Burnt Oak Opportunity Support Team launched in 2015, then in 2017 they launched a second BOOST in Childs Hill. So it’s a delight to share the news that BOOST ‘family’ now has a third office.

BOOST have opened their third space in South Friern Library – open for customers from 10am-5pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

The BOOST project is funded by Barnet Council working in partnership with Barnet Homes, JobCentre Plus, Future Path Development CIC, Cambridge Education, Barnet and Southgate College and local community organisations.

The BOOST teams help people from across the borough find employment, whether it’s by helping them improve their CVs and interview techniques, or their health and wellbeing. They also help residents find employment, training and volunteering opportunities and provide advice on issues including housing, benefits and debt. What’s more, once they’ve helped people find work, they give them the advice and support to thrive in their new jobs.

Since its launch in 2015, BOOST has helped more than 850 Barnet residents find employment. A current average of 17 people per month are supported to find work through the employment support service – a figure that it hopes to increase.

Pictured are some of the local partners who work with the project in the community, at the BOOST Partnership Awards held last December.

Here’s to a successful new year for all three BOOST projects!


BOOST Burnt Oak

Watling Avenue HA8 0UB

9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

020 8359 5600


BOOST@184 Childs Hill

184 Cricklewood Lane NW2 2DX

9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

020 8359 7200.