Bikur Cholim’s mission is to relieve the effects of sickness, poor physical and mental health and old age, for people of the community in North London by assisting with the provision of support, facilities and services.

Established in 1979 in response to a local tragedy, Bikur Cholim was founded to ensure that no person would have to battle the challenges of illness and disability on their own.  More than three decades since we were first established, our commitment to this ideal remains as principal as ever.

Although there is not much that can be done to prevent illness, there is a lot that can be done to reduce the pain that accompanies it. Bikur Cholim’s value of person centred services and attitudes of respect, dignity and sensitivity and our unstinting commitment to confidentiality have enabled us to meet the individual needs of each of our service users. 

The trustees confirm that they have referred to the guidance contained in the Charity Commission’s general guidance on public benefit when reviewing the Charity’s aims and objectives and in planning future activities.

We have the following downloads available which provide more information:


2012 Annual Report


Bikur Cholim 2011-2012 Achievements and Inspiration (an independent evaluation)