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7 11, 2018

Remembrance Sunday 2018

2018-11-07T16:25:46+01:00November 7th, 2018|

This weekend Barnet will pause to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in conflict exactly 100 years after the guns fell silent in the First World War. On Sunday 11 November, the Worshipful the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Reuben Thompstone, will attend a service of remembrance due to be held at the [...]

15 10, 2018

No place for hate – National Hate-Crime Awareness Week

2018-10-16T08:33:32+01:00October 15th, 2018|

What is a hate crime? A hate crime is a crime committed against someone because of their disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation. This past year has seen a 'spike' in the number of hate crimes all over the country. The aim of National Hate Crime Awareness Week is not only [...]

10 10, 2018

Do you really have to ‘ask twice’?

2018-10-10T11:32:46+01:00October 10th, 2018|

Looking after our mental (and emotional health) should be top of our priorities, but it can get lost in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day living. For World Mental Health Day on 10th October, the charity Time to Change say that But, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem this year alone. [...]

8 10, 2018

Countdown to PopUp Business School

2018-10-08T14:28:32+01:00October 8th, 2018|

There's exactly four weeks to go before the PopUp Business School's week long workshop to train budding business owners hits Brent Cross. There's still time to sign up! Last November, nine Barnet Homes residents attended the course with business proposals for ideas from vegan sauces to customised handbags. All 54 attendees received a certificate for [...]

17 09, 2018

It’s Gas Safety Week. What does that mean for you?

2018-09-17T14:52:13+01:00September 17th, 2018|

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2018 this week - as the message is one we fully get behind - the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed [...]

29 08, 2018

Final days to use your green token for Live Unlimited

2018-08-29T10:03:55+01:00August 29th, 2018|

If you are a Waitrose shopper, you only have a few days to use your green token (or two) after each shop to play your part in supporting Live Unlimited. For the month of August, Live Unlimited was selected as one of three charities chosen as part of Waitrose’s Community Matters scheme. Each month Waitrose [...]

2 08, 2018

Doing a Waitrose (in Whetstone) shop?

2018-08-02T15:20:28+01:00August 2nd, 2018|

Next time you go down to Whetstone Waitrose and get a green token, try and use it to support Live Unlimited. (Ask for some if the cashier doesn't give you one) Live Unlimited has been selected as one of three charities chosen as part of Waitrose’s Community Matters scheme for the month of August. Live [...]

31 07, 2018

Ansell Court nears completion

2018-07-31T17:36:51+01:00July 31st, 2018|

Last week, representatives from The Barnet Group were given a tour of a much-needed dementia-friendly extra care scheme – Ansell Court in Mill Hill. Our contractors, Rydon, headed up the tour of the almost completed extra care scheme, which is going to make a big contribution to improving the lives of people living with dementia [...]

26 07, 2018

How to stay cool in this heat

2018-07-26T16:42:21+01:00July 26th, 2018|

British summertime is traditionally a temperamental time for weather – any given day could be rain or shine. Not this year! The summer of 2018 has definitely been about sunshine, as the Met Office predict that this glorious heatwave will last until the end of August. The all-time record in the UK is 38.5° C [...]

7 06, 2018

Caring for our carers

2018-06-07T15:34:03+01:00June 7th, 2018|

Did you know that around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend?  It becomes an absolutely massive commitment on the part of the carer – as they are not paid for looking after a loved one. And although caring for someone definitely has its rewards, there [...]