Grants for engagement activity on the topic of adult social care

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Barnet Council has funding for Barnet’s voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector to engage with people about adult social care Do you work with older people, carers, adults with learning disabilities or others impacted by disability or mental health challenges in Barnet? Can you help us reach people to have their say about […]

Where to find support for those affected by the rise in the cost of living

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Updated 4th August 2022 Are you looking for useful resources to help those you are supporting? The cost of living problem is affecting everyone. According to the Office for National Statistics, 9 in 10 adults reported an increase in their cost of living, with nearly a quarter finding it difficult to pay their usual household bills. […]

Check out our August newsletter!

Image reads: library volunteers wanted. Our two public libraries at New Barnet and South Friern offer a range of volunteering opportunities to disabled people, including thos with long term conditions or mental health issues.

We’ve just published our monthly newsletter, bringing you news on local and national matters that impact disabled people in Barnet, how to get involved in our campaigns and research, and other useful local information. This month: Job vacancy – Head of User Voice Job vacancy – Healthwatch Manager Library volunteer wanted Members survey to gather […]

Community Spaces in Barnet Survey: Help us to better understand the needs of the sector

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VCFSE Community Space Audit Barnet’s community spaces (offices, green spaces and venues) are valuable to enhance community cohesion, community safety and wellbeing, and to promote community action/activity. They are vital to us, as the VCFSE, so that we have the space to offer activities/services and safe spaces to support the community we serve. Clearly their […]

Our July newsletter is out now!

Screenshot of feature article, photo of three staff, women all of dark skin tone age range 40 to 50, copy reads: Our new Healthy Heart Peer Support team, Judi, Salna and Riffat, who all have lived experience of long term conditions, have been busy the past few weeks setting up our new service. It is targeted at people of African, Caribbean and South Asian heritage. They’ll be offering free face-to-face sessions, educational programme sessions, with specialist speakers who have lived experience of heart conditions and one-to-one phone sessions on healthy heart and heart disease advice, exercise, and diet. Look out for new flyers in your local community spaces,

We’ve just published our monthly newsletter, bringing you news on local and national matters that impact disabled people in Barnet, how to get involved in our campaigns and research, and other useful local information. This month: Job vacancy – Touchpoint Team Trustee vacancy Councillor surgeries return Z2K, Fighting Poverty – benefits assessment campaign Health Heart […]

How Barnet VCFSEs can help support those affected by the war in Ukraine

Updated 16/6/22 At times like this, it’s heartening to see people coming together to help. Your organisation, and those you are supporting may be keen to help those in the Ukraine, in transit or in the UK.  If you are a Barnet-based voluntary, community, faith or social enterprise (VCFSE) who is either currently working with […]

Safeguarding Checklist for Adults (for the Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector)

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A Guest Post from Barnet Council’s Safeguarding Adults Board All voluntary, community and faith sector [‘VCFS’] organisations who work with adults at risk have safeguarding duties to protect children and adults with care and support need from abuse and neglect. These duties arise where there is reasonable cause to suspect that an adult is at […]

Eco Show and Tell: How local residents are helping make Barnet more sustainable

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A Guest Blog from Dave McCormick, Creative SenseMaking… With a newly elected council and a Labour manifesto commitment to put sustainability at the heart of everything the council does, the Eco Show and Tell community event held on 22 May in Finchley Central was a great opportunity to see what a variety of local people […]

Mental Health and Universal Credit

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A Guest Blog from Dan Norris, Head of Advice and Rights at CPAG on Mental Health and Universal Credit. Last month I spoke at a Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust (HACT) event offering practical advice for those working with people with mental health issues who claim universal credit (UC). This Guest Blog provides highlights on this […]

Our May newsletter is out now!

Screen shot of newsletter reads Meet our team. Judi (she/her) Healthy Heart Project Coodinator. Image of judi black female aged between 35 to 45, long braided hair with tight skull cap head scarf and pleasant smile.

  We’ve just published our monthly newsletter, bringing you news on local and national matters that impact disabled people in Barnet, how to get involved in our campaigns and research, and other useful local information. This month: Job vacancy – Communications Team Levelling down, not up! Members meeting outcome New Healthy Heart Project Long COVID […]

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