Household support fund for adults
The Department of Work & Pensions has provided local authorities across England with funding to support households most in need to help with global inflationary challenges and the significantly rising living costs via the Household Support Fund.
We have now received funding for the Household Support Fund 2023 to 2024. The funding will cover 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.
Households over 18 years including pensioners
If you need financial help with the cost of living, heating your home and providing food, there are lots of different organisations that can help.
They offer a range of information and advice, support to manage your money, maximise your income, and can help if you are in debt or need financial assistance.
If you are an adult over:
- 55 please call AgeUK Barnet and ask for the Household Support Fund Team on 020 8203 5040 or email Age UK
- 18 but under 54, please call BOOST and ask for Household Support Fund Team on 020 8359 2442 or email BOOST
Find out how to apply for children and families
How to find support
Further support is also available from the following organisations:
Later life planning service (over 55s), free and confidential information and advice on welfare and benefits, housing or support services as well as how to keep healthy and active.
Telephone: 020 8432 1417 (telephone appointments Monday to Thursday, from 10am to 1pm).
Email Age UK Barnet
A range of support to anyone living with a learning disability/autism and their carers.
Telephone: 020 8349 3842
Email Barnet Mencap
Support to informal carers (anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction can't cope without their support).
Telephone: 020 3995 1909
Email Barnet Carers Centre
Employment and benefit advice, skills and wellbeing service.
Telephone: 020 8359 2442
Provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice and guidance to people who live, work or study in the London Borough of Barnet, on their rights and responsibilities.
Telephone: 0808 250 5708 (Monday to Friday 9.15am to 4pm and Wednesday 9.15am to 7.30pm).
Email Citizens Advice Barnet
Personalised energy advice (free pre-booked telephone consultations).
Telephone: 0300 365 3005
Email Green Drs
Money advice (debt, budgeting and benefits).
Telephone: 07981 760399 or 020 8441 9837 (Telephone appointments available on Tuesdays).
Touchpoint supports people experiencing any form of disability in Barnet to access the services and resources they need.
Telephone: 020 3475 1306
If you are an organisation who supports vulnerable people in your community you may want to bid for a grant via the Community Response Fund to ensure you are able to continue your good work through the winter.
In addition we are supporting local food banks so families and individuals can receive help with food.