Inclusion Barnet Launches Management...


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 and download.

“The handbook was conceived to help new DDPO leaders develop and build their organisation, but I know the handbook contains information which will also be useful to more experienced managers,” said Caroline Collier, CEO Inclusion Barnet. “I hope that the handbook is an invaluable resource for many and, with its emphasis on user-led and value-led strategy, provides an enlightening guide for leaders across many sectors.”

The Management Handbook is written by Aman Ahluwalia with Caroline Collier and Richard Banks. DDPOs from across London were consulted in the drafting of the handbook which focusses on the essential concepts that underpin many DDPOs such as the social model, independent living as well as being user-led and value-led. The handbook traces the history of DDPOs from their Civil Rights Movement roots and offers leaders information on concepts such as  co-production, to include people in decisions that impact them, to help them form a value-led strategy, consider reasonable adjustments for team members and more.

Individuals and organisations can read The Management Handbook on the Inclusion Barnet website where the Handbook is also available for free download. Organisations that wish to host the Management Handbook on their own the site can do so and should contact Inclusion Barnet for more information.

About Inclusion Barnet

Inclusion Barnet is a thriving peer-led charity based in North West London. All Inclusion Barnet services are led, developed and delivered by people with lived experience of disability, including mental health issues and long-term conditions. By listening to the experience of their staff, members, volunteers and people who use their services, Inclusion Barnet delivers high-quality, person-centred services that benefit disabled people and society. Inclusion Barnet also works to support other organisations to help them operate in a more user-led way. The work of Inclusion Barnet is very much influenced by the Social Model of Disability, the Survivors Movement, Trauma-Informed approaches and Independent Living principles.

For more information, interviews or images, please contact: 

Kate DicksonSenior Communications Manager, Inclusion Barne

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