We are a Peer-Led Deaf and Disabled people’s organisation based in Barnet. Nearly all of our directors and staff have lived experience of disability, a mental health issue or chronic health condition. Everyday, disabled people everywhere overcome barriers to access many things that non-disabled people take for granted. We believe that such experiences gives us expertise in understating how society can be made more equal and inclusive.
We believe that learning to use our lived experience for social change is a skill. We are experts in harnessing the lived experience of our staff, members, volunteers and people who use our services to design and deliver more person-centred services and for the benefit of society more widely. We also work to support other organisations to do the same.
We are working towards creating a world in which disabled people are valued for the important contributions we make to society, and in which our lived experience is seen as the source of strength, expertise and innovation that it is.
We are passionate about social change and work to promote:
To use our lived experience to work towards a better understanding of the needs of disabled people; to provide research which captures the unique contribution disabled people can make to service development and to help others better understand our ongoing contribution to society.
To use our lived experience to design and deliver services which build on our unique experience as living lives as disabled people to meet the needs of other disabled people.
To use our lived experience to raise awareness and educate society about the barriers faced by disabled people and how we can work together to remove those barriers.
4.Empowerment and Rights
To use our lived experience to empower and enable disabled people to achieve their potential. We also fight to gain funding to provide services that disabled people should have access to and are entitled to receive.
To harness the unique strength and skills gained from our lived experience to make our workplaces, communities and world a more inclusive place to be.
The way that we run our organisation and services is important to us. We understand that our values affect the way that everyone who comes into contact with the organisation experiences our organisation. Our values are to:
- Provide person-centred services.
- Always be welcoming and inclusive.
- Learn from our achievements and from our mistakes.
- Produce and use evidence-based approaches.
- Working together to remove the barriers experienced by disabled people in society.
Inclusion Barnet is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.