General Advice

 

Citizens Advice Bureau

Advice on a wide range of public services and entitlements including benefits, housing, education, employment, legal issues

www.citizensadvice.org.uk 

www.adviceguide.org.uk

www.advice4me.org.uk (specifically for under 25’s on key issues)

 

Barnet Citizens Advice Bureau

For those living, working or studying in Barnet

www.barnetcab.org.uk

0844 826 9336

0300 456 8365 mobile (9.30 am – 4 pm Mon – Fri)


Helplines

 

Jewish Helpline (JHL) 

Confidential helpline addressing all issues  

12 noon – 12 midnight, Sunday – Thursdays;  Fridays 12 noon – 3pm

0800 652 9249

Childline

Confidential helpline for children and young people

www.childline.org.uk

0800 1111

 

Refuge

National helpline and free emergency accommodation (24 hours)

www.refuge.org.uk

0808 2000 247

 

Samaritans

Confidential and emotional support, addressing all issues

www.samaritans.org.uk

0845 7909 090

 

The Site

Useful helplines

www.thesite.org/healthandwellbeing/helplines

 


Educational Resources

   Information on basic English, Maths and Computer Skills courses – for free

  • Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS): www.ucas.com
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: www.accesstohe.uk
  • The Open University: www.open.ac.uk                                                               0845 300 6090
  • The Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.org

   Free worldclass education in any subject for anyone, anywhere

 

Housing:

  • Shelter: www.shelter.org.uk                                                                               0808 800 4444

   Advice on housing and homelessness

  • Streetwise: www.streetwisegb.org                                                                       020 8457 2331

   Support and assistance for young Jewish people

  • Broadway Housing Centre, N. Finchley: www.broadwaylondon.org                         020 8446 2504

   Housing for single homeless people

  • JLiving www.jliving.org.uk                                                                                  020 8381 4901

   A housing association that also caters for single young people.

   For details of their council housing allocations policy  

 

Welfare:

   Information about benefits and how to find work

 


Social Care needs:

  • Jewish Care: www.jewishcare.org.uk                                                              020 8922 2222

   Health and Social Care services

  • Norwood: www.norwood.org.uk                                                                      020 8954 4555

   Children and Family Services

  • ‘Get’ Advisory Service: www.gettingyourget.co.uk                                           020 8203 6311

   Trained negotiators to assist in obtaining a ‘Get’ (religious divorce)

  • One Parent Families: www.oneparentfamilies.org.uk                                        0800 018 5026

   Information and advice line

   Government funded centres to support families and pre-school children

 

Vocational/Employment:

  • Work Avenue theworkavenue.org.uk (previously TrainETradE)                               020 8371 3280

   Career advice and training to build lifelong skills for employment

  • Resource: www.resource-centre.org                                                                  020 8346 4000

   Employment advice centre, to re-skill people for the world of work

  • Hackney Job Centre:   www.dwp.gov.uk                                                           020 8218 8193

   Mon, Tue, Thur and Fri: 9am – 5pm. Wed: 10am – 5pm

  • Barnet Job Centre: www.dwp.gov.uk                                                                020 8258 6555
  • Barnet Jobcentre Plus, Raydean House, Great North Road, Barnet                        08456 043719
  • Edgware Jobcentre Plus, Middlesex House, 29-45 High Street                              08456 043719
  • Finchley JobcentrePlus, 40 Ballards Lane, N3 2BL                                             020 8258 3330
  • Hendon Jobcentre Plus, Crown Building, 10 Finchley Lane , NW4                         0844 474 5029

 

Legal/ Rights:

  • Rights of Women: www.rightsofwomen.org.uk                                                    020 7251 8887

   General advice line

  • Resolution: www.resolution.org.uk                                                                    01689 820272

   Accredited family lawyers who promote non-confrontational resolution

  • Advocacy in Barnet: www.advocacyinbarnet.org.uk                                            020 8201 3415

   Free, independent support for Barnet residents in need of social or health care

   An online service to help you make your own application for divorce and children

   Trained volunteers give free, independent assistance to people facing proceedings without legal representation

   Advocacy forum for LGBT Jews

 

Financial Management:

  • Paperweight:  www.paperweighttrust.com                                                        020 8455 4996

   Guidance and support on administrative and financial matters

 

Physical or sexual abuse:

  • Jewish Women’s Aid (JWA): www.jwa.org.uk                                                   020 8445 8060

   Refuge and support for women experiencing domestic violence

   Support and information for young people living with domestic violence

   For children living with abuse and domestic violence

  • Broken Rainbow: brokenrainbow.org.uk                                                            0300 999 5428

   Support for victims of LGBT domestic abuse

   Support for victims of childhood sexual abuse within the Jewish community

 

Counselling:

Mavar members can be referred to a counsellor by their mentor for up to 10 sessions.

 

Other agencies:

 

 

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