14 11, 2023

Contractors EffectAble help re-decorate Minerva House

2023-11-14T10:18:11+00:00November 14th, 2023|

 A huge shout out to our amazing adaptations contractor Effectable, who have gone over and above, with their social value community investment into a re-decoration project at Minerva House, which is our women and children’s refuge hostel. The property has been given a new lease of life with a fresh coat of paint throughout all [...]

31 10, 2023

Barnet Together Alliance Conference 2023: Pioneering a Thriving Borough

2023-10-31T14:03:13+00:00October 31st, 2023|

In a resounding display of community unity, the Barnet Together Alliance Conference 2023 unfolded as a monumental success. Held within the Borough’s largest museum, the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, on October 2, 2023, the event was an opportunity for the local Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise Sector (VCFSE) to network, share and have [...]

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 [...]

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