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Tracey Lees leaves The Barnet Group to pursue unique opportunity

Tracey Lees, Chief Executive of Barnet Homes since 2008 and Your Choice and The Barnet Group since 2012, is leaving to become Chief Executive of Wandle Housing Association. Tracey has worked for more than 30 years in social housing for a number of Local Authorities, Registered Providers and ALMOs. In 2014 Barnet Homes was voted [...]

2015-02-04T12:58:58+00:00 February 4th, 2015|

New Barnet Homes film tackles youth homelessness

Last summer, Barnet Homes commissioned youth charity Exposure to produce a film to show how the mediation work that they can help prevent young people from becoming homeless. Homeless Truths, which lasts around eight minutes, is clearly set in the borough of Barnet. The film is seen through the eyes of a 16-year-old boy, Riley, [...]

2015-02-04T14:05:43+00:00 November 12th, 2014|

Housing Minister visits leading ALMO Barnet Homes

Barnet Homes, the ALMO working for Barnet Council, welcomed the Housing Minister to showcase their success in getting new homes built and set out their future ambitions to deliver more housing for local families. On a visit to Barnet House in Whetstone yesterday, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis praised the work of Barnet Homes, who built [...]

2015-02-23T15:25:23+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|

Development Manager shortlisted for Women in Housing award

Development Manager for The Barnet Group, Susanna Morales, is in the running for a Woman in Housing Award - its organisers Connect In Housing announced its shortlist this month. The category is Best Trainee - obviously the shortlist panel were clearly impressed with Susanna's career progress from trainee to gaining a Master's degree supported by [...]

2015-02-23T15:29:05+00:00 September 26th, 2014|

Barnet Homes supports borough-wide community engagement event

Barnet Council staff will join hundreds of police officers today (25 September) during a mass community engagement event aimed at reaching thousands of residents across the borough. The day will see around 500 police officers, fire-fighters, London Ambulance staff, Barnet Council and Barnet Homes officers, representatives of victim support, drugs workers and other voluntary sector [...]

2015-02-23T15:37:57+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|

YCB services continue to support customers

YCB staff who rejected Unison's call to strike this week are continuing to support customers across YCB's six schemes on the third day of strike action. As last week, specialist services Flower Lane and Rosa Morison are forced to close, but again some of their customers are being supported from Valley Way respite service. Customers [...]

2015-02-23T15:35:05+00:00 September 17th, 2014|

Your Choice Barnet Facts File on the pay cut dispute

1 Background to pay cut dispute Adult Social Care budgets across the country are facing significant challenge.  In April 2013 The Local Government Association published a report entitled Adult social care spending round submission.  In this report they showed that Councils have had to reduce their adult social care budgets by 20% over three years.  [...]

2015-02-26T11:10:27+00:00 September 16th, 2014|

Fifth Urban Gamez the biggest and best!

Barnet Homes' annual community initiative, the Urban Gamez, took place on Friday 22 August on the Grahame Park Estate in Colindale. It was another great success this year with a huge turnout of nearly 400 local residents, much bigger than in previous years. The level of athletic skill was amazing, and future track stars coming [...]

2015-02-26T11:12:45+00:00 August 27th, 2014|

Your Choice Barnet sets the record straight following Question Time session

Your Choice Barnet (YCB) would like to correct some inaccuracies and clarify some misunderstandings regarding YCB which arose at the public Question Time session at Friern Barnet Library on 20 June, as follows: Concern was raised that some of the services are being closed, in particular CommunitySpace on a Friday, this is not the case, [...]

2015-02-26T11:18:52+00:00 August 1st, 2014|