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Our apprentices attend Q&A with Jeremy Corbyn

The Barnet Group is currently recruiting for housing and social care apprentices and are having an Apprenticeship open morning this Friday 14th July. If you know anyone that would be interested in or benefit from an apprenticeship, please send them along to The Barnet Group's Apprenticeship open morning on Friday 14th July, from 9:30am onwards [...]

2017-07-12T17:09:31+00:00 July 12th, 2017|

Year 2 of The Barnet Group Business Plan

We recently updated The Barnet Group Business Plan 2016 – 21, which is in its second year (2017/18). Our ‘Good to Great’ Business Plan sets out our vision for the future and is all about delivering improvements and developments for customers and the community. We are delighted to report that we have already achieved some [...]

2017-06-30T12:16:49+00:00 June 30th, 2017|

Spacehive gets lift-off

Barnet Council have recently launched its own community crowdfunding website called Spacehive. What is crowd funding?  For those of you who might not be aware, generally crowdfunding is a specific venture or project that raises money usually via a website. Barnet Together is a new community crowdfunding initiative which gives people the opportunity to pitch [...]

2017-06-20T15:06:50+00:00 June 20th, 2017|

Nominations are open for the Barnet School Awards 2017

Schools in Barnet regularly top performance league tables, but how much do we really know about the work that goes into making the schools in the borough such a success story? Barnet and Southgate College have just launched the Barnet School Awards to celebrate the amazing and unique achievements of students and staff in Barnet [...]

2017-05-05T15:14:39+00:00 May 5th, 2017|

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 part [...]

2017-05-02T10:02:06+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|
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