Benefits and employment services
If you aren't currently getting any benefits you can apply for Universal Credit
Telephone: 0800 328 5644
Provides extra money to help with your living costs if you’re over State Pension age and on a low income.
Pension Credit can also help with housing costs such as ground rent or service charges.
Telephone: 0800 731 0469
Personal Independence Payment
Personal Independence Payment is gradually replacing the Disability Living Allowance for adults with long-term ill health or a disability.
Telephone: 0800 917 2222
Phone: 0800 169 0310
Cost of living payments
You may be able to get a payment to help with the cost of living if you’re getting certain benefits or tax credits.
You don't need to apply, if you’re eligible, you’ll be paid automatically.
You should have received the first instalment of this payment in your account by the end of July. The next instalment will be paid into your account in September 2022.
Barnet Local Welfare Assistance Fund
If you need emergency financial assistance due to unexpected circumstances, or immediate support to get back on your feet.
The main eligibility conditions include:
- The applicant must be aged 16 or over, and
- The applicant must have been resident in Barnet for at least 6 weeks or have a connection with Barnet, and
- The applicant must be in receipt of a qualifying benefit, or have recently come off a qualifying benefit due to starting work, but has yet to be paid.
Phone: 0208 359 4242
Household Support Fund
The Household Support Fund is a fund administered by local authorities to help households in need across the country access support to help with the rising costs of energy, food, water and other related essentials.
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 including:
For adults over 55 please call AgeUK Barnet and ask for the Household Support Fund Team on 020 8203 5040 or email Age UK Barnet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For adults over 18 but under 54 please call BOOST and ask for Household Support Fund Team on 020 8359 2442 or email BOOST at email@example.com.
Personalised benefit advice, skills and employment services for Barnet residents.
Boost can help you get back on your feet by providing support with CV writing, interviewing and weekly updates on new jobs and apprenticeship opportunities.
Phone: 0208 359 2442