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18 09, 2017

Sheltered Housing garden party ahead of Silver Week

2017-09-18T15:18:34+00:00 September 18th, 2017|

Next month from 1-7 October is Silver Week, which is Silver Line's awareness week. Did you know that the Silver Line is the only national, free, confidential helpline for lonely and isolated older people? Tackling loneliness is a huge part of supporting a growing older population. Our Sheltered Housing services help older people continue to [...]

18 09, 2017

Caretakers at Burnt Oak have a base

2017-09-18T12:50:41+00:00 September 18th, 2017|

Since December 2017, our caretakers have been operating the new area caretaking service for residents.  This means that caretakers can cover more estates in the same time span. They also have new branded vans which makes it easier for them to carry round the equipment needed to tackle jobs from estate to estate. Also, working [...]

8 09, 2017

Urban Gamez – perfect from start to sprint finish

2017-09-08T11:41:57+00:00 September 8th, 2017|

Last Friday we were delighted to see that 95 children and young people plus their families pack into the concourse at Grahame Park Estate on the last Friday of the summer holidays for Urban Gamez 2017! The Gamez were bigger and better this year thanks to the sponsorship our contractor Morgan Sindall, who provide planned [...]

6 09, 2017

Make summer’s end count – come to the Burnt Oak community roadshow

2017-09-07T10:58:54+00:00 September 6th, 2017|

Over the summer we held a successful community roadshow in East Finchley. This Saturday 9 September, from 12 midday, we are having our 2nd summer roadshow at the Burnt Oak Community Centre. You don’t have to bring anything – just bring yourselves and family and friends. The event is free! This Saturday is also the [...]

6 09, 2017

Our domestic violence project has been shortlisted for an award!

2017-09-15T12:38:48+00:00 September 6th, 2017|

We are delighted to share the news that our domestic violence refuge, Minerva House, has made the shortlist for a prestigious award. Minerva House, which is managed on our behalf by Solace Women's Aid, is now up against five other initiatives in the ‘Most Effective Project in Improving the Lives of Women or Communities’ category [...]

30 08, 2017

New friends made at Sheltered Housing summer tea-dance

2017-08-30T16:08:14+00:00 August 30th, 2017|

Every year our Sheltered Housing team hosts a summer tea-dance for our older residents.  This year the annual event attracted older people from other schemes across the borough including Mayflower Lodge, Kingly Court and service users from Your Choice Barnet. This is good news, as it means our older residents can meet a cross-section of [...]

29 08, 2017

A little bit of the World Championships is coming to Grahame Park

2017-08-31T10:46:00+00:00 August 29th, 2017|

The running track for Urban Gamez famous 60m dash on Friday 1 hasn't even been laid yet, but we've just had some exciting news. Kyle Langford, who was beaten into 4th place by just 0.04 seconds in the 800m final of the World Championships at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be opening the Gamez this [...]

11 08, 2017

Please beware of the fire safety fraudsters

2017-08-11T14:27:14+00:00 August 11th, 2017|

Earlier this month we asked residents to be aware of individuals or organisations posing as fire safety professionals on behalf of Barnet Homes (or our contractors) to 'sell' services and goods that do not exist. Or in a most recent case, gain access to your home. This week a man calling himself 'Andy' told one [...]