Angie’s Keep Calm and Sing (AKCAS) has recently completed its keep calm and breathe workshops in the Burnt Oak and Colindale areas of Barnet with support from our Covid-19 Recovery Community Fund. The project was successful in achieving its aims of bringing different people together who may not have met otherwise, improving wellbeing and giving an opportunity for people to re-connect with people they hadn’t seen in a long time due to lockdown.

“It has been an enjoyable project in partnership with Barnet Homes that has brought people back together. This project helped improve residents’ breathing and wellbeing, whilst having FUN through singing. Thank you to everyone for supporting our efforts to reach people in the Burnt Oak/Colindale area who might have found it difficult to get out and about to meet others, particularly those with mobility issues.” Angie AKCAS group.

Raquel, workshop attendee commented, “I love the workshops, I didn’t realise that I wasn’t breathing properly until I started attending. I continue to do the breathing exercises as part of my daily health and wellbeing, as they’ve helped with the terrible reflux I was getting. Thanks to the breathing and relaxation techniques you taught, I no longer require medication for this.”
AKCAS is one of many projects that has been supported by our Covid-19 Recovery Community Fund, financially sponsored by our contractors as part of their investment into our communities.

Apply for Covid-19 Recovery Funding

If you have an idea for a local community project, social get together event or know of a group based in Barnet that would benefit from the fund, you can apply for up to £250 to make it happen. Visit either Barnet Homes or Opendoor Homes websites to complete an online application.

For more information on the criteria or assistance in completing the online form, residents or service users of Barnet Homes or Your Choice Barnet can email Opendoor Homes residents can email