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Flower Lane celebrates World Autism Awareness Week

Staff, parents and carers at Flower Lane recently made a wonderful contribution to raising awareness about autism by organising several events and activities as part of World Autism Awareness Week. One of the events included a 'wear your favourite top' afternoon. Many people with autistic traits find routine and regularity very comforting, so this was [...]

By |2019-05-03T13:49:09+00:00May 3rd, 2019|

Mayor of Barnet opens flagship scheme in Mill Hill

The Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Reuben Thompstone, arrived in Mill Hill this week to open Barnet Council’s £15 million extra care scheme, Ansell Court. The scheme, built by contractors Rydon, has 53-flats which will be managed on behalf of the council by Your Choice Barnet. Ansell Court supports adults with extra-care and support needs to [...]

By |2019-05-07T09:14:57+00:00May 3rd, 2019|

Our YCB Enablement Service scores ‘Good’ rating from CQC

Earlier this year, Your Choice Barnet's Enablement Service was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC has now published their findings of the Enablement Service and awarded the service an overall rating of 'Good'. Julie Riley, Group Director of Care and Support said: “This is a fantastic result for the YCB Enablement Service [...]

By |2019-04-26T08:45:28+00:00April 25th, 2019|

Ansell Court is now open… for residents

In January, we were officially handed the keys to the flagship extra care scheme in Mill Hill. Built on the site of old sheltered housing accommodation, Moreton Close, the new development is now called Ansell Court. Ansell Court will provide extra care provision in 53 self-contained one and two-bedroom apartments, which will enable adults with [...]

By |2019-03-22T13:44:01+00:00March 19th, 2019|

YCB Employment Project client loves his new job!

The YCB Employment Project started in 2017 and is dedicated to supporting adults with learning disabilities. The Your Choice Barnet Employment project welcomes referrals to help people with sensory and physical disabilities as well as those with mental health conditions or on the autism spectrum. Most of those referrals end up working with our team [...]

By |2019-03-05T14:15:53+00:00March 5th, 2019|

Bushtucker Trials makes for fundraising treasures at Rosa Morison

Friends and staff at Rosa Morison have been busy over the festive period raising funds for new equipment. Exactly one year ago, Rosa Morison opened the doors to its Multi-Sensory Room, which included a range of sound-activated and touch-sensitive equipment. Like the initial establishment of the Multi-Sensory Room, further equipment for the room will be [...]

By |2019-01-29T17:30:54+00:00January 29th, 2019|

Supported Living service score ‘Outstanding’ from CQC

Your Choice Barnet’s Supported Living Service was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in September last year. The report from the inspection has now been published and the service has been awarded an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the first service for Adults Social Care in Barnet to achieve [...]

By |2019-01-17T18:05:37+00:00January 17th, 2019|

No place for hate – National Hate Crime Awareness Week

What is a hate crime? A hate crime is a crime committed against someone because of their disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation. This past year has seen a 'spike' in the number of hate crimes all over the country. The aim of National Hate Crime Awareness Week is not only [...]

By |2018-10-23T15:51:47+00:00October 15th, 2018|

Disability Dance and Sports afternoon

If you've ever wanted to try disability sports, but didn't know where to begin, here's your chance to access inclusive dance and sports activities.   Local volunteer champions Space for Us have teamed up with Burnt Oak Leisure Centre to bring you an afternoon of fabulous, inclusive disabled sport.   Give it a go!   [...]

By |2018-10-23T15:55:34+00:00October 8th, 2018|

CommunitySpace’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning!

Recently, homes, workplaces and community groups across the country pushed out all the stops with coffee (and cake) mornings to raise money for Macmillan Cancer. Staff and service users at CommunitySpace proved to be no exception. They raised £60 in one morning to donate to Macmillan Cancer. It was a win-win kind of morning at [...]

By |2019-01-10T14:00:03+00:00October 5th, 2018|