BOOST is the first point of contact for financial, employment and wellbeing help for local people and includes welfare benefit advisers, discretionary housing payments, and housing advice.

Household Support Fund

The government has provided local authorities across England with funding to support residents most in need to help with rising living costs. For households without children or aged over 55 the Household Support Fund can be accessed via BOOST, Age UK Barnet or Citizens Advice Barnet. You can contact these organisations using the details below:

  • BOOST: 020 359 2442 or
  • Age UK Household Support team: 020 8203 5040 or
  • CAB: 080 8250 5708 or

For families with school age children talk to the child’s school or early years setting or visit

Free Broadband Subscription

This scheme has been set up to support Barnet borough residents who do not have access to broadband in their home with a free 12-month subscription. Call BOOST on 020 8359 2442.


Citizens Advice can offer the local first point of contact and are in BOOST at Burnt Oak Library on Tuesdays and at Grahame Park on Mondays

Contact CAB – 0808 250 5708 (freephone) or online referral

Council Tax Arrears Support is available to help clients deal with Council Tax team from BOOST

Over seven years BOOST helped 1,463 people into employment.

The BOOST project gives all Barnet residents free support with: employment, benefits, skills and training, wellbeing and mindfulness, CVs and interviews, volunteering, the benefit cap, digital skills, and links to lots of specialist partners.

Visit us at or call: 020 8359 2442

By registering with us you get access to all our free services:

  • weekly job bulletins
  • weekly webinars
  • your own dedicated employment advisor
  • get access to our skilled benefit advisors
  • help with anything digital until it clicks
  • services dedicated to 16-24 years old

Starting from June 2022 we will be offering our services in more locations:
Mondays – Chipping Barnet Library
Tuesdays – East Finchley Library
Wednesdays – North Finchley Library

European Social Fund Project

The BOOST European Social Fund Project provides specialised employment support and training for Barnet residents. We can work with anyone aged 18 and above, who are out of work, and want to access employment and training opportunities. We support people to find the right job and sustain employment as well as access to a variety of training opportunities.

Please note this is a 6-month project. After 6 months we will review the participant’s journey and refer them back to the original referrer if necessary.

For more information you can contact us on 020 8208 4290. Alternatively, you can email us at