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Help for non-priority homeless people

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Help for non-priority homeless people 2015-09-28T15:12:03+00:00

If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless but your circumstances mean you do not qualify for assistance from Barnet Homes, you may qualify for support from other organisations.

This page contains information for people who:

  • Need help with a rent deposit
  • Need access to services for rough sleepers
  • Need information on other routes to find accommodation

Help with rent deposits

St Mungo’s Broadway

Our partners St Mungo’s Broadway help non-priority homeless people find accommodation in the private rented sector.

St Mungo’s Broadway offers a rent deposit guarantee scheme to help people find accommodation with private landlords. If you register with St Mungo’s Broadway, they can help you contact letting agents and landlords who may have suitable properties. Once you find somewhere to live, St Mungo’s Broadway will pay the first four weeks’ rent and guarantee your deposit.

How do I register for this scheme?

In the first instance, you should contact St Mungo’s Broadway on 020 8446 2504 or visit them at 36b Woodhouse Road, North Finchley, London, N12 0RG.  They are open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10am – 1pm.

St Mungo’s Broadway will only be able to help you if you have proof to show the following 5 things:

  1. That you have lived in Barnet for the last 12 months
    You will need to show either a tenancy agreement, wage slips, proof of your Jobcentre Plus or a GP’s letter.
  2. Who you are
    You will need to be able to prove who you are by showing a form of identification (ID).
  3. Your income
    You will need to provide a copy of recent wage slips or provide a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) saying what benefits you are receiving. This letter must be less than one month old.
  4. That you have (or are setting up) a bank account
    You will need to provide either the last three months’ bank statements to prove that you have an account or a letter from the bank or Post Office saying that you are in the process of opening an account.
  5. That you are (or will be) homeless 
    You will need to provide a letter from your landlord or the person you are staying with, that says that you can’t stay in the property any longer.  If you are street homeless, can provide you with a letter of referral.

Website: http://www.mungosbroadway.org.uk/

Address:  36b Woodhouse Road, North Finchley, London, N12 0RG
Open Mondays, Thursday and Fridays between 10am and 1pm

Tel:  020 8446 2504

St Mungo’s Broadway is a short walk from Tally Ho Corner bus terminal and can be reached by the following bus routes: 82, 125, 460, 263, 134, 22.

Services for rough sleepers

Homeless Action in Barnet

Homeless Action in Barnet (HAB) provides day services for those who are homeless in Barnet. They are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm. You do not need to be referred to Homeless Action in Barnet, you can just turn up.

HAB can offer people who are homeless the following services free of charge:

  • Shower and washing facilities
  • A ‘care of’ postal address
  • Free internet access and telephone access for housing, benefits and employment related research and calls
  • GP & Nurse on a Monday & Wednesday
  • Breakfast (9am – 10.30am)
  • A clothes store
  • Support to access housing and benefits

HAB also offers the following services for a small fee:

  • Three course lunch (12pm – 1.30pm) – £1.50
  • Laundry facilities – £2 per load (or free if you are not receiving benefits).

Web: www.habcentre.org
Tel:  020 8446 8400
Address: 36b Woodhouse Road, North Finchley, London, N12 0RG

Homeless Action in Barnet is a short walk from Tally Ho Corner bus terminal, and can be reached by the following bus routes: 82, 125, 460, 263, 134, 22.

Streetlink

Streetlink is a London-wide charity which supports people who are sleeping on the streets and helps them access local services.

Web: http://www.streetlink.org.uk/

Tel: 0300 500 0914.

Other routes to find accommodation

There are other routes to find accommodation in the private sector.

New Horizon Youth Centre helps 18-24 year olds, while Hope Worldwide and St Paul’s Staging Post help single people to find accommodation.

To access these services, you need to be eligible for housing assistance and have a local connection to the Borough of Barnet.

For more information on whether you can access these services, call us on 0208 359 4797, or visit us at:

Barnet Homes,
Second Floor, Barnet House,
1255 High Road,
Whetstone,
N20 0EJ