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A promotional booklet for the Penylan House Jewish Retirement and Nursing Home in Cardiff. The booklet contains three images of the interior of the Home as well as a section about costs and contributions – it states that as a registered charity, the Home needed to run at a cost around one third lower than a private home. Donations are encouraged so that those who were unable to pay would still be cared for in the Home.

There is also a section on ‘The Home and Its Services’, ‘Social Activities’, ‘Management’, ‘The Welfare Committee’ and ‘Admission Details'. The booklet states that the Home has around 55 residents, kitchens equipped to provide kosher meals and that regular opportunities are taken to go out into the community such as for shopping trips, visits to Penarth and the local library visits. The Home also offers day service to provide a break for carers.

The booklet ends with the promise that no one who enters the home as a resident will ever be asked to leave “on grounds of physical infirmity”.

Pencare (formerly known as 'The Trustees of Penylan House') is a charity, which offers care for elderly people of the Jewish faith and is currently based in Cardiff, although the catchment area for the home covers South Wales and the West of England. Pencare has been working with Linc Cymru to redevelop their care home, Penylan House, to ensure high quality care to Cardiff's elderly Jewish community and extending the care to elderly people not of the Jewish faith.

Mr Henry Silver and other members of the community had originally founded a Home for the Aged in 1946 in Canton, which then moved to Penarth, its official opening being 5 December 1948, to provide a larger space for its large number of applications. Despite the beautiful surroundings, the Home in Penarth was quite isolated, so the difficult decision was later taken to move the Home to Penylan Road in Cardiff, meaning many residents were now closer to their friends and relatives. Residents moved to Penylan House in 1959.

Sources:
http://opencharities.org/charities/243968 http://www.housingcare.org/downloads/facilities/generated-brochures/134508-penylan-house-nursing-home-cardiff-wales.pdf.;
Cajex, Magazine of the Association of Jewish Ex-service Men and Women (Cardiff), Vol. IX, No. 1, Ninth Year - March, 1959, pp. 60- 65.

Depository: Glamorgan Archives.

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