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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 [...]

1 06, 2018

Try volunteering – it’s good for you (and everyone else)

2018-06-01T14:19:48+01:00June 1st, 2018|

As part of national Volunteers Week (1-7 June 2018) Barnet Volunteers Fair 2018 is happening at the Finchley Arts Depo on Wednesday 6th June from 1pm. It's free and there's no need to register! But what are the benefits of volunteering? People decide to follow the path of volunteering for many different reasons: It's a [...]

22 05, 2018

Bumblebee launches to create a buzz in the property market

2018-05-22T17:45:28+01:00May 22nd, 2018|

This morning The Barnet Group officially launched Bumblebee, an estate agent ready to create a buzz in the London lettings market. Bumblebee builds on years of combined experience to deliver a professional and transparent service to private tenants and landlords. The online-only agency offers an efficient and reliable service, with all fees made clear up [...]

21 05, 2018

We are Supporting National Dementia Action Week (21 – 27 May)

2018-05-21T15:57:24+01:00May 21st, 2018|

Imagine watching as a loved-one slowly (or in some cases rapidly) begins to deteriorate because of the on-set of dementia - and not being able to help them. Many people do not understand dementia or know how to support people who have it. Dementia is not simply a natural part of ageing and it doesn’t [...]

16 05, 2018

The Barnet Group donate 10k to new council charity

2018-05-16T14:52:59+01:00May 16th, 2018|

We are delighted to  support Live Unlimited, a new charity launched to help Barnet’s looked after children (children and young people leaving the care system) fulfil their dreams and aspirations with a donation of £10,000 funding boost from The Barnet Group. Live Unlimited is a registered charity set up by Barnet Council based on the [...]

14 05, 2018

Dementia Action Week in Barnet (21 – 27 May)

2018-05-14T17:22:19+01:00May 14th, 2018|

Monday 21 May marks the start of National Dementia Action Week. One of the things The Barnet Group is doing to support, and raise awareness for Dementia Action Week is by having staff training to improve understanding of the condition. Staff from Barnet Homes and Your Choice Barnet service took part in the training. This [...]

14 05, 2018

Join in with the Royal Wedding or The Big Lunch – or both

2018-05-14T15:59:43+01:00May 14th, 2018|

Just in case you didn’t know…The Royal Wedding takes place at the weekend (Saturday 19th May). In keeping with the theme, Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle have requested that their big day will reflect their personalities (rather than royal convention and formalities). In that ‘community focused’ spirit, many of our services and community groups [...]

11 05, 2018

Barnet Group Apprenticeship Open Day

2018-05-11T17:42:06+01:00May 11th, 2018|

We last updated on our apprenticeship scheme in March as we celebrated the achievements of our current, and past, apprentices during National Apprentice Week. Our current crop of keen apprentices have already spent six out of the 12 months of their time with us - how time flies! The Barnet Group in partnership with our [...]

28 03, 2018

The Barnet Group Gender Pay Gap Reports

2018-03-28T14:38:13+01:00March 28th, 2018|

The Barnet Group commissioned XpertHR Gender Pay Gap Reporting Service which indicates that overall the Group has a mean gender pay gap of 4.6%, and a median gender pay gap of -2.5%. This is significantly below the figure for organisations in the same sector and significantly below the figures for organisations with a similar financial [...]

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