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11 01, 2019

Do you have a big idea?

2019-01-11T16:01:29+00:00January 11th, 2019|

Calling all you budding entrepeneurs! There's good news. Barnet Council, Middlesex University and Barnet and Southgate College are running an Entrepreneurial Barnet Competition. The competition offers local students and entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business ideas and win cash prizes. The competition is in three exciting stages. Stage 1: the Elevator. Applicants have 2 [...]

2 01, 2019

Start 2019 right with a new course

2019-01-08T09:41:52+00:00January 2nd, 2019|

Naturally, the new year is the time that most of us want to try something new! Why not try a new course that will improve your job prospects and build your confidence at the same time? Aitch Gee training are delivering the popular Level 2 Business Administration course starting Friday 8th February. This course includes [...]

24 12, 2018

A new kitchen just in time for Christmas, thanks to contractor R Benson

2019-01-08T09:38:33+00:00December 24th, 2018|

Every year residents living in Barnet Homes’ Domestic Violence Refuge receive lots of donated gifts and toys from staff and partners. The residents are very appreciative of these kind donations, as many of them arrive at the refuge with virtually nothing but the clothes they are wearing. With the refuge housing six households, the communal [...]

21 12, 2018

Sheltered Housing pulls off a Christmas cracker of a party

2018-12-21T17:48:52+00:00December 21st, 2018|

Even in our fast-paced, crowded society, loneliness is a growing issue in the UK. Loneliness is experienced by all ages, but it is particularly prominent in the older population. Coupled with the combination of winter weather and other family members being busy at Christmas – social isolation among older people gets acute at Christmas. This [...]

19 12, 2018

BOOST@184 gets a 1st birthday refit

2018-12-19T12:37:59+00:00December 19th, 2018|

BOOST@184 is the community location for the BOOST Childs Hill project. It opened its doors to a new permanent location on Cricklewood Lane exactly one year ago. The shop from which BOOST@184 was delivering services was however, a little basic and in need of some modernisation. This month, our generous contractors Morgan Sindall, completed an [...]

14 12, 2018

Yellow weather warning: freezing weather on its way

2019-01-08T09:43:51+00:00December 14th, 2018|

Freezing weather is forecast to sweep across much of the country from the evening of  Friday 14th December onwards. Although much of the extreme weather conditions are not expected to reach London - periods of freezing rain are still predicted to effect most regions. This will potentially cause: • Possible travel delays on roads stranding [...]

14 12, 2018

A well-deserved thank you… to you

2018-12-20T09:29:41+00:00December 14th, 2018|

Our customers and services are at the heart of everything we do. To recognise those who go the extra mile to improve their communities, support fellow residents and making positive steps to increase their independence  – we hold a Customer Awards ceremony and Thank You party every year. The event took place at Hendon Town [...]

13 12, 2018

Potential British Gas bogus callers ‘on the loose’

2018-12-13T14:47:54+00:00December 13th, 2018|

Between the 10th and 11th December, two British Gas vans parked in and around the Grahame Park Estate were stolen. The British Gas vans were discovered a day or two later. However, the inside of the van was completely stripped of official British Gas uniforms with official ID attached, tools and other British Gas equipment. [...]

5 12, 2018

Looking forward to our Customer awards – thanks to our contractors

2018-12-05T16:25:33+00:00December 5th, 2018|

After months of preparation and sorting through all the nominations we have received, our annual Customer Awards are happening on Thursday 6th December. We are looking forward  sharing to a packed-programme, including the awards ceremony, with so many of our residents. The Mayor of Barnet will be attending, too. We also wanted to shine a [...]

21 11, 2018

Our Domestic Violence services get cash boost for another year

2018-11-21T17:35:29+00:00November 21st, 2018|

Last week, we received the fantastic news that our Domestic Violence One Stop Shop and Refuge will be able to deliver its vital services for another year. Officers from Barnet Council bid for  money from the Domestic Abuse fund on our behalf, from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Our Barnet Homes [...]