Langdon has come a long way since it began in 1992. At the heart of our work is our strong desire to enable Jewish people with learning disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives. We do this providing our members with places to live, and supporting them to find and secure work, and socialise as a community within their local community.
Langdon College began with six students, and since then numbers have grown to over 25. It was named after Margaret Langdon, a prominent Manchester Jewish philanthropist and activist in community care, who set up Delamere Forest School in 1921.
In 2005, Langdon established supported living communities for people leaving the College. Today, the Langdon community is now made up of over 100 people, living in supported accommodation in over 50 properties in Manchester, Edgware and Borehamwood. A dedicated employment service was set up in 2004, and Maccabi House, a community building for Langdon and its members, was opened in Edgware in 2012. Langdon’s support to its members is provided within a Jewish ethos, and has a dedicated Jewish Ethos Manager to assist with this work.
Our goal is to ensure the young people we support have the same opportunities as their peers to experience the satisfaction that comes from a good day’s work and the chance to enjoy a full social life.
Without Langdon’s help, these ordinary ambitions would remain beyond their reach. Our mission is to provide the extra support our people need to lead independent and fulfilling lives.