Job vacancy – Touchpoint Peer Worker

Job Vacancy - Touchpoint Peer Worker

We are looking for a passionate individual with their own lived experience of disability, an understanding of the social model of disability, and a commitment to our wider aims to: Work with people to help them lead more independent lives Provide people with advice and information and proactively refer them to support services Help people […]

Job vacancy – Peer Communications & Engagement Officer

Poster: Job vacancy. Peer Communications and Engagement Officer. Inclusion Barnet

Are you great at connecting with people?  Are you looking for a great opportunity to showcase and develop your writing and engagement skills? If you have lived experience of disability, which could include a long-term health or mental health condition, then you could really thrive at our inclusive organisation. We are looking to recruit a […]

Long COVID patients speak out to Healthwatch Barnet and their North Central London colleagues

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Healthwatch Barnet has published a major new report into Long COVID and its impact. The team worked jointly with Healthwatch colleagues in North Central London – Healthwatch Camden, Healthwatch Enfield, Healthwatch Haringey, and Healthwatch Islington and more than 300 people with Long COVID shared their experiences. The report reveals a devastating impact on their mental, […]

Long COVID patients speak out to Healthwatch Barnet and their North Central London colleagues

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Healthwatch Barnet has published a major new report into Long COVID and its impact. The team worked jointly with Healthwatch colleagues in North Central London – Healthwatch Camden, Healthwatch Enfield, Healthwatch Haringey, and Healthwatch Islington and more than 300 people with Long COVID shared their experiences. The report reveals a devastating impact on their mental, […]

Staff Blog: International Women’s Day: The sexism that disables many women in the chronic illness community

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by Sam Earle In honour of this year’s International Women’s Day’s theme, #BreakTheBias, I am going to explore a particular kind of bias that affects disabled women: having one’s experiences dismissed by medical professionals. One of the most common forms of sexist discrimination that I face, as a woman, is not being taken seriously, being […]

PIP Assessment recordings – update

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Did you know that it is completely lawful for you to record your PIP assessment? New guidance issued to health professionals states that providers have the facility to audio record telephone and face-to-face consultations and that this should remove or reduce the need for claimants to record consultations. So, you can ask in advance for […]

Equivox guest blog: My life with M.E./C.F.S.

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by Katie, Equivox participant   Hello, my name is Katie, I am 21 years old, and for 4 years I have been living with a condition called Myalgia Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (M.E./C.F.S.). M.E./C.F.S. is an invisible illness, and its symptoms include, but are not limited to, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, and issues […]

Staff blog: The importance of sharing lived experience

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by Sam Earle, Project Officer, Equivox  As disabled people,  we know that our specific conditions continually shape our lives in myriad, subtle ways. The effects of disability on our everyday lived experience are too numerous to count, and this is why the bits that we choose to reveal to others are really just the tip […]

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