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Easter fun down at Valley Way

Our services acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of our service users and staff by marking every religious and cultural event throughout the year – Easter is no exception! This Easter Sunday, staff at Valley Way arranged a special Easter egg-stravaganza themed hunt plus some spring-themed arts and crafts for the service users at Valley Way. [...]

By | 2017-04-21T16:32:15+00:00 April 21st, 2017|

The Barnet Group caps off National Apprenticeship week at MP’s Job Fayre

Every year local MP Mike Freer hosts an Apprenticeship and Jobs Fayre to promote local jobs and businesses. The Barnet Group was well represented, including by new 'matchmaking' company PA Choices. PA Choices, which is part of Your Choice Barnet, finds personal assistants who can help people who receive direct payments support on a day-to-day [...]

By | 2017-03-14T14:43:24+00:00 March 14th, 2017|

Need advice about finding employment?

If you have, or are a carer for someone with a learning disability and would like advice about finding a job, Your Choice Barnet are holding an employment event that could help. Come and join us at the Your Choice Barnet Employment Project on 15 March from 11am onwards @ Hope Corner Community Centre 185 [...]

By | 2017-03-14T13:05:29+00:00 March 14th, 2017|

Quartz Court celebrate Chinese New Year

Residents at Quartz Court had a second good start to the year. They decided to get together and celebrate Chinese New Year, which starts this month. Like most cultural festivals and holidays, residents enjoyed a fabulous spread of traditional Chinese food. Quartz Court is part of the Your Choice Barnet service which manages supported living [...]

By | 2017-02-24T14:39:56+00:00 February 24th, 2017|

Diwali angel gets a Christmas surprise at Flower Lane

Flower Lane capped off a very busy diary of festive events by giving a special contribution award to a very surprised volunteer. Manjula Morar has been providing a wonderful Diwali celebration, complete with an Indian banquet and live-music entertainment, every year for the past three years – funded completely from her own pocket. In November, [...]

By | 2017-01-06T13:38:59+00:00 January 6th, 2017|

Orion Primary sing Christmas Carols to Flower Lane

A local primary school choir from Grahame Park bought some real festive cheer to staff and service users at Flower Lane this week with a special Christmas carol performance.   Orion Primary School performed all the very best Christmas carols, including that cherished favourite, Silent Night. The service users at Flower Lane really enjoyed the special [...]

By | 2016-12-21T17:08:56+00:00 December 21st, 2016|

Quartz Court’s gem wins CEO pick for staff award

The final recipient of this year's The Barnet Group Staff Awards got a real surprise when they received their trophy from The Barnet Group Chief Executive Officer Troy Henshall, Julie Riley (Director of Care and Support) and Trudi Kleanthous (Director of Corporate Services) at Quartz Court. The winner of the Your Choice Barnet's CEO pick [...]

By | 2016-12-15T16:25:52+00:00 December 15th, 2016|

Brave staff take to Bush Tucker Trials to raise money

Rosa Morison staff alongside volunteers from Barnet Homes took part in a special ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me of Here’ style fundraising event on 14 Dec to raise money for the sensory floor. Your Choice Barnet staff Helen Young, Marlene Hunter and Edward Adu plus Stephen Pugh, an Operations Manager for Barnet Homes were sponsored [...]

By | 2016-12-15T15:52:48+00:00 December 15th, 2016|

All the fun at Flower Lane’s festive Fair

It was the first weekend of December which meant that Christmas Fairs all over the land are in full swing! More locally in Mill Hill, Flower Lane got the festive season off to a cracking start with their annual Christmas Fair. Flower Lane staff, parents and carers really went to town, or should that be Lapland, [...]

By | 2017-01-11T09:28:00+00:00 December 7th, 2016|

Barnet Homes and Your Choice Barnet support Hate Crime Awareness Week

8-15 October was National Hate Crime Awareness Week and on Monday 10 October, Barnet Council used this platform to launch its own Hate Crime Reporting Centres at an event at Stonegrove Community Centre.  The council are working with partner Barnet Mencap, who organised the event. Staff from Barnet Homes and Your Choice Barnet made sure [...]

By | 2016-10-19T13:13:02+00:00 October 19th, 2016|