Useful websites

General Advice

Citizens Advice Bureau

Advice on a wide range of public services and entitlements including benefits, housing, education, employment, legal issues (specifically for under 25’s on key issues)

Barnet Citizens Advice Bureau

For those living, working or studying in Barnet
0844 826 9336
0300 456 8365 mobile (9.30 am – 4 pm Mon – Fri)


Jewish Helpline (JHL) 

Confidential helpline addressing all issues
12 noon – 12 midnight, Sunday – Thursdays;  Fridays 12 noon – 3pm
0800 652 9249


Confidential helpline for children and young people
0800 1111


National helpline and free emergency accommodation (24 hours)
0808 2000 247


Confidential and emotional support, addressing all issues
0845 7909 090

The Site

Useful helplines

Educational Resources

National Careers Service
0800 100 900

Government website

Government funding for students

Learn Direct

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

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

Access to Higher Education Diploma

The Open University
0845 300 6090

The Khan Academy

Free worldclass education in any subject for anyone, anywhere



Advice on housing and homelessness
0808 800 4444


Support and assistance for young Jewish people
020 8457 2331

Broadway Housing Centre, North Finchley

Housing for single homeless people
020 8446 2504


A housing association that also caters for single young people
020 8381 4901

Barnet Council

For details of their council housing allocations policy    



Benefit entitlement calculator

Department for Works and Pensions

Information about benefits and how to find work


Social Care needs

Jewish Care

Health and Social Care services
020 8922 2222


Children and Family Services
020 8954 4555

‘Get’ Advisory Service

Trained negotiators to assist in obtaining a ‘Get’ (religious divorce)
020 8203 6311

One Parent Families

Information and advice line
0800 018 5026

Sure Start

Government funded centres to support families and pre-school children


Work Avenue

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


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

Hackney Job Centre

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

Barnet Job Centre
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


Rights of Women

General advice line
020 7251 8887


Accredited family lawyers who promote non-confrontational resolution
01689 820272

Advocacy in Barnet

Free, independent support for Barnet residents in need of social or health care
020 8201 3415

Legal DIY

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

Legal Assistance

(The Personal Support Unit)
Trained volunteers give free, independent assistance to people facing proceedings without legal representation


Advocacy forum for LGBT Jews

Financial Management


Guidance and support on administrative and financial matters
020 8455 4996

Physical or sexual abuse

Jewish Women’s Aid (JWA)

Refuge and support for women experiencing domestic violence
020 8445 8060

The HideOut

Support and information for young people living with domestic violence

Bursting the Bubble

For children living with abuse and domestic violence

Migdal Emunah

Support for victims of childhood sexual abuse within the Jewish community



Jewish Marriage Council


GP Practices

Barnet Hospital

Wellhouse Lane, Barnet, Herts EN5 3DJ
0845 111 4000

Other agencies

Off the Derech

Footsteps (in New York)