It’s exciting times ahead for Goodwin Court’s extra care service! On Tuesday 1 August, Your Choice Barnet (YCB) ran a drop-in session to meet residents and inform them that we’re taking over care and support services while property manager Sanctuary Housing continues handling other essential operations.

Goodwin Court carers show off their new YCB polos and tote bags. 

The decision comes following collaborative discussions with Barnet council who were seeking a new care service provider. YCB’s Head of Care and Support, Leanne Graham, expressed her excitement, “It’s an interesting opportunity, and we can’t wait to work with the residents at Goodwin Court. The staff here are lovely and welcoming, and we’re thrilled to be a part of this community.”

Home Manager Maria Williams, who carries an impressive 15-year tenure, will continue her dedicated service with YCB. “I’m excited about this new journey with YCB,” Maria shared. “Our residents deserve the best care, and this partnership allows us to maintain our commitment to their well-being.”

Welcoming carers to the YCB family

The transition has been seamless as all 32 existing care and support staff at Goodwin Court join YCB. Residents can look forward to retaining familiar faces about the home while maintaining their independence.

Victoria, one of the dedicated support workers, described Goodwin Court as a great place to work.

“I really like working here. We have really enthusiastic team leads, and the environment is fantastic. We like the people, the managers, and the environment.”
Fellow carer Jackie agreed, “It’s beautiful. Everyone just gets along, and there are lots of good people around.”

Residents attend a 2-hour drop-in session to ask questions and learn more about the acquisition.

Resident well-being is key

YCB’s focus remains on the happiness and well-being of the residents. John, one of the residents, shared how much he enjoys living at Goodwin Court.

“I get on with the staff. It’s a good place to live if you need a bit of support. I can still go out with the Barnet Cycle club and friends on the weekend cycling.”

As YCB takes over care and support services, staff were all in high spirits at the drop-in session, as well as the residents who made quick work of the fizzy drink and sweet treats on offer. We look forward to helping play a part in making Goodwin Court a place that residents are proud to call home.

  • If somebody you know is interested in extra care or for more information about the transition, please contact Your Choice Barnet’s Head of Care and Support Leanne Graham at