About tamarawright

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far tamarawright has created 68 blog entries.

Young Onset Dementia Project launches at Ansell Court

As part of marking Dementia Awareness Week during 20-26 May, our new extra-care scheme Ansell Court launched the Young Onset Dementia Project. What is Young Onset Dementia? According to The Alzheimers Society, Young Onset Dementia is described people with dementia whose symptoms started before they were 65. There are estimated to be at least 42,000 [...]

By |2019-06-19T15:55:09+01:00June 4th, 2019|

CommunitySpace goes to market

For several months, green-fingered staff and service users from CommunitySpace have been growing plants, fruits and vegetables at an allotment in Barnet. The team have been hard at work and have actually turned the 'fruits of their labour' into food produce they are planning to sell at a local market. For example, one of the [...]

By |2019-06-19T16:01:14+01:00May 24th, 2019|

Deaf Awareness Week at CommunitySpace

What it is like to exist in a world with no sound? What most people don't realise is that deafness affects a lot more than just your hearing - it can actually have an impact on everything from mental health to job prospects. CommunitySpace used Deaf Awareness Week  (6-12 May) as an opportunity to join [...]

By |2019-05-24T17:58:55+01:00May 24th, 2019|

Flower Lane celebrates World Autism Awareness Week

Staff, parents and carers at Flower Lane recently made a wonderful contribution to raising awareness about autism by organising several events and activities as part of World Autism Awareness Week. One of the events included a 'wear your favourite top' afternoon. Many people with autistic traits find routine and regularity very comforting, so this was [...]

By |2019-05-03T13:49:09+01:00May 3rd, 2019|

Mayor of Barnet opens flagship scheme in Mill Hill

The Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Reuben Thompstone, arrived in Mill Hill this week to open Barnet Council’s £15 million extra care scheme, Ansell Court. The scheme, built by contractors Rydon, has 53-flats which will be managed on behalf of the council by Your Choice Barnet. Ansell Court supports adults with extra-care and support needs to [...]

By |2019-05-07T09:14:57+01:00May 3rd, 2019|

Our YCB Enablement Service scores ‘Good’ rating from CQC

Earlier this year, Your Choice Barnet's Enablement Service was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC has now published their findings of the Enablement Service and awarded the service an overall rating of 'Good'. Julie Riley, Group Director of Care and Support said: “This is a fantastic result for the YCB Enablement Service [...]

By |2019-04-26T08:45:28+01:00April 25th, 2019|

Ansell Court is now open… for residents

In January, we were officially handed the keys to the flagship extra care scheme in Mill Hill. Built on the site of old sheltered housing accommodation, Moreton Close, the new development is now called Ansell Court. Ansell Court will provide extra care provision in 53 self-contained one and two-bedroom apartments, which will enable adults with [...]

By |2019-03-22T13:44:01+00:00March 19th, 2019|

YCB Employment Project client loves his new job!

The YCB Employment Project started in 2017 and is 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. Most of those referrals end up working with our team [...]

By |2019-03-05T14:15:53+00:00March 5th, 2019|

Bushtucker Trials makes for fundraising treasures at Rosa Morison

Friends and staff at Rosa Morison have been busy over the festive period raising funds for new equipment. Exactly one year ago, Rosa Morison opened the doors to its Multi-Sensory Room, which included a range of sound-activated and touch-sensitive equipment. Like the initial establishment of the Multi-Sensory Room, further equipment for the room will be [...]

By |2019-01-29T17:30:54+00:00January 29th, 2019|

Supported Living service score ‘Outstanding’ from CQC

Your Choice Barnet’s Supported Living Service was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in September last year. The report from the inspection has now been published and the service has been awarded an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the first service for Adults Social Care in Barnet to achieve [...]

By |2019-01-17T18:05:37+00:00January 17th, 2019|