Inclusion London and Inclusion Barnet GLA Hustings: Barnet and Camden Constituencies

Poster of a large question mark above a person voting. Words: 6:00pm - Tuesday 20th April. Inclusion London and Inclusion Barnet GLA Hustings: Barnet and Camden Constituencies. BSL & Live Captioning

Inclusion London and Inclusion Barnet GLA Hustings: Barnet and Camden Constituencies Tuesday 20th April – 6.00pm Inclusion Barnet, in conjunction with Inclusion London, are excited to announce that we will be holding a hustings ahead of the upcoming London Assembly elections. The London Elects information booklet explains the role of the London Assembly thus: “The […]

NEW BARNET LIBRARY RE-OPENING

Library bookshelves

  It’s been a while since we last saw our customers there in person but New Barnet Library is finally reopening, with the New Barnet Leisure Centre, on the week beginning April 12th.   We’ll be starting with the Select and Collect services we’ve been running for the last year, whereby people can reserve books, […]

Online Q&A with your local Mental Health Trust

Healthwatch Barnet logo and slogan 'it starts with YOU'

  Do you have questions about local mental health services? Join this online Q&A on Monday 19th April 3.00pm – 4.00pm with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, who provide Barnet’s NHS mental health services. Healthwatch Barnet have organised this webinar for Barnet residents to engage directly with the Borough’s senior management team for […]

Job Opportunity with The Good Neighbour Scheme

The Good Neighbour Scheme logo

Part-time Manager Required This post is for 20hrs per week at £15 per hour This small, locally-based charity (CIO Registered Number 1192433) is seeking an enthusiastic, organised and dedicated individual to lead it into the next phase of its existence. The charity currently has approximately 80 volunteers, over 700 clients registered and 5 paid staff. […]

The Road to Coproduction – Supporting Identity and Life Goals

A Thought Piece by Hannah Chamberlain In my experience everything in a mental health service is a touch point, and tells us as users of services something about the identity and role we are expected to play in the time that we spend in the service environment. My very first experience of the mental health […]

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 […]

Does the 2021 Budget discriminate against disabled people?

Inclusion Barnet logo. Underneath, 'DISABILITY RIGHTS FORUM'. The word 'FORUM' is slanted and written on a yellow placard held in a fist

In March 2020 the government announced a £20 uplift to Universal Credit, and in the March 2021 Budget the uplift was extended until September. But it doesn’t apply to people receiving ‘legacy’ benefits. Three quarters of those on legacy benefits are disabled people who receive Employment Support Allowance (ESA). With disabled people disproportionately impacted by the […]

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 […]

Work With Us! Now recruiting for a Voluntary and Community Sector Representation Lead

Voluntary and Community Sector Representation Lead Full-Time: £35,000 per year Closing date: 21 March 2021 To apply, please submit your CV with a brief covering letter clearly stating how you meet the person specification (see below). This is a fixed term contract until the 31 October 2021 in the first instance, extendable subject to future funding. […]

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 […]