A Barnet resident receiving treatment for cancer
When the pandemic started, Margaret was in hospital at the Royal Marsden following post-operative cancer treatment. Returning home was a challenge for her as she needed to shield and also had some very specific dietary needs, due to her condition. Volunteers from Community Barnet’s Wellbeing Response Service were on hand to help. They took care to go to specific health shops as well as do a supermarket shop for her and provide her with a resources pack and the information she needed to allow her to continue her recovery safely at home.
This is a real-life case study based on stories provided by London Borough of Barnet and Community Barnet