Our Domestic Violence One-Stop-Shop celebrated one year this Christmas and the current residents and their family living in the Domestic Violence refuge got to mark Christmas in their current home – thanks to generous donations.

The Barnet Homes’ Domestic Violence Refuge residents and their children were able to have a Christmas dinner, tree and presents after Barnet Homes staff, volunteers and partners did a collection for the families just before the festive season.

Staff from our Let 2 Barnet division donated the Christmas tree and decorations and other Barnet Homes colleagues donated toys for the children.

The children of the refuge were particularly excited and are making hand-made thank-you cards for staff.

One of the mother’s of the refuge said: “The children were all so excited telling me about their presents when I returned after Christmas, they all seemed excited about telling their friends in school and one little boy in particular was amazed at the lovely Christmas tree, he said that it was his best Christmas ever.”