Barnet Homes’ Director of Corporate Services, Trudi Kleanthous delivered a bounty of gifts to residents living at the domestic violence refuge today. The fact the gift-drop happened on International Women’s Day added a particularly special feel to the moment Trudi was able to hand over the gifts to refuge residents.

It feels like a small gesture, but one of the residents who was present for Trudi’s visit said she and other residents were still talking about the generous gifts donated by staff at Christmas. One little lad is absolutely over-the-moon with a Playstation that was donated for a Christmas present.

The residents of the domestic violence refuge received another International Women’s Day surprise in the form of our The Welfare Reform Task Force.

The Task Force won a Barnet Group staff award last December and decided to donate their prize of high street vouchers to women of the refuge also. Nicola Moses-Lewis and Patricia James delivered the vouchers in person.  What a wonderful kind gesture from the Task Force.

The gifts donated to the refuge this week follow on from last week’s news that we were granted 100k from the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) which means the domestic violence refuge will stay open until March 2018.