The London Borough of Barnet is not currently running a dedicated fuel poverty scheme. There are services available that can help those who are experiencing difficulties however, and external agencies working within the borough also provide a range of services. The council are working with Age UK Barnet to provide a handyperson service for older people and those having difficulties around the home, and have partnered with Energise Barnet to offer to provide free Green Deal and ECO assessments to residents. Barnet Care and Repair Agency work with older and disabled people in the Barnet area, helping them to live safely and independently in their own homes, and Good Neighbour Schemes operate throughout the borough. Details of some of these schemes can be found below.
Borough website: http://www.barnet.gov.uk
Age UK Barnet Handyperson Service
Practical help to older and disabled people who have difficulties carrying out small jobs around the house.
Labour is free, but there is a small charge for materials used to complete the agreed work.
Work covered by the scheme includes:
- Replacing light bulbs
- Taking down and putting up curtains
- Hanging blinds
Barnet Care and Repair Agency
Barnet Care and Repair Agency work with older and disabled people in the Barnet area, helping them to live independently and safely in their own homes.
- Benefit checks
- Help with producing a spec for any building work, and can recommend and procure contractors
- Help with applying grants and other financial assistance
- Referrals to energy efficiency schemes
Many services are free of charge, others may incur a small fee.
020 8359 7462
Chipping Barnet Foodbank
Can provide a minimum of 3 days emergency food.
Saturdays 10am – 12pm
The Salvation Army
A community initiative that offers homeowners, businesses and school group buying power to get the best deals on solar energy and insulation.
020 8492 3362
Good Neighbour Schemes
Support and services for the elderly, sick, disabled, housebound and anyone else finding it hard to cope.
- Lunch clubs
There is no charge for most services, but they do ask for donations to meet day to day costs.
For some services (e.g. lunch clubs and day trips) a small charge may apply.
To find out more, contact the nearest scheme:
East Finchley 020 8432 1415
East and New Barnet 020 8449 8225
High Barnet 020 8441 5678
Mill Hill and Burnt Oak 020 8906 3340
Private Sector Housing Team
020 8359 7995
Winter Well Scheme, Private Sector Housing
020 8359 7441
For further information, including full list of the services available in Barnet (including by tenure), please see the borough information pdf below.