Matthew was delighted to welcome James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, to see the completion of the Wohl Court in Hendon. This is an independent living scheme run by Jewish Care.
Last year work began to replace the Ella and Ridley Jacobs House and the adjacent former Sam Beckman Day Centre with construction of Wohl Court. The new development contains 32 one and two-bedroom apartments (16 one and 16 two bedroom apartments) for older people in the community who want to live independently within a secure community with care and support to hand.
In addition to Wohl Court, Matthew took the Secretary of State to the Holocaust Survivors Centre in Hendon. During a question and answer session, the Secretary of State spoke of his own family links with the Holocaust, as his father-in-law was a child who received a visa from Frank Foley that allowed him to escape Nazi Germany.
Matthew said: “The visit to Wohl Court enabled me to see how the reconstruction of the site is now enabling a new community of people to live both independently and securely. It is a wonderful building in a great location with some fantastic amenities.
"It was also a pleasure to take the Secretary of State to the Holocaust Survivors Centre and to hear of his own experience. James is very supportive on the subject of Holocaust education and it was very interesting to learn of his family's experience.”