Inclusion Barnet calls for co-production on the new Hendon Hub Proposal

Text reads 'How will the Hendon Hub affect disabled people?' Image: a digger on a construction site next to a block of flats

What might the Hendon Hub mean for disabled people? We’ve submitted our response on the proposed Hendon Hub development to Barnet Council and consultants GL Hearn.   Broadly speaking, we think this could be an amazing opportunity for Barnet to position itself as an innovator and role model in the field of disability inclusion; one […]

Inclusion Barnet Libraries – blog about our extended opening times

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Unbelievably, it’s been fifteen months since we were last able to have members of the public wander around our libraries, free to look at and choose books for themselves.  We’ve been running a ‘Select & Collect’ takeaway service in the meantime, which has become extraordinarily successful and a lifeline for many people hungry for a […]

June Members’ Meeting – Do you have a story to tell?

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Wednesday 2nd June – 2.00-3.30pm We’re delighted to invite you to the June 2021 Inclusion Barnet members’ meeting. This time we’ll be talking about an exciting new opportunity to tell the stories of what you and your community have experienced during the COVID-19 crisis, in ways that work for you. Whether you’re a keen writer, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Fond Farewell

Our AGM (Tuesday 15th December) was a milestone in the life of Inclusion Barnet as we bid farewell to two of our longest-serving Trustees. Paul Baldwin and Maria Nash have been part of the Inclusion Barnet story since the very beginning and in fact without their tireless input and enthusiasm for our cause, Inclusion Barnet […]

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