Consultations and Campaigns

Get involved in disability rights by taking part in consultations and campaigns!

Consultations can receive as few as 14 online questionnaires*. In cases like this, responses from just 15 of our members could flip the script on disability representation. 

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Our top picks this month, as highlighted in our newsletter:

Advise on primary healthcare support for deaf people in Barnet

Disability Action In Islington are looking to interview deaf people who live in Barnet. They are working with Healthwatch to support NHS North Central CCG to make sure the right support is in place for people using primary healthcare and advice.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Ali by email: ali@daii.org

Deliver training on Learning Disability and Autism

North Central London Integrated Care Board are hiring! They are looking for people with lived experience of learning disabilities and autism to deliver ‘The Oliver McGowan Training on Learning Disability and Autism’. No previous experience is needed to apply, you will be trained on the job

Share your views: Changes to PIP benefit

The Work and Pensions Secretary announced plans to make changes to the disability benefit PIP (Personal Independence Payment). Share your views in the Gov’s green paper consultation.

Closes: 22 July 2024

Share your views: Changes to sick notes

The government recently announced planned changes to sick notes. Share your views on the planned changes on the Gov website.

Closes: 8 July 2024

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Local consultations and campaigns

Represent the views of disabled people in Barnet by taking part in surveys and consultations!

Find all of Barnet Council’s consultations on the Engage Barnet website

Feedback on NHS Interpreting Services

Do you use BSL to communicate with your GP? The NHS is re-commissioning these services for North Central London and they want to hear your views.

Closes: 26 July 2024

Burnt Oak experiment of Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)

The experimental CPZ will be named Burnt Oak Central Controlled Parking Zone (BOC) and will come into operation on 8 April 2024, for a period of up to eighteen months. The experimental scheme will enable officers to then conduct a statutory consultation before deciding to continue with its permanent implementation.

Closes: 9 November 2024

Barnet Team seek diverse voices for sustainable travel

The Barnet Active Transport Team is looking for volunteers, to join their discussions on sustainable transport in the borough. It’s crucial that disabled people’s voices are included, so email Paul Salman to find out more or get involved: pauls@goodgym.org.

Met Police seeks disabled people’s input for better policing

The MET Disability Independent Advisory Group (DIAG) is seeking panel members to improve the service it provides to D/deaf and Disabled community members. View their information poster for more details (alt text is provided for screen readers).

Contact Phil@daii.org to express your interest.

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National consultations and campaigns

Get involved in consultations and campaigns across the UK!

 

Share your views: Improve support for Disabled students in higher education

Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) funds non-medical support and equipment for disabled students in higher education. You can take the survey on the Gov website to help the government consider how to improve this service.

Closes: 13 July 2024

Share your views: Changes to PIP benefit

The Work and Pensions Secretary announced plans to make changes to the disability benefit PIP (Personal Independence Payment). Share your views in the Gov’s green paper consultation.

Closes: 22 July 2024

Petition: for a social energy tariff

DR UK have created a petition for a social energy tariff. A tariff based on household income and consumption could lift many out of fuel poverty, including disabled and vulnerable people.

Closes: 19 August

Improve: accessibility at sports venues

Help ‘promote good access for all fans’ at sports venues across England and Wales. Become a member of Level Playing Field and give feedback on sports grounds you visit.

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The User Voice Project is an exciting opportunity for disabled people in Barnet to be more involved with decisions which affect their lives. The project is led by disabled people, for disabled people.

We want to create a Barnet that does not just listen to disabled people but takes action to ensure that services become more inclusive and accessible.

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*Such as Barnet Council’s proposed Fees and Charges 2024-25 for services, which got 14 online responses.

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