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 […]

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 […]

Barnet Photography Competition

Barnet Photography Competition Closing date 14 June

EXCHANGING VIEWPOINTS 2021 The 5th inter-twinning photo contest with Barnet’s Twin Town of Le Raincy is now open for submissions. 2021’s theme is laugh or smile: Humour in my city You can submit 1 to 3 photos maximum, each picture: JPEG >300 dpi and > 3500 pixels in width or height using Wetransfer. The closing […]

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 […]

Judi Joins the Barnet Together Team

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Inclusion Barnet, through Barnet Together, provides infrastructure support, information, training and representation to and for Barnet’s voluntary, community and faith organisations, primarily to those working in the Adults sector, and this last is an area IB are looking to grow in the coming months and my new role as VCFS Representation Lead will play a […]

Working from Home: Top Tips

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With reports in The Times this week that “More than half of staff ‘will partly work from home’”, with “two thirds of companies offering remote work to their teams”, it looks as though working from home/remote working/blended working will be around for a while longer. Barnet Together produced four Top Tip guides last year linked […]

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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