Approved by Programme Board this month, the Barnet Group Housing Options space which is used to carry out face-to-face interviews will be located on the ground floor of the Colindale office.
With having a similar service user profile and cross-working opportunities, the space will be shared with the multi-agency Welfare Reform Task Force, who also carry out face-to-face appointments with the communities that we serve.
The location is well served by public transportation and is in an area of high need for both of these services.
It will be by appointment only (which is the current operation) and is in the formerly proposed Business Hub area. The ground floor will have a separate staff and public entry points with secure barriers that have one staff contact security card (rather than our current swipe card and separate ID card). This means that the public facing elements of the building will be segregated from the staff entrance.
The ground floor will also have a 110-person capacity café which will be accessible to the public and staff (café provider TBC).