Support available in Barnet

/Support available in Barnet
Support available in Barnet 2018-01-10T15:07:27+00:00

Click and drag the mouse to move around Barnet and use the plus and minus signs to zoom in and out. If you click on the pinpoints, you’ll be able to see what facilities are available in the borough including computers, printers, and advice services

What is Universal Credit (UC) full service?

UC is part of the Government’s wider welfare reform plans. It replaces the following six working-age benefits into a single household benefit payment:

  1. Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based)
  2. Employment & Support Allowance (income based)
  3. Working Tax Credit
  4. Housing Benefit
  5. Income Support
  6. Child Tax Credit

You can used the entitled to calculator to see which benefits are available to you.

Who will it affect?

  • Those at least 16 years old but less than the qualifying age for Pension Credit (different for men and women)
  • Those who are not in full time education
  • Those who have capital under £16,000
  • This is not an exhaustive list. Please see to use the eligibility checker.

How can you claim UC?

  1. Access and use Verify Online to verify your identity.
  2. Create or use an existing email account
  3. Set up or use an existing bank account or credit union account
  4. Visit to apply for and maintain your UC claim online.

When will it affect me?

UC will become active across the Borough of Barnet from May 2018 onwards.


If you need help with your UC application or accessing an advance payment, contact the Welfare Reform Task Force on 020 8359 2442.

You can use a computer for free, get help with your UC application, and get advice on getting into employment by contacting BOOST on 020 8359 5600 or visiting the team at Burnt Oak library.

For IT classes in Barnet, you can contact Nick Black on 020 8275 5053 for courses at East Barnet and Hendon library or Nicola Borthwick on 020 8266 4211 for courses at Grahame Park library.

The Money Advice Service offers lots of advice, including a budget planner.