About us

Jweb began – as so many good ideas do – over a cup of coffee between friends. Deborah Gundle and Linda Goldberg met through Deborah’s son, Zach who has learning disabilities. Linda was then CEO of Cosgrove Care, an award-winning Jewish charity in Glasgow that supports people with special needs and is now a trustee of Norwood and an Advisor to the Judith Trust.

How difficult it is for Jewish carers to find out what is available in our community was the starting point of the conversation. There had been a useful booklet many years before but that of course was now well out of date and so the idea of a website was born; one which would detail every Jewish organisation supporting people with learning disabilities and their families in the UK, plus details of events, news and a noticeboard on which people could offer services, goods and anything helpful to other carers.  

Eventually, after lots more coffee, jweb was born.

Our aim

There is a lot going on in the community but no one place to find it.

We wanted to collect all this information into one central website – an interactive resource that keeps on growing as people contribute to it.

jweb is all about pooling the information from organisations, parents, carers, teachers, and therapists …. anyone with first-hand experience of learning disability in our community. It’s a place for finding out what is on offer in your area, what events are coming up, and even selling items no longer used.

A place for overcoming problems and celebrating successes within a community that understands special needs.

The more you interact with it, the better it will be and if you haven’t found and still can’t find anything specifically Jewish in your area, then please let us know what non-denominational organisations and or/professionals have been particularly helpful to you. It may help others ……..so please do become part of our community.

The jweb team

Small but mighty is how you could probably describe us! Since launching jweb in 2011, Deborah and Linda have handed over the reins to Langdon and Kisharon, two of the leading London Jewish learning disabilities charities, with website manager Anna Perceval still at the helm.

If you have any questions about the site or any ideas for helping us grow, we would really like to hear from you.

Site champions

We are really fortunate to have a fantastic team of site champions to help make jweb a friendly, welcoming place for new visitors. Some are parents and some are professionals working with learning disability. All have volunteered their time to make jweb a success, so we are hugely grateful to them.

You will find our site champions on the forums, greeting people and generally getting involved. Do look out for them and say hello.

jweb is a registered charity. None of the information compiled will be used for commercial gain.