Help and Support

You can click on the below links to find the type of support you are looking for. 

Support for Families  Cost of Living Support for Employment  Support for Businesses 


Support for Families - Help paying for childcare

Government information on childcare you can receive help paying for

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London Borough of Barnet – Activities for children and young people

Barnet Council offer a variety of early help and positive activities for children and young people across Barnet, throughout the year

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Family Action

Family Action is a charity providing practical, emotional, and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage, and social isolation across the country

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Cost of Living

Citizens Advice

Citizen’s Advice is an independent charitable organisation which provides free, confidential advice and information to assist people with legal, debt, consumer, housing, and other issues in the UK

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Entitled To

A free, independent, and reliable benefits calculator allowing people to accurately check what welfare entitlements they’re able to claim from local and national government

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Turn2us is a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially, with tools such as a benefits calculator to determine what means-tested benefits people are entitled to and their “Grants Search” which allows users to search for grants and funding they may be eligible for

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Money Helper

Money Helper provides free, impartial, government-backed advice on every day financial concerns, including benefits, savings, family & care, pensions, and retirement

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Step Change

Step Change is a leading UK debt charity providing the nation’s most comprehensive debt advice service, helping people with debt problems take back control of their finances and their lives with free guidance and support

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Parity Trust

Parity Trust is a specialist not-for-profit secured loan and mortgage provider for affordable and decent homes, committed to helping people and communities who are marginalised from accessing mainstream finance

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Advice from the UK’s energy regulator on what help and support is available if you can’t afford your energy bills

Find out more Benefits Information Directory

Official government website detailing different types of benefits/welfare support available and accompanying information

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Department for Work & Pensions – Employment and Benefits Support

Information about the changes the government has brought in to support people who are already claiming benefits, need to claim benefits, or are at risk of losing their job.

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Finchley Food Bank

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Foodbank Aid North London

Find out more – Pension

Government information on pensions, including State Pension calculations, Pension Credit and contacting the Pensions Service

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NHS – Help with health costs

Information via NHS website detailing when you need to pay for NHS care, help when on Universal Credit, travel costs, the NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS), and personal health budgets.

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Support for Employment

Barnet JobCentre Plus

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Access to Work

Access to Work can help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability.

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Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit

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Training & Skills – London Borough of Barnet 

London Borough of Barnet offer a series of training schemes and courses at local colleges and through the council for adults, such as free computer skills training

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Restart Scheme

The Restart Scheme will give Universal Credit claimants who have been out of work for at least 9 months enhanced support to find jobs in their local area.

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Employment & Training Support – Barnet Council

Barnet Council is offering support to local businesses seeking to expand their workforce. This aim forms part of the council's £1 million programme, 'Platforms', which seeks to support young people aged 16-24 into work or training.

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Support for Businesses

Business Support & Advice – London Borough of Barnet Council

Whether you are an existing business or seeking to start a business in Barnet, you will find much of the information and help you need from this page

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London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP)

LEAP is the local enterprise partnership for London. The LEAP brings entrepreneurs and business together with the Mayoralty and London Councils to identify strategic actions to support and lead economic growth and job creation in the capital.

Find out more - Coronavirus grant funding

Information on coronavirus grant funding made available to small and medium businesses via local authorities (e.g., Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant)

Find out more – Help to Grow

Information about the government’s Help to Grow: Digital scheme which seeks to support smaller businesses in adopting digital technologies so they can grow

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North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise (NLCCE)

The North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise (NLCCE) is an independent membership-led organisation, supporting and representing business, education, and charities across North London

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Department for International Trade (DIT)

The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export and grow into global markets. They have tailored support and advice for businesses on how to start exporting or increase the amount of goods and services they sell overseas.

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