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21 11, 2017

The Barnet Group bake-off raises £300 for Children in Need

2017-11-21T17:47:29+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

Last Friday staff across The Barnet Group held their own version of the Great British Bake-Off to raise money for BBC Children in Need. There was no Paul Hollywood judging, but we had our own team of colleague judges, including two from the caretaking team, who awarded points to come up with the winning bakers. [...]

13 11, 2017

We’re supporting International Fraud Awareness Week 12- 18 November

2017-11-13T15:30:43+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Why is tackling fraud so important? Firstly, the estimated cost of fraud nationally to local authorities is around £2.1 billion every year. This is why Barnet Homes is supporting Barnet Council’s CAFT (Council Anti-Fraud Team) by promoting International Fraud Awareness Week, which runs from 12-18 November. During Fraud Awareness Week officers will have an information [...]

3 11, 2017

Our domestic violence refuge makes prestigious shortlist

2017-11-07T16:56:01+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|

On Thursday 2nd November, the Women in Housing Awards took place at the Hilton in Manchester’s Deansgate section. Our domestic violence refuge had been nominated for the ‘Most Effective Project in Improving the Lives of Women.’ The Women in Housing Ceremony was a prestigious affair, hosted by radio presenter Liz Green and comedian Shappi Khorsandi. [...]

24 10, 2017

Fire safety drill at Upper Fosters

2017-10-24T17:40:43+00:00 October 24th, 2017|

As part of our joint working relationship with the London Fire Brigade (LFB) they conducted a training exercise at 45-88 Upper Fosters on Sunday 8 October. This involved crews from the local fire station in Hendon working alongside the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. The drill replicated a high-rise flat fire and consisted of LFB crews [...]

23 10, 2017

We raised £200 by Wearing it Pink

2017-10-23T14:53:20+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Last Friday Barnet Homes’ staff put on a good show of ‘Wearing it Pink’ to support Breast Cancer Care’s nationwide fundraising day. Even staff who didn't wear this lovely hue donated generously. We managed to raise £215, which adds to our total staff fundraising tally in 2017 of around £1800.00 Sadly, around 50,000 women in the UK [...]

10 10, 2017

Barnet Homes’ staff raise £750 for Macmillan

2017-10-10T13:58:51+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

There’s nothing like coffee, tea and cake to bring people together - and the growing popularity of The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning proved no exception at Barnet House recently. The aim of Macmillan Cancer’s coffee morning is to raise money for medical, emotional, practical and financial support for people living with cancer. Our staff whole-heartedly [...]

2 10, 2017

Celebrating Older People: Silver Week 2- 6 October

2017-10-03T13:42:35+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|

The older population in the UK is the fastest growing group in society - yet they are still vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation.  National Silver Week shines a spotlight on all the activities, events and support older people can access. In Barnet, working with our partners, Barnet Council, and other organisations like Age UK, [...]

25 09, 2017

Pop into Brent Cross – for a business pop-up 6-17 November

2017-09-25T17:13:30+00:00 September 25th, 2017|

The working world is changing. More people than have ideas that they would very much like to transform into their own business - but don't know how to get started.  The Pop-Up Business School is a Social Enterprise that runs workshops for people all over the country packed with presentations and workshops all designed to [...]

25 09, 2017

Welcome to The Barnet Group Apprentices, class of 2017/18!

2017-09-25T16:50:16+00:00 September 25th, 2017|

The Barnet Group recently welcomed this year’s ‘crop’ of apprentices who are embarking on a 12-month programme of learning (and earning) with us. Our apprentices will be working in a service or department in Barnet Homes or Your Choice Barnet. As well as gaining practical work experience, our apprentices will also have a day-release of [...]