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 […]

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 […]

Supporting Online Wellbeing

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We are proud to have provided evidence supporting Just Fair’s submission to the House of Lords COVID-19 Committee inquiry. This submission looks at the economic and social rights implications of digital technology on people’s wellbeing in the UK. Recommendations are made based on human rights measures to ensure no group of people is disproportionately affected […]

Inclusion Barnet Launches Management Handbook

  Barnet, London, Thursday 3rd December, 2020 – Inclusion Barnet, the Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisation (DDPO) today unveils the Inclusion Barnet Management Handbook. A free resource to support leaders of DDPOs, the Management Handbook also offers managerial insight to any team leader. The Management Handbook is available on the Inclusion Barnet website for viewing […]

Barnet Together launches Barnet Voluntary Sector Manifesto

  Thursday 29th October 2020, Barnet London – Barnet Together, a partnership between Inclusion Barnet, Volunteering Barnet and the Young Barnet Foundation, is calling for community, voluntary and faith groups as well as statutory organisations and businesses operating in the borough of Barnet, to sign up to the Barnet Voluntary Sector Manifesto.  Caroline Collier, CEO Inclusion Barnet said: “We saw organisations across the borough mobilise and work together in response to Covid-19 and we hope that this Manifesto provides a way to ensure […]

NHSE Digital First Social Prescribing Survey – Barnet Voluntary and Community Sector views required!

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  Social prescribing is a way to address people’s non-medical needs holistically, empowering individuals to take greater control of their own health. The Digital First Social Prescribing Programme aims to enhance how social prescribing is provided by digitising key elements of the resident’s journey and to improve the experience of all those involved in social […]