SHA nomination for NPF

Labour Party

Barbara Roberts for Labour’s National Policy Forum

Barb Roberts

Is a disabled person, a former nurse and now socialist campaigner, particularly for the rights of the disabled person. She joined the Labour Party in 2011, currently the Disability Officer of Hackney South CLP.

Barb is a vice-chair of the SHA.

An active member of Disability Labour and her union Unite Community where she’s a branch

equalities officer.

Since joining Labour in 2011 she has participated in many election campaigns both locally and nationally (and looks forward to the soon-to-be next Labour Government!)

Some areas of Barb’s activism has been to help create policies through workshops and the

writing of motions –

Primarily focusing on accessibility for disabled people and tackling the ableism that exists within our society. The need for a publicly funded National Care Service free at the point of use,

Also motions addressing the national shortage of social housing and campaigning on

environmental issues, measures to tackle climate change and the desperate need to improve air

quality. Barb is a member of both the LHG and SERA.

Barb reflects our SHA core values – that an NHS should be publicly funded, publicly provided, publicly accountable and publicly available to all.

Lastly, Barb is a cat lover and a vegetarian.