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20 06, 2022

Summer is here, so why not enter your Finest Flowers?

2022-06-21T09:50:56+01:00June 20th, 2022|

With the official start of summer today, the window for entries to our ever-popular gardening competition is open! We welcome applications from gardeners of all levels among our residents. It's easy to enter Finest Flowers 2022.  Just fill in this online form. The closing date for all entries is the 15 July and judging will [...]

7 03, 2020

Happy International Women’s Day to Burnt Oak Women’s Group

2020-03-11T10:15:06+00:00March 7th, 2020|

The theme of International Women's Day 2020 is Each for Equality, which is all about challenging stereotypes, broadening perceptions and improving situations. One resident from Burnt Oak set out to do just that in 2017 when she set up a safe space for local people to gather - thus Burnt Oak Women's Group (BOWG) was [...]

18 02, 2020

Barnet Homes Domestic Violence support services win bid to stay open for fourth year

2020-02-19T10:58:07+00:00February 18th, 2020|

The Barnet Homes Domestic Violence Refuge and One-Stop-Shop initiatives have extra cause to celebrate their fourth anniversary this spring. This week Barnet Homes received the news that they will be able to carry on delivering their vital domestic violence support services for another year. The Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP, announced £16.6 million for 75 [...]

14 02, 2020

Keep Calm and Sing, with a little help from our contractors…  

2020-02-25T16:39:32+00:00February 14th, 2020|

Did you know that each time you allow Mears first time access to do a gas safety check in your home it benefits your local community, too? You might miss the knock if you’re at work or out – but if you’re in – let them in! Each time a customer allows Mears operatives into [...]

14 02, 2020

What a difference person-centred service can make

2020-02-19T11:03:30+00:00February 14th, 2020|

How a completely bed bound customer who hadn’t left his property for five years, is now living in a ground floor flat where he can look out onto beautiful gardens. Mr R was referred to by the NHS to Barnet Homes’ Vulnerable Assessment Officer in November 2019 and by January 2020 he had moved into [...]

28 01, 2020

Barnet Homes Rough Sleeper Team gets funding for a further year

2020-01-28T17:47:49+00:00January 28th, 2020|

The Barnet Homes Rough Sleeper Team will be able to continue with their work to reduce the numbers of people having to sleep on the streets of Barnet. Barnet Council successfully bid for more than £600,000 from a Central Government fund set aside to tackle rough sleeping in London. The cash boost from the Ministry [...]

19 01, 2020

January doesn’t have to be ‘blue’. You can start something new

2020-01-20T10:43:54+00:00January 19th, 2020|

The month after Christmas isn’t known for being the most eventful, so it’s often a time where a lot of people take advantage of the quiet time to start something new. Colindale Community Trust (CCT) is a charity whose goal it is to improve the lives of people living in Colindale and the Grahame Park [...]

10 01, 2020

Third time is a charm for employment project BOOST

2020-01-10T17:33:48+00:00January 10th, 2020|

Burnt Oak Opportunity Support Team launched in 2015, then in 2017 they launched a second BOOST in Childs Hill. So it’s a delight to share the news that BOOST ‘family’ now has a third office. BOOST have opened their third space in South Friern Library – open for customers from 10am-5pm on the second and [...]

23 12, 2019

The most wonderful time of year for a Sheltered Housing Christmas Party

2019-12-23T15:33:26+00:00December 23rd, 2019|

Every year the Sheltered Housing Christmas Party attracts a larger crowd, not just from residents from our sheltered scheme, but from the wider community. Of course, the Sheltered Housing Christmas Party has all the best ingredients for a Christmas party – food (including lots of cups of tea), entertainment and a dancefloor just waiting for [...]

23 12, 2019

R Benson donate gifts to our women’s refuge

2020-01-07T16:21:12+00:00December 23rd, 2019|

Last week, one of our contractors, R Benson, showed just why they won Social Value Contractor of the Year Award at The Barnet Group’s recent Customer Awards evening on Thursday 12th December. By the following Monday, R Benson had generously delivered a whole sackful of Christmas presents for the women and children living at the [...]

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