Sidney Corob House

122-126 Fortune Green Road, West Hampstead, NW6 1DN


In 1976, mindful of the need for more care home facilities for the Jewish elderly, Sidney Corob (1923-2009) and his wife Elizabeth established Westmount, a residential care home in Fortune Green Road.

The 3-storey building, built on land donated by the Corobs, contained 32 hotel-style rooms with en-suite facilities. The home provided a sheltered kosher environment for those who were mostly still capable of leading fairly independent lives.

A philanthropist who had had a successful career in property and real estate, Sidney Corob, together with his wife, supported the home and maintained ties with the residents.

However, as it was no longer attracting many residents, the home closed in 2008. The property was then donated to Jewish Care shortly after Sidney Corob's death in February 2009.

The home remained empty until March 2011 when, following a £1.5m refurbishment, Jewish Care re-opened it as a care home for Jewish people over the age of 50 with long-term mental problems. To finance this project, the Jewish Care home in Mapesbury Avenue was sold and its 25 residents transferred to the renovated building.


Current status

The home accepts both permanent residents and those requiring respite care. The ground floor contains a large dining room, milk and meat kitchens and staff offices.

N.B. Photograph obtained in April 2020

Sydney Corob House

Sidney Corob House was previously known as Westmount.

References (Accessed 2nd May 2021)
Elgot J 1011 Donated home gets £1.5m revamp. Jewish Chronicle, 31st March. (2) (3)

Last updated 2nd May 2021

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