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Big lunch at Agatha House and Harold Court!

Back in 2009, the Eden Project came up with the concept of holding The Big Lunch. Through this idea, the Eden Project supports and encourages people all over the UK to build stronger communities and increase local connections. The Big Lunch is about people coming together over food and drink, for no specific reason other [...]

By |2018-06-29T10:38:19+00:00June 29th, 2018|

CommunitySpace does Chair Aerobics!

Who knew sitting in a chair could be so energetic? This week service users at CommunitySpace were treated to a robust session of Chair Aerobics as part of a day dedicated to supporting them to lead healthier lifestyles. Mencap's Learning Disability Week had the theme of health this year. The object of the week is [...]

By |2018-06-22T17:29:59+00:00June 22nd, 2018|

Flower Lane celebrates Autistic Pride Day

Your Choice Barnet’s Flower Lane service held an event to celebrate Autistic Pride Day recently. The annual event, which takes place on the 18th June, celebrates what people with autism bring to our communities and help them to recognise their potential. One of the most significant aspects of the day is that it is not [...]

By |2018-06-22T16:44:01+00:00June 22nd, 2018|

Learning Disability Week theme is health

Learning Disability Week is all about helping transform the services that people with disabilities receive. As well as shining a light to everyone on the issues and challenges people living with a disability experience. Last year, the theme of Learning Disability Week was employment. Mencap the charity, who lead on Learning Disability Week, have chosen [...]

By |2018-06-18T17:19:18+00:00June 18th, 2018|

Autistic Pride Day – Monday 18 June

Autistic Pride Day is a national day which occurs annually on June 18. Its aim is to celebrate what people with autism bring to our communities and help them to recognise their potential. Autistic Pride Day fits in perfectly with the ethos at Flower Lane, which provides specialist support to people on the autism spectrum. [...]

By |2018-06-18T12:23:51+00:00June 18th, 2018|

Royal Wedding celebrations at Flower Lane!

Last week the nation was gripped by Royal Wedding ‘fever’ and it seems as if Flower Lane was no exception. Our day service for people living with autism put on a ‘right Royal’ themed get-together, which was well attended by staff, service users as well as their family members and carers. The Flower Lane afternoon [...]

By |2018-05-24T17:18:13+00:00May 24th, 2018|

Flower Lane customer makes a splash!

Gary has autism, issues with his balance plus a fear of water and he has not been near a pool since he was a toddler. But since Rebecca, one of our Your Choice Barnet Support Workers, has got Gary making such a splash at the local lido his confidence has gone through the pool! It [...]

By |2018-05-11T16:58:09+00:00May 11th, 2018|

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+00:00March 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 23rd, 2018|