• Job Club Drop-in Service at One Stop Shop

      Job Club Drop-in Service at One Stop Shop Every Wednesday 10:30am – 12pm  Do you need support to get into employment, apprenticeship or set up your business? Michael can help sign-post you:
    • Information, advice and guidance to put you in touch with the teams can support you.
    • Linking people into local provision and signposting them to the appropriate services.
    • Register candidates and signpost depending on their individual circumstances and needs.
    • Look into what they want to do and provide relevant and useful information to assist them.
    Drop-in to The One Stop Shop without an appointment or call Michael Duncombe on 07834 526048      
  • Thinking about getting back to work?

    Women like Us is pleased to announce that it has been commissioned by the Genesis Housing Association to support its residents in the Grahame Park Estate.The project offers mums and carers FREE bespoke support into work through workshops and 1-1 sessions. Topics covered include
    • Searching for family friendly jobs.
    • Building your confidence about the skills you can offer employers.
    • Improving your CV.
    • Improving your interview skills.
    • Getting help with job applications.
    To apply you need to be
    • A parent or carer
    • A Genesis Housing resident
    • Have a household income of under £20,000 per annum
    Places are limited. To register and book your place, please call Adenike on 07388 410713 or email her at HackneyPA@womenlikeus.org.uk  
  • Create Your Own Website

      If you would like to register for the Start-up Website Development, please click the link below: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3626969/Start-Up-Website-Development  
  • Have your say on your local park

    Barnet Council is looking at ideas for improving Silkstream Park and Montrose Playing Fields. Your views are important and you can make a difference to the future of the park. To have your say, visit Montrose Playing Fields on 15th July from 11am to 3pm for a free ‘Tea in the Park’ event. There will be games for the family and light refreshments. We’ll hold a drop in session to discuss ideas for the park on 3rd July from 6pm to 8pm at Burnt Oak Library, Watling Avenue, Edgware. Tea in the Park Consultation Event A4 Poster
  • Volunteer at the Grahame Park Festival

    Your Community needs you – GP volunteering poster email Jan for more information: brennan.cct@gmail.com or call 0208 200 3014  
  • The Loop @ Grahame Park wins award

    Groundwork London has been celebrating success at the Furniture Re-Use Network’s annual awards, where re-use hub The Loop @ Grahame Park won Re-use Organisation of the Year in the people’s vote. The FRN awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 10th May, and was attended by Hannah Baker, Programme Manager at Groundwork London. Hannah said:   “We are really pleased to have seen such support for The Loop @ Grahame Park in the people’s vote. This is great recognition of all the fantastic efforts that the team have put in to make sure the scheme is a success. We are continuing to share our learnings from the project and look forward to seeing other schemes of this nature developing in the future.”   Over 1000 people participated in the awards vote, and The Loop @ Grahame Park was nominated against 9 other re-use projects from across the country. The award comes as The Loop @ Grahame Park team enjoy a month of celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the European Commission’s LIFE+ Programme, a key funder of the project. For more information: The Loop at Grahame Park FRN Award  
  • Grahame Park Resident Drop-in sessions

    Genesis has been working with a number of partners including Countryside, Barnet Council and Barnet Homes, to focus on the delivery of transforming Grahame Park. Towards the end of last year, Genesis tenants and homeowners started to move into their new homes. This marks the beginning of a truly exciting future. The continuing development of this area has been achieved with community participation of ideas and suggestions, which have played an important part in the design of new homes and the local community. We are beginning to see the benefits of the new changes to the surrounding area. As we continue to build homes for the future we need your valuable input. We are extending the invitation to residents who have not yet had a chance to meet and chat with the regeneration team. We will be holding information drop-in sessions at 15 The Concourse, NW9 5XA from  10 am to 12 pm & 4 pm to 7 pm   on the following dates:    Wednesday 27th Sept 2017  Wednesday 25th oct 2017  Wednesday 29th Nov 2017     
  • We’re Screening for more than 40 jobs, Traineeships and Apprenticeships

    We are a local not for profit organisation that helps and supports local people in to local employment, traineeships and apprenticeships as well as providing courses in ESOL and ECDL. Please join us on 24th April – 5E Ltd, Hyde House, 6th Floor, Rush Grove Avenue (off Edgware Road, London NW9 6LH)
  • Needed – Community Health Champions

    Do you live in Grahame Park or Colindale? Do you like to help other people? Do you want to learn new skills? Do you want to make a difference to your community? Do you want to support your community to healthier lifestyles? Why don’t you think about becoming a Community Health Champion? Community Health Champion 3 You will take part in 2 days training and need to commit to a maximum of 4 hours a week. Interested? Contact Luci for an informal chat or to book an interview: call 0208 371 0674 or email luci@homestartbarnet.org   Community Health Champions will be part of the Grahame Park Health & Well-being Project, a partnership between Colindale Communities Trust, Home-Start Barnett, Everglades Medical Practice and Love Burnt Oak. The project is funded by Genesis Housing Association .      
  • Oral History Volunteers

    Record and preserve the stories of those who lived and experienced Historic RAF Hendon, and the changing Colindale area. Oral History is the process of capturing people’s memories through audio or video recordings. For the RAF Centenary in 2018, we want to raise awareness of the important RAF heritage of the Colindale area, by capturing and sharing the stories from those who remember the site in use as an airfield through to the modern day, with all the developments, changes and diversification that has taken place.   You will:
    • visit and talk to local people about the history of the area
    • build a relationship with your interviewees
    • show photographs, objects, clothing to residents to stir memories
    • conduct at least two interviews as part of the project (interviews last 1-2 hours each)
    • talk to local people in a friendly way and represent the RAF museum in a positive way
    • transcribing the audio conversation
    • complete one interview within six weeks of receiving the training.
      You will receive:
    • an induction to the Film & Sound department and RAF Museum as a whole.
    • a certified training course with the Oral History Society, training you to accredited standard, able to record high quality audio and conduct interviews
    • opportunities for continuing to volunteer and collect oral histories throughout the 2B project
    • support from the Heritage Outreach Officer and Curator of Film & Sound
      You will be:
    • approachable, friendly and enthusiastic
    • hands-on, confident and able to take responsibility
    • proactive in approaching and welcoming people
    • able to build rapport with people
    • able to follow instructions carefully
    • confident in your own ability and knowledge
    • comfortable talking and listening
    • happy to travel to other locations
      Training Training will take place on two separate days during the weeks of 15th May and 22nd May (dates TBC) at the Museum and will cover:
    • Oral History Society accredited course
    • How to use the recording equipment
    • Relationship building
    • Interview techniques
    • Health and safety
    • Safeguarding
    • Disability awareness
    Successfully completing the training is a requirement of fulfilling the role. Please indicate that you are available to attend training during these dates.   Commitment Up to ten days (including training and two interviews). The project runs for one year across 2017, starting the week commencing 15th May.  You will need to be able to attend the training days, however from then on there is flexibility on the days and times you volunteer.   Hours Hours will vary and will be mutually agreed. However you should anticipate one volunteering shift will equate to around four hours.   Benefits Travel and food expenses will be reimbursed up to £10 per day, in line with our policy. If you travel cost to attend an interview is more than this level, please discuss in advance.   How to get involved: Complete the Expressions of Interest form and send it to Rachel Ball, Volunteering Manager by email: volunteeringlondon@rafmuseum.org or call 020 8358 4828. Expression of Interest – Oral History Please express your interest in this role by the 8th May 2017.   We aim to select the right people for the role and therefore may not be able to offer this opportunity to everyone who applies.   We welcome applications from people of all interests, abilities, backgrounds and communities.     More Information on Oral History: http://www.ohs.org.uk/