About our Community Advice Hub

Our Community Advice Hub can help you access council and voluntary support groups and services. This includes early help and preventative support on issues such as, finance, housing and employment.  

Advice provided by the hub can include:

  • Supporting people to address debt and preventing financial problems from escalating
  • Supporting people to secure a home or keep them in their homes
  • Supporting people to find voluntary, paid work or educational opportunities
  • Supporting people to feel more independent and connected, and less lonely by connecting people to resources
  • Supporting people to be able to look after children, keeping them safe, well and in school
  • Identifying and providing support to unpaid carers with their caring role.

Barnado's specialist helpline for Black, Asian & Minority Families

'Boloh' Helpline is a service launched in October 2020 by the children's charity Barnardo’s with funding from the National Emergencies Trust. The helpline is a response to the impact of the pandemic on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities who have been disproportionately affected. The first of its kind in the UK, the helpline offers support, and a live webchat facility for communities struggling to manage a range of issues. ('Boloh' is a word used in many languages from the Indian sub-continent and it means “speak” or invited to speak)

You can contact the helpline via the below:

Free phone: 0800 151 2605 (Lines are open between Monday and Friday, 1pm – 8pm)
Email: Boloh.helpline@barnardos.org.uk

For more information, please see a list of resources below:

BOLOH Leaflet Professionals

BOLOH Leaflet Parents

BAME Helpline A4 Posters

Enfield Young People in Caring

Enfield Carers Centre now also has a service to support Young Carers aged 5-18 years.

EyPIC, which stands for Enfield Young People in Caring, helps with lots of advice and information, activities and connections with other Young Carers.

For more information see  the Enfield Carers website.

Youth Alive’ social prescribing pilot for young people aged 10 – 19 who live in Edmonton.

Youth Alive’ social prescribing pilot for young people aged 10 – 19 who live in Edmonton.

The Youth Alive programme is for children and young people aged 10-19 who live or study in the Edmonton ward. It encourages young people to look after their wellbeing, build their confidence and happiness, feel empowered, learn a new skill and take part in physical activities. This aims to improve health and wellbeing in a community setting, participants can take part in activities including basketball, football, cooking, acting and drama lessons. This is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, recognising that health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, whilst focusing on individual need. Young people are referred to their local health champion, who will discuss what the child’s/young person’s interests is and signpost them to free or low-cost activities.

Refer a child or young person

You can self-refer by download the Youth Alive referral form 2021[docx] 30KB. Email this to a link worker: socialprescribing@enfieldva.org.uk, or by phone, 0208 373 6268.

Following this referral process, a young person will be contacted by a specialist Health Champion.