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Barnet Homes Annual Review 2015

February 9th, 2016|Comments Off on Barnet Homes Annual Review 2015

The Barnet Homes 2015 Annual Review, which features Your Choice Barnet, is now available to download. Click here to get your copy.

London Symphony Orchestra comes to Flower Lane!

July 15th, 2015|Comments Off on London Symphony Orchestra comes to Flower Lane!

A year has passed since a number of the service users of Flower Lane did a special performance with the world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) on stage at the Barbican. But this year the roles […]

Flower Lane gardens get a ‘fix-up’

June 11th, 2015|Comments Off on Flower Lane gardens get a ‘fix-up’

Your Choice Barnet customers and staff at Flower Lane are looking forward to a long summer of activities in their newly landscaped sensory gardens, thanks to staff volunteers from Hammerson plc doing the work as […]

CQC rate Valley Way “good”

June 4th, 2015|Comments Off on CQC rate Valley Way “good”

Valley Way scored “good” on each spection criteria. You can read the inspection summary here, the full report here, and an easy-read version of the report here.

New Integrated Social Care Direct – information for health and social care professionals in Barnet

June 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on New Integrated Social Care Direct – information for health and social care professionals in Barnet

Starting on Monday 8 June 2015 we will have a three-part Integrated Social Care Direct service:

Social Care Direct will still be the single entry point for residents and professionals, contactable via telephone 020 8359 5000 or […]

Community Space have a Spring Fair to remember

May 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Community Space have a Spring Fair to remember

On Thursday 14 May Your Choice Barnet’s Community Space held their annual Spring Fair.

The event was the perfect opportunity for service users to get in to the spirit of spring by socialising and taking part […]

Rosa Morison gets funding boost for new eye-gaze equipment

April 27th, 2015|Comments Off on Rosa Morison gets funding boost for new eye-gaze equipment

Rosa Morison recently had two reasons to celebrate when they were awarded funding for top-of-the-range Eye Gaze equipment, and also raised over £500 with the help of Claridge’s Hotel, London.

The Friends of Rosa Morison Day […]

We continue to negotiate to end the YCB dispute for the benefit of service users and staff

March 20th, 2015|Comments Off on We continue to negotiate to end the YCB dispute for the benefit of service users and staff

YCB is pleased to announce we are now predicting a better financial outcome for Your Choice Barnet this year and believe that we will have a small surplus by the end of the financial year. […]

YCB services remain buoyant despite strike action

February 27th, 2015|Comments Off on YCB services remain buoyant despite strike action

YCB staff who rejected Unison’s strike action on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 February went the extra mile to continue to provide support to the majority of its customer base across YCB’s six schemes.

A significant […]

Tracey Lees leaves The Barnet Group to pursue unique opportunity

January 9th, 2015|Comments Off on Tracey Lees leaves The Barnet Group to pursue unique opportunity

Tracey Lees, Chief Executive of Barnet Homes since 2008 and Your Choice and The Barnet Group since 2012, is leaving to become Chief Executive of Wandle Housing Association. Tracey has worked for more than 30 […]

Your Choice Awards 2014 – It’s all about independence!

December 15th, 2014|Comments Off on Your Choice Awards 2014 – It’s all about independence!

The Your Choice (known as YCB) Awards on Monday 8 December 2014 for our service users and parent/carers took place at CommunitySpace and Christmas was very much in the air, too, with festive food like […]

Praise from one of our customers’ relatives

November 6th, 2014|Comments Off on Praise from one of our customers’ relatives

Dear all Carers,

We would just like to put into writing our thanks to you all for the continuing care that you have show for our brother James. He has had quite unsettling time lately with […]

YCB services maintain support to almost 80% of customers

October 9th, 2014|Comments Off on YCB services maintain support to almost 80% of customers

YCB staff who rejected Unison’s strike action on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 September went the extra mile to continue to provide support to almost 80% of customers across YCB’s six schemes. Some customers of […]

YCB services continue to support customers

September 17th, 2014|Comments Off on YCB services continue to support customers

YCB staff who rejected Unison’s call to strike this week are continuing to support customers across YCB’s six schemes on the third day of strike action. As last week, specialist services Flower Lane and Rosa […]

Your Choice Barnet Facts File on the pay cut dispute

September 16th, 2014|Comments Off on Your Choice Barnet Facts File on the pay cut dispute

1 Background to pay cut dispute
Adult Social Care budgets across the country are facing significant challenge.  In April 2013 The Local Government Association published a report entitled Adult social care spending round submission.  In this […]

Rosa Morison gets £500 cash boost for equipment

September 4th, 2014|Comments Off on Rosa Morison gets £500 cash boost for equipment

Rosa Morison got a very special visit recently from The Barnet Group’s Director of Operations Derek Rust, who in turn bought good news in the form of a cheque.

Derek Rust won £500 when his name […]

YCB statement on proposed strike action

September 1st, 2014|Comments Off on YCB statement on proposed strike action

Tracey Lees, YCB’s CEO, says: “We are disappointed with the proposed strike action being taken by Unison Members at Your Choice schemes next week.  After constructive discussions at ACAS earlier this year we made a […]

Flower Lane and Rosa Morison: YCB staff scoop Barnet Council’s Excellent Care Awards

July 3rd, 2014|Comments Off on Flower Lane and Rosa Morison: YCB staff scoop Barnet Council’s Excellent Care Awards

Andrew Travers, Chief Executive, and Dawn Wakeling, Director of Adult Social Care, celebrated the achievements of two YCB staff members on 30 June. Nina Santos, an apprentice at Flower Lane Autism Service and Steven Mgarambe […]

Flower Lane customers on stage with the London Symphony Orchestra

July 3rd, 2014|Comments Off on Flower Lane customers on stage with the London Symphony Orchestra

On 23 June four customers from Flower Lane Autism Service performed ‘Rites of Passage’ at the Barbican with the London Symphony Orchestra.

The public performance was the highlight of the year for Gary, Michael, Sorya and […]

Flower Lane’s ‘Exceptional Autism training’

July 3rd, 2014|Comments Off on Flower Lane’s ‘Exceptional Autism training’

Staff members at Flower Lane delivered an Autism training session in June and received this accolade from a participant.

“This is to say thank you so very much for the exceptional Autism training. It was obvious […]