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 [...]

30 01, 2018

Free tech advice drop-in service and community workshops

2018-01-30T14:51:48+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

Be better-off online Do you find technology frustrating at times or just need to get to grips with using your mobile phone, tablet or computer to do everyday tasks? Free service from @Loveburntoak, providing help and guidance on using your mobile phone, laptop, tablet and the Internet. At @Loveburntoak our experienced and non-techy Digital Champions [...]

25 01, 2018

Free online accredited courses for Barnet Homes residents

2018-02-05T08:03:53+00:00 January 25th, 2018|

All you need is access to a computer and an internet connection! We are excited to offer you a range of free online training and development courses! Aimed to help support your personal development and career progression you will increase your knowledge and receive a nationally recognised qualification at the same time. All courses are delivered through [...]

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 [...]

8 01, 2018

Share your views with the Housing Minister

2018-01-08T15:56:26+00:00 January 8th, 2018|

The Housing and Planning Minister  is holding events and workshops across the country to meet and hear from council, housing association and housing co-op tenants directly, to help build up a clear picture of the immediate issues that you face living in social housing, and to identify any common concerns that can inform our national approach [...]

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 [...]

22 12, 2017

Thanks to you!

2017-12-22T13:45:52+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. To recognise those of our residents who go the extra mile to improve their communities and support fellow residents – we hold a Customer Awards ceremony every year. On this occasion the event was sponsored by our contractors Armstrong York, Mears R Benson, Morgan Sindall, [...]

22 12, 2017

FAQs for tower block residents

2017-12-22T08:55:27+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|

Following the announcement that Barnet Council’s Housing Committee has agreed a total of £17.5million for high-priority fire safety works, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about fire safety. We hope this covers any questions you may have. We will continue to update this list with additional questions that are relevant. You can [...]