Crisis Food Voucher scheme launches at Hope Corner cafe

Hope Corner has launched a crisis food voucher scheme for residents of Dollis Valley to use at the centre’s cafe, in conjunction with the Dollis Valley Partnership Board and Barnet Council. The scheme will run in a similar manner to a food bank providing immediate support to local people who find themselves in need, such … Continued

Railway industry course starts in September

Hope Corner has partnered with Barnet Council, Countryside Properties and Cherry Tree Foundation to provide a 6-week railway industry course for Dollis Valley residents. The course, which provides a certification to work in the railway industry, commences in September for six weeks on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays. For more details, contact info@cherrytreefoundation.org or ring 020 … Continued

Prayer Group to restart in the autumn

We are planning to restart the weekly prayer meetings on Wednesdays in September, which are aimed at supporting the work of Hope Corner Community Centre and the surrounding area. If you would like further details or want to be kept informed when this will start, please contact Hope Corner.  

Hope Corner re-opens after second lockdown

Following the lifting of government restrictions, Hope Corner Community Centre re-opened its doors to the general public on May 17, 2021. The Cafe and Community Support drop-in restarted, operating from 9.30am – 2.00pm every weekday. Children’s groups (Fixation Theatre and Irish Dancing) had restarted back in April and are continuing now we are open, with … Continued

Christmas Lunch in the Community

Although the centre has been forced to close under the new Tier 4 restrictions, a special one-off event called Christmas Lunch in the Community was launched this week in partnership with The Open Door Centre. During Christmas week (from December 21-23), 100 individuals who are either isolating due to ill-health, poor mobility, age and shielding requirements … Continued

Hope Corner re-opens prior to Christmas

On December 2, Hope Corner re-opened for reduced activities prior to Christmas. These included Art Club and Fixation Theatre for children, the Community Support project (drop-in facilities), Community Cafe (under socially distanced requirements) and Pilates classes for adults. The Lunch on the Community project also continued, with lunches delivered twice a week to those who … Continued

Centre closes in second national lockdown

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on October 31 of a second national lockdown, Hope Corner closed its doors again from Thursday, November 5 to December 2, 2020. However, during that time, the Lunch in the Community project received further funding from the Barnet Community Response Fund and was able to increase the number … Continued

Hope Corner re-opens

After a period of five months of enforced closure (due to the Covid-19 pandemic), Hope Corner has re-opened its doors to the community. Initially, the centre will be open from 9.30am to 2.00pm. However, the cafe service has resumed, serving beverages, sandwiches and light snacks, albeit in slightly altered circumstances due to the new distancing … Continued

Lunch in the Community

In May, some of the staff and trustees volunteered to help with a lunch service that was being provided by Open Door and the Food Bank at Christ Church, Barnet. This ran on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with Wednesday being a particular focus for lunches delivered to the residents of Dollis Valley and Underhill. It … Continued

Centre closed due to Covid-19 restrictions

It was with sadness that Hope Corner closed its doors in March due to the pandemic that was sweeping Barnet and the London area. We were particularly concerned for our more vulnerable visitors, many of whom were asked by the NHS to shield themselves. During the initial period, we remained in contact with many such … Continued