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A well-deserved thank you… to you

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 [...]

2018-12-14T17:17:12+00:00December 14th, 2018|

Remembrance Sunday 2018

This weekend Barnet will pause to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in conflict exactly 100 years after the guns fell silent in the First World War. On Sunday 11 November, the Worshipful the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Reuben Thompstone, will attend a service of remembrance due to be held at the [...]

2018-11-07T16:25:46+00:00November 7th, 2018|

No place for hate – National Hate-Crime Awareness Week

What is a hate crime? A hate crime is a crime committed against someone because of their disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation. This past year has seen a 'spike' in the number of hate crimes all over the country. The aim of National Hate Crime Awareness Week is not only [...]

2018-10-16T08:33:32+00:00October 15th, 2018|

Countdown to PopUp Business School

There's exactly four weeks to go before the PopUp Business School's week long workshop to train budding business owners hits Brent Cross. There's still time to sign up! Last November, nine Barnet Homes residents attended the course with business proposals for ideas from vegan sauces to customised handbags. All 54 attendees received a certificate for [...]

2018-10-08T14:28:32+00:00October 8th, 2018|

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|
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