For housing emergency contact Barnet Homes Housing Options on 0208 359 2000

Barnet council’s COVID helpline: 0808 281 3210

Mental health crisis support:

If your work has been affected and you are worried about income, you might be able to claim benefits to support you and your household. The best advice is to complete a benefit calculation on At the end of this calculation, it will tell you what you might be entitled to claim. If you want to ask further questions please call 0208 359 2442.

If you have a housing emergency contact Barnet Homes Housing Options on 0208 610 3539

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Updates From Our Partners:

Citizens Advice Barnet suspended all face-to-face services, you can still call their helpline for advice: 0300 456 8365    

Twining Enterprise suspended all face-to face services, you can still call their helpline for advice: 0300 123 7059 . They will be offering a webinar or online sessions for the time being. More information here:  

Sangam - has suspended all face to face appointments, but is offering appointments for all our services over the phone – please call 020 8952 7062 or email us at for more information

National Careers Servicesuspended all face-to face services, but the same quality advice over the phone: 0800 100 900 .


BarnetWellbeing - Improve your mental and emotional health

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Before I found BOOST I was struggling to find a job. I didn’t know how to get started. Now, thanks to BOOST I have a job and I am absolutely loving it. Even to this day they still ask me if there is anything they can do to help me to progress.


    This time last year, I was working for McDonalds, it was quite a tough time for me as I had been an university graduate for about a year and I hadn’t any luck applying for graduate jobs. Then I heard about BOOST. When I went there, they were all really friendly and nice, especially Gurinder who took me under her wing and helped me out.


      I was in my last year at school, year eleven. I didn’t apply for any A levels at that time, so I had no idea what I wanted to do.  My parents suggested: ‘Apply for Barnet Council apprenticeship, it will be good.’ And I got it.