11 06, 2014

YCB response to UNISON strike notice letter

2015-02-26T11:24:01+00:00June 11th, 2014|

Whilst empathising with UNISON, we are disappointed that after three constructive meetings to date the union has decided to issue a strike notice letter announcing the first day of industrial action on Wednesday 18 June. We are continuing our discussions with UNISON with a further meeting on Friday 13 June in an attempt to minimise [...]

24 03, 2014

YCB response to Barnet GMB@Barnet

2015-02-26T11:37:04+00:00March 24th, 2014|

Recommendations: Proposed reductions to staff salaries should be rejected Barnet Homes should either waive the outstanding amount from the £1 million loaned to YCB last year or extend the payment period to 10 years Barnet Council should be re-approached to re-establish payment in advance for a percentage of the services to mitigate the effect of [...]

24 03, 2014

YCB response to Barnet UNISON

2015-02-26T11:35:44+00:00March 24th, 2014|

Barnet UNISON response and recommendations - overall position: "UNISON is opposed to the proposed 9.5% cut to staff salaries from 1st April 2014" Specifically: 1 UNISON reiterates its recommendations from May 2013. YCB response:   These recommendations are not relevant to this current consultation and were comprehensively responded to last year.   2 In addition UNISON now recommends: Review [...]

21 03, 2014

Your Choice Barnet positions itself for growth

2015-02-26T11:38:35+00:00March 21st, 2014|

The recent YCB consultation commenced on 30 January 2014 and closed on 17   March 2014. Throughout the consultation both staff and unions were engaged in the process. During this period YCB considered responses received from staff and provided feedback on their suggestions and questions. On 19 March the YCB Board considered the feedback received throughout the consultation [...]

7 03, 2014

National Apprentice Week at The Barnet Group

2015-02-26T11:43:51+00:00March 7th, 2014|

No one day is the same if you're an apprentice with The Barnet Group and this week is no exception. From helping older residents improve their I.T skills to dealing with housing queries, our apprenticeships offer a whole range of opportunities. On Friday 7 March, several of our current apprentices did a presentation to attract [...]

31 01, 2014

Your Choice Barnet salary restructure consultation

2015-04-27T12:07:25+01:00January 31st, 2014|

In order for YCB to remain financially viable and competitive in the future we need to make savings. In response to changes in funding arrangements which resulted in a lower than predicted income stream, YCB undertook a remodelling and restructuring of its services which achieved significant savings last year. However, these savings still leave a [...]

15 01, 2013

Barnet Group Choir spread some festive cheer at Rosa Morison

2015-04-27T12:17:53+01:00January 15th, 2013|

Members of The Barnet Group Choir made a surprise visit to Rosa Morison day service in the run up to the festive period. Employees of the group took time out of their busy schedules to kick start the holidays, much to the delight and surprise of service users and staff. Expert renditions of Jingle Bells, [...]

6 11, 2012

Safe spots are coming for people with disabilities

2015-04-27T10:39:14+01:00November 6th, 2012|

People with learning disabilities in Barnet will be able to go out into the community with more confidence thanks to a new £20,000 funding award to two of north London's specialist disability providers. The new project by social care organisations Your Choice Barnet and Barnet Mencap will encourage local businesses to set up places where [...]

24 02, 2012

New social care organisation launched

2015-04-27T10:27:44+01:00February 24th, 2012|

Our new social care organisation, Your Choice Barnet, was officially launched on Thursday 23 February. People with disabilities are looking forward to a new era of increased choice over the support they receive following the introduction of the new Barnet-based social care organisation. Your Choice Barnet is providing support to well over 200 adults with [...]

2 02, 2012

New chair appointed for The Barnet Group

2015-02-23T15:37:06+00:00February 2nd, 2012|

An experienced director has been appointed as the first chair of a new company to oversee social housing and adult social care services in Barnet. Deep Sagar, who has extensive experience of leading public and private sector organisations at both senior management and Board level, has become chair of The Barnet Group and its subsidiary [...]

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