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Barnet Mencap
35 Hendon Lane
Finchley, London N3 1RT
Tel: 020 8349 3842
Fax: 020 8349 2192


Offering to help Barnet parents and carers and their children under five with any special needs. A responsive, informative and approachable service. Click here to view the leaflet.

Open Door LeafletDROP IN CENTRES

A drop-in for parents and children under five with any special needs

Open Door (East)

Thursdays (Term time only), 12:30pm - 2:30pm

This session will return after the Summer holidays, on Thursday 8th September

Newstead Children's Centre, Fallows Close (Tarling Road), East Finchley N2 8LG

Tel: 020 8349 3842

Open Door (West)

Unfortunately Open Door West is no longer running.

No matter which drop-in you attend, you'll find a warm welcome, a cup of coffee and a chance to meet other parents in a relaxed and informal setting, with plenty for children to do!


(offered at other times during the week)

  • Home visits
  • Telephone Support/information/advice
  • Advocacy
  • Enabling and assisting self-advocacy
  • Attendance and support at meetings
  • Links with other professionals in Health, Education, Social Services and other voluntary agencies.
  • Family Fun Days during the school holidays

To make a referral:

To make a referral to the Open Door team, please fill in this form, and return it to or post it to Barnet Mencap, 35 Hendon Lane, Finchley N3 1RT

For more information contact Barnet Mencap Office on 0208 349 3842