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Your Choice Barnet Employment project helping customers achieve independence

Just over a year ago, Your Choice Barnet started an employment project dedicated to supporting adults with learning disabilities. The Your Choice Barnet Employment project welcomes referrals to help people with sensory and physical disabilities as well as those with mental health conditions or on the autism spectrum. It’s been amazing to see the effect [...]

By | 2018-04-03T08:08:18+00:00 March 29th, 2018|

Are you concerned about rough sleepers? Here’s how you can help.

Due to the extreme cold temperatures and snowfall, Barnet has enacted our Severe Weather Emergency Protocol and accommodation is available to all rough sleepers whilst the temperatures remains below zero. Rough sleepers should be directed to Homeless Action in Barnet, a homeless day centre at 36B Woodhouse Road London N12 0RG , T: 020 8446 [...]

By | 2018-04-13T08:40:28+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

A flipping marvellous Pancake Day at Flower Lane

Staff and service users at Flower Lane marked Pancake Day recently by mixing a giant batch of pancake batter for all to enjoy. Traditionally in the Christian calendar, Shrove Tuesday marked the start of a period of abstinence for Lent. This meant using up the remaining ingredients that remained in the pantry/larder/cupboards. Thus the the [...]

By | 2018-02-23T12:56:38+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|

Rosa Morison is getting a new multi-sensory room!

Rosa Morison, our day service for adults with profound and complex learning and physical disabilities has added another string to their bow with news of the addition of a multi-sensory room. In April 2016 they upgraded their hydro-therapy pool complete with mirror ball, projector, sound system and lighting equipment. In August 2016, the then-Mayor, Councillor David [...]

By | 2018-03-12T14:09:48+00:00 January 26th, 2018|

Merry Christmas, Flower Lane style!

Every year the staff at Flower Lane cap off a year of busy activities and events at their service by holding a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. This week Flower Lane service users were joined by parents and carers and enjoyed a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. The flock at Flower Lane [...]

By | 2017-12-13T16:27:04+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

December is off to a festive start at Flower Lane!

Every year, FLAG, (Flower Lane Action Group) organise a Christmas Fair to get the festive season off to a flying start and raise money for Flower Lane. Flower Lane’s 2nd December Christmas Fair had games, a tombola, festive refreshments and a raffle, which attracted a good crowd managed to raise £1,400! Usually Flower Lane has [...]

By | 2017-12-07T17:11:34+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Join in with some festive fun at Flower Lane’s Christmas Fair

Our Autism day service, Flower Lane, is getting the first weekend in December off to a fine Festive start! The Flower Lane Christmas Fair is organised by Flower Lane Action Group, which is made up of parents and carers from the service. They are putting on a Tombola, raffle and games along with plenty of [...]

By | 2017-12-01T15:04:07+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

The Barnet Group bake-off raises £300 for Children in Need

Last Friday staff across The Barnet Group held their own version of the Great British Bake-Off to raise money for BBC Children in Need. There was no Paul Hollywood judging, but we had our own team of colleague judges, including two from the caretaking team, who awarded points to come up with the winning bakers. [...]

By | 2017-11-21T17:41:41+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

Our award-winning volunteer hosts Diwali feast at Flower Lane

Every year, a kind-hearted Flower Lane volunteer hosts and funds an annual Diwali celebration for staff and service users. Winner of last year’s  ‘Contribution to the Service’ award at The Barnet Group Customer Awards, Manjula Morar (pictured front centre in blue), has been hosting the Flower Lane Diwali lunch since 2013. Manjula, who volunteers at [...]

By | 2017-10-10T10:39:16+00:00 October 9th, 2017|

Supported Living say farewell summer with annual Carnival

Summer already feels long gone, but customers of some of our Your Choice Barnet recently made the most of the final days of summer – rain or shine! Residents at Quartz Court were treated to a multi-cultural feast of a tea-party complete with sandwiches and cake. If that wasn't enough, the mum of one customer [...]

By | 2017-10-02T17:19:19+00:00 September 28th, 2017|