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Something spooky going on at Your Choice Care residential home

Staff and service users at Apthorp Residential Home experienced some hair-raising sights last Thursday, but we are pleased to report it was all in…good humour. Residents of the care home were all geared up to celebrate Halloween and took to the terrifying theme with great (or should that be ghoulish) gusto. Witches, zombies and spiders [...]

By |2019-11-03T22:14:16+00:00November 3rd, 2019|

Ansell Court resident celebrates the big 105

When you reach 100 years of age, the Queen sends you a birthday card and then one every year from that! One resident who recently moved in to a new extra-care scheme – is about to get her fifth birthday card from Her Royal Highness - and she celebrated in style. At Ansell Court over [...]

By |2019-09-27T10:43:14+00:00September 25th, 2019|

CommunitySpace enjoy their summer party

CommunitySpace's parties are renowned at Your Choice Barnet for having some of the best entertainment and a real feel-good factor. This August, Community Space held their annual Summer Party, with an international twist! The service users started their day off with a fabulous Bollywood workshop, courtesy of Amber from Bollywood Vibes. Amber taught everyone a [...]

By |2019-08-22T12:01:32+00:00August 22nd, 2019|

Eamon McGoldrick appointed as board Chair

The Barnet Group is pleased to announce that Eamon McGoldrick has been appointed as our new chair. Eamon has over 40 years’ experience in housing management, having started at the Greater London Council as a management trainee in 1977. He has worked extensively across housing in north London, and was Chief Executive of Homes for [...]

By |2019-08-01T08:41:48+00:00August 1st, 2019|

Wonderful times at Woburn

Flower Lane staff, parents and carers work hard throughout the year on fundraising, through fairs, raffles and other events. Some of the money raised, by Flower Lane Action Group, contributes towards trips for service users – which this year arrived just in time for the heatwave. One of the trips a number of service users [...]

By |2019-07-29T16:18:06+00:00July 25th, 2019|

Fremantle care homes become Your Choice Care

From the 8th July, 3 Residential and 2 Day Care Services for Older People transferred from the Fremantle Trust to Your Choice Barnet and is now known as Your Choice Care. The services that have transferred to us now include three residential care homes and two day care services, Dell Field Court (N3), Meadowside Residential [...]

By |2019-07-29T16:11:42+00:00July 16th, 2019|

Friendly Fifty is a hit at Flower Lane

Golden Retrievers are dogs that are known for their sweet sociable temperament – which means they are a very popular choice as therapy dogs. One local resident, Rhona, has been visiting our Flower Lane Day Service with her pet dog Fifty, who just happens to be a therapy dog from ‘Pets for Therapy’. At 18-months [...]

By |2019-07-03T16:15:07+00:00July 3rd, 2019|

R Bensons do a fine job for Rosa Morison

Barnet Homes contractors R. Bensons recently helped Rosa Morison get their Hydrotherapy pool up and running  again by saving the day with a quick turnaround on an essential repairs job. The Hydrotherapy pool stairs at Rosa Morison had become damaged,  the boards were rotting and water was gathering on the steps. This meant that staff [...]

By |2019-06-06T14:46:13+00:00June 6th, 2019|

Young Onset Dementia Project launches at Ansell Court

As part of marking Dementia Awareness Week during 20-26 May, our new extra-care scheme Ansell Court launched the Young Onset Dementia Project. What is Young Onset Dementia? According to The Alzheimers Society, Young Onset Dementia is described people with dementia whose symptoms started before they were 65. There are estimated to be at least 42,000 [...]

By |2019-06-19T15:55:09+00:00June 4th, 2019|