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24 05, 2017

Thinking about volunteering? Come along to the Barnet Volunteering Fair

2017-05-24T15:41:43+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

Thinking about volunteering? Come along to the Barnet Volunteering Fair If you've ever thought about volunteering – there are so many reasons why you should take the plunge and just do it. It’s the opportunity to give something back to your local community and share skills. It’s also an opportunity to meet new people and gain [...]

24 05, 2017

Barnet Homes’ volunteer share skills with local charities

2017-05-24T11:09:59+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

Give & Gain Day is a celebration of the incredibly positive power of employee volunteering. It usually takes place during Responsible Business Week in April.  However, Barnet Homes chose Friday 19 May to share their professional skills with charities and third sector organisations who have limited resource to send their staff on training and where [...]

19 05, 2017

Barnet Homes funds charity project to support young people at risk

2017-05-19T10:36:29+00:00 May 19th, 2017|

Art Against Knives (AAK) is a charity that supports young people at risk of violent crime and although they are locally based, the positive work they do with  young people has spread across London and beyond. AAK have recently been awarded a joint grant from Barnet Homes and The Grange Big Local to deliver a [...]

18 05, 2017

The Loop@Grahame Park win Re-use organisation of the Year

2017-05-18T17:12:25+00:00 May 18th, 2017|

The Loop@Grahame Park is only a year old – but has got off to a cracking start by winning a national award. The Loop launched in 2016 and is located on the Grahame Park Estate. They offer a free collection service of unwanted by re-usuable furniture to all Grahame Park residents. We are very pleased to [...]

12 05, 2017

Is health and wellbeing important to you?

2017-05-12T15:52:38+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

If the answer to that is, yes and you have some time to volunteer in your community - why not become a Community Health Champion? The Colindale Communities Trust is looking for local people who have an interest in community based health and wellbeing and who can commit some of your spare time. You don't [...]

5 05, 2017

Barnet Homes’ officer completes marathon for mental health charity

2017-05-08T15:15:19+00:00 May 5th, 2017|

For the past three months, on top of her busy day job, Barnet Homes Officer Cathy has been busy training hard for the London Marathon, which she completed on 23 April in 6 hours 38 minutes! Well done Cathy. Cathy is particularly proud of her achievement because she is raising money for three charities close to [...]

5 05, 2017

Time to walk!

2017-05-08T15:35:39+00:00 May 5th, 2017|

Gym memberships and motivation come and go, but since May marks National Walking Month, it's the perfect time to set some new realistic fitness goals. National Walking Month is an initiative from Living Streets (the UK charity of everyday walking), whose aim it is to make our nation a fitter and healthier one. Walking is accessible [...]

5 05, 2017

Nominations are open for the Barnet School Awards 2017

2017-05-05T15:13:17+00:00 May 5th, 2017|

Schools in Barnet regularly perform strongly in the league tables, but how much do we really know about the work that goes into making schools in the borough such a success story?  There is some great work happening in local schools and the community, which is why Barnet Homes is particularly proud to be a [...]

26 04, 2017

Join in with family fun at the Barnet Unity Festival 14th May

2017-04-26T17:01:41+00:00 April 26th, 2017|

Festival season is about to begin and what better way to put a spring in your step by bringing along your family to Barnet's Unity Festival of Faith and Culture? The festival takes place on Sunday 14th May 2017 from 12 midday until 5pm at the Burnt Oak Leisure Centre, Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak London HA8 [...]