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Caring for our carers

Did you know that around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend?  It becomes an absolutely massive commitment on the part of the carer – as they are not paid for looking after a loved one. And although caring for someone definitely has its rewards, there [...]

2018-06-07T15:34:03+00:00 June 7th, 2018|

Try volunteering – it’s good for you (and everyone else)

As part of national Volunteers Week (1-7 June 2018) Barnet Volunteers Fair 2018 is happening at the Finchley Arts Depo on Wednesday 6th June from 1pm. It's free and there's no need to register! But what are the benefits of volunteering? People decide to follow the path of volunteering for many different reasons: It's a [...]

2018-06-01T14:19:48+00:00 June 1st, 2018|

Bumblebee launches to create a buzz in the property market

This morning The Barnet Group officially launched Bumblebee, an estate agent ready to create a buzz in the London lettings market. Bumblebee builds on years of combined experience to deliver a professional and transparent service to private tenants and landlords. The online-only agency offers an efficient and reliable service, with all fees made clear up [...]

2018-05-22T17:45:28+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|

We are Supporting National Dementia Action Week (21 – 27 May)

Imagine watching as a loved-one slowly (or in some cases rapidly) begins to deteriorate because of the on-set of dementia - and not being able to help them. Many people do not understand dementia or know how to support people who have it. Dementia is not simply a natural part of ageing and it doesn’t [...]

2018-05-21T15:57:24+00:00 May 21st, 2018|

The Barnet Group donate 10k to new council charity

We are delighted to  support Live Unlimited, a new charity launched to help Barnet’s looked after children (children and young people leaving the care system) fulfil their dreams and aspirations with a donation of £10,000 funding boost from The Barnet Group. Live Unlimited is a registered charity set up by Barnet Council based on the [...]

2018-05-16T14:52:59+00:00 May 16th, 2018|

Dementia Action Week in Barnet (21 – 27 May)

Monday 21 May marks the start of National Dementia Action Week. One of the things The Barnet Group is doing to support, and raise awareness for Dementia Action Week is by having staff training to improve understanding of the condition. Staff from Barnet Homes and Your Choice Barnet service took part in the training. This [...]

2018-05-14T17:22:19+00:00 May 14th, 2018|

Join in with the Royal Wedding or The Big Lunch – or both

Just in case you didn’t know…The Royal Wedding takes place at the weekend (Saturday 19th May). In keeping with the theme, Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle have requested that their big day will reflect their personalities (rather than royal convention and formalities). In that ‘community focused’ spirit, many of our services and community groups [...]

2018-05-14T15:59:43+00:00 May 14th, 2018|

Barnet Group Apprenticeship Open Day

We last updated on our apprenticeship scheme in March as we celebrated the achievements of our current, and past, apprentices during National Apprentice Week. Our current crop of keen apprentices have already spent six out of the 12 months of their time with us - how time flies! The Barnet Group in partnership with our [...]

2018-05-11T17:42:06+00:00 May 11th, 2018|

The Barnet Group Gender Pay Gap Reports

The Barnet Group commissioned XpertHR Gender Pay Gap Reporting Service which indicates that overall the Group has a mean gender pay gap of 4.6%, and a median gender pay gap of -2.5%. This is significantly below the figure for organisations in the same sector and significantly below the figures for organisations with a similar financial [...]

2018-03-28T14:38:13+00:00 March 28th, 2018|

Capping off National Apprentice Week with new beginnings

The Barnet Group supported National Apprenticeship Week by promoting success stories of its apprentices past, present and future. We capped off this week of apprenticeship action by attending the ‘Class of 2018’ Graduation Ceremony at The Strand on Friday 9 March. It was the first apprenticeship graduation ceremony of its kind to be held, so [...]

2018-03-13T12:34:14+00:00 March 13th, 2018|
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