COVID-19 is having a significant impact on all of us, whether at home or at work. Sadly many Barnet residents have lost their income, struggling financially, lacking food to feed their families or can afford to buy daily essentials.

Barnet Homes is part of a borough-wide steering group, ensuring families, the elderly and most vulnerable are receiving the support they need. We are working closely with Young Barnet Foundation, Groundwork UK and Inclusion Barnet who have set up a Community Response Fund.

The Community Response Fund supports trusted local organisations in Barnet to provide frontline support to those most in need. The funds are being held by Young Barnet Foundation and are distributed to community groups by a specially convened community panel.

Through their social value and investment into our communities, our contractors continue to demonstrate their commitment to Barnet and us by donating £1,000 each toward the Community Response Fund. Re-Gen also donated £250.

We are grateful to WG Wigginton, Vallectric and Wates for their early support and hope that many of our other contractors continue to come forward with their help.

Barnet Homes’ Head of Property Services Stuart Bishop said “In such uncertain times it’s very important that we pool our resources and work together to deliver the best possible service to our residents. It’s refreshing to know that our contractors share this ethos and, in particular, W G Wigginton, Vallectric and Wates have stepped up to offer financial assistance to those in our community that are most in need. This gesture is much appreciated, and we hope other contractors will follow suit and contribute to the Community Response Fund, which is a vital resource at this time”.

Vallectric said “Vallectric Ltd have donated £1,000 to Barnet Homes to assist with providing frontline support to the elderly and most vulnerably members of the Barnet community, during the Covid-19 pandemic.”

David Morgan, Managing Director, Wates Property Services, commented: “It is with great pleasure that we make this donation to the Young Barnet Foundation and underpin our commitment to the local community as part of our partnership with Barnet Homes. The Foundation carries out exceptional work across the borough, providing invaluable support for young people when they need it most. It is a privilege to contribute and help to make a positive and sustainable difference to local lives.”