Sha’arei Tsedek Night Shelter initiative – UPDATE
During the current Coronavirus outbreak night shelters in Barnet, run by Homeless Action in Barnet, has been trying to keep running its normal service. However, this has been challenging for both the guests and volunteers. As the pandemic has worsened it has become harder to sustain the night shelter provisions offered within the borough and the current shelter provisions have been temporarily closed.
Speaking about the situation Amanda Weiss, Charity Operations Manager for Together in Barnet says: “I am very pleased and relieved to inform our supporters, that, as of Monday evening, all of the guests supported by the charity have been placed in temporary accommodation provided by the government in West London. Needless to say this is fantastic news”.
Our shelter was due to start in June and run until September. Unfortunately, this initiative is now temporarily on hold until further notice. Over the coming weeks and months HAB will be working in conjunction with the government to organise logistics of getting necessary essentials to the clients.
As a small charity these changes will pose some financial challenges to the organisation. If you would like to support Homeless Action in Barnet/Together in Barnet and make a donation please click here.
Alonim Kindergarten is staying open to support children of Key Workers during the Coronavirus outbreak
Released: 23 March 2020
Alonim has announced it is staying open to support children of key workers and those from working families. On Wednesday (18 March), Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, said all schools would close on Friday until further notice. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in his daily conference confirmed the closures but said some schools would be kept open with a skeleton staff to provide support for children of key workers, including NHS staff, police and delivery drivers.
Roz Levenson, Head Teacher said: “It is essential that we support families so that NHS staff can work during this critical time. I am proud that the Alonim team can help”.
Richard Woolf, Chair added: “I am grateful to our teachers, security and caretaking staff who have volunteered to work so that Alonim can stay open. Thank you to everyone at this difficult time”.
Sha’arei Tsedek Caretaking and Security staff will continue to provide support whilst Alonim Kindergarten remains open.