What is the service?
The scheme offers support to vulnerable people who need housing related support You can either be taking on a new tenancy or finding it difficult to manage an existing tenancy.
Who can ask for support?
Anyone who is or about to become a tenant within the London Borough of Barnet (Council, Housing Association or Private Landlord).
How we can help
If a client is offered a place on the scheme a tenancy support worker will work with them to decide on the kind of support they need. How do I get more information?
Visit the HAB Centre on Woodhouse Road and speak to one of the staff about your support needs.
Phone the duty line on 020 3115 1185 or visit the OUTREACH BARNET website.
HAB has access to shared accommodation. There are 19 single rooms available over three houses. Kitchens and bathrooms are shared.
The accommodation is meant as a stepping stone to more permanent accommodation, usually in the private rented sector.
It is a condition of staying that you have a support plan and that you cooperate with your support worker.
In addition to rent (most are entitled to housing benefit) there is a service charger to be paid each week to cover heating and lighting etc.
The accommodation is meant for people with low support needs.
If you are interested in this speak to the Centre staff who will be able to let you know if there are any vacancies and put you in touch with the support officer.
Together in Barnet Night Shelter
Each year from October to March HAB works in partnership with Together in Barnet to provide a night shelter for those who are sleeping rough on the streets of Barnet.
The shelter is provided by a number of different synagogues and churches throughout the borough.
Please keep in mind that the shelter is hosted in churches and synagogues throughout the Borough of Barnet and that you will be sleeping in a sleeping bag on a mattress on the floor. The shelter will give you an evening meal and breakfast in the morning.
To apply for a place in the shelter you need to attend the HAB Centre. A member of staff will then sit down with you to see if it suitable for you.