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Eamon McGoldrick appointed as board Chair

The Barnet Group is pleased to announce that Eamon McGoldrick has been appointed as our new chair. Eamon has over 40 years’ experience in housing management, having started at the Greater London Council as a management trainee in 1977. He has worked extensively across housing in north London, and was Chief Executive of Homes for [...]

By |2019-08-01T08:41:48+01:00August 1st, 2019|

Wonderful times at Woburn

Flower Lane staff, parents and carers work hard throughout the year on fundraising, through fairs, raffles and other events. Some of the money raised, by Flower Lane Action Group, contributes towards trips for service users – which this year arrived just in time for the heatwave. One of the trips a number of service users [...]

By |2019-07-29T16:18:06+01:00July 25th, 2019|

Fremantle care homes become Your Choice Care

From the 8th July, 3 Residential and 2 Day Care Services for Older People transferred from the Fremantle Trust to Your Choice Barnet and is now known as Your Choice Care. The services that have transferred to us now include three residential care homes and two day care services, Dell Field Court (N3), Meadowside Residential [...]

By |2019-07-29T16:11:42+01:00July 16th, 2019|

Friendly Fifty is a hit at Flower Lane

Golden Retrievers are dogs that are known for their sweet sociable temperament – which means they are a very popular choice as therapy dogs. One local resident, Rhona, has been visiting our Flower Lane Day Service with her pet dog Fifty, who just happens to be a therapy dog from ‘Pets for Therapy’. At 18-months [...]

By |2019-07-03T16:15:07+01:00July 3rd, 2019|

R Bensons do a fine job for Rosa Morison

Barnet Homes contractors R. Bensons recently helped Rosa Morison get their Hydrotherapy pool up and running  again by saving the day with a quick turnaround on an essential repairs job. The Hydrotherapy pool stairs at Rosa Morison had become damaged,  the boards were rotting and water was gathering on the steps. This meant that staff [...]

By |2019-06-06T14:46:13+01:00June 6th, 2019|

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|