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Age UK Barnet is here for all the older people in Barnet who need us. We understand the anxiety as well as the practical ramifications of  this situation, and we are supporting an increasing number of older people and their relatives who are reaching out to us for help. 

We are helping with:

  • Food shopping

  • Home delivered meals

  • Admin tasks including setting up prescriptions delivered to the door

  • Fitting a light bulb

  • Regular chats over the phone

  • Activity packs including magazines, puzzle books, crafts and knitting supplies

  • Information and advice on, for instance, welfare benefits and money concerns

 

Please get in touch if you or anyone you know is self-isolating and might need some help. Email info@ageukbarnet.org.uk or phone 020 8203 5040. 

Our vetted volunteers will be out in the community, delivering food and supplies to those who cannot leave their homes - and many will become telephone befrienders to those who have no one to talk to. 

If you require urgent support out of office hours, please contact Barnet Council’s Urgent Support Helpline on 0808 281 3210 or emailCOVID19support@barnet.gov.uk
Or
If you require urgent pharmacies or supplies over the Easter weekend, please contact CommUNITY Barnet on 020-8016-0016.  They will be open on Friday, Saturday and Monday between 9am and 5pm.

USEFUL INFO

To find out more about the virus and how to protect yourself, click here.

For guidance on social distancingclick here

Want to know about your employee rightsclick here

Finance. How the government will be supporting people with coronavirus - click here

Planned a trip abroad? For the latest travel adviceclick here

 

LINKS

Later life Planning Service

Handyperson Service

Befriending

How to occupy yourself when you are in social isolation

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  1. You can volunteer for us and support our most needy clients with phone chats or shopping

  2. Donate money to help us run our services

  3. Donate non perishable food and toiletries and household products such as soaps, tissues, toilet paper, washing-up liquid, for instance. We will be putting together care packages for our more vulnerable clients and welcome donations from individuals and local businesses. Drop off items from 10am-1pm Monday to Friday at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane N2 8LT. For more info email: info@ageukbarnet.org.uk of phone 020 8203 5040.