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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 music, food and drink while volunteers were hard at work. Hammerson PLC has been running an annual Community Day since [...]

By |2017-03-10T10:52:10+01:00June 13th, 2016|

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 opportunity to network with other organisations some in other sectors. Partners BOOST and the Welfare Reform Task Force were also [...]

By |2016-06-10T09:52:45+01:00June 10th, 2016|

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 its hydrotherapy pool, which will be of maximum benefit to current service users at Rosa Morison, as well as potential [...]

By |2016-04-26T10:07:43+01:00April 26th, 2016|

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 to Work’ course with Barnet & Southgate College, ten of our customers from CommunitySpace and Barnet Independent Living Service (BILS) [...]

By |2016-04-26T10:42:03+01:00April 20th, 2016|

We have a new Chief Executive

On 12 November The Barnet Group announced the appointment of Troy Henshall to the permanent position of Chief Executive of the Group, with immediate effect. Since the departure of CEO Tracey Lees in March of this year, Troy has been the Group's Interim Chief Executive. His permanent appointment follows an extensive external search process including [...]

By |2015-11-23T09:04:25+01:00November 23rd, 2015|

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 were reversed. This year, however things were a little bit different and London Symphony Orchestra went to Flower Lane and [...]

By |2017-03-10T10:52:10+01:00July 15th, 2015|

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 part of their Community 'Fix-Up' day. On Friday 5 June  Barnet Homes' staff, our Grounds Maintenance Team and repairs contractors [...]

By |2017-03-10T10:52:10+01:00June 11th, 2015|

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 email socialcaredirect@barnet.gov.uk Social Care Direct will triage calls and, where necessary, forward cases which need urgent or emergency attention [...]

By |2017-03-10T10:52:11+01:00June 3rd, 2015|