Barnet Photography Competition

Barnet Photography Competition Closing date 14 June

EXCHANGING VIEWPOINTS 2021 The 5th inter-twinning photo contest with Barnet’s Twin Town of Le Raincy is now open for submissions. 2021’s theme is laugh or smile: Humour in my city You can submit 1 to 3 photos maximum, each picture: JPEG >300 dpi and > 3500 pixels in width or height using Wetransfer. The closing […]

Inclusion Barnet Libraries – blog about our extended opening times

Image of curved book shelves filled with books.

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 […]

The Co-Produced Support Project – Be involved in our Steering Group

We are looking for adult residents of Barnet who are currently using any of the council’s social care services. We want them to play a key part in improving adult social care in the Borough. There are THREE main things that we hope the project will achieve: User-led research that learns about people’s experience and […]

Volunteers: Equality and Diversity Guidance

Photo of an active group of older people from the Centre for Ageing Better Age-positive image library.

Guest blog by Volunteering Barnet Following on from Volunteering Barnet‘s guest blog on Recruiting Volunteers, this second one for Volunteers’ Week takes a look at Equality and Diversity in your Volunteer recruitment and team. The Basics Anyone can volunteer, regardless of background, nationality, disability, age, class, gender or religion. However, some volunteers find there are […]

The news from Healthwatch Barnet: surveys, events, have your say

For just over a year now, Inclusion Barnet has been delivering Barnet’s local Healthwatch service. Healthwatch Barnet exists to help local people get the best out of their health and social care services. We gather information and feedback from patients and service-users to shape care, and we run events and projects to bring Barnet people […]

Judi Joins the Barnet Together Team

Photo of Judi Dumont-Barter.

Inclusion Barnet, through Barnet Together, provides infrastructure support, information, training and representation to and for Barnet’s voluntary, community and faith organisations, primarily to those working in the Adults sector, and this last is an area IB are looking to grow in the coming months and my new role as VCFS Representation Lead will play a […]

Working from Home: Top Tips

Photo of person working at desk from the Centre for Ageing Better Age-positive image library.

With reports in The Times this week that “More than half of staff ‘will partly work from home’”, with “two thirds of companies offering remote work to their teams”, it looks as though working from home/remote working/blended working will be around for a while longer. Barnet Together produced four Top Tip guides last year linked […]

Introduction to Recruiting Volunteers

Two Women Gardening from the Centre for Centre for Ageing Better Age-positive image library

Guest blog by Volunteering Barnet For Volunteers’ Week our friends at Volunteering Barnet have written a handy guide to Recruiting Volunteers, the full PDF is downloadable below, but here are their Top Ten Tips. Make sure your organisation is “volunteer-ready” by completing the Volunteer Management Health Check. Before recruiting, carefully plan how volunteers will be […]

The Co-Produced Support project – invitation to have your say

Poster of project title and Have your say title.

We are looking for adult residents of Barnet who are currently using any of the council’s social care services. We want them to play a key part in improving adult social care in the Borough. There are THREE main things that we hope the project will achieve: User-led research that learns about people’s experience and […]

June Members’ Meeting – Do you have a story to tell?

Three people sitting at a cafe table. One is showing the other two something on a smartphone screen

Wednesday 2nd June – 2.00-3.30pm We’re delighted to invite you to the June 2021 Inclusion Barnet members’ meeting. This time we’ll be talking about an exciting new opportunity to tell the stories of what you and your community have experienced during the COVID-19 crisis, in ways that work for you. Whether you’re a keen writer, […]

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