Service users bring the festive cheer

Service users from Your Choice Barnet's CommunitySpace service helped transform a Christmas tree at All Saints' Church in Childs Hill. All Saints' Christmas Tree Festival gives local people or organisations the opportunity to sponsor and decorate a tree, raising vital money for local charities. So when The Barnet Group agreed to sponsor a tree, it [...]

By |2020-01-17T14:17:18+00:00January 17th, 2020|

International Day of Disabled Persons – celebrating YCB’s Plot 52!

Across our Your Choice Barnet Services, there are many amazing stories about our staff and service users. Since as today is the International Day of Disabled Persons we thought it would be a good opportunity to celebrate an extra-special achievement from Your Choice Barnet. This time from CommunitySpace (although other Your Choice Barnet services are [...]

By |2019-12-03T18:25:59+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

CommunitySpace enjoy their summer party

CommunitySpace's parties are renowned at Your Choice Barnet for having some of the best entertainment and a real feel-good factor. This August, Community Space held their annual Summer Party, with an international twist! The service users started their day off with a fabulous Bollywood workshop, courtesy of Amber from Bollywood Vibes. Amber taught everyone a [...]

By |2019-08-22T12:01:32+01:00August 22nd, 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|

CommunitySpace’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning!

Recently, homes, workplaces and community groups across the country pushed out all the stops with coffee (and cake) mornings to raise money for Macmillan Cancer. Staff and service users at CommunitySpace proved to be no exception. They raised £60 in one morning to donate to Macmillan Cancer. It was a win-win kind of morning at [...]

By |2019-01-10T14:00:03+00:00October 5th, 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+01:00June 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+01:00June 18th, 2018|

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+00:00June 13th, 2016|

Community Space have a Spring Fair to remember

On Thursday 14 May Your Choice Barnet's Community Space held their annual Spring Fair. The event was the perfect opportunity for service users to get in to the spirit of spring by socialising and taking part in a range of activities including a 'pamper parlour' where they could enjoy a massage and manicure/pedicure and a [...]

By |2017-10-09T09:25:32+01:00May 29th, 2015|
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