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24 03, 2017

Moreton close ground-works begin

2017-03-24T15:03:20+00:00 March 24th, 2017|

We previously reported the installation of a time-lapse camera at Moreton Close, the site where we will be building 53 self-contained one and two bedroom apartments, enabling adults with additional care needs to live independently. The photos taken on a glorious day earlier this week, show that heavy plant machinery is now on site, preparing the [...]

17 03, 2017

Tribute to late resident involvement officer

2017-03-17T15:12:52+00:00 March 17th, 2017|

Last year we marked 10 years of Barnet Homes' gardening clubs with a special ceremony to recognise the green-fingered efforts of the keen gardeners among our residents in the borough. This year our gardening club members will have to prepare for another special ceremony. The hard work of keen gardeners in the borough has been [...]

14 03, 2017

The Barnet Group caps off National Apprenticeship week at MP’s Job Fayre

2017-03-14T14:44:39+00:00 March 14th, 2017|

Every year local MP Mike Freer hosts an Apprenticeship and Jobs Fayre to promote local jobs and businesses. The Barnet Group was well represented, including by new 'matchmaking' company PA Choices. PA Choices, which is part of Your Choice Barnet, finds personal assistants who can help people who receive direct payments support on a day-to-day [...]

10 03, 2017

Former Barnet Homes Apprentice visits old school

2017-03-10T12:19:55+00:00 March 10th, 2017|

National Apprentice Week is the perfect opportunity to promote The Barnet Group's Apprenticeship Scheme – so it’s also fantastic to be able to report on the achievements of our apprentices past. This week Kirsty Johnson, a former apprentice of ours, who now works for the Barnet Homes Operations Team, was asked by her old school to [...]

8 03, 2017

A special gesture marks International Women’s Day  

2017-03-09T09:29:01+00:00 March 8th, 2017|

Barnet Homes' Director of Corporate Services, Trudi Kleanthous delivered a bounty of gifts to residents living at the domestic violence refuge today. The fact the gift-drop happened on International Women's Day added a particularly special feel to the moment Trudi was able to hand over the gifts to refuge residents. It feels like a small gesture, [...]

8 03, 2017

Opendoor Homes receives green light from the HCA

2017-03-08T09:27:19+00:00 March 8th, 2017|

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has granted Opendoor Homes registered provider (RP) status at its 7th March committee meeting. The decision heralds the start of an ambitious new build programme to deliver an initial 320 homes for affordable rent for Barnet residents. These new homes will be owned and managed by Opendoor Homes, a [...]

3 03, 2017

Learning and Earning with us

2017-03-03T17:18:44+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|

It's National Apprentice Week from 6-10 March, so we thought it was the perfect time to share stories about how this year’s intake of The Barnet Group apprentices is progressing. This year we have nine apprentices working across The Barnet Group, including Your Choice Barnet.  One of our apprentices, Natasha Trivedi, reveals why she decided [...]

2 03, 2017

The CCT is looking for a CEO

2017-03-02T08:28:59+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|

Our partners, the Colindale Communities Trust (CCT) have an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial, hands-on, imaginative and highly resourceful CEO to grow the organisation and steer their strategic direction towards fully meeting the needs of current and future communities in Colindale. Working closely with the Chair and other Trustees the CEO will be responsible for [...]

1 03, 2017

National Apprenticeship Week 2017

2017-03-03T15:57:23+00:00 March 1st, 2017|

As part of the celebrations for National Apprentice Week 2016, Barnet Homes have put together a short film focusing on some of our apprentices. It takes a look at how our apprenticeship scheme can give them a step up in their careers, and how they contribute to our organisation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFbWn0MpHOk

28 02, 2017

Total Recalls – Whirlpool tumble dyrers

2017-02-28T14:27:45+00:00 February 28th, 2017|

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) have issued a warning to tumble dryer owners following a fire in Shepherd's Bush. The LFB advise all owners of Whirlpool (including their Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit brands) tumble dryers to unplug their appliances immediately. Whirlpool had previously advised that these appliances had could continue to be used while waiting [...]