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+01:00May 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+01:00May 11th, 2018|

Flower Lane encouraging people to speak out against hate crime

Staff at Your Choice Barnet's Flower Lane Autism Service are hoping they can help more service users report their experiences of hate crime, after taking part in an anti-hate crime training session yesterday. A hate crime is a crime committed against someone because of their disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Hate [...]

By |2018-04-13T09:26:57+01:00April 13th, 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|

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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00November 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+01:00October 9th, 2017|

Flower Lane gardens score a hat-trick with latest addition

For the past three years, Flower Lane have had some welcome improvements to their communal gardens – the latest being an outdoor gym! Firstly, in 2015 staff volunteers Brent Cross developers Hammerson plc gave the gardens a makeover, complete with re-painting benches and re-doing flower beds. Then last year Flower Lane celebrated their garden's one [...]

By |2017-06-16T16:25:39+01:00June 16th, 2017|
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