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8 01, 2024

Vallectric party with our sheltered Scheme Residents

2024-01-09T10:05:49+00:00January 8th, 2024|

Our contractors Vallectric have funded Christmas parties for residents living in our 14 Sheltered Housing Schemes. They all had lovely afternoons filled with festive food and music. Wellbeing is so important and social events like this encourage tenants to come together. Thank you to the team at Vallectric for funding these get togethers for [...]

8 01, 2024

R Benson Property Maintenance support TBG services

2024-02-01T11:52:25+00:00January 8th, 2024|

During the festive season we were reminded that it’s not been an easy time of year financially for so many families and individuals. Thank you to Mark Martin, Head of Compliance and Lucy Gatward, Resident Liaison Manager from R Benson Property Maintenance Ltd who are one of our Major Works and Voids contractors for [...]

30 10, 2023

Changes to leaseholder building insurance fees

2023-10-12T10:46:24+01:00October 30th, 2023|

Barnet Homes leaseholders will have recently received a letter regarding building insurance from 1 October 2023. This letter explains that unfortunately, there has been a large increase in the cost of leasehold buildings insurance which must be paid by leaseholders from 1 April 2024. We will write to leaseholders individually with the specific amount they [...]

30 10, 2023

Quinn London: helping Grahame Park residents gain new skills

2023-10-12T10:32:30+01:00October 30th, 2023|

A big shout out to our major works contractor Quinn London who hosted two DIY workshops for residents on the Grahame Park Estate on the 2nd and 3rd of August. Residents had the opportunity to gain access to a free DIY masterclass taught by experienced operatives and supported by their Social Value and Resident Liaison [...]

25 10, 2023

Sheltered Housing celebrates first tea party bash post-Covid

2023-10-10T16:40:32+01:00October 25th, 2023|

For the very first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, Barnet Homes’ Sheltered Housing tenants burst back onto the social scene with an afternoon of song and dance at Finchley’s St Mary’s Church Hall. Barnet Homes’, Sheltered Housing accommodates senior independent  residents, many of whom relished the opportunity to come out of pandemic hiatus to attend [...]

25 10, 2023

A day in the life of Sapphire, Senior Accommodation Solutions Officer, Temporary Accommodation

2023-10-10T16:26:14+01:00October 25th, 2023|

As of June 2023 there were a total of 2,200 households (singles and families) living in temporary accommodation through Barnet Homes, with some placed in hotels. 238 hotel bookings were made in the first quarter of the year, which is a 71% increase from the previous year. Hey! I’m Sapphire from the Accommodation Solutions Team [...]

23 10, 2023

Community spotlight: Clube Nova Vida Angola

2023-10-10T16:20:10+01:00October 23rd, 2023|

Two spirited sisters from Angola, Tatiana Jose and Lucia Loureiro introduce their small Barnet based charity, Clube Nova Vida Angola, which translates to Angola New Life Club. About the charity Volunteer and charity co-founder Lucia, explains, “We started the charitable community group in 2014 for our friends and relatives who were Portuguese-speaking and who were [...]

23 10, 2023

Be winter ready!

2023-10-10T16:12:59+01:00October 23rd, 2023|

Test your heating Turn your heating on sooner rather than later to check that everything’s working before it gets cold. If there’s a problem, get in touch so we can book an appointment to fix it. Don’t wait until winter to see if there’s an issue! We carry out annual gas safety checks in your [...]

20 10, 2023

Did you know that every year £19 billion of benefits go unclaimed across the UK?

2023-10-10T15:54:11+01:00October 20th, 2023|

Our partners at London Borough of Barnet have created a benefits calculator which is an easy way to discover what benefits you may be able to claim and how to claim. If you feel that you are not in receipt of all applicable benefits, please visit the following website https://www.barnet.gov.uk/benefits-grants-and-financial-advice/cost-living-support

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