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19 05, 2020

MHAW: Kindness matters

2020-05-19T09:57:43+01:00May 19th, 2020|

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme of this year's event is kindness. Below is some information provided by the Mental Health Foundation which could help you or someone you know during this difficult time. Introduction   You may recognise the expression “it is better to give than receive”, but did you know this is backed up by research? People who are kind and compassionate see clear benefits to their wellbeing and happiness. They may even live longer. Kindness can also help reduce [...]

6 05, 2020

Barnet Homes’ contractors – supporting the COVID-19 response

2020-05-15T09:18:51+01:00May 6th, 2020|

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 [...]

28 04, 2020

OneStonegrove – supporting the community

2020-04-28T10:16:34+01:00April 28th, 2020|

During these unprecedented times, we have seen community groups come together and help the most vulnerable in their societies. Just one of these groups is OneStonegrove, based in Edgware. The group, run by the Stonegrove Community Trust has so far helped their neighbours by providing: 2,749 meals (1,777 to 12 community organisations and 972 meals [...]

30 03, 2020

Advice for residents aged over 70

2020-04-21T12:18:53+01:00March 30th, 2020|

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is causing a considerable amount of uncertainty and concern for the public. We want to assure you that the health and wellbeing of our customers and staff is our utmost priority at this time. Please continue to follow government advice, and stay indoors whenever possible. The details in this letter are [...]

30 03, 2020

Welfare benefits, health, work and assistance schemes

2020-05-01T11:18:39+01:00March 30th, 2020|

For those in receipt of welfare benefits, this can be a concerning time. We have provided some usual information below. Domestic abuse There is no excuse for domestic abuse. If you are a victim, if you feel at risk, or if you are concerned about a friend, relative or neighbour, call us. You can also [...]

24 03, 2020

COVID-19 Discretionary help with financial hardship

2020-03-24T14:53:03+00:00March 24th, 2020|

Last updated 24 March Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we are conscious many of our residents are likely to suffer a financial impact if they are forced to take unpaid leave, redundancy, work as a temp through an agency or work under a zero hours contract with many company's closing for a number of weeks.  [...]

24 03, 2020

COVID-19 Advice for claiming benefits and contacting the benefits team

2020-03-24T14:52:11+00:00March 24th, 2020|

  Latest update: 24 March 2020 Please check this page regularly for updates on the arrangements the Department for Work and Pensions is making to support those who are affected by coronavirus. Friday’s announcement saw changes announced on Universal Credit, Local Housing Allowance, Working Tax Credit and the introduction of the Coronavirus job retention scheme. Updates [...]

24 03, 2020

Government advice on stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus

2020-04-16T13:59:29+01:00March 24th, 2020|

The latest Government advice on stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus is to stay home. Anyone can spread the virus. Latest information: Updated 16 April 2020 Stay home to help us save lives If you go out, you can spread it, people will die Act like you've got it, anyone can spread it Anyone [...]

24 03, 2020

Current status for Barnet Homes services

2020-06-09T11:49:02+01:00March 24th, 2020|

Barnet Homes has been adapting to the COVID-19 emergency situation and realigning services to respond to the needs of our most vulnerable residents. Our main Customer Contact Centre remains open. We moved to an emergency and urgent-only repairs service from 23 March 2020 in order to support those who need it most. We are now [...]