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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|

BOOST Childs Hill project launched by the Mayor of Barnet

On 13th April the Mayor of Barnet Councillor David Longstaff, accompanied by the Mayoress Gillian Griffiths, cut the ribbon to officially launch the second BOOST project in the borough. BOOST Childs Hill is a spin-off project from the original BOOST (Burnt Oak Opportunity Support Team) which started in July 2015 and has engaged with over [...]

2017-04-13T15:37:36+00:00 April 13th, 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|

Barnet Group staff raise over £150 for Comic Relief

Staff from across The Barnet Group came together on Friday 24th of March to take part in a dress-down day and cake sale in aid of Comic Relief. Staff exchanged donations for a wide range of delicious home-made cakes, helping to raise well over £150. https://twitter.com/rednoseday/status/845278074824470528 The money raised, combined with fundraising events for the [...]

2017-03-24T15:09:17+00:00 March 24th, 2017|

We celebrate the launch of Opendoor Homes

On Monday 20th March 2017 we celebrated the official launch of Opendoor Homes as a Registered Provider. At Basing Way, we will be building 14 new homes on the site of under-used garages. Pictured, from left to right: Derek Rust,  Deputy CEO The Barnet Group Jeff Baker, Opendoor Homes Board Member Sharon Slotnick, Chair of [...]

2017-03-21T10:40:17+00:00 March 21st, 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|

Opendoor Homes receives green light from the HCA

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has granted Opendoor Homes registered provider (RP) status at its 7th March committee meeting. The decision heralds the start of an ambitious new build programme to deliver an initial 320 homes for affordable rent for Barnet residents. These new homes will be owned and managed by Opendoor Homes, a [...]

2017-03-08T09:21:24+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|

The CCT is looking for a CEO

Our partners, the Colindale Communities Trust (CCT) have an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial, hands-on, imaginative and highly resourceful CEO to grow the organisation and steer their strategic direction towards fully meeting the needs of current and future communities in Colindale. Working closely with the Chair and other Trustees the CEO will be responsible for [...]

2017-03-02T08:28:07+00:00 March 2nd, 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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