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HELP IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

Anyone who needs help with Food – we have a foodbank at the Rainbow Centre. Please email Steve Verrall steveverrall@barnetcp.org.uk or call on 07946 728515

Felix Project today

Well done to our dedicated volunteers Sarah and Jeanette – no stopping them!!

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

THE FELIX PROJECT will continue to operate at the Rainbow Centre – food bags can be picked up from the Centre on Thursday mornings for families/people registered for the project.

RAINBOW MONEY ADVICE – open for PHONE/EMAIL consultation ONLY. There are no face:face meetings at the centre with Stuart, our money advisor. Contact Stuart on TUES and THUR on 07981 760 399 or moneyadvice@barnetcp.org.uk.

ALL OTHER BOOKINGS AND ACTIVITIES AT THE RAINBOW CENTRE HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE TIME BEING.

THE EASTER LUNCH CLUB will provide food for families on the project – families will receive text messages regarding this next week.

HELP US HELP EVERYONE

If you or someone you live with has the virus or is suspected of having it or having been exposed to it and you need our services, please contact us in advance rather than coming in. We will aim to support you – e.g. by making special arrangements for you to pick up a weekly food bag.

If you need to self-isolate and you know someone who needs support around this, contact one of the local Covid-19 Support Groups that have been set up all over the country. Find the Barnet Group on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/215636692879586/

The Rainbow Centre during the Coronavirus Crisis – what’s open/what’s closed

Status WED 18 March 2020

The Centre is OPEN, but not all activities/services are running

OPEN:

  • Felix Project food distribution
  • FRI morning Toddler Group – open THIS WEEK to consult about the next few weeks
  • Counselling sessions
  • Rainbow Money Advice – open for PHONE/EMAIL consultation ONLY. There are no face:face meetings at the centre with Stuart, our money advisor. Contact Stuart on TUES and THUR on 07981 760 399 or moneyadvice@barnetcp.org.uk.

Our partners are currently running:

  • Barnet College Art Classes
  • A1 Social Care – current course is running
  • Muslim Prayer Meetings
  • Sunday Church Service

Check with these organsations/groups directly about their sessions/activities and plans for the next few weeks – they will have information sooner than we do.

CLOSED:

  • Mixed Martial Arts Sessions – will not take place after WED 18 March
  • Thursday Takeaways
  • Junior Leaders
  • Art Against Knives’ Dollis Dolls nail bar
  • Diabetes workshops

There won’t be a full lunch club during the Easter holidays – watch out for more information shortly.

OUR MEASURES

Additional cleaning is taking place and we are following other government guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus and safeguard all centre users, staff and volunteers.

All centre users and partner organisations are asked to follow these measures as well.

HELP US HELP EVERYONE

We aim to keep the centre open and maintain as many services as possible as we know they are more needed than ever at the moment. 

If you or someone you live with has the virus or is suspected of having it or having been exposed to it and you need our services, please contact us in advance rather than coming in. We will aim to support you – e.g. by making special arrangements for you to pick up a weekly food bag.

If you need to self-isolate and you know someone who needs support around this, contact one of the local Covid-19 Support Groups that have been set up all over the country. Find the Barnet Group on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/215636692879586/

 

More funny money?

News from Rainbow Money Advice

Have you seen the new £20 notes?  The paper versions can also continue to be used and the Bank of England will give plenty of notice before they’re taken out of circulation.

More information, including how to check whether your new note is genuine, is available via this link.

The Rainbow Centre is moving

The Rainbow Centre is set to close in its current location during 2020-21 due to the regeneration of the estate. We are planning to relocate (temporarily or permanently) to Totteridge Academy in the course of 2020. We are keen to make sure that everyone can continue accessing the centre. We are also keen to find out what services and facilities people think are important to have in the local area. Please help us by filling in a short, anonymous survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9CJ8RL3

move survey poster