Rosa Morison celebrates the grand opening of sensory garden

August 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Rosa Morison celebrates the grand opening of sensory garden

The Worshipful the Mayor, Councillor David Longstaff, accompanied by the Mayoress his partner Ms Gillian Griffiths, performed a ribbon cutting ceremony at Rosa Morison on 28 July 2016 and declared the new sensory garden officially [...]

The Challenge heads to Rosa Morison

July 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on The Challenge heads to Rosa Morison

A group of 15-16 year olds from a range of schools in Barnet have chosen to do some very productive work over their summer holidays – volunteering for various activities as part of The Challenge. [...]

Could you be our next apprentice?

June 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Could you be our next apprentice?

The Barnet Group is now recruiting for Housing Management and Social Care 2016-17 apprentices. There are eight apprenticeship vacancies within The Barnet Group  (Barnet Homes & Your Choice Barnet) Our apprenticeships are open to anyone that lives [...]

Council committee agrees Your Choice Barnet five-year contract

June 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Council committee agrees Your Choice Barnet five-year contract

On 16 June 2016, Barnet Council’s Adults and Safeguarding Committee agreed a new contract for Your Choice Barnet (YCB). The council’s current agreement with YCB is due to end on 31 January 2017 and the [...]

Living our values at Supported Living

June 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Living our values at Supported Living

A colleague from the Barnet Learning Disability Service had some kind words for Shirley Sanderson and the Supported Living team at Harold Court and Agatha House. She said: "Following my meeting with yourself and the [...]

A right Royal afternoon at Flower Lane

June 20th, 2016|Comments Off on A right Royal afternoon at Flower Lane

We’re definitely heading for one of the wettest June months on record, but the sun managed to come out at just in time for the Flower Lane Queen's 90th birthday celebrations on Friday 17 June. [...]

Consultation – Future of adult social care in Barnet

June 15th, 2016|Comments Off on Consultation – Future of adult social care in Barnet

Barnet Council are now consulting on the future of adult social care in the borough and are seeking views on two areas; a new way of delivering adult social care in Barnet; and a new [...]

CommunitySpace given summer spruce-up by volunteers

June 13th, 2016|Comments Off on CommunitySpace given summer spruce-up by volunteers

Your Choice Barnet's CommunitySpace was given a spuce-up by partners Hammerson as part of a volunteering event at the centre in Edgware. Coinciding with celebrations for the Queen's 90th birthday, customers enjoyed an afternoon of [...]

YCB promote volunteering at the Arts Depot

June 10th, 2016|Comments Off on YCB promote volunteering at the Arts Depot

Your Choice Barnet (YCB) marked Volunteering Week by promoting the benefits of volunteering at an event held at the Arts Depot in North Finchley on Wednesday 8 June. As well as promoting and recruiting volunteers YCB staff got the [...]

Improvements to Rosa Morison Hydrotherapy pool make a big splash

April 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Improvements to Rosa Morison Hydrotherapy pool make a big splash

There have been some exciting new additions at Rosa Morison, our day service for adults with profound and multiple learning and physical disabilities. For the past few months, the centre has undergone some improvements to [...]

Partnership working helps customers step into work

April 20th, 2016|Comments Off on Partnership working helps customers step into work

Your Choice Barnet customers had the opportunity to build crucial steps into work recently with a little help from partners Barnet Mencap, Barnet & Southgate College and Volunteering Matters. After completing a six week ‘Return [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]