What is lost when Mental Health Services Close?

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Wednesday 12th May – 6.00-7.30pm Join us and share your views on the commissioning and decommissioning of mental health services in Barnet The Barnet Voice Forum is a space for people in Barnet who have lived experience of mental health issues, or care for someone who does, to come together and make a difference. At our […]

London Assembly Hustings: Video now Live!

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  Huge thanks to everyone who made last night’s Barnet and Camden London Assembly Hustings such a success! It was great to hear from the candidates, and we’d like to give a special thanks to our colleagues at Inclusion London for all their hard work. You can watch the whole live stream back now at: […]

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

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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 […]

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?

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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. […]

We Need Your Voice!

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Join us for a creative workshop where we discuss what we want Barnet Voice to aim for and offer in the future If Barnet Voice was able to apply for funding for a mental health service tailored to you, what would it look like? What would it do? What kind of activities would it feature? […]

Inclusion Barnet to support leaders with lived experience thanks to National Lottery funding

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Inclusion Barnet is celebrating today after being awarded £51,087.00 in National Lottery funding to put people with lived experience in the lead.   The new grant from the UK’s largest funder of community activity will bolster our User Voice work, allowing us to develop a Covid Response forum which will strive to ensure that disabled people have […]

A Fond Farewell

Our AGM (Tuesday 15th December) was a milestone in the life of Inclusion Barnet as we bid farewell to two of our longest-serving Trustees. Paul Baldwin and Maria Nash have been part of the Inclusion Barnet story since the very beginning and in fact without their tireless input and enthusiasm for our cause, Inclusion Barnet […]

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