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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 [...]

Opendoor Homes development update – spring 2018

Work on Opendoor Homes’ development sites continues at pace as we construct 320 homes for affordable rent across the borough of Barnet. Opendoor Homes is a subsidiary of Barnet Homes, and is a registered social housing provider. The homes, once completed, will be allocated through Barnet Council's Allocations Policy. Exterior work is nearing completion at [...]

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 [...]

Are you concerned about rough sleepers? Here’s you can help.

Due to the extreme cold temperatures and snowfall, Barnet has enacted our Severe Weather Emergency Protocol and accommodation is available to all rough sleepers whilst the temperatures remains below zero. Rough sleepers should be directed to Homeless Action in Barnet, a homeless day centre at 36B Woodhouse Road London N12 0RG , T: 020 8446 [...]

Cold weather warning

There is cold weather forecast in Barnet for the next few days. Keeping warm and well Temperatures are not forecast to be sub-zero in Barnet, but Barnet Council provide some useful information about keeping warm and well in cold weather conditions. Snowfall and your home Please follow Barnet Council's advice when dealing with snowfall in and [...]

Holocaust Memorial Day in Barnet

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) has been marked in the UK since 2001, with thousands of events and activities taking place in and around 27 January every year. It is a day for us all to remember those affected by genocide and ensure future generations do not repeat such acts of atrocity again. This Sunday, residents and staff are [...]

The Barnet Group join in with Christmas Jumper Day

Staff across The Barnet Group capped off a successful year of fundraising by joining in with the national effort for Christmas Jumper Day. We managed to raise more than £100, which joins the tally of £2,000 worth of  funds which kind-hearted staff at The Barnet Group have raised so far this year. How the money [...]

Thanks to you!

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. To recognise those of our residents who go the extra mile to improve their communities and support fellow residents – we hold a Customer Awards ceremony every year. On this occasion the event was sponsored by our contractors Armstrong York, Mears R Benson, Morgan Sindall, [...]

The Barnet Group appoints a new Chief Executive

The Board of The Barnet Group is pleased to announce that it has appointed Tim Mulvenna as its new Chief Executive. Tim takes over from Troy Henshall who is joining Wandle HA as Director of Business Services and Transformation at the end of this year. Tim will join the Group at the start of February [...]

Download Barnet Homes’ 2016-17 Annual Review

2016-17 was another extremely successful year at The Barnet Group, and Barnet Homes in particular. We've compiled an account of all our successes, in Barnet Homes' 2016-17 Annual Review. Click here to download a digital copy of this extensive document. Print copies are available on request - please email andrzej.perkins@barnethomes.org for yours.

Lord Victor Adebowale’s inspiring message

This week staff at The Barnet Group attended the bi-annual staff conference, which this year was held at the Sangam Centre in Burnt Oak - where they were also had an inspiring speech from a special guest speaker. The theme of the the staff conference and awards event was 'Everyday Heroes' and in keeping with [...]

Barnet Council commits £17.5 million for high-priority fire safety works

Barnet Council has agreed additional funding of £7.5million for high-priority fire safety works to be carried out across the borough, to ensure resident safety remains the number one priority. The funding was agreed at the Council’s Housing Committee on Monday evening. The total cost of the works, which are being commissioned in direct response to [...]

Celebrating diversity at The Barnet Group

Every year, staff at The Barnet Group take the opportunity of Black History Month to celebrate the diversity of its customers and the community it serves. This year staff went for the ‘History of Motown’ to acknowledge the influence the black-owned label had in paving the way for a multi-cultural society in America in the [...]

Pop into Brent Cross – for a business pop-up 6-17 November

The working world is changing. More people than have ideas that they would very much like to transform into their own business – but don’t know how to get started.  The Pop-Up Business School is a Social Enterprise that runs workshops for people all over the country packed with presentations and workshops all designed to [...]

Barnet Homes’ staff raise £750 for Macmillan

There’s nothing like coffee, tea and cake to bring people together – and the growing popularity of The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning proved no exception at Barnet House recently. The aim of Macmillan Cancer’s coffee morning is to raise money for medical, emotional, practical and financial support for people living with cancer. Our staff whole-heartedly [...]

Welcome to The Barnet Group Apprentices: class of 2017/18!

The Barnet Group recently welcomed this year’s ‘crop’ of apprentices who are embarking on a 12-month programme of learning (and earning) with us. Our apprentices will be working in a service or department in Barnet Homes or Your Choice Barnet. As well as gaining practical work experience, our apprentices will also have a day-release of [...]

Make summer’s end count – come to the Burnt Oak community roadshow

Over the summer we held a successful community roadshow in East Finchley. This Saturday 9 September, from 12 midday, we are having our 2nd summer roadshow at the Burnt Oak Community Centre. You don’t have to bring anything – just bring yourselves and family and friends. The event is free! This Saturday is also the [...]

The Barnet Group signs Time to Change pledge

The Barnet Group are very pleased to share that The Group has signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge, and in doing so commit to changing the way we think and act about mental health in the workplace, making sure that employees who face mental health problems feel supported. Time to Change is an organisation that [...]

Re to take over Barnet Homes’ pest control services

From 1st September 2017, Re Pest Control Services will begin providing pest control for Barnet Homes. Re are a joint enterprise between Barnet Council and Capita. Barnet Homes residents will not experience any difference in the pest reporting and control procedure. They should still report any pest issues by calling our Customer Contact Centre on 0800 [...]

Urban Gamez 2017 is coming!

Urban Gamez, Barnet Homes' annual sporting spectacular at Grahame Park is returning for an eighth year this summer. The packed programme of events will land on The Concourse at the Grahame Park Estate from 12PM on Friday 1st September 2017. Children on the day will be able to take part in a wide range of [...]

Schools at Rosa Morison for summer!

School might be out for summer, but that hasn’t stopped a group of 12 young people working hard to raise awareness for Rosa Morison this week. The young people were from a range of schools across Barnet who chose Rosa Morison for their ‘summer’ project as part of the National Citizen Service programme for 16 [...]

Barnet Homes’ community roadshow gets summer off to a fine start

Even the downpours couldn’t dampen the warm atmosphere at Barnet Homes’ community summer roadshow last weekend. The summer roadshow was the perfect opportunity for all residents to meet our staff and chat about ways we can work together to make improvements in your area. Throughout the afternoon, up to 100 residents did indeed take the [...]

Our apprentices attend Q&A with Jeremy Corbyn

The Barnet Group is currently recruiting for housing and social care apprentices and are having an Apprenticeship open morning this Friday 14th July. If you know anyone that would be interested in or benefit from an apprenticeship, please send them along to The Barnet Group's Apprenticeship open morning on Friday 14th July, from 9:30am onwards [...]

Year 2 of The Barnet Group Business Plan

We recently updated The Barnet Group Business Plan 2016 – 21, which is in its second year (2017/18). Our ‘Good to Great’ Business Plan sets out our vision for the future and is all about delivering improvements and developments for customers and the community. We are delighted to report that we have already achieved some [...]

Do you think you could be our next apprentice?

We are now recruiting for Housing Management and Social Care Apprentices 2017 The Barnet Group has run an apprenticeship scheme for the past seven years and we are proud to support local people to develop their skills through an apprenticeship with us. The window to apply for a 2017 apprenticeship with us is now open: http://bit.ly/2slWiak [...]

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