Hate Crime Awareness Week 11-15 October 2021

Barnet say not to Hate Crime. Awareness Week is 11 to 15 October 2021.

Disability hate crime webinar, info stand, hidden disabilities and more. Barnet Council have are working with 11 local community organisations, including Inclusion Barnet, to support Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021. According to government statistics there were 8,469 hate crimes against disabled people reported in 2019-2020 in England and Wales. Where there is intersectionality, disabled people […]

Staff blog: World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2021

by Hannah Chamberlain, Enablement Lead, Inclusion Barnet World Mental Health Day takes place on 10 October, and for 2021 we will be highlighting “mental health in an unequal world”. The relationship between unequal access to advantage and mental ill health is complex. Social disadvantage and mental ill health chase each other in a vicious circle. […]

Accessing your GP Remotely: does the new system work for you?

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A blog from Healthwatch Barnet on the new report into remote GP appointments Throughout the pandemic, the way we’ve all accessed GPs has changed. To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, NHS England advised GPs to embed a system of ‘total triage’ where patients contact their surgery remotely at first and only get seen face-to-face […]

We’re recruiting: Peer Support Worker

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Job title: Peer Support Worker Location: Barnet, NW9, London Salary: £27,750 per year pro rata, actual salary £22,200 for 28 hours per week Contract: Until 31st August 2024, extendable subject to funding, Part-time Closing date: 19 September 2021 Do you work well in a team and believe in the social model of disability?  Can you build […]

Staff blog – Paralympics coverage

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by Hannah Chamberlain, Enablement Lead, Inclusion Barnet Coverage of the Paralympics has in the past dominated media representations of disability. As not all of us can be Paralympians, this seems an inaccessible bar to becoming visible members of society. It does seem that the tide is turning and inclusive images and representations are more frequently […]

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 […]

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 […]

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