Inclusion Barnet –  Working with COVID-19

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and following Government guidance, the Inclusion Barnet team have worked remotely since late March with all in-person meetings and groups suspended. 

You can find more information on the impact of coronavirus on each of our services on their individual web pages, along with service-specific contact details should you need more information.

Follow the Inclusion Barnet twitter feed (@InclusionBarnet) for updates and information. You can also contact us as usual via email on info@inclusionbarnet.org.uk or give us a call on 020 3475 1314. 

Covid-19 Disability

Staying up-to-date with the various changes being made as a result of the virus might seem overwhelming, but there are a few key sites that are well worth visiting as they have comprehensive and constantly updated information.

General Information for Disabled People

Scope’s website is a great resource for finding out where to access food and essentials and also gives details of local mutual aid groups. There is a section dedicated to Covid-19 and benefits. The site also provides guidance on social distancing along with a helpful list of health conditions that are considered an ‘increased risk’.

 

Blind and Partially Sighted

The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) is committed to ensuring blind and partially-sighted people have access to help and are kept informed.

 

Cancer

Macmillan has put together guidance for people with cancer who are worried about Covid-19.

 

Carers

Do you have a carer? Are you are carer yourself? Find helpful advice and support at Carers UK.

 

Children

Contact, the charity for families with disabled children, has developed a huge amount of guidance covering health, education, benefits and general advice.

 

Deaf or Hearing Impaired

If you are deaf or hearing impaired and want to ensure you’re getting the latest news, the deaf health charity SignHealth has British Sign Language videos, summarising the latest government guidance.

 

The Stroke Association has comprehensive advice.

 

Mencap has created some great easy read guides about Covid-19.

 

Information on Covid-19 for people with Sensory Processing Difficulties (SPD).

 

Take care of your mental health and well-being with tips from the NHS.

 

MIND has a wealth of ideas on looking after your wellbeing during isolation.

 

Covid-19 Mental Health

Whether you need resources, strategies or immediate support to stay well many of these organisations are providing specialist information on coping with Covid-19.

Take care of your mental health and well-being with tips from the NHS.

MIND has a wealth of ideas on looking after your wellbeing during isolation.

Time to Change offers guidance on providing mental health support during the outbreak.

The Mental Health Foundation provides strategies and support.

 

Anxiety

Anxiety UK has dedicated #Coronanxiety support resources and a weekday helpline.

 

Get a personalised mind plan from the NHS to help with anxiety.

 

 

Children and Young People

Young Minds has lots of positive advice including practical tips for coping with OCD during Covid-19 pandemic, looking after yourself if you’re self-isolating or coping with an eating disorder during the outbreak.

 

The Mix is a UK-based charity providing free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and media.

 

 

Get Immediate Support

Shout is a crisis text service, the first in the UK to offer round-the-clock support. For those who need immediate support.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the measures Inclusion Barnet is taking around COVID-19, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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Our Services and Projects

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    Touchpoint

    Touchpoint provides residents of Barnet with a place to go to get advice and support when things get difficult.

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    Benefits Advice Service

    Supporting disabled people in Barnet with information and help with applications.

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    Trust Wide Enablement Partnership

    We are proud to be working with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust to help them deliver peer support and coproduction.

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    User Voice

    Our User Voice project aims to amplify the voices of disabled people in Barnet to ensure they are heard by decision makers and those in power.

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    Barnet Voice for Mental Health

    Our team of talented volunteers provide peer support for people who are struggling with their mental health.

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    Libraries

    Inclusion Barnet runs two popular local libraries, East Barnet and South Friern, in partnership with Barnet Council.

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    Research

    We believe that research is important and that there is a lack of research that deals with the realities of being a disabled person.

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    Training and Consultancy by Inclusion Unlimited

    We provide high quality training and consultancy for organisations which want lived experience to inform their practice and projects.

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    Community Organisation Support

    Working to support the vital role of voluntary sector organisations in the borough of Barnet.

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    Healthwatch Barnet

    Helping local people get the best out of local services.