Mental Health Services in Barnet: Not Fit for Purpose?

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Tell us, and help change them for the better The Barnet Voice Forum is currently constructing a position paper on Barnet’s mental health services. To really make it count, we need your help. Whether you were able to attend the last meeting or not, we urge you to complete the survey if possible. We want […]

Social care charging: a tax on disability

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Join the campaign to #ScrapCareCharging This month we are delighted to welcome Jon Abrams, Campaigns and Justice Coordinator for Inclusion London, to discuss the campaign to scrap social care charging. The current system for funding adult social care is not fair, and it is not working. Social care should be there to enable us to […]

Inclusion Barnet calls for co-production on the new Hendon Hub Proposal

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What might the Hendon Hub mean for disabled people? We’ve submitted our response on the proposed Hendon Hub development to Barnet Council and consultants GL Hearn.   Broadly speaking, we think this could be an amazing opportunity for Barnet to position itself as an innovator and role model in the field of disability inclusion; one […]

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 […]

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

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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?

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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, […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

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