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Landmark day as first Opendoor homes are handed over

The Barnet Group is delighted to announce the practical completion of Opendoor Homes' development site at Elmshurst Crescent. This proud moment marks the handover of the first Opendoor homes, as we continue on our journey to build 320 homes across the borough of Barnet. New tenants will be moving into the new flats in the [...]

2018-09-13T08:26:28+00:00September 13th, 2018|

Doing a Waitrose (in Whetstone) shop?

Next time you go down to Whetstone Waitrose and get a green token, try and use it to support Live Unlimited. (Ask for some if the cashier doesn't give you one) Live Unlimited has been selected as one of three charities chosen as part of Waitrose’s Community Matters scheme for the month of August. Live [...]

2018-08-02T15:20:28+00:00August 2nd, 2018|

Opendoor Homes Board Chair Recruitment

What a six years it has been since The Barnet Group was created. The Group has seen significant growth and longterm management agreements for both Barnet Homes and Your Choice means that the future is both secure and exciting. Opendoor Homes is one of our newer entities in the Group and achieved Registered Provider status in 2017.  It has funding and land available to build an initial programme of 320 affordable homes with an ambition to achieve much more. We are seeking a new Chair to lead the board through its exciting developmental period.  Ideally, we [...]

2018-08-01T09:17:24+00:00August 1st, 2018|

Ansell Court nears completion

Last week, representatives from The Barnet Group were given a tour of a much-needed dementia-friendly extra care scheme – Ansell Court in Mill Hill. Our contractors, Rydon, headed up the tour of the almost completed extra care scheme, which is going to make a big contribution to improving the lives of people living with dementia [...]

2018-07-31T17:36:51+00:00July 31st, 2018|

How to stay cool in this heat

British summertime is traditionally a temperamental time for weather – any given day could be rain or shine. Not this year! The summer of 2018 has definitely been about sunshine, as the Met Office predict that this glorious heatwave will last until the end of August. The all-time record in the UK is 38.5° C [...]

2018-07-26T16:42:21+00:00July 26th, 2018|

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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 16th, 2018|
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