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Make summer’s end count – come to the Burnt Oak community roadshow

Over the summer we held a successful community roadshow in East Finchley. This Saturday 9 September, from 12 midday, we are having our 2nd summer roadshow at the Burnt Oak Community Centre. You don’t have to bring anything – just bring yourselves and family and friends. The event is free! This Saturday is also the [...]

The Barnet Group signs Time to Change pledge

The Barnet Group are very pleased to share that The Group has signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge, and in doing so commit to changing the way we think and act about mental health in the workplace, making sure that employees who face mental health problems feel supported. Time to Change is an organisation that [...]

Re to take over Barnet Homes’ pest control services

From 1st September 2017, Re Pest Control Services will begin providing pest control for Barnet Homes. Re are a joint enterprise between Barnet Council and Capita. Barnet Homes residents will not experience any difference in the pest reporting and control procedure. They should still report any pest issues by calling our Customer Contact Centre on 0800 [...]

Urban Gamez 2017 is coming!

Urban Gamez, Barnet Homes' annual sporting spectacular at Grahame Park is returning for an eighth year this summer. The packed programme of events will land on The Concourse at the Grahame Park Estate from 12PM on Friday 1st September 2017. Children on the day will be able to take part in a wide range of [...]

Schools at Rosa Morison for summer!

School might be out for summer, but that hasn’t stopped a group of 12 young people working hard to raise awareness for Rosa Morison this week. The young people were from a range of schools across Barnet who chose Rosa Morison for their ‘summer’ project as part of the National Citizen Service programme for 16 [...]

Barnet Homes’ community roadshow gets summer off to a fine start

Even the downpours couldn’t dampen the warm atmosphere at Barnet Homes’ community summer roadshow last weekend. The summer roadshow was the perfect opportunity for all residents to meet our staff and chat about ways we can work together to make improvements in your area. Throughout the afternoon, up to 100 residents did indeed take the [...]

Our apprentices attend Q&A with Jeremy Corbyn

The Barnet Group is currently recruiting for housing and social care apprentices and are having an Apprenticeship open morning this Friday 14th July. If you know anyone that would be interested in or benefit from an apprenticeship, please send them along to The Barnet Group's Apprenticeship open morning on Friday 14th July, from 9:30am onwards [...]

Year 2 of The Barnet Group Business Plan

We recently updated The Barnet Group Business Plan 2016 – 21, which is in its second year (2017/18). Our ‘Good to Great’ Business Plan sets out our vision for the future and is all about delivering improvements and developments for customers and the community. We are delighted to report that we have already achieved some [...]

Do you think you could be our next apprentice?

We are now recruiting for Housing Management and Social Care Apprentices 2017 The Barnet Group has run an apprenticeship scheme for the past seven years and we are proud to support local people to develop their skills through an apprenticeship with us. The window to apply for a 2017 apprenticeship with us is now open: http://bit.ly/2slWiak [...]

Spacehive gets lift-off

Barnet Council have recently launched its own community crowdfunding website called Spacehive. What is crowd funding?  For those of you who might not be aware, generally crowdfunding is a specific venture or project that raises money usually via a website. Barnet Together is a new community crowdfunding initiative which gives people the opportunity to pitch [...]

Have your say on changes to customer access

We have developed a draft Customer Access Strategy to help improve our customer service and make it easier for customers to access our services. We now want the views of our customers on our proposals. Click here to read our summary consultation document to find out more and tell us what you think about our [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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