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.
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.
Mill Hill East Church's cafe makes very pleasant surroundings for our coffee club.
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!!
Barnet Civic Award
It is with great pleasure, and pride, that we are able announce that our charity has been nominated for a Barnet Civic Award. The aim of the awards is to ‘thank the borough’s many unsung heroes for their hard work and commitment to their community’. For us at the charity it really is the recognition that is important not whether we finally win an award.
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 clinics are on: 2 December and the 23 December. 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.