An injection of funding has led to the announcement that Stamford Hill will get its first Orthodox special needs college of further education from September.

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Kisharon supports hundreds of people with learning difficulties

News of the college, at Jewish Care’s Brenner Centre, comes as charity Kisharon announces that it will be converting a Golders Green property into supported housing for eight young Orthodox adults with learning difficulties.

The college will be run in partnership with Hackney Community College and was part of a package of measures unveiled by Kisharon chief executive Beverley Jacobson at its gala dinner, where £700,000 was raised.

The housing development, in partnership with Jewish Community Housing Association (JCHA), sees the charity taking over a property in Montpelier Rise in Golders Green.

Three separate purpose-built flats will follow, after which the Hanna Schwalbe residential home in nearby Leeside Crescent will be refurbished.

Kisharon chairman Philip Goldberg said: “We need to bridge the gap between the available local authority funding and what it actually costs to provide these life-changing services.”

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