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 […]

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. […]

Are you a Barnet VCS interested in the environment? Join this new networking group

Are you a voluntary, community, faith, charity or not-for-profit organisation based in Barnet? Are you interested in the environment? Then join us for the inaugural Barnet VCS Environmental Network on 18 March 2021, 10:30 – 12:00 (online). This will be the first of regular informal and informative networking sessions, where we can come together to […]

We Need Your Voice!

Blue, grey and white cartoon megaphone on yellow background

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

National Lottery Community Fund logo

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 […]

Four Fantastic Funding Opportunities for Barnet VCOs

A man in a suit holding out some money

12 February 2021 –  This week sees a bonanza of a funding dedicated for Barnet VCOs, with four (yes, four!) funding opportunities launched over the past week. With grants ranging from £250 to £65,000, to support a whole host of activities there’s bound to be something of interest to you – so do read on, […]

Supporting Online Wellbeing

laptop screen showing a virtual meeting in progress. A mug sits on the table next to the laptop.

We are proud to have provided evidence supporting Just Fair’s submission to the House of Lords COVID-19 Committee inquiry. This submission looks at the economic and social rights implications of digital technology on people’s wellbeing in the UK. Recommendations are made based on human rights measures to ensure no group of people is disproportionately affected […]

Inclusion Barnet Launches Management Handbook

  Barnet, London, Thursday 3rd December, 2020 – Inclusion Barnet, the Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisation (DDPO) today unveils the Inclusion Barnet Management Handbook. A free resource to support leaders of DDPOs, the Management Handbook also offers managerial insight to any team leader. The Management Handbook is available on the Inclusion Barnet website for viewing […]

Barnet Together launches Barnet Voluntary Sector Manifesto

  Thursday 29th October 2020, Barnet London – Barnet Together, a partnership between Inclusion Barnet, Volunteering Barnet and the Young Barnet Foundation, is calling for community, voluntary and faith groups as well as statutory organisations and businesses operating in the borough of Barnet, to sign up to the Barnet Voluntary Sector Manifesto.  Caroline Collier, CEO Inclusion Barnet said: “We saw organisations across the borough mobilise and work together in response to Covid-19 and we hope that this Manifesto provides a way to ensure […]

NHSE Digital First Social Prescribing Survey – Barnet Voluntary and Community Sector views required!

orange megaphone on an orange background

  Social prescribing is a way to address people’s non-medical needs holistically, empowering individuals to take greater control of their own health. The Digital First Social Prescribing Programme aims to enhance how social prescribing is provided by digitising key elements of the resident’s journey and to improve the experience of all those involved in social […]