Health and social care providers
Finding out about activities, groups, services and support
Activities, services and support are offered by a wide range of voluntary, public and private providers. You can find out about the services, activities and groups in Barnet through our directory.
This online resource includes information on a wide range of topics including advice, things to do, health problems, getting around, money matters, your home, help at home, education, training and employment, services for carers and care homes.
The aim of the directory is to help people choose services by making an informed choice. It is a way of helping self-funders, people with personal budgets and staff, to develop creative support plans to maximise their independence and quality of life.
In addition, CommUNITY Barnet also host a directory for local community services called InBARNET.
The directory lists organisations from A-Z and gives an insight into the wide ranging services offered by local charities and organisations.
CommUNITY Barnet supports, promotes and coordinates an effective voluntary and community sector in the London Borough of Barnet to enhance the quality of life for all.
They can also provide more specific reports, including:
- type of service provided: one-to-one support, counselling, after-school clubs, befriending, advocacy, day care services, mentoring, training, and many more
- groups and individual needs served: children, adults, carers, parents, mental health, learning difficulties, cultural and faith specific, and many more.
If your search is unsatisfactory or if require further information, please call the CommUNITY Barnet on 020 8364 8400.
The personalisation agenda is transforming adult social care. The health and social care provider market is also changing to better support a person-centred approach. A personalised approach is one where the person using support can choose who provides it, as well as being able to shape it to reflect his or her needs, interests and desires.
There are lots of useful websites to help providers think about the changes they may need to make. These changes could include changes to staffing, the support approach and working out costs.
The Think Local, Act Personal Partnership is comprised of over 30 national and umbrella group organisations representing the broad interest in personalisation and community-based support across the sector. These organisations, through joining this partnership, have committed to supporting a small central team in working to improve practice in six priority areas, as well as advising and influencing government and other bodies. Visit the Think Local Act Personal website for more information.
Giving feedback and getting involved
If you have concerns about a provider you can call either contract Social Care Direct or email our Supply Management Team, who are responsible for managing Adults and Communities contracts.
Adults and Communities host a forum for existing and potential new providers. The purpose of this forum is to facilitate good communication and focus strategic planning activity between existing and potential new providers and the council. If you are a provider in Barnet you can join this forum. All meetings will take place at North London Business Park (NLBP), Oakleigh Road South, N11 1NP. For more information contact the Supply Management Team.
Friday 11 October, 9:00 for 9:30 start, finish at 12:30
Both forums will take place in Conference Room 1, North London Business Park, OaKleigh Road South, N11 1NP.
Making it Real
Making it Real: Marking Progress with Personalisation and Community-based Support is a campaign led by Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) to encourage organisations that pay for, or provide, social care services to get real about improving people’s lives.
Written by older people, people with disabilities and carers Making it Real sets out what people expect to see and experience if they are using truly personalised care and support that provides more choice, control and freedom.Read more about Making it Real on the TLAP website.