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15 10, 2019

Let’s stop hate crime

2019-10-17T11:13:57+01:00October 15th, 2019|

The sad news is, hate crime offences being reported to the police have risen by 10% in the past year. Around 12% of hate crime offences were estimated to have more than one motivation, with the majority of these being both race and religion. Research has shown that hate crime will only increase is left [...]

1 08, 2019

Barnet Outreach service becomes part of The Barnet Group

2019-08-01T11:37:32+01:00August 1st, 2019|

We are delighted to announce that Barnet Homes has taken over a contract that offers general housing support and specialist mental health floating support in the borough. The Outreach Barnet service was previously managed by Notting Hill Genesis whose contract ended on 31 July. Barnet Homes, part of The Barnet Group, will run the service [...]

1 08, 2019

Eamon McGoldrick appointed as board Chair

2019-08-01T08:36:46+01:00August 1st, 2019|

The Barnet Group is pleased to announce that Eamon McGoldrick has been appointed as our new chair. Eamon has over 40 years’ experience in housing management, having started at the Greater London Council as a management trainee in 1977. He has worked extensively across housing in north London, and was Chief Executive of Homes for [...]

31 07, 2019

THOCH goes from strength to strength with bike project

2019-07-31T16:55:17+01:00July 31st, 2019|

The Hope of Childs Hill (THOCH) marked a successful year since launching its local bike initiative last summer by hosting a visit from  The Barnet Group’s contractors Bugler, who officially gave their support by making a contribution to the bike project. As keen supporters of the charity, The Barnet Group, Barnet Council and councillor for [...]

19 07, 2019

A fond farewell to the Board Chair from The Barnet Group

2019-07-19T09:57:40+01:00July 19th, 2019|

After ten years with The Barnet Group and six of those as Chair of the Board, Terry Rogers retired his position last week. In a final speech at his leaving reception, Terry said he had had a very busy ten years as Chair of The Barnet Group and had seen, and supported, many new initiatives. [...]

8 07, 2019

The Barnet Group has moved offices

2019-07-08T09:56:38+01:00July 8th, 2019|

As of today, 8 July 2019, The Barnet Group has moved offices. Our new office is at 2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, London NW9 4EW Please note, our Housing Options reception remains at 1255 High Road, Whetstone, N20 0EJ until September. Our telephone and email contacts remain the same. Thank you.

28 06, 2019

Employability Day 2019: from apprenticeship to full-time job

2019-06-28T10:20:42+01:00June 28th, 2019|

To mark Employability Day 2019, we are sharing stories about how various initiatives that The Barnet Group offer to help local people back into employment. This includes our successful apprenticeship scheme which provides a 'learn and earn' element - with apprenticeships available in both Barnet Homes and Your Choice Barnet. Tracey Dillon is one of [...]

7 05, 2019

Mayor of Barnet opens flagship scheme in Mill Hill

2019-05-07T09:16:46+01:00May 7th, 2019|

The Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Reuben Thompstone, arrived in Mill Hill this week to open Barnet Council’s £15 million extra care scheme, Ansell Court. The scheme, built by contractors Rydon, has 53-flats which will be managed on behalf of the council by Your Choice Barnet. Ansell Court supports adults with extra-care and support needs to [...]

12 04, 2019

Barnet says no to hate crime

2019-05-07T09:39:58+01:00April 12th, 2019|

For the past 18 months, Barnet Council have been working with its partners to tackle hate crime in the borough, during this time they launched Hate Crime Reporting Centres. There are now nine Hate Crime Reporting Centres across the borough, enabling vulnerable adults and victims of hate crime to report incidents to the Police, and [...]

7 03, 2019

Our apprenticeships open up a world of opportunity

2019-05-07T09:36:08+01:00March 7th, 2019|

Education Secretary Damien Hinds kick started National Apprenticeship Week this week with the announcement of a new league table of top apprenticeship employers. Hinds also said that Apprenticeships had been transformed as they are now longer, higher-quality, with more off-the-job training. There are now more than 400 apprenticeship standards available in everything from accountancy to [...]