LBO Network partners

Organisation Services organisation provides
Barnfield Children’s Centre The Centre is for families and welcomes all adults accompanied by a child aged 0 months to 4 years. Provide childcare advice, adult learning, parent support, health services and other services including soft play sessions and fathers group.
Burnt Oak Residents Association (BORA) Resident forum with the aim to make Burnt Oak a cleaner and safer area to live in and that we are proud of.
Altogether Better Burnt Oak Altogether Better brings citizens and services together to:

  • support citizens to:
    • Achieve better outcomes
    • Transform relationships
    • Create capacity
    • Find different ways to meet increasing demand within limited resources
  • support communities to:
    • share their skills and expertise, improving their own health and the health of others
    • become stronger and more resilient
Age UK Barnet Age UK Barnet is a voluntary organisation existing to serve and promote the interests of all older citizens of the London Borough of Barnet, from all walks of life and ethnic communities.
The Charity provides many activities, services and information about issues of interest to older people through its centres and in the community.
Barnet & Southgate College Offers a wide range of full-time and part-time courses at Grahame Park, Wood Street, Southgate, Edmonton Green and Hospitality House (East Finchley)
Also offers a range of community courses including:

  • Beginners/Plus Computing (in Burnt Oak, Grahame Park and Hendon)
  • Improvers Computing (Burnt Oak)
  • Word Processing Level I (Burnt Oak)
  • Complimentary Therapies
  • Drawing for Beginners
  • Painting and Drawing Level I and 2
  • Start Your Own Business
  • ESOL
  • Women’s Return to Work
  • Volunteering
  • Family Learning courses
Barnet Council Regeneration Service Barnet Council established the Regeneration Service to ensure that it plays a leading role in shaping these developments and maximising their benefit to the borough. The Regeneration Service is responsible for co-ordinating the work of key council departments to this end, and works closely with Education, Housing, Property Services and the Planning Service.
Barnet Libraries Joining the library allows you to borrow books, DVDs, CDs and talking books. It also gives you:

  • free access to the internet for an hour a day
  • a digital library of e-books and e-audio books
  • free access to over 300 internet reference resources from home
Barnet Homes Created by Barnet Council in 2004, Barnet Homes manages and maintains 15,000 council homes, including 3,900 leasehold properties. The housing organisation carries our core housing management activities like repairs and also community and resident engagement activities.
Barnet NHS The National Health Service (NHS), through hospitals and other healthcare trusts, provides treatment, services and advice to people who are ill or have had an accident, and to help them stay healthy.
Britsom is an organisation dedicated to the advancement of the Somali/black and minority ethnic (BME) in Barnet and surrounding Boroughs. Its members include students, graduates and professionals who recognise the importance of playing an active role in society. Provide many services for the local community including educational, social and cultural activities.
Burnt Oak and Colindale GP Network/ Watling Medical Centre A 6 Partner Training Practice with surgeries at Burnt Oak (Edgware) and Stanmore based in North London.

Team includes Doctors and Nurses who are involved with education and training of student doctors and GPs and are also active in the wider GP community.
Services include: maternity services, nurse clinics, family planning and sexual health, flu clinics and alcohol service.
Burnt Oak Christian Fellowship BOCF is a local Pentecostal church and hosts a range of community events and activities:

  • Lunch with a difference takes place on the 3rd Friday of the month, 12-2pm. If you are elderly unemployed, or would just like some company, please come and join us for a meal.
  • Kidz Klub runs every Friday through term-time for children between the ages of 6 and 11. Entry is free. Please come and join us for a brilliant mix of fun and faith, with competitions, prizes, music
  • Pastoral nursing – Trained nurses are on hand to check your blood pressure and to talk about general health issues.
Burnt Oak Leisure Centre Burnt Oak Leisure Centre offers a 110 station gym split over two floors, 26 group exercise classes a week, sports hall for badminton and table tennis, astro pitch and junior grass pitches. The centre is an accredited Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) centre which provides year round activities for all ages and abilities across the sport, health and wellbeing spectrum.
Burnt Oak Nepalese Community
Burnt Oak Safer Neighbourhood Team Team consists of police officers and police community support officers and are dedicated to making your neighbourhood a safer place to live in, work in and visit. Priorities are set by the local community and we work with you and other agencies to find a lasting solution.
CommUNITY Barnet Community Barnet is a voluntary organisation who supports, promotes and co-ordinates an effective voluntary and community sector in the borough to enhance the quality of life for all. The organisation work towards encouraging and supporting new voluntary activity and developing the infrastructure of the sector by improving resources, skills and expertise.

Time Bank

  • A Time Bank is a forum which enables people to swap resources and skills. For every hour a person spends helping someone, they get an hour of time in return in the form of a ‘time credit’.
  • People can ‘spend’ this time credit asking for help themselves; ironing, gardening, reading to children, dog walking, shopping, DIY – the list is endless.
  • The Timebank is open to all and everyone’s time is valued equally.
Community Coaches Community Coaches is part of the One Barnet programme.
It is a project that matches families and individuals with a team of volunteers who help them develop life skills to ensure they don’t fall into a chaotic lifestyle and are less reliant on public services.
Job Centre Plus (Edgware) Jobcentre Plus is a government agency supporting people of working age from welfare into work, and giving them help and support they are entitled to if they cannot work.
Eversfield Centre This centre runs different community services, such as .
Good Neighbour Scheme There are four Good Neighbour Schemes in Barnet who provide a range of voluntary services and activities to the elderly, sick, disabled, housebound and anyone else finding it hard to cope.
The types of support and services offered include: lunch clubs, befriending, shopping, transport and gardening.
International Gospel Church International Gospel Church (IGC) is a community church that is an Inclusive Grace-filled Community. Dedicated to improving the spiritual well-being of its members and increasing the life chances of the residents of Burnt Oak.
Jewish Care Playing a lead in social and care provision for the Jewish Community. These include residential homes for those with personal care, dementia or nursing needs, home care services, and a wide variety of physical, cultural and social activities based in the community or one of our centres.
North Road Community Association Resident’s Association
North Road Community Centre Community Centre is a centre offering a hub for events, activities and other functions for the local population.
Sangam Centre Core activity is an Advice Centre which provides free services to all those requiring help and guidance.
Projects and services include Domestic Violence Counselling for women, men and young people and the Young Dragons, a programme specifically aimed in developing and improving core life skills for young people aged between 15 and 25 years.
Stonegrove Children’s Centre Stonegrove Children’s Centre is run by Barnet Pre-school Learning Alliance part of a national educational charity which supports parents with children under five. Activities include: Parent and Toddler Groups, Baby Group(0 – 1 years old), conversation Class to develop basic English skills, Breastfeeding advice and support, Midwifery Services, and Dads/Carers Group
The Challenge Delivers several different community engagement programmes for young people.
NCS with The Challenge is our longest running programme and is a fun and engrossing opportunity for 15 to 17 year olds. As part of National Citizen Service the programme gives participants the opportunity to get active, to get involved and make their mark in the community.
The Challenge Society is our year-round programme for graduates of NCS with The Challenge and keeps them involved and engaged in what we do by offering them new and fantastic opportunities; the chance to take part in events and gives them the chance to get involved in activities that will help to develop key skills, make a difference and reunite with old friends.
Head Start is a new pilot programme for graduates of NCS with The Challenge, that encourages young people to volunteer in their local community, and in return guarantees interviews for a part-time job.
StepForward is a new year-long programme for school leavers that helps get them ready for their future careers. It gives them a job for one year and provides training and support during this time, as they meet regularly with others on the programme in different disciplines and work together.
Bridging The Gap 8 week personalised learning programme for young people who are not in education, employment or training. 1-2-1 mentoring and coaching.
FirstRung FirstRung provides innovative and high quality learning and employment opportunities to support young people achieve success and fulfil their potential.
Offering a range of programmes specifically tailored to your individual needs, ensuring your course is best matched to your goals.
Courses have just the right balance of teaching, learning, and practical work experience to bridge the gap between where you are right now and where you want to be.
Barnet Refugee Service Service Barnet Refugee Service aims to preserve and protect the physical and mental health, advance the education and training and relieve the financial hardship of refugees and asylum seekers in Barnet. It also aims to educate the public and service providers about the issues relating to refugees and asylum seekers.
Barnet Council – Participation and Placement Team Post 16yrs Provide information about post 16 options for young people in Barnet after leaving Year 11. We can offer one to one guidance, as well as running several schemes, such as Work Club, The App Society and Platforms.

Other organisations attending the LBO Launch Event

Organisation Services organisation provides
Open Doors Housing OpenDoors is a Social Enterprise, set up to help residents to take steps to increase their household income , access opportunities and significantly improve their lives.
OpenDoors provide a holistic service to residents as well as ensuring that rent arrears do not increase as a result of the welfare reforms.
Our outreach services include:

  • 1:1 Digital training for residents
  • Digital events in the community
  • City & Guilds Qualifications
  • Support into employment
  • Welfare benefits advice
  • Support with budgeting and debt issues
  • Support with rehousing

We also provide training and consultancy services to Landlords.

Project ARTiculate ARTiculate is a programme using creativity to enhance and celebrate the positive mental and emotional well-being of 16-25 year olds in Barnet.
Young people who sign up and join ARTiculate have the opportunity to do art sessions to learn new skills, meet new people and gain benefits from getting involved in ‘creative arts’.
London Fire Brigade – Mill Hill Station The LFB will always respond to fires and other emergencies, but our work has changed over the years with a much stronger emphasis now on fire prevention and community safety
Lloyds Bank We are a financial services group focused on retail and commercial customers – with millions of customers in the UK, and a presence in nearly every community.
It is our role to help businesses and individuals, while making a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate.
We invite you to find out about the people, divisions, and policies that underpin how we help Britain prosper.
London Capital Credit Union London Capital Credit Union (LCCU) is a local saving and loans co-operative that provides extremely competitive rates, and is owned and run by its members. LCCU has a collection point inside the Burnt Oak Recourse Centre which is open on Saturdays between 10:00am and 12:30pm.
JUST IT Working with leading employers offers school leavers paid employment with training to kick start their IT careers. Apprenticeships for 16-18 year olds are fully funded by the government.

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