Useful websites

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

National Careers Service

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
0800 100 900

Government website

www.gov.uk/browse/education

Government funding for students

www.gov.uk/student-finance

Learn Direct

Information on basic English, Maths and Computer Skills courses – for free
www.learndirect.com
0800 101 901

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

Free worldclass education in any subject for anyone, anywhere
www.khanacademy.org


Housing

Shelter

Advice on housing and homelessness
www.shelter.org.uk
0808 800 4444

Streetwise

Support and assistance for young Jewish people
www.streetwisegb.org
020 8457 2331

Broadway Housing Centre, North Finchley

Housing for single homeless people
www.broadwaylondon.org
020 8446 2504

JLiving

A housing association that also caters for single young people
www.jliving.org.uk
020 8381 4901

Barnet Council

For details of their council housing allocations policy
www.barnet.gov.uk/site/scripts/google_results.php?q=housing+allocations    

Adviceguide

www.adviceguide.org.uk


Welfare

Benefit entitlement calculator

www.entitledto.co.uk

Department for Works and Pensions

Information about benefits and how to find work
www.direct.gov.uk/en/index/htm

Adviceguide

www.adviceguide.org.uk


Social Care needs

Jewish Care

Health and Social Care services
www.jewishcare.org.uk
020 8922 2222

Norwood

Children and Family Services
www.norwood.org.uk
020 8954 4555

‘Get’ Advisory Service

Trained negotiators to assist in obtaining a ‘Get’ (religious divorce)
www.gettingyourget.co.uk
020 8203 6311

One Parent Families

Information and advice line
www.oneparentfamilies.org.uk
0800 018 5026

Sure Start

Government funded centres to support families and pre-school children
www.gov.uk/find-sure-start-childrens-centre
& www.nidirect.gov.uk/sure-start-services


Vocational/Employment

Work Avenue

(previously TrainETradE)
Career advice and training to build lifelong skills for employment
theworkavenue.org.uk
020 8371 3280

Resource

Employment advice centre, to re-skill people for the world of work
www.resource-centre.org
020 8346 4000

Hackney Job Centre

Mon, Tue, Thur and Fri: 9am – 5pm. Wed: 10am – 5pm
www.dwp.gov.uk
020 8218 8193

Barnet Job Centre

www.dwp.gov.uk
020 8258 6555

Barnet Job Centre 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

General advice line
www.rightsofwomen.org.uk
020 7251 8887

Resolution

Accredited family lawyers who promote non-confrontational resolution
www.resolution.org.uk
01689 820272

Advocacy in Barnet

Free, independent support for Barnet residents in need of social or health care
www.advocacyinbarnet.org.uk
020 8201 3415

Legal DIY

An online service to help you make your own application for divorce and children
www.divorcedepot.co.uk

Legal Assistance

(The Personal Support Unit)
Trained volunteers give free, independent assistance to people facing proceedings without legal representation
www.thepsu.org/about-us

KeshetUK

Advocacy forum for LGBT Jews
www.keshet.org.uk


Financial Management

Paperweight

Guidance and support on administrative and financial matters
www.paperweighttrust.com
020 8455 4996


Physical or sexual abuse

Jewish Women’s Aid (JWA)

Refuge and support for women experiencing domestic violence
www.jwa.org.uk
020 8445 8060

The HideOut

Support and information for young people living with domestic violence
www.thehideout.org.uk

Bursting the Bubble

For children living with abuse and domestic violence
www.burstingthebubble.com

Broken Rainbow

Support for victims of LGBT domestic abuse
brokenrainbow.org.uk
0300 999 5428

Migdal Emunah

Support for victims of childhood sexual abuse within the Jewish community
migdalemunah.com


Counselling

Relate

www.relate.org.uk/home/index.html

Jewish Marriage Council

www.jmc-uk.org/

JAMI

www.jewishmentalhealth.info/MEDICAL

GP Practices

www.nhs.uk/service-search

Barnet Hospital

Wellhouse Lane, Barnet, Herts EN5 3DJ
http://www.nhs.uk/Services/hospitals/Overview/DefaultView.aspx?id=1538
0845 111 4000


Other agencies

Off the Derech

offthederech.org

Footsteps (in New York)

footstepsorg.org

GesherEU

geshereu.org.uk