Local support with employment for adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults as part of our Bright Futures Service.

The Bright Futures Employment project is a specialist programme providing people with a chance to get a job.

Support provided includes:

  • Building pre-employment skills and personal development
  • Support to increase confidence and motivation
  • One-to-one in-work support via job coaching
  • Opportunities, employment and training based on career goals

The Employment project is part of Barnet Mencap's Bright Futures contract but is run by Royal Mencap. This is based just next door to the Barnet Mencap office in Finchley Central.

If you are interested in finding employment or would like some more information, email us on projectsupport@barnetmencap.org.uk or if you'd prefer to give us a call, you can do so on 020 8346 1237

For more information on Royal Mencap's various Employment services across the country, please head to this website

To refer somebody to the Employment project, please fill in this referral form.

If you would like advice or support around any other issues, from benefits and housing to health or anything else, contact our Working for you Service.

If you want to meet new friends, Barnet Mencap's Community Opportunities Project may be for you. They meet regularly for bowling, meals out, pub visits and more. For more information, please see the Leisure and Learning page.

Useful Advice and Support Links 

Age UK Barnet  - Age UK Barnet is a voluntary organisation existing to serve and promote the interests of all older citizens of the London Borough of Barnet, from all walks of life and ethnic communities.

Alzheimer's Society - Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The local branch of the Alzheimer’s Society has a family support worker who provides support to families and facilitates two monthly support groups. All carers of people with dementia are welcome.

Barnet Carers Centre  - Barnet Carers Centre was established in February 1996 as part of the network of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers. The Centre offers advice, information, emotional and practical support for all informal carers who live or work in the London Borough of Barnet.

CommUNITY Barnet  - Formerly named Barnet Voluntary Service Council, CommUNITY Barnet is a voluntary organisation which was set up in 1979 to support, promote and develop voluntary and community action in the London Borough of Barnet.

Friend in Need  - A voluntary organisation providing a range of services for older people, disabled people and their carers living in the East and New Barnet area.


Healthwatch Barnet  - Healthwatch Barnet is here to help local people get the best out of their health and social care services.
What is Healthwatch? Click here to view an EasyRead document.

Inclusion Barnet  – Inclusion Barnet is a peer-led organisation that promotes accessibility for disabled people by breaking down barriers to employment and social inclusion.

Jewish Care - Jewish Care is the largest health and social care organisation serving the Jewish community in London and the south east of England.

London Borough of Barnet - Provides information about all the services in the borough of Barnet.

Royal Mencap Society  - Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything they do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

Safeguarding Adults  - London Borough of Barnet's safeguarding children page - find out more about what safeguarding adults is and report any concerns.


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