Norwood increased assistive technology in our services

We increased the use of assistive technology in our services, significantly improving the quality of life for so many of our supported-living residents. Our home on Lyonsdown Road, Barnet is our latest smart technology success story. It combines state-of-the-art supported living technology in accommodation that is designed to feel like a home, with all of the creature comforts. Its five tenants will have the opportunity to live the life they deserve for as long as they need.

Living independently is giving Stephanie the confidence to let her sense of humour and mischievous side come to the fore. Stephanie can control her environment – for example, open and close her bedroom door – and have fun and learn in the house’s own sensory room. She is also learning to use Eye Gaze technology, which will further increase her ability to make choices and do things for herself.

Judith Harris, whose daughter Stephanie lives at Lyonsdown

Lifelong Learning services reached more people

Painting, drawing and singing are not just hobbies – they are skills that, once learnt, significantly enhance the quality of lives and achieve improved health outcomes for the people we support. These skills are taught by our Life Skills and Learning Service; who delivered an extensive range of courses and sessions over the year, which was further enhanced by over 314 hours of volunteer support from September to December 2016.

Ravenswood Development reached key milestone

Our five year plan to develop Ravenswood Village has progressed as planned; with Norwood securing plans to invest in a development project that will see a major upgrade to its residential accommodation and facilities. Development of the Ravenswood site will see Norwood invest in brand-new self contained fully accessible homes and ancillary infrastructure ensuring Norwood can continue to deliver outstanding support to current and future residents.

Read more about this exciting project here

Where our money came from




£18.9 million60%

Adult learning disability services
£9.2 million29.2%

£2.1 million
Children and Specialist Education Services
£0.9 million2.9%

£0.4 million1.2%