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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Barnet Group would like to wish all our customers and partners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! To say thank you for all the support you've given us over the past 12 months, we've made this short video card.
Staff across The Barnet Group participated in a day of awareness raising for World AIDS Day on Thursday 1st December 2016. Over £100 was raised by staff, who showed their support by wearing read ribbons in the run-up and throughout the day. The proceeds of the collection will be donated to the National AIDS Trust.
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 [...]
The Worshipful the Mayor, Councillor David Longstaff, accompanied by the Mayoress his partner Ms Gillian Griffiths, performed a ribbon cutting ceremony at Rosa Morison on 28 July 2016 and declared the new sensory garden officially open. The Chair of The Barnet Group, Terry Rogers, welcomed the Mayor and thanked him for attending. Rosa Morison is [...]
The Barnet Welfare Reform Taskforce celebrates their third birthday today. The partnership working group, which brings together advisers from Barnet Homes, the London Borough of Barnet, Future Path and the Department for Work and Pensions has supported a total of 2,084 cases during the three-year period. Out of these cases: 744 have found work 235 [...]