Barnet Council has approved a financial package to support residents through the cost-of-living crisis.

The measures include the creation of a £2million Resident Support Fund, which provides immediate support to residents experiencing a crisis and is part of a wider £9million financial support package, which includes:

  • A new online application form that streamlines applications for Discretionary Housing Payments, Council Tax Discretionary Relief and Resident Support Fund which launched on Monday 3 October. Please speak to your Barnet Homes or Opendoor
    Homes Income Collection Officer for more information on how to access it by calling 020 8610 3538 or visit the
    Barnet Council website on
  • Partnering with the employment, benefits and advice service BOOST to fund additional outreach workers who provide specialised advice to residents experiencing financial difficulties. Read more about how BOOST can help you on page 14: AND
  • Match funding £150k to the Barnet Together Alliance Community Response Fund, providing a £300k fund to enable community-led initiatives, such as warm spaces.

Further information on support with the cost-of-living is available on Barnet Council’s website financial-advice/cost-livingsupport