Support for adults

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On this page you can find information on the different types of support available for adults from our partners, voluntary organisations and community groups within the borough.

We will be updating this page regularly.

ProviderHow they can helpContact details
Action on Hearing LossSupport via phone and video calls
A fully inclusive service for deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus.
Action on Hearing Loss
Age UK Barnet (Age 55+)

Support including:

  • food shopping and prescription service available for a subscription fee.
  • Handyperson service e.g. changing a light bulb
  • regular chats over the phone
  • activity packs including magazines, puzzle books, crafts and knitting supplies
  • information and advice on, for example, welfare benefits and money advice
  • how to use IT and stay connected with friends and family
  • online games, exercise, music and culture


Email info@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Tel: 020 8203 5040

www.ageukbarnet.org.




Self-isolation advice, which includes:

  • how to use IT and stay connected with friends and family
  • support with mental health
  • support with shopping and food deliveries, including priority shopping times
  • free meals for older people
  • recipes, online games
  • exercise, music and culture
  • online religious services
www.ageuk.org.uk
Alzheimer's Society
Support, information and advice to anyone living with dementia and those caring and supporting them.
www.alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Connect Helpline Tel:0333 150 3456

Barnet Alzheimer’s Society Tel: 0203 725 3001

Barnet and Southgate College
Online courses on ESOL, IT, Art, Hairdressing, Homeopathy and Mindfulness. All levels welcome.

www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

Tel 020 8266 4000

Barnet Borough Sight Impaired
Friendship, help and support to those with sight difficulties
www.barnetbsi.org.uk/
Barnet Carers Centre

Support for anyone of any age who is caring for and supporting anyone else – for example a parent, spouse, friend or neighbour.

  • Support calls, web chat, information and advice.
  • Online group activities.
  • Practical support and training via webinar on
    Infection control and prevention Dementia awareness
  • Pressure area management
  • Managing behaviours that challenge
www.barnetcarers.org
Barnet Citizens Advice (CAB)
For free, independent, confidential, impartial advice by email on financial, legal or other matters.
Click here
www.barnetcab.org.uk

For advice on any issue
Mon-Fri 9:30am - 4:00pm
Weds 9:30am - 7:30pm
Tel: 0300 456 8365

Help to reduce your energy bills. CAB can:

  • assist with switching energy supplier or negotiating with a current supplier
  • help you to get assistance from the various schemes available from suppliers to reduce bills
  • help with measures which to make your home more energy efficient, and reduce your energy costs
Tel: 0300 456 8365

www.barnetcab.org.uk

If you need help claiming Universal Credit

Monday-Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Tel: 0800 144 8 444 (Freephone)

For help applying to the EU Settlement Scheme
Tel: 0300 456 8365

For the Macmillan Welfare Benefits project
Tel: 0300 456 8365
Barnet Covid-19 Bereavement Support and Counselling Service

Counselling and emotional support if you live, work or study in Barnet and struggling with bereavement.

Practical help – arranging death certificates, accessing funeral services, legal advice etc.

Mind in Barnet

020 8446 3676

Bereavement@mindinbarnet.org.uk

The Barnet Group
Support for Barnet homes tenants
www.thebarnetgroup.org/bh/
Barnet Mencap
Support and advice for anyone with a learning disability / Autissm.
www.barnetmencap.org.uk
Barnet Wellbeing Service @ Meritage Centre
Wellbeing information and support
Tel: 03333 449088
www.barnetwellbeing.org.uk info@barnetwellbeing.org.uk

COVID-19 Priority Housing Legal Advice
Tel: 03333 449088
www.barnetwellbeing.org.uk

Covid-19 Wellbeing Workshops:

Emotions – Coping with Social Distancing

Managing Anxiety

Tel: 020 7183 4359

Wellbeing Activities: - Chair Yoga - Flower Bank - Mindfulness & Meditation - Singalong sessions - Dance Classes
Tel: 03333 449088
info@barnetwellbeing.org.uk
BOOSTEmployment / training and welfare benefits support
Tel: 020 8359 2442
https://boostbarnet.org/
Change Grow Live
Drug and alcohol support
ChangeGrowLive
Healthwatch BarnetReceiving feedback on local services
www.healthwatchbarnet.co.uk
Tel: 020 3475 1308
info@healthwatchbarnet.co.uk
Home Library Service
Free library delivery service available if you are unable to visit your local library.

Home Library Service


Inclusion BarnetTouchpoint Service - signposting and support to access services and resources
www.inclusionbarnet.org.uk
Tel: 020 3475 1306
touchpoint@inclusionbarnet.org.uk

Touchpoint Service - one off or regular 1:1 Peer Support/emotional support (for disabled people, people with mental health issues and/or long-term conditions)
www.inclusionbarnet.org.uk
Tel: 020 3475 1306
touchpoint@inclusionbarnet.org.uk

Welfare Benefits advice and support to complete new applications

www.inclusionbarnet.org.uk

Tel: 020 3475 1305
benefits@inclusionbarnet.org.uk

Barnet Voice for Mental Health - one off or regular 1:1 Peer Support/emotional support (for people with mental health issues)

www.inclusionbarnet.org.uk

Tel: 020 3475 1307

bvmh@inclusionbarnet.gov.uk

Jewish Care
Health and social care support for the Jewish Community
https://www.jewishcare.org/
Jewish Deaf Association (open to all faiths)
Support to communicate using Facetime to alleviate isolation, communicate with GP, hospital, pharmacies. Help with shopping and prescriptions
http://www.jdeaf.org.uk/

LGBT community support


Confidential listening service for any Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (+) issues
https://switchboard.lgbt/contact/
Middlesex Association for the Blind

Support and advice for anyone with a visual impairment. Employment support

  • IT training
  • Braille training
www.aftb.org.uk
NHS Volunteer Responder Scheme – GoodSAM

A local DBS checked volunteer can support residents with:-

  • collecting shopping, medication (if your friends and family cannot collect them for you) or other essential supplies
  • a regular, friendly phone call which can be provided by different volunteers each time or by someone who is also shielding and will stay in contact for several weeks
  • transport to medical appointments
To access support call 0808 196 3646 between 8am and 8pm, or visit www.nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk
SamaritansWhatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.
Call 116 123 for free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Visit: www.samaritans.org


Click here to return to the "Help available in your community" page.

On this page you can find information on the different types of support available for adults from our partners, voluntary organisations and community groups within the borough.

We will be updating this page regularly.

ProviderHow they can helpContact details
Action on Hearing LossSupport via phone and video calls
A fully inclusive service for deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus.
Action on Hearing Loss
Age UK Barnet (Age 55+)

Support including:

  • food shopping and prescription service available for a subscription fee.
  • Handyperson service e.g. changing a light bulb
  • regular chats over the phone
  • activity packs including magazines, puzzle books, crafts and knitting supplies
  • information and advice on, for example, welfare benefits and money advice
  • how to use IT and stay connected with friends and family
  • online games, exercise, music and culture


Email info@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Tel: 020 8203 5040

www.ageukbarnet.org.




Self-isolation advice, which includes:

  • how to use IT and stay connected with friends and family
  • support with mental health
  • support with shopping and food deliveries, including priority shopping times
  • free meals for older people
  • recipes, online games
  • exercise, music and culture
  • online religious services
www.ageuk.org.uk
Alzheimer's Society
Support, information and advice to anyone living with dementia and those caring and supporting them.
www.alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Connect Helpline Tel:0333 150 3456

Barnet Alzheimer’s Society Tel: 0203 725 3001

Barnet and Southgate College
Online courses on ESOL, IT, Art, Hairdressing, Homeopathy and Mindfulness. All levels welcome.

www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

Tel 020 8266 4000

Barnet Borough Sight Impaired
Friendship, help and support to those with sight difficulties
www.barnetbsi.org.uk/
Barnet Carers Centre

Support for anyone of any age who is caring for and supporting anyone else – for example a parent, spouse, friend or neighbour.

  • Support calls, web chat, information and advice.
  • Online group activities.
  • Practical support and training via webinar on
    Infection control and prevention Dementia awareness
  • Pressure area management
  • Managing behaviours that challenge
www.barnetcarers.org
Barnet Citizens Advice (CAB)
For free, independent, confidential, impartial advice by email on financial, legal or other matters.
Click here
www.barnetcab.org.uk

For advice on any issue
Mon-Fri 9:30am - 4:00pm
Weds 9:30am - 7:30pm
Tel: 0300 456 8365

Help to reduce your energy bills. CAB can:

  • assist with switching energy supplier or negotiating with a current supplier
  • help you to get assistance from the various schemes available from suppliers to reduce bills
  • help with measures which to make your home more energy efficient, and reduce your energy costs
Tel: 0300 456 8365

www.barnetcab.org.uk

If you need help claiming Universal Credit

Monday-Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Tel: 0800 144 8 444 (Freephone)

For help applying to the EU Settlement Scheme
Tel: 0300 456 8365

For the Macmillan Welfare Benefits project
Tel: 0300 456 8365
Barnet Covid-19 Bereavement Support and Counselling Service

Counselling and emotional support if you live, work or study in Barnet and struggling with bereavement.

Practical help – arranging death certificates, accessing funeral services, legal advice etc.

Mind in Barnet

020 8446 3676

Bereavement@mindinbarnet.org.uk

The Barnet Group
Support for Barnet homes tenants
www.thebarnetgroup.org/bh/
Barnet Mencap
Support and advice for anyone with a learning disability / Autissm.
www.barnetmencap.org.uk
Barnet Wellbeing Service @ Meritage Centre
Wellbeing information and support
Tel: 03333 449088
www.barnetwellbeing.org.uk info@barnetwellbeing.org.uk

COVID-19 Priority Housing Legal Advice
Tel: 03333 449088
www.barnetwellbeing.org.uk

Covid-19 Wellbeing Workshops:

Emotions – Coping with Social Distancing

Managing Anxiety

Tel: 020 7183 4359

Wellbeing Activities: - Chair Yoga - Flower Bank - Mindfulness & Meditation - Singalong sessions - Dance Classes
Tel: 03333 449088
info@barnetwellbeing.org.uk
BOOSTEmployment / training and welfare benefits support
Tel: 020 8359 2442
https://boostbarnet.org/
Change Grow Live
Drug and alcohol support
ChangeGrowLive
Healthwatch BarnetReceiving feedback on local services
www.healthwatchbarnet.co.uk
Tel: 020 3475 1308
info@healthwatchbarnet.co.uk
Home Library Service
Free library delivery service available if you are unable to visit your local library.

Home Library Service


Inclusion BarnetTouchpoint Service - signposting and support to access services and resources
www.inclusionbarnet.org.uk
Tel: 020 3475 1306
touchpoint@inclusionbarnet.org.uk

Touchpoint Service - one off or regular 1:1 Peer Support/emotional support (for disabled people, people with mental health issues and/or long-term conditions)
www.inclusionbarnet.org.uk
Tel: 020 3475 1306
touchpoint@inclusionbarnet.org.uk

Welfare Benefits advice and support to complete new applications

www.inclusionbarnet.org.uk

Tel: 020 3475 1305
benefits@inclusionbarnet.org.uk

Barnet Voice for Mental Health - one off or regular 1:1 Peer Support/emotional support (for people with mental health issues)

www.inclusionbarnet.org.uk

Tel: 020 3475 1307

bvmh@inclusionbarnet.gov.uk

Jewish Care
Health and social care support for the Jewish Community
https://www.jewishcare.org/
Jewish Deaf Association (open to all faiths)
Support to communicate using Facetime to alleviate isolation, communicate with GP, hospital, pharmacies. Help with shopping and prescriptions
http://www.jdeaf.org.uk/

LGBT community support


Confidential listening service for any Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (+) issues
https://switchboard.lgbt/contact/
Middlesex Association for the Blind

Support and advice for anyone with a visual impairment. Employment support

  • IT training
  • Braille training
www.aftb.org.uk
NHS Volunteer Responder Scheme – GoodSAM

A local DBS checked volunteer can support residents with:-

  • collecting shopping, medication (if your friends and family cannot collect them for you) or other essential supplies
  • a regular, friendly phone call which can be provided by different volunteers each time or by someone who is also shielding and will stay in contact for several weeks
  • transport to medical appointments
To access support call 0808 196 3646 between 8am and 8pm, or visit www.nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk
SamaritansWhatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.
Call 116 123 for free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Visit: www.samaritans.org


Click here to return to the "Help available in your community" page.

Page last updated: 16 February 2021, 12:39