Black History Month 2021

Black History Month (BHM) UK (October) promotes knowledge, understanding and recognition of Black history and achievements. It aims to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions made by black people to the cultural and economic development of the UK. People from many different backgrounds come together during this month to celebrate the positive role of black people [...]

Opendoor Homes’ flagship development completed

This summer, Opendoor Homes completed its biggest construction to date at Gracie House in Prospect Ring, East Finchley. The 50 new homes were built on a previously underused site, and will provide much-needed affordable accommodation to families who had an open homelessness case with Barnet Homes. The construction finished earlier than planned, despite the [...]

A half-century of homes for Opendoor

Opendoor Homes reached a huge milestone this week, taking ownership of its 500th home. Opendoor Homes, which has charitable status, is a registered provider of social housing, and part of The Barnet Group. It is providing affordable housing for those in housing need by building new homes and acquiring homes on the open market. [...]

Kids rise to the challenge at Urban Gamez 2021

Friday 20 August was a big day for local residents on Grahame Park, as we hosted our annual Urban Gamez inspired event for this year ‘Rise to the Challenge’ This year’s event sponsored by Morgan Sindall, Quinn London and Notting Hill Genesis, and supported by Greater London Leisure Ltd, FUSE Youth Project, Nutmeg Community and [...]

Covid-19 Recovery Fund

The Barnet Group are pleased to announce the launch of their Covid-19 Recovery Fund. We know what a difficult year our residents and service users have had and we want to help you celebrate being able to ‘Get Together’ again. The fund is available for you to apply to if you would like to organise a [...]

The Barnet Group Apprentice Programme 2021/2022

The Barnet Group is looking for talented people to join our growing business. We have 10 apprenticeship opportunities in Barnet Homes. If you have any questions contact us: boost@barnet.gov.uk Join our Open Day on 28th July, Wednesday at 1:00 PM here: Eventbrite What is an apprenticeship? If you love learning, but also want to gain experience [...]

TBG signs up to Barnet Voluntary Sector Manifesto

We’re committed to creating a better Barnet for all those who live and work in the Borough, so we have signed up to the Barnet Voluntary Sector Manifesto. Lead by Barnet Together, and developed over several months and with the involvement of seventeen community organisations from across Barnet including Barnet Carers and Barnet Multi-Faith Forum, [...]

Vallectric named Barnet Homes’ Social Value Contractor of the Year 2020

Here at the Barnet Group, we are grateful for the ongoing support we have received from our contractors year on year, especially with the sponsorship of this year’s awards event and their investment into a new Covid-19 Recovery Fund for the new year, that will assist in supporting our residents and the communities they live [...]

The 2020 Community Awards

We hold our Community Awards awards once a year, but the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic means we will not be able to meet in person this time around.However, that does not take anything away from the incredible achievements of those nominated for an award. During what has been a difficult year, those listed in [...]

2020 Community Awards

We hold our Community Awards awards once a year, but the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic means we will not be able to meet in person this time around. However, that does not take anything away from the incredible achievements of those nominated for an award. During what has been a difficult year, those listed [...]

Two Opendoor homes completed at Crispin Road

Opendoor Homes has completed two more homes for affordable rent this week. The two-bedroom houses at Crispin Road in Burnt Oak were built on the site of some disused garages, and will provide essential housing for Barnet residents. The homes were designed to fit in with the surrounding homes, and are an excellent addition [...]

Apprenticeship online open day

Could you be our next apprentice? We're hosting an online open day this Monday 20 July. Six managers will speak about the opportunities they have, along with the benefits of working with them. For more information, and to sign up, visit: eventbrite.com To apply for one of our apprenticeships, visit thebarnetgroup.org/careers

Could you be our next apprentice?

The Barnet Group is looking for talented people to join our growing business. We have apprenticeship opportunities in Barnet Homes and Your Choice Barnet. More than 80 people have taken advantage of our Apprenticeships since 2010 and, though it’s not guaranteed, we maintain a high retention rate on completion of the programme. What is an apprenticeship? [...]

Online mask making session with Hugh Dennis and community partners

Changes to Coronavirus guidance means face masks will soon be mandatory on public transport. Community partners Near Neighbours are joining with Mitzvah Day to hold online mask making session with comedian, actor and writer Hugh Dennis. The session takes place on Tuesday 16 June from 7-7.45 PM. People of all faiths and backgrounds will come together, from [...]

Stories of kindness – Barnet Group staff

During Mental Health Awareness Week, we asked colleagues to share examples of selfless kindness that they've seen or been a part of. We're so proud of the people who work at The Barnet Group, and the way they've responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's some examples of kindness colleagues have seen or been a part [...]

Ansell Court shortlisted for design award

The Barnet Group's service for older people, Ansell Court has been shortlisted for a Housing Design Award. Ansell Court is a dementia-specific, housing with care development comprising 53 one and two-bedroom apartments and communal facilities. The development is situated in a prime location in Mill Hill, offering easy access to a range of local amenities. [...]

Stand Together: Holocaust Memorial Day event in Barnet

The 2020 Holocaust Memorial Day – 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and 25 years after the genocide in Bosnia – will be marked in Barnet on Sunday 26 January. The commemoration will be at the Rickett Quadrangle within Middlesex University in The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4BT. The memorial service will begin at 2.30pm [...]

Service users bring the festive cheer

Service users from Your Choice Barnet's CommunitySpace service helped transform a Christmas tree at All Saints' Church in Childs Hill. All Saints' Christmas Tree Festival gives local people or organisations the opportunity to sponsor and decorate a tree, raising vital money for local charities. So when The Barnet Group agreed to sponsor a tree, it [...]

Partners Bugler support Basing Hill Community FC

Barnet Homes development aprters Bugler has donated three fotball kits to Basing Hill Community FC, through it's Bugler Foundation arm. Andy Bugler delivered the kit to Anthony Dawodu of The Hope of Childs Hill (THOCH), who organised the foundation of the football club for local boys and girls from 6 – 14 to develop [...]

R Benson donate gifts to our women’s refuge

Last week, one of our contractors, R Benson, showed just why they won Social Value Contractor of the Year Award at The Barnet Group’s recent Customer Awards evening on Thursday 12th December. By the following Monday, R Benson had generously delivered a whole sackful of Christmas presents for the women and children living at the [...]

Let’s stop hate crime

The sad news is, hate crime offences being reported to the police have risen by 10% in the past year. Around 12% of hate crime offences were estimated to have more than one motivation, with the majority of these being both race and religion. Research has shown that hate crime will only increase is [...]

Barnet Outreach service becomes part of The Barnet Group

We are delighted to announce that Barnet Homes has taken over a contract that offers general housing support and specialist mental health floating support in the borough. The Outreach Barnet service was previously managed by Notting Hill Genesis whose contract ended on 31 July. Barnet Homes, part of The Barnet Group, will run the [...]

Eamon McGoldrick appointed as board Chair

The Barnet Group is pleased to announce that Eamon McGoldrick has been appointed as our new chair. Eamon has over 40 years’ experience in housing management, having started at the Greater London Council as a management trainee in 1977. He has worked extensively across housing in north London, and was Chief Executive of Homes for [...]

THOCH goes from strength to strength with bike project

The Hope of Childs Hill (THOCH) marked a successful year since launching its local bike initiative last summer by hosting a visit from  The Barnet Group’s contractors Bugler, who officially gave their support by making a contribution to the bike project. As keen supporters of the charity, The Barnet Group, Barnet Council and councillor for [...]