Help & Assistance

Help is available for us all

A number of local, national and HM Government schemes are available to assist anyone including help with food shopping, food  drops, picking up medicines, sending post or just to have a friendly chat.

Keep Safe!

If you are using any help from any group or individual – especially if you didn’t know the person previously – STAY SAFE and take the usual precautions- Police advice…

Local Volunteers

A number of our residents and businesses are making themselves available to assist with a wide range of services and can be reached via dedicated social media groups.

Facebook Groups for COVID19

East Finchley Covid 19

Our mission: A group for volunteers in East Finchley to offer assistance to anyone who is self-isolating or affected by coronavirus.

Email: at or telephone (TBC)
Mobile: 07951044702

Barnet COVID-19

This is a group for mutual aid and support in the London Borough of Barnet – you can share tips, offer or ask for help.

Mutual Aid (Nationwide)

Mutual Aid is a countrywide group of community organisers and volunteers set up to provide help in all areas. Look out for their leaflets which have been door-dropped in the area.

Mutual Aid (Finchley), please call or text on 07565 321 508 or 07854 902 157.
Website: Submit a request for assistance at:

Individuals offering help:

A number of local people are volunteering to help the East Finchley community, to request help or volunteer, please use this form with details of what you require or services you are offering.

Create your own network

Learn how to use WhatsApp
Learn how to use WhatsApp

Some streets and blocks have already created their own networks by offering help to neighbours who are self-isolating using Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

WhatsApp groups have been set up to organise all sorts of assistance including shopping, virtual coffee mornings, dog walking etc.

Call and ask your neighbour if your road has a group?

Learn how to set-up groups and use WhatsApp (links to WhatsApp)

Five Bells Computer Club

The East Finchley-based club are currently meeting online each Tuesday at 2pm – and are offering support to those who want to learn how to get connected. Email for more information: or take a look at their Facebook page:

HM Government

A volunteering scheme is being launched by the HM Government to assist in the provision of help, we’ll provide details here once it has been launched.