Friend in Need Community Centre

  • Crescent Road
  • East Barnet
  • Herts
  • EN4 8PS

020 8449 8225
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About Us

Friend in Need Community Centre was founded in 1982 for the purpose of serving the needs of the local community - it came out of the realisation that the church was essentially inactive in providing/showing wider care in the community.

After being established for a while, the local authority asked the founding Chairman to take on the provision of day centre places for some of their own clients.  Friend in Need therefore entered into a contract
with the local authority to provide day care for vulnerable adults.

Current changes in adult social care legislation and spending strategy of the government and local authority have seen increasing demand on preventive provisions from voluntary organisations which led FIN to make a major transformation from being a day centre to a well established activity centre today catering to not only the older adults but also younger age groups.

Today, FIN offers a series of different activities from the Activity Centre (for older adults) and Active Adults Health and Social Club (for active adults) widening the age range of our clients.  Through the Good Neighbour Scheme, FIN also provide services such as Information & Advice, Community Support, Befriending Scheme, Shopping Bus and Gardening scheme for older adults aiming to enable them to live independently for as long as possible.  Helping Hands is another popular service that aims to promote independent living through providing help in shopping, banking, paying bills, collecting pensions, collecting prescriptions, managing document and other similar tasks.

By your support today and hopefully in the future, you are helping us maintain services to adults of different age groups providing them a safe, warm and welcoming environment to socialise, exercise and enjoy different activities.