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The School holidays can be particular pressure points for some families because of increased costs (such as food and childcare) and reduced incomes, indeed COVID-19 has impacted some families severely.

Because of this more children are far less likely to be able to access organised activities and some of these children can suffer food insecurity leading to an unhealthy holiday in terms of nutrition and physical health as well as any resulting isolation

Young Barnet Foundation have been working with The Mayor’s Fund for London Kitchen Social programme as part of their steering/development group to bring more holiday provision to Barnet to address these needs. A number of these projects have been running under the name of Kitchen Social Projects.

The Department for Education is rolling a Holiday Activities, with Food Programme out in every Borough.

Barnet, as our Local Authority, Young Barnet Foundation and a number of other partners are working together to launch our own Holiday Activity programme in Barnet and it is our vision that together we will reach 4000 of Barnet’s children

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