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24 11, 2017

We support White Ribbon Day – 25 November

2017-11-24T17:30:00+00:00 November 24th, 2017|

On the 25th November, the world marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, also known as White Ribbon Day. The campaign also strongly encourages men to get behind the movement and speak out against violence perpetrated on women and girls. This week, The Mayor of Barnet, Brian Salinger attended an information stall [...]

24 11, 2017

Kind-hearted resident reaches to the sky to raise money for Grenfell victims

2017-11-24T16:53:36+00:00 November 24th, 2017|

A Barnet Homes resident was so moved by the experiences of residents after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, she faced her fear of heights to raise money. Deepa had a fear of heights and was plucking up the courage to do a sky-dive in earlier year to overcome it. However, when the Grenfell Tower tragedy happened, [...]

21 11, 2017

The Barnet Group bake-off raises £300 for Children in Need

2017-11-21T17:47:29+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

Last Friday staff across The Barnet Group held their own version of the Great British Bake-Off to raise money for BBC Children in Need. There was no Paul Hollywood judging, but we had our own team of colleague judges, including two from the caretaking team, who awarded points to come up with the winning bakers. [...]

13 11, 2017

We’re supporting International Fraud Awareness Week 12- 18 November

2017-11-13T15:30:43+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Why is tackling fraud so important? Firstly, the estimated cost of fraud nationally to local authorities is around £2.1 billion every year. This is why Barnet Homes is supporting Barnet Council’s CAFT (Council Anti-Fraud Team) by promoting International Fraud Awareness Week, which runs from 12-18 November. During Fraud Awareness Week officers will have an information [...]

8 11, 2017

Changes to our Housing Options Service

2017-11-08T13:40:52+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

Homeless Reduction Act From April 2018, the Homelessness Reduction Act will require Local Authorities to intervene at earlier stages to prevent homelessness. Local Authorities will need to: • Improve referral pathways with local organisations, to maximise the opportunities to prevent homelessness • Provide prevention assistance at an early stage to all households ‘threatened with homelessness’ [...]

7 11, 2017

Download Barnet Homes’ 2016-17 Annual Review

2017-11-07T11:53:04+00:00 November 7th, 2017|

2016-17 was another extremely successful year at The Barnet Group, and Barnet Homes in particular. We've compiled an account of all our successes, in Barnet Homes' 2016-17 Annual Review. Click here to download a digital copy of this extensive document. Print copies are available on request - please email andrzej.perkins@barnethomes.org for yours.

3 11, 2017

Our domestic violence refuge makes prestigious shortlist

2017-11-07T16:56:01+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|

On Thursday 2nd November, the Women in Housing Awards took place at the Hilton in Manchester’s Deansgate section. Our domestic violence refuge had been nominated for the ‘Most Effective Project in Improving the Lives of Women.’ The Women in Housing Ceremony was a prestigious affair, hosted by radio presenter Liz Green and comedian Shappi Khorsandi. [...]

27 10, 2017

Barnet Council commits £17.5 million for high-priority fire safety works

2017-10-27T11:30:59+00:00 October 27th, 2017|

Barnet Council has agreed additional funding of £7.5million for high-priority fire safety works to be carried out across the borough, to ensure resident safety remains the number one priority. The funding was agreed at the Council’s Housing Committee on Monday evening. The total cost of the works, which are being commissioned in direct response to [...]

24 10, 2017

Fire safety drill at Upper Fosters

2017-10-24T17:40:43+00:00 October 24th, 2017|

As part of our joint working relationship with the London Fire Brigade (LFB) they conducted a training exercise at 45-88 Upper Fosters on Sunday 8 October. This involved crews from the local fire station in Hendon working alongside the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. The drill replicated a high-rise flat fire and consisted of LFB crews [...]