Representing Disability in Barnet
The user voice project is an exciting opportunity for disabled people in Barnet to be more involved with decisions which affect their lives.
The project is led by disabled people, for disabled people. Carers are also welcome. We want to create a Barnet that does not just listen to disabled people but takes action to ensure that services become more inclusive and accessible.
We want a Barnet that values its disabled community and removes the barriers stopping them from participating fully.
Philosophy: Nothing about us without us!
As disabled people, we are experts by experience. Whether we are D/deaf, neurodivergent, live with a physical impairment, a health condition, mental health issue or learning disability (or all the above!), we have skills that cannot be learned in a classroom and deserve to be involved in decisions which relate to us.
How will we get our voices heard as Disabled people?
We are working closely with the council and other partners to create regular opportunities for our members to offer feedback in consultations around matters which affect their lives, with the long-term aim of getting disabled voices closer to council decision-making.
The project also focuses on the community by supporting our members to engage with each other, get to know other experts by experience and share learning opportunities and tips to support each other through regular meetings and consultation opportunities.