London Borough of Barnet

Adult social care news

Residents’ views sought on Care Act proposals

Published on Friday 12 December 2014

Residents are being asked for their views on proposals for how the council implements changes to the way it provides adult social care as part of the Care Act 2014.

Volunteers sought this winter

Published on Thursday 27 November 2014

An initiative to give people a warm place to go when temperatures dip is seeking volunteers to give a little of their spare time to help out.

Employment support pilot gets 50 people into work

Published on Thursday 30 October 2014

The success of a mental health employment pilot has led to two new initiatives in Barnet for supporting people with mental health difficulties in finding paid employment.

Views sought on a new way to pay for residential and nursing care costs

Published on Tuesday 7 October 2014

Barnet Council is seeking the views of residents on proposals which would allow older people to defer the cost of their care.

Edgware Silver Service scheme – seniors dine for £5 every Tuesday

Published on Monday 29 September 2014

Altogether Better Edgware and Stonegrove* in conjunction with Edgware Town Team are pleased to announce the launch of Edgware Silver Service.

First year of neighbourhood services hailed a success

Published on Tuesday 23 September 2014

A new approach to providing day services to older people has been hailed a success after reaching almost 1,800 more people in its first year.

Family carers invited to share experiences and ideas

Published on Tuesday 2 September 2014

Barnet Council and the Barnet Carers Centre are holding a free event aimed at family carers of people who live in, or are considering moving into, a residential care home in Barnet.

Care homes open their doors this Friday

Published on Wednesday 18 June 2014

This Friday, 20 June, is National Care Home Open Day.

Give an hour, take an hour – residents invited to join the Barnet Timebanking Network

Published on Thursday 5 June 2014

This week sees the official launch of the Barnet Timebanking Network for both businesses and residents.

Residents given the chance to shape health and adult social care services

Published on Thursday 29 May 2014

Barnet Council is looking to recruit more people to its local network of residents who wish to be kept informed about services or get involved in meetings and consultations about health and adult social care.

Council publishes a round up of its performance in adult social care

Published on Friday 4 April 2014

Barnet Council has published its third annual round up of the successes and challenges experienced in adult social care over the last 12 months.

Two more Dementia Cafes due to be launched

Published on Tuesday 25 February 2014

A joint initiative between Barnet Council and the Alzheimer’s Society is set to see two more ‘Dementia Cafes’ launched.

East Finchley Altogether Better to set up pop up shop

Published on Friday 14 February 2014

A community project in East Finchley aimed at bringing people together to help get local activities off the ground is to set up a ‘pop up shop’ during February.

Keep warm and well this winter

Published on Friday 20 December 2013

Barnet Council has this week launched a campaign aimed at helping to keep older and other vulnerable residents warm and well this winter.

Initiative to give residents more say on their care set to continue

Published on Friday 20 December 2013

A number of improvements to give disabled residents more control over how money is spent on their care are set to continue following the end of a three-year trial.

Grants scheme to encourage older people into physical activity

Published on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Barnet Council is offering charities and not-for-profit community groups the chance to bid for small grants aimed at getting older people more physically active.

Mayor Opens Housing for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Published on Tuesday 10 December 2013

The Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Melvin Cohen, has opened Origin Housing’s Speedwell Court, a development which has been specially designed to provide high quality housing for adults living with autism and Asperger's syndrome.

Barnet Campaign to share Christmas food with a neighbour in need

Published on Friday 6 December 2013

A campaign to encourage people to think about their older neighbours who might be spending Christmas alone has been launched in Barnet.

Alltogether Better Christmas Festival

Published on Thursday 5 December 2013

This Saturday (7 December) the ‘EFAB’ team will take part in the East Finchley Christmas Festival.

How much alcohol is too much? Ask your pharmacist

Published on Tuesday 3 December 2013

As part of a campaign to encourage safer drinking, people are now able to drop in to one of 21 pharmacies for advice and support.

Barnet to mark World AIDS Day

Published on Thursday 28 November 2013

This Sunday (1 December) marks World AIDS Day which aims to boost awareness of HIV, the virus that can cause AIDS.

Smokers encouraged to quit during Stoptober

Published on Tuesday 1 October 2013

Barnet residents who are among the country’s eight million smokers are being encouraged to quit during ‘Stoptober’.

Happy Healthy Fun Day

Published on Tuesday 3 September 2013

On Wednesday 11 September a Happy Healthy Fun Day will be taking place for adults with learning disabilities.

Conference for personal care assistants and their employers

Published on Monday 22 July 2013

Barnet Council is to host an event aimed at providing information to people who directly employ a personal assistant to help them with day to day living.

Advice to help people stay safe during the heatwave

Published on Tuesday 16 July 2013

Barnet Council’s Director of Public Health has issued a number for practical pointers for vulnerable groups such as older people, young children and those with long term health conditions to help them stay safe during the current heatwave.

Emergency cover for carers

Published on Monday 8 July 2013

A scheme has been launched to give carers peace of mind if an emergency prevents them from providing their usual care.

Project to support people affected by dementia set to be launched

Published on Friday 24 May 2013

With Dementia Awareness Week taking place, Barnet Council has announced it is to team up with the Alzheimer’s Society to set up a Dementia Café initiative.

Healthwatch Barnet launched

Published on Wednesday 15 May 2013

A new independent organisation has been set up to provide a voice for patients and people using health and social care services in Barnet.

Residents have their say on round up of adult social care performance

Published on Thursday 25 April 2013

Barnet Council has published its second annual round up of the successes and challenges experienced in adult social care over the last 12 months.

Local MMR vaccination plans to be developed in response to increase in measles cases

Published on Thursday 25 April 2013

A national catch-up programme to increase MMR vaccination uptake in children and teenagers has been announced today (Thursday 25 April) by Public Health England, NHS England and the Department of Health.

Actress to launch new safety scheme in North Finchley’s Coffee Republic

Published on Wednesday 24 April 2013

Former EastEnders actress Pam St Clement will launch a new Barnet-wide safety scheme at North Finchley’s Coffee Republic on 25 April.

Tell us what you want to know about Barnet's adult social care performance, Council urges

Published on Monday 28 January 2013

Barnet Council wants to know what residents and service users would like to see in this year’s Local Account, an overview of the year from a social care perspective.

Residents encouraged to check on neighbours during the cold spell

Published on Friday 18 January 2013

Barnet Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults has called on residents to check on elderly and vulnerable neighbours and relatives during the current cold snap.

Heating and insulation grants available to ward off winter chills

Published on Monday 10 December 2012

Each winter hundreds of people suffer from serious illnesses such as heart attack, stroke and pneumonia, which could very easily be prevented.

Residents urged to spread festive cheer to Barnet's young carers

Published on Monday 3 December 2012

For the second year running, Barnet Council is asking residents to enter into the festive spirit and donate seasonal gifts to young carers in the borough.

Transport services proposals agreed by Cabinet Resources Committee

Published on Wednesday 14 November 2012

A series of proposals aimed at modernising transport services for adults with mobility difficulties have been agreed.

Supporting Independence Fund projects receive council backing

Published on Tuesday 23 October 2012

A series of projects aimed at helping adults with disabilities and older people live more independently have successfully bid for more than £162,000 from the council’s Supporting Independence Fund.

Modernisation of day opportunities for older people moves a step closer

Published on Friday 19 October 2012

Barnet Council’s Cabinet Resources Committee last night (Thursday 18 October) agreed plans for introducing a new ‘neighbourhood model’ for providing support and day opportunities to older people in the borough.

Prescription scheme launched to give carers short breaks

Published on Thursday 4 October 2012

A new service backed by Barnet Council and the NHS is to allow GPs to issue prescriptions to carers to help them take a short break.

New Finchley Memorial Hospital opens its doors to patients

Published on Thursday 20 September 2012

The £28 million project at Finchley Memorial has developed an award winning, purpose built hospital that aims to treat more people effectively in an environment which is modern and patient focused.

Residents invited to preview tour of £28m new Finchley Memorial Hospital

Published on Thursday 16 August 2012

Residents are being invited to take their first look at the new Finchley Memorial Hospital at a free preview day on 23 August.

Prepaid cards to give residents more control over their social care

Published on Wednesday 1 August 2012

Barnet Council has launched a system of prepaid cards to give adults requiring social care control over how they pay for their support.

Views sought on transport services proposals

Published on Thursday 26 July 2012

Adults with mobility difficulties have just over a week left to respond to a consultation on proposals aimed at modernising transport services and making them fairer for those who use them.

Proposals for older people’s day services agreed by Cabinet

Published on Thursday 19 July 2012

Proposals aimed at reshaping and modernising the way day services are provided to older people in the borough, have been agreed by Cabinet.

Fifth Happy Healthy Fun Day

Published on Monday 18 June 2012

On Tuesday 19 June a Happy Healthy Fun Day will be taking place for people with learning disabilities and their families.

Residents asked for their views to help boost the borough’s health and wellbeing

Published on Monday 11 June 2012

Residents’ views are being sought on how Barnet Council and the NHS is planning to help people in the borough to live healthy, independent and active lives.

Residents have their say on round-up of adult social care performance

Published on Tuesday 13 March 2012

Barnet Council has published its first annual round up with the help of residents on the successes and challenges experienced in adult social care over the past year.

Residents’ views sought on proposals for day services

Published on Thursday 1 March 2012

Barnet Council is asking residents for their views on proposed changes to the way it provides day services for older people.

New trading company goes live

Published on Thursday 2 February 2012

Barnet Council has now launched one of the first trading companies in the country to help deliver some adult social services.

New trading company set to be launched

Published on Tuesday 17 January 2012

Barnet Council is to launch one of the first trading companies in the country to help deliver some adult social services.