Our projects are established based on the interests of our volunteers and are always open to change. Our current activities include the following:

  • Active age Crouch End – Based in Crouch End trying to get people together with activities, many of which are to do with food.
  • Edgware Hospital Neuro-Rehab Centre – Our quiz and coffee gatherings afford these stroke sufferers some welcome respite and entertainment.
  • INSPIRE+ – Retirement homes, sheltered accommodation and nursing homes are the venues we work within to provide interaction, engagement and activities to groups of residents.
  • Keeping in Touch – A weekly telephone call reaching out to housebound and lonely individuals can make a world of difference.
  • Knitting Groups and Home Knitting – The social environment of a knitting group gives as much satisfaction as the provision of blankets and other knitted goods to those in need.
  • One-to-One – This project provides for people who do not necessarily relish group activities but enjoy games such as chess, draughts, Scrabble and cribbage or simply a personal visit.
  • Reading in Schools – Pairing volunteers with primary schools to provide one-to-one reading support to young children forms the core of this activity which can stretch to helping out with the school play and other classroom support.
  • WWII Memories – This travelling project provides sessions of personal reminiscence about WWII to supplement school syllabuses and rekindle older memories.


Contact FIN
020 8449 8225
Friend in Need Community Centre
East Barnet Baptist Church
Crescent Road
East Barnet EN4 8PS
 Registered Charity Number 1090701