FREE Community Organising Training for Barnet VCS Environmental Network Members

Are you thinking of starting a new local project or role that could benefit your community? Curious about how to make a change in your community? Have an idea but not sure where to start? Stonegrove Community Trust in partnership with Our Yard at Clitterhouse Farm introduced the North West London Social Action Hub earlier […]

Green Doctors service- FREE 1:1 SUPPORT ON ENERGY 

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Guest Blog from Green Doctors… Do you have contact with residents who might have trouble paying for their energy bills? Part of the community charity, Groundwork London, Green Doctors are a team of expert energy advisers who offer consultation over the telephone or arrange for a home visit with residents to help them manage their energy use. The […]

Accessing your GP Remotely: does the new system work for you?

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A blog from Healthwatch Barnet on the new report into remote GP appointments Throughout the pandemic, the way we’ve all accessed GPs has changed. To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, NHS England advised GPs to embed a system of ‘total triage’ where patients contact their surgery remotely at first and only get seen face-to-face […]

Staff blog – Paralympics coverage

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by Hannah Chamberlain, Enablement Lead, Inclusion Barnet Coverage of the Paralympics has in the past dominated media representations of disability. As not all of us can be Paralympians, this seems an inaccessible bar to becoming visible members of society. It does seem that the tide is turning and inclusive images and representations are more frequently […]

The Poetry Project is looking for Barnet People & Places to work with

Guest blog from James McInerney, The Poetry Project @MillsMc07  @poetryproject08 What is The Poetry Project? The Poetry Project is a free to use project that is all about having positive, empowering, and motivational messages on display in public areas to promote well being and raise awareness of mental health issues. Since our launch in 2018 […]

Key Covid-19 Messages for London’s Faith and CVS groups from Public Health England

(Updated 13/07/2021) The government has confirmed that legal COVID restrictions are set to end in England on the 19th of July. It is very important that we all continue to manage the spread of COVID-19 in our communities and city and that we continue to show caution. London has seen a rise in cases over […]

Go Green, understand the energy market and save money, here’s how!

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Guest post by Norman Taylor from Barnet-based HENOC LTD, looking to support Barnet’s VCFS in finding and maintaining cheaper energy costs (Gas and Electricity).   But first, some top energy and money saving tips whether you are working from home or the office. 1. My Mobile, Coffee & Teeth Charging your mobile to 100% and […]

Community Champions needed for Barnet HIV prevention service

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Guest post by the charity Brook The new Adult (18+) Barnet Targeted Community HIV Prevention Service commissioned by the London Borough of Barnet, officially launched on the 1st of June 2021 and is being delivered by the charity Brook, which has over 55 years’ experience delivering sexual health and wellbeing services and has led similar […]

Volunteers: Equality and Diversity Guidance

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Guest blog by Volunteering Barnet Following on from Volunteering Barnet‘s guest blog on Recruiting Volunteers, this second one for Volunteers’ Week takes a look at Equality and Diversity in your Volunteer recruitment and team. The Basics Anyone can volunteer, regardless of background, nationality, disability, age, class, gender or religion. However, some volunteers find there are […]

Introduction to Recruiting Volunteers

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Guest blog by Volunteering Barnet For Volunteers’ Week our friends at Volunteering Barnet have written a handy guide to Recruiting Volunteers, the full PDF is downloadable below, but here are their Top Ten Tips. Make sure your organisation is “volunteer-ready” by completing the Volunteer Management Health Check. Before recruiting, carefully plan how volunteers will be […]

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