We are a peer-led organisation, with nearly all of our directors and staff having personal experience of disability. Our work promotes inclusion and independent living, so disabled people can have choice and control over their lives. We believe in the social model of disability, which means that society creates disability by failing to include people with impairments. We are passionate that change is possible, and work to promote:
1. Community leadership
Every day, disabled people overcome barriers to access many things that non-disabled people take for granted. We believe that such experience gives disabled people expertise in how society can be made more equal and inclusive. They have an important role to play as leaders in their community.
2. Empowerment and rights
Disabled people should be able to access the support they are entitled to receive. This can help them to lead fuller and more independent lives, which also boosts wellbeing.
3. Support to fulfil potential
Disabled people should be able to engage fully with the same opportunities as people without disabilities, in their work and social lives. Promoting accessibility to leisure, sport, volunteering and employment opportunities is important to this.
4. The user-led movement
Representing user’s voices is at the heart of our work, shown by all of our services being led, developed and delivered by disabled people. Our aims are supported by our members, who are disabled people, carers and local disability charities based in Barnet. If you live, work or study in Barnet, we warmly welcome you to join us as a member.
Inclusion Barnet is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.