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Theresa May interviewed to raise funds for Jewish Care home

Speaking on Thursday night, the former prime minister discussed social care and spirituality to raise funds for Rosetrees care home.

Former Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at charity dinner in London in 2018, when she was in office. Photo credit: Peter Nicholls/PA Wire
Former Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at charity dinner in London in 2018, when she was in office. Photo credit: Peter Nicholls/PA Wire

Former prime minister Theresa May addressed a Jewish Care audience on Thursday night to raise money for a Freirn Barnet care home.

May was interviewed at the event to raise funds for the Rosetrees Care Home, speaking about her faith, growing up in a vicarage and funding for adult social care.

Interviewer Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, of the Pears Foundation, asked the former PM, who resigned in 2019, how the problem of funding social care could be resolved.

“Getting the balance right between generations is also key and that we are in need of a long-term solution which is sustainable,” she said. 

“It is going to be about how we provide the high quality of care without overburdening the younger generation with the cost of adult social care.”

She added that technology could help support people to live independently for longer.

Asked what advice she would give to care home residents, May replied: “Stay interested in life and interested in what’s going on around you. Remain inquisitive about developments.”

The event was organised by the Friends of Rosetrees committee. Jewish Care’s Director of Fundraising and Community Engagement, Adam Overlander-Kaye, said: “We were delighted to have Mrs May join us and share some wonderful anecdotes about her life and time as Prime Minister. 

“We are incredibly grateful to her and our 200 guests for helping us to raise funds for the Rosetrees Care home.”

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