Household support fund for adults
What is the fund
The Department of Work & Pensions has provided local authorities across England with funding to support households most in need to help with significantly rising living costs.
We have now received funding for the Household Support Fund. The funding will cover 1st of October 2022 to 31st of March 2023.
The fund will support households who would struggle to meet food and energy bills without support.
Households without children
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
- adult over 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:
Age UK Barnet
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
Barnet Carers Centre
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
Christians Against Poverty
Support if you are struggling with debt or unemployment and need some help breaking free from habits or learning new life skills.
Telephone: 0800 328 0006
Citizens Advice Barnet
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
Rainbow Money Advice
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
Young Barnet Foundation
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.