Mental Health and Universal Credit

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A Guest Blog from Dan Norris, Head of Advice and Rights at CPAG on Mental Health and Universal Credit. Last month I spoke at a Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust (HACT) event offering practical advice for those working with people with mental health issues who claim universal credit (UC). This Guest Blog provides highlights on this […]

Where to find support for those affected by the rise in the cost of living

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Updated 16 May 2022 Are you looking for useful resources to help those you are supporting? With the rise of cost of living, organisations and charities are doing their part to provide support for those who are struggling in the current financial climate. Here are a range of useful links and resources available to you. […]

How Barnet VCFSEs can help support those affected by the war in Ukraine

Updated 17/5/22 At times like this, it’s heartening to see people coming together to help. Your organisation, and those you are supporting may be keen to help those in the Ukraine, in transit or in the UK. Here are some suggestions, and useful links… If you are a Barnet-based voluntary, community, faith or social enterprise […]

Job vacancy – Peer Communications & Engagement Officer

Poster: Job vacancy. Peer Communications and Engagement Officer. Inclusion Barnet

Are you great at connecting with people?  Are you looking for a great opportunity to showcase and develop your writing and engagement skills? If you have lived experience of disability, which could include a long-term health or mental health condition, then you could really thrive at our inclusive organisation. We are looking to recruit a […]

Funding & Events for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

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Updated: 31/3/22 Are you seeking funding to support an event or activity you are planning for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? A range of options are available. More than £22 million of National Lottery funding is being made available to help communities across the country celebrate the Platinum Jubilee: Sport England’s The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity […]

Understanding the current energy market + top tips to reduce your energy costs

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Whether you are a resident, business, voluntary, community, faith or social enterprise (VCFSE) organisation the current rise in energy prices is a worry.  This guest post by Norman Taylor from Barnet-based HENOC LTD offers an overview of why energy prices have risen, and give us some top tips to help keep costs down. Understanding the current […]

FREE Fundraising Training for Barnet voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector

Updated 4/5/22 “Thanks to all for a very helpful session” “Thanks for a very interesting and informative presentation“ We ran this training programmes from Wednesday 26 January through to 4 May 2022.  We hope to to repeat it again in the future. Any other suggestions for training sessions,  Each session is independent of the others, […]

Vaccine Confidence Fund for Barnet VCFSEs

BCF (Barnet Community Fund) Vaccine Confidence Grant

Updated 8/3/22 Vaccine Confidence Fund for Barnet VCFSEs The Barnet Vaccine Confidence Fund is a Barnet Together Alliance project funded by Barnet Public Health and Department of Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC). Funding round opens Thursday 10 March, closes Friday 1 April. Head on over to the Barnet Community Fund: Vaccine Confidence Grant pages […]

The impact of GP charges on disabled people


We’ve just released our report looking into the impact of inconsistent GP charges on disabled people who are seeking medical evidence to support benefit claims. On hearing reports of people severely disadvantaged by GP charging for letters we raised the issue at a Disability Benefits Consortium Steering Group. With the help of National Association of […]

Exciting News! Barnet Together Partnership Update

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Barnet Together, a partnership between Young Barnet Foundation, Volunteering Barnet and Inclusion Barnet, are delighted to announce a wider alliance with Barnet Council. This demonstrates the council’s recognition and commitment to Barnet’s Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector. This partnership will allow Barnet Together to deliver more borough-wide services to support the sector. […]

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