Mental Health and Universal Credit

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A Guest Blog from Dan Norris, Head of Advice and Rights at CPAG on Mental Health and Universal Credit. Last month I spoke at a Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust (HACT) event offering practical advice for those working with people with mental health issues who claim universal credit (UC). This Guest Blog provides highlights on this […]

Understanding the current energy market + top tips to reduce your energy costs

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Whether you are a resident, business, voluntary, community, faith or social enterprise (VCFSE) organisation the current rise in energy prices is a worry.  This guest post by Norman Taylor from Barnet-based HENOC LTD offers an overview of why energy prices have risen, and give us some top tips to help keep costs down. Understanding the current […]

Grow your income – new fundraising opportunity for Barnet organisations

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To offer your community organisation an opportunity to access free funding, Barnet Together has partnered with easyfundraising. easyfundraising is a free to use fundraising platform that turns online shopping into free donations for your charity, voluntary group, CIC, community space, sports club, youth or third sector organisation. How does it work? easyfundraising works with over […]

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 […]

Update on the Adult Barnet Targeted Community HIV Prevention Service

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Guest post by the charity Brook My name is Belinda, the HIV Prevention Specialist for Brook in Barnet. This is a follow-up post about the new Adult Barnet Targeted Community HIV Prevention Service commissioned by the London Borough of Barnet that will be provided by Brook.  You can read our first post from June 2021 […]

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 […]

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