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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|

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. The money raised, combined with fundraising events for the [...]

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

TBG staff unite on World AIDS Day

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.

2016-12-02T13:25:24+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|

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|

Welfare Reform Taskforce celebrates third birthday

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 [...]

2016-07-01T08:43:03+00:00 July 1st, 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|

Barnet employment project gets an award BOOST

A pilot project set up to create opportunities and employment prospects in Burnt Oak will collect an award from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) this week, recognising their excellence in cross-organisational working. The DWP recently announced that the Burnt Oak Opportunity Support Team (BOOST) won the London and Home Counties One Service Network [...]

2016-01-25T13:21:15+00:00 January 25th, 2016|

Tracey Lees leaves The Barnet Group to pursue unique opportunity

Tracey Lees, Chief Executive of Barnet Homes since 2008 and Your Choice and The Barnet Group since 2012, is leaving to become Chief Executive of Wandle Housing Association. Tracey has worked for more than 30 years in social housing for a number of Local Authorities, Registered Providers and ALMOs. In 2014 Barnet Homes was voted [...]

2015-02-04T12:58:58+00:00 February 4th, 2015|

National Apprentice Week at The Barnet Group

No one day is the same if you're an apprentice with The Barnet Group and this week is no exception. From helping older residents improve their I.T skills to dealing with housing queries, our apprenticeships offer a whole range of opportunities. On Friday 7 March, several of our current apprentices did a presentation to attract [...]

2015-02-26T11:43:51+00:00 March 7th, 2014|