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The statement of accounts for the year ended 31 December 1985 for the Jewish Home for the Aged. The cover displays the name of the accountant, 'Dennis, Freedman, Clayton and Co., Chartered Accountants'. A statement that the accountant had prepared (according to instructions) "without carrying out an audit, the annexed accounts from your accounting records and from information and explanation supplied to us" is included.

The first page has a summary of income and expenditure which includes the cost of providing care, support grants and voluntary income such as endowment of beds and the bingo collection. Also listed are assets and liabilities, running costs of the Home (such as wages, cleaning, repairs and residents' pocket money) and investments (such as the Carmel Lodge Trust and the War Loan).

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 Cardiff Jewish community had originally founded a Home for the Aged in 1946 in Canton. In December 1948, the Home moved to Holme Towers in Penarth to provide more 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 February 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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