themselves from the many benefits that comes from volunteering. Individual befriending, supporting those with memory loss and teaching basic computer skills are just some of the ways that our volunteers work with us.

The AJR also operates a nationwide network of Regional Groups that offer our members a unique opportunity to socialise with friends of similar backgrounds. In addition to organising local meetings and outings, our outreach coordinators also arrange short holidays within the UK and ever-popular trips to Israel.

The AJR is also fully committed to the education of future generations about the Holocaust and is the UK’s largest dedicated funder of programmes and projects which promote teaching and learning about the Holocaust.