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19 01, 2020

January doesn’t have to be ‘blue’. You can start something new

2020-01-20T10:43:54+00:00January 19th, 2020|

The month after Christmas isn’t known for being the most eventful, so it’s often a time where a lot of people take advantage of the quiet time to start something new. Colindale Community Trust (CCT) is a charity whose goal it is to improve the lives of people living in Colindale and the Grahame Park [...]

10 01, 2020

Third time is a charm for employment project BOOST

2020-01-10T17:33:48+00:00January 10th, 2020|

Burnt Oak Opportunity Support Team launched in 2015, then in 2017 they launched a second BOOST in Childs Hill. So it’s a delight to share the news that BOOST ‘family’ now has a third office. BOOST have opened their third space in South Friern Library – open for customers from 10am-5pm on the second and [...]

23 12, 2019

The most wonderful time of year for a Sheltered Housing Christmas Party

2019-12-23T15:33:26+00:00December 23rd, 2019|

Every year the Sheltered Housing Christmas Party attracts a larger crowd, not just from residents from our sheltered scheme, but from the wider community. Of course, the Sheltered Housing Christmas Party has all the best ingredients for a Christmas party – food (including lots of cups of tea), entertainment and a dancefloor just waiting for [...]

23 12, 2019

R Benson donate gifts to our women’s refuge

2020-01-07T16:21:12+00:00December 23rd, 2019|

Last week, one of our contractors, R Benson, showed just why they won Social Value Contractor of the Year Award at The Barnet Group’s recent Customer Awards evening on Thursday 12th December. By the following Monday, R Benson had generously delivered a whole sackful of Christmas presents for the women and children living at the [...]

18 12, 2019

Whirlpool washing machine recalls

2020-01-07T16:24:17+00:00December 18th, 2019|

White goods brand Whirlpool have confirmed that around 500,000 of their Hotpoint or Indesit washing machines are faulty. The issue with some Hotpoint or Indesit washing machine models is a door locking fault that can cause overheating, and therefore present a potential fire risk. If you think you have one these models of washing machine [...]

17 12, 2019

You are all stars in our eyes!

2020-01-07T10:31:21+00:00December 17th, 2019|

Last Thursday, we held our annual Barnet Group Customer Awards evening… with a difference.  Usually residents and service users of Barnet Homes and Your Choice Barnet are the focal point of the event, on this occasion, even residents behind-the-scenes were a big part of making sure the awards were a night to remember. The Customer [...]

10 12, 2019

Stay fire safe over the festive period

2019-12-10T13:33:31+00:00December 10th, 2019|

There’s no better way to brighten up the dark winter nights with extra lights and warmth, but make sure you protect yourself from those extra fire hazards lurking in the home. The London Fire Brigade (LFB) report that they have managed to reduce fires over the festive season by about 21%, but are working at [...]

4 12, 2019

Effectable Construction creates accessible facilities at Hanshawe  

2019-12-04T18:27:51+00:00December 4th, 2019|

One of our contractors recently completed some major refurbishment at a sheltered scheme and its residents are delighted with the results. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Effectable Construction listened to feedback from the residents of Hanshawe Drive that an accessible toilet in the communal kitchen/lounge area would make a huge difference to their [...]

24 11, 2019

Digital help is at hand

2019-11-24T02:11:12+00:00November 24th, 2019|

Our contractors Morgan Sindall have been delivering digital coaching across many of our Sheltered Housing schemes. Most recently they visited St Johnstone House, where one of the residents was thrilled to be able to learn how to shop online.  Speaking of going online... We'd like to remind you that we have an ongoing Digital Champions [...]