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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|

Burnt Oak employment project expands into Childs Hill

In the summer of 2015 a pilot project called BOOST (Burnt Oak Opportunity Support Team) launched. The project, whose aim is to support people to find work and access a wide range of support in their communities, was so successful it received council funding for a further year. Now a spin-off project, again funded by [...]

2017-01-13T17:25:56+00:00 January 13th, 2017|

The Barnet Group’s staff diversity event raises money for charity

Staff from The Barnet Group recently hosted a carnival-themed event to celebrate diversity, which also had the aim of raising money for charity. Colleagues at The Barnet Group organised Diversity Day 2016 to mark Black History Month. The event took place at the Greek Cypriot Centre in North Finchley. Being a carnival theme it featured [...]

2016-10-24T14:47:22+00:00 October 24th, 2016|

Council committee agrees Your Choice Barnet five-year contract

On 16 June 2016, Barnet Council’s Adults and Safeguarding Committee agreed a new contract for Your Choice Barnet (YCB). The council’s current agreement with YCB is due to end on 31 January 2017 and the new contract with YCB is set for five years* from 1 February 2017 with an extension period of two years. [...]

2016-06-28T09:53:59+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|
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