The Good Neighbour Scheme for Mill Hill and Burnt Oak is a registered charity, no. 1130578, and we are proud to be able to say that we have served our community for over 30 years.
RUNNING FOR THE GNS
We are excited to report that some staff of the Watling Medical Centre in Burnt Oak are taking part in the Watford Bluebell 10km run on Monday the 1st of May, and all the proceeds from the funds raised will be donated to our charity. In fact, a donation page has been set up by Watling Medical Practice where you can not only donate online but also find out a bit more about the issues of supporting older people. If anyone would like to donate online, just use the link below.
Watling Medical Centre have asked us to post this message about its charity run:
"To help fundraise for this crucial local charity:
1. Several GPs (Dr Khanbhai, Dr Moore and Dr Shah) and our practice nurse (Andrea Callis) are running the Watford Bluebell 10k run on Monday 1st May 2017
3. Several GPs (Dr Saldanha, Dr Santhouse), admin and reception staff (Lynn, Razia, Sarah) and our practice manager (Ms Todorovic) will be doing a bespoke 10k fast walk on the same day.
All funds collected will go entirely to our chosen charity. We hope you will support us in donating whatever you can, however small, and help make a significant difference to our local elderly population.
We would be very much grateful for any help you may offer."
BARNET CIVIC AWARD
Great news for everyone involved with the charity. We won the award for our work in the community but as Derrick, our Head of Trustees, said the recognition was far more important than the winning.
Barnet Council's 'Barnet Together' campaign asked us to nominate one of our volunteers who we felt had contributed greatly to our community. We were more than happy to put forward one of our stalwarts Martin Rosen. Martin has helped out in a number of different ways over the years. In fact, if he can help he will. He was even photographed as part of the campaign, as you can see, and is one of 6 volunteers featured on the Barnet website. Many thanks for all your hard work Martin!!
OUR NEW COFFEE CLUB IS OPEN!
Our Coffee Club begins on the 3rd March at Mill East Church and is a chance for our members, and prospective new members, to enjoy a convivial afternoon of games and fun. Refreshments can be purchased from the church cafe.
A GIFT FROM THE TSB IN BURNT OAK
The Burnt Oak branch of TSB identified the GNS as a worthy charity for its work in Burnt Oak and made us a gift of £125.
Our co-ordinator, Cheryl Trott, was on hand to receive the the cheque from Karina Ivanovic who is the Personal Banker at the branch
The money will go to good use in helping to fund the pantomime outing in December.
SUPPORTING OLDER PEOPLE IN MILL HILL AND BURNT OAK
The Good Neighbour Scheme for Mill Hill and Burnt Oak enables volunteers to provide neighbourly support to elderly and disabled people living in Mill Hill and Burnt Oak in the Borough of Barnet.
Our services address the issues of fragility, loneliness, the moving away of children from the area and bereavement.
The next clinic is on the 7 April. Call the Good Neighbour Scheme office for a referral and advice on how to make an appointment. The cost per session is £20, well below the commercial rate. Click here for the coming dates in 2017.
We have listed all our contact numbers, which includes a 24 hour answerphone, on the site (on the Contact Us page) as well as a contact form (on the Contact Form page) if you prefer to send a message to the Good Neighbour Scheme's email.
The outcomes of our services include the growth of considerable social capital , through the good relationships formed among our clients and also between them and volunteers and staff.
Most of our volunteers are retired themselves and volunteering for the Scheme gives them a sense of purpose and well being. Click here for more information if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.
We currently have nearly 200 clients who use our services and at least 50% are over the age of 80. Do call us if you feel we can be of help to you or one of your family or a friend.