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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 [...]

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 [...]

Merry Christmas from The Barnet Group!

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.

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.

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 [...]

Rosa Morison celebrates the grand opening of sensory garden

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 [...]

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 [...]

Could you be our next apprentice?

The Barnet Group is now recruiting for Housing Management and Social Care 2016-17 apprentices. There are eight apprenticeship vacancies within The Barnet Group  (Barnet Homes & Your Choice Barnet) Our apprenticeships are open to anyone that lives in Barnet. We are particularly keen to receive applications from Barnet Homes residents. You can start an apprenticeship with little [...]

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. [...]

Barnet Homes 2015 Annual Review available for download

Barnet Homes' 2015 Annual Review is now available for download. Click here to get your copy.

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 [...]

Green Lane resident starts 2016 with keys to a new home

Barnet Homes marked a positive start to 2016 by marking the second phase of house building plans with Barnet Council on Monday 11 January as two sets of families collected the keys to their newly finished council homes in Edgware. The homes are part of a wider programme to build 40 new family sized houses [...]

Development Update Video – December 2015

This month we take a look at how work is progressing at all six of our development sites in Barnet. Barnet Homes are building 40 new homes across the borough. [youtube id="mUk-gew9gro" width="600" height="350" autoplay="no" api_params="" class=""]

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