Inclusion London and Inclusion Barnet GLA Hustings: Barnet and Camden Constituencies

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Inclusion London and Inclusion Barnet GLA Hustings: Barnet and Camden Constituencies Tuesday 20th April – 6.00pm Inclusion Barnet, in conjunction with Inclusion London, are excited to announce that we will be holding a hustings ahead of the upcoming London Assembly elections. The London Elects information booklet explains the role of the London Assembly thus: “The […]

NEW BARNET LIBRARY RE-OPENING

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  It’s been a while since we last saw our customers there in person but New Barnet Library is finally reopening, with the New Barnet Leisure Centre, on the week beginning April 12th.   We’ll be starting with the Select and Collect services we’ve been running for the last year, whereby people can reserve books, […]

Disability Arts & Activism, a guest blog by Penny Pepper

With #WorldTheatreDay taking place on 27 March there will be many blogs written about the impact of Covid-19 on ‘Theatre’ more generally and thinking about what its future may be. We’re thrilled to have been given permission to share with you an extract from the genre-defying and versatile writer/poet/performer Penny Pepper’s chapter on Disability Arts […]

Does the 2021 Budget discriminate against disabled people?

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In March 2020 the government announced a £20 uplift to Universal Credit, and in the March 2021 Budget the uplift was extended until September. But it doesn’t apply to people receiving ‘legacy’ benefits. Three quarters of those on legacy benefits are disabled people who receive Employment Support Allowance (ESA). With disabled people disproportionately impacted by the […]

Managing the unmanageable… and where to find support

Written by Nick, our Library Manager Over 11 million people in this country tuned in to watch Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry this week, and a lot of us will have been watching entirely different things.  For some viewers, this was a vicarious slice of juicy high society gossip, a bonus […]

Work With Us! Now recruiting for a Voluntary and Community Sector Representation Lead

Voluntary and Community Sector Representation Lead Full-Time: £35,000 per year Closing date: 21 March 2021 To apply, please submit your CV with a brief covering letter clearly stating how you meet the person specification (see below). This is a fixed term contract until the 31 October 2021 in the first instance, extendable subject to future funding. […]

World Book Day: a time to reflect, by our Library Manager

Today is World Book Day and under usual circumstances, we’d be welcoming enthusiastic readers to our libraries, keen to take part in the day’s events.  But sadly not this year. This year, we’re looking across at row upon row, shelf upon shelf of organised children’s books, looking forward to the day when kids can come back in […]

Join the new Healthwatch Barnet Advisory Board!

Healthwatch Barnet is looking for people with energy, enthusiasm and a firm belief in the importance of user-led services to join the new Healthwatch Barnet Advisory Board. Healthwatch Barnet’s primary aim is to improve the services offered to local people in the areas of health, access, and adult and children’s social care, and to ensure […]

We Need Your Voice!

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Join us for a creative workshop where we discuss what we want Barnet Voice to aim for and offer in the future If Barnet Voice was able to apply for funding for a mental health service tailored to you, what would it look like? What would it do? What kind of activities would it feature? […]

Inclusion Barnet to support leaders with lived experience thanks to National Lottery funding

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Inclusion Barnet is celebrating today after being awarded £51,087.00 in National Lottery funding to put people with lived experience in the lead.   The new grant from the UK’s largest funder of community activity will bolster our User Voice work, allowing us to develop a Covid Response forum which will strive to ensure that disabled people have […]