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Barnet Group colleagues experience the reality of life with dementia

In the same week  The Alzheimer's Society asked housing organisations to unite against dementia by signing up to its new Dementia Friendly Housing Charter,  The Barnet Group also played their part in helping to improve the lives of those living with dementia by using a dementia tour bus. Last Wednesday, staff from across the Barnet Group took [...]

2017-03-31T14:29:09+00:00 March 31st, 2017|

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

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 [...]

2017-03-14T14:44:05+00:00 March 14th, 2017|

Former Barnet Homes Apprentice visits old school

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 [...]

2017-03-10T12:21:11+00:00 March 10th, 2017|

A special gesture marks International Women’s Day

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, [...]

2017-03-09T09:27:22+00:00 March 8th, 2017|

Learning and Earning with us

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 [...]

2017-03-03T18:08:12+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|

Barnet Homes’ domestic violence refuge gets 100k funding

Figures released by the Office of National Statistics in March 2016 revealed that in England and Wales, 4.5 million women and 2.2 million men said they had been a victim of domestic abuse since the age of 16. However, only about 1 in 5 people who had been abused by a partner ever contacted the [...]

2017-02-23T17:43:58+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|

Barnet Group wears red to raise money for heart health

Valentine's Day is all about matters of the heart. So staff at The Barnet Group were wise to choose Valentines Day as the organisation's chosen day to raise heart health awareness as part of National Heart Month. The Barnet Group's staff dressed down and wore red to raise  almost £100, for the British Heart Foundation. [...]

2017-02-17T11:48:22+00:00 February 14th, 2017|

Assist saves a life

This week a potentially fatal house fire in an elderly resident's home was prevented by a speedy response from Assist. It just so happened that Mr Smith's heat detector arrived this week, which was a good thing because it alerted Assist to smoke that was minutes from going up in flames. Emergency response staff from Assist [...]

2017-02-13T11:56:43+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|

The Barnet Group supports Time to Talk Day 2017

Did you know that 1/4 of people in the UK experience a mental health problem every year? And yet there is still a stigma attached to being open about having any mental health issues. Time to Talk Day 2017 is a national day of awareness started by a Time to Change to tackle any stigma [...]

2017-02-08T14:38:38+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|

The Barnet Group staff raise over £100 on Woolly Hat Day

The Barnet Group staff wore their best winter hats today, not just to keep warm, but to support a good cause too. Friday 27 January is homeless charity St Mungo's Woolly Hat Day. Group staff raised over £100 with a dress-down-day donation and the bravest donned their favourite woolly hats. £3 could pay one client's [...]

2017-02-08T14:35:38+00:00 January 27th, 2017|
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