Services come together for VE Day celebrations

There was cause for reflection and celebration last Friday as our Your Choice Barnet services took part in VE Day celebrations. At Flower Lane, our service for people with Autism, staff and customers came together for a celebratory BBQ (pictured above).  At Agatha Court and Harold Court, our Supported Living services, staff combined the residents' [...]

By |2020-05-11T14:12:55+01:00May 11th, 2020|

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|

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|

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+01:00June 29th, 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+01:00March 29th, 2018|

Supported Living say farewell summer with annual Carnival

Summer already feels long gone, but customers of some of our Your Choice Barnet recently made the most of the final days of summer – rain or shine! Residents at Quartz Court were treated to a multi-cultural feast of a tea-party complete with sandwiches and cake. If that wasn't enough, the mum of one customer [...]

By |2017-10-02T17:19:19+01:00September 28th, 2017|

Quartz Court’s gem wins CEO pick for staff award

The final recipient of this year's The Barnet Group Staff Awards got a real surprise when they received their trophy from The Barnet Group Chief Executive Officer Troy Henshall, Julie Riley (Director of Care and Support) and Trudi Kleanthous (Director of Corporate Services) at Quartz Court. The winner of the Your Choice Barnet's CEO pick [...]

By |2016-12-15T16:25:52+00:00December 15th, 2016|

Living our values at Supported Living

A colleague from the Barnet Learning Disability Service had some kind words for Shirley Sanderson and the Supported Living team at Harold Court and Agatha House. She said: "Following my meeting with yourself and the staff team yesterday I just wanted to say that it was really nice to hear the progress that has been [...]

By |2017-03-10T10:52:10+00:00June 21st, 2016|

A new fridge freezer to the rescue!

P, a resident at Quartz Court, could not afford to replace his old fridge which had finally given up. Mr Roger Varnals, father of Sam who works at the service, very kindly donated a brand new fridge freezer to P. P was over the moon - as the picture shows!

By |2015-11-23T09:42:09+00:00January 16th, 2014|

Supported Living Say Good Bye to their friend Dawn

Dawn Smith died on 17 October after she had been unwell for some time; she was only 55 years old but had enjoyed her family, her friends and her home life to the full. Friends from Supported Living gathered with Dawn's family at Golders Green Crematorium on Friday afternoon to say their final farewells.  Dawn's [...]

By |2017-03-10T10:52:12+00:00January 16th, 2014|

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