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12 02, 2018

Half-term fun – at no cost or low cost

2018-02-12T12:25:34+00:00 February 12th, 2018|

This week,  most schools are off on half-term - which is fun for the kids - but can be expensive and tricky for parents and carers. The half-term 'winter-break' is always a difficult one as it's far enough away frrom Christmas but not yet quite Spring. You'll be pleased to know there is a huge [...]

8 02, 2018

Barnet Homes Domestic Violence Project shortlisted for prestigious award

2018-02-08T17:08:28+00:00 February 8th, 2018|

Just in time for International Women's Day which is exactly one month away on March 8, the specialist work of our Barnet Homes' One Stop Shop has been shortlisted for an award by a women's rights group. The Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation (IKWRO) works against 'honour' based violence, domestic violence, forced marriage, child [...]

8 02, 2018

A happier start to 2018 at our women’s refuge

2018-02-08T10:42:40+00:00 February 8th, 2018|

5 - 11  February is Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week – which is a timely moment to highlight the positive work of our Domestic Violence Refuge and One-Stop-Shop (OSS) do every day. Women and children who arrive at our Minerva House have urgently fled from an abusive situation often have no belongings to [...]

10 01, 2018

Contractors Bensons deliver a gift to our domestic violence refuge

2018-01-10T17:18:36+00:00 January 10th, 2018|

One of our contractors, Bensons did some much needed repairs work to our domestic violence refuge – free of charge. The communal lounge and office in the refuge had floors that were urgent need of repair, but the cost of replacing the floor was not originally included in the funding for the refuge, which it [...]

5 01, 2018

Start the New Year with a Mears apprenticeship

2018-01-05T16:09:08+00:00 January 5th, 2018|

The opportunity to learn a trade while you earn is not to be underestimated. It’s a New Year, which is the ideal time to start something new. Our contractors Mears are recruiting for three apprentices to train in plumbing, carpentry and electrics. The apprenticeships are for a duration of two years. For the first year [...]

21 12, 2017

Sheltered Housing Christmas party goes off with a swing

2017-12-21T15:35:54+00:00 December 21st, 2017|

With all the merriment that Christmas encourages, it’s easy to forget that this time of the year can be extremely lonely for elderly people. Age UK estimate that nearly a million older people feel lonelier at Christmas – many are widowed and younger relatives don’t always have time to visit and spend time. This is [...]

20 12, 2017

Congratulations to our Finest Flowers winners 2017

2018-01-03T15:48:20+00:00 December 20th, 2017|

Barnet Homes' annual gardening competition Finest Flowers, grows more popular every year.  The judging of residents gardens, outdoor communal areas and balconies took place on a sunny July day. Nearly five months later on a freezing cold winter's night in December, the winners of the Finest Flowers awards were finally revealed at The Barnet Group [...]

1 12, 2017

Barnet Homes count International Anti-Fraud Awareness Week a success

2017-12-01T16:50:00+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

Barnet Homes supported Barnet CAFT (Council Anti-fraud Team) during their recent drive to promote International Fraud Week - the outcome from that is that was a great success. Barnet’s dedicated counter-fraud team, CAFT, work to protect the public purse and detect, disrupt and investigate those intent on committing fraud. Staff from Barnet Homes and CAFT [...]

1 12, 2017

Winter Wonderland is coming to Grahame Park

2017-12-01T14:46:06+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

Barnet Homes is delighted to sponsor a special Winter wonderland for the local community in Grahame Park on December 14th! It's free and comes complete with a Santa's Grotto, festive-themed games and a reindeer! That's right. A real reindeer. So plenty for all the family to enjoy. This event is also sponsored by our partners, [...]