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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

2019-02-27T13:24:09+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 [...]

21 11, 2018

Not always the season to be jolly…International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women

2018-11-21T13:10:19+00:00November 21st, 2018|

Christmas is just over a month away now and for many of us, the lead-up is full of fun preparations for the festive season.  Sadly though for many people, it's the start of a terrifying build-up to incidents of domestic violence/abuse. As part of a campaign to support the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women [...]

31 10, 2018

Our 2nd Dogs Trust event was very Paws-itive!

2018-11-12T11:24:59+00:00October 31st, 2018|

Last Thursday, in partnership with Dogs Trust, Barnet Homes invited local dog owners to an afternoon of free micro-chipping, training help and other low cost or no cost stalls for dog owners. The 2nd Dogs Trust event was held at The Grange Estate in Finchley and we're delighted to report back we had a really [...]

30 10, 2018

Assist meets Mike Freer MP at pensioners event

2018-11-12T11:27:44+00:00October 30th, 2018|

Last Friday, our emergency response service, Assist, was part of an information event for older people where they also happened to meet an MP. Mike Freer, MP for Finchley and Golders Green, attended the Pensioners' Advice & Information Fayre at St Paul's Church to support issues affecting the older community. Staff from Assist were also [...]