About Us

About Us

January 18, 2018 04:20 PM

Are you struggling to keep to your diet? Need help maintaining healthy living?

It’s cold, dark and windy outside and you’re watching TV, reading a book or surfing the net. All is calm. Suddenly, those urges and temptations are sitting on your shoulder and tempting you to give up the diet or healthy lifestyle. At this time of ...

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To find out about your rights as a volunteer, please check  the Gov.UK website for your rights here and about expenses here

This page is under construction, please contact James Hughes 020 8364 8400 | james.hughes@communitybarnet.org.uk for further informaion.

The Grange Estate and neighbouring areas in East Finchley, including Font Hills and Thomas More estates, are at an early stage of spending the lottery grant of £1 million received through Local Trust's Big Local initiative. This is a resident-led programme that aims to make the area an even better place to live. The current Grange Big Local Plan covers the period from April 2016 to March 2018 and Grange Big Local has published its own annual report for the period April 2016 to March 2017 – this can be found at www.grangebiglocal.org.
Highlights from this period include:
April 2016 – Grange Big Local began developing contracting arrangements to ensure effective delivery against the Plan
June 2016 - The first Grange Big Local annual general meeting was held
July 2016 – The new East Finchley advice service was established and now runs regularly at St Mary’s parish centre - Grange Big Local’s investment of £18,142, including room hire, has already put more than this amount into the pockets of local people in terms of savings
August 2016 – Rara Cooperative completed its feasibility study on the underpass between Manor Park Road and Trinity Road
September 2016 – The fourth Grange Big Local community festival was held at Bishop Douglass School
November 2016 – Finchley & Golders Green Area Committee awarded Grange Big Local £9,999 towards its underpass project
January 2017 – A workshop was held at Rara’s Clapton office to discuss the practicalities of the underpass project
March 2017 - Grange Big Local took on the services of Community Land Use to explore options regarding the Tarling Road community centre and Space and Place Design by Avra Ploumi-Archer to develop an open spaces strategy
Thanks go to CommUNITY Barnet for its role as Locally Trusted Organisation for Grange Big Local in this crucial phase, supporting its community partnership manager and partnership board members in delivering on the Plan.
Contact Jon Woolfson on 020 8364 8400 | jonw.gbl@communitybarnet.org.uk

This page is still under construction

Currently we have no confirmed date for our next Funders' Fair. However you can have a look at the previous fair's presentations here.  Updates will be announced in our newsletters and on our social media sites. If you are not a member, you can sign up here. 


As children and young people go about their day to day activities and through the key transition periods in their lives, there are times when things can feel quite overwhelming. They may feel distressed, unsure, fearful, confused, anxious, low spirited or simply need an ear to listen to them. Friends and family may be concerned and may not know what to do or where to turn for help and advice.

Improving access to Psychological Therapies. (CYP IAPT): At CommUNITY Barnet, we recognise that children and young people should grow up happy, confident with the right skills and mind-set to face life’s challenges. Through our Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, our trained children wellbeing practitioners can offer confidential 1-2-1 talk therapy sessions. This service is available to children, young people struggling with early stage anxiety disorders and low mood. Using CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) techniques that help them work through how their feeling, thoughts and actions affect their mental and emotional state and a daily basis. By setting short term goals, they work with their therapist to learn coping skills that help them stay well. Keeping the children and young people at the centre of treatment, we also work closely with family members to ensure they are well supported within therapy and at home.

Supported Work Experience: For some young people living with higher levels mental health difficulties, who struggle to cope in mainstream settings we offer volunteer supported work experience opportunities. Young people who are socially anxious will learn essential life skills such as using public transport safely; as well as work skills such as following through and completing tasks and managing their mental health in the workspace – knowing when to ask for help. Our aim is to help young people who use our service grow up healthy, confident and resilient, ready to face the world.

Services that work for young people are ones that they have help design and develop. We also offer young people and their families the opportunity to help shape services by training up to be volunteer peer ambassadors. These ambassadors participate in focus groups discussion, mystery shopping and can become the representative voice of their contemporaries to help shape services in Barnet.

Our aim is to help young people who use our service grow up healthy, confident and resilient, ready to face the world.

To find out more about our wellbeing services for young people, please contact

Zoe Kattah 020 8364 8400 | zoe.kattah@communitybarnet.org.uk

Jo Domingo | jo.domingo@communitybarnet.org.uk 



December 19, 2017 03:09 PM

Mood Booster Programme For Barnet Residents

Mood Booster Programme Are you feeling in a low mood? Would you benefit from some me time? Does life feel a bit overwhelming at the moment? Then join our Mood Boosters programme. The next session starts 11 January 2018 at 8pm to 9pm and last 6 w...

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