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Rosa Morison has a visit from a lionhead rabbit

Service users at Rosa Morison were recently treated to a visit from a cheeky meerkat and a friendly 'lionhead' rabbit. Zoo4U is a family run company who is passionate about animals and wants to help people how to learn to handle animals. Samantha Knapp (pictured with a very easy going snake), one of Zoo4U’s founders, [...]

By | 2017-07-07T12:16:06+00:00 July 7th, 2017|

CQC gives Valley Way a ‘Good’ rating

Valley Way has received a ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Valley Way is a respite service for adults with complex learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour. The Care Quality Commission recently inspected the service and we are pleased to be able to share the good news that they awarded Valley [...]

By | 2017-07-10T15:59:49+00:00 July 7th, 2017|

Flower Lane’s summer trips arrive in time for Autistic Pride Day

Staff, parents and carers work hard throughout the year on fundraising through fairs, raffles and other events. The money raised contributes towards trips for Flower Lane service users – which this year arrived just in time for the heat wave! Pictured above, are staff with one of a group of service users having a day [...]

By | 2017-06-22T13:18:55+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|

Your Choice Barnet’s exciting employment project

Did you know that Your Choice Barnet has its very own project dedicated to supporting adults with learning disabilities? Your Choice Barnet's employment project also welcomes referrals to help people with sensory and physical disabilities as well as those with mental health conditions or on the autism spectrum. The project can support these adults with [...]

By | 2017-07-03T15:19:10+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Learning Disability Week 2017

Inspite of advances our society has made to support people living with learning disabilities, there are still plenty of myths and misconceptions around employing someone who has a learning disability. Mencap,  who lead on Learning Disability Week   (19 - 25 June) say that only 6% of people with a learning disability, known to local authorities, [...]

By | 2017-06-21T16:41:33+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Flower Lane gardens score a hat-trick with latest addition

For the past three years, Flower Lane have had some welcome improvements to their communal gardens – the latest being an outdoor gym! Firstly, in 2015 staff volunteers Brent Cross developers Hammerson plc gave the gardens a makeover, complete with re-painting benches and re-doing flower beds. Then last year Flower Lane celebrated their garden's one [...]

By | 2017-06-16T16:25:39+00:00 June 16th, 2017|

Flower Lane’s first parents and carers coffee morning

Staff at Flower Lane recently decided to hold a coffee morning to support parents and carers with service users and have received overwhelmingly positive feedback! It was the first meeting of its kind - a quarterly, informal forum for parents and carers to discuss any specialist issues they need support with with Flower Lane staff. [...]

By | 2017-05-12T12:01:34+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

PA Choices gets interviewed on Barnet TV

Recently The Barnet Group was represented at an Apprenticeship and Jobs Fayre by Barnet Homes promoting apprenticeships as well as our new 'matchmaking' company PA Choices. Barnet TV took the opportunity to interview Helen Young, PA Choice Co-ordinator, about the PA Choices scheme. PA Choices is a Your Choice Barnet company that matches people with [...]

By | 2017-05-02T09:55:09+00:00 April 26th, 2017|

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 | 2017-05-02T09:57:57+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|