Age UK Barnet, formerly Age Concern Barnet was formed in 1999 to bring together Age Concern charities in East Finchley, Hendon and Friern Barnet. For over 40 years all three provided services in the Borough of Barnet. The Charity provides a wide range of activities, services and information about issues of interest to older people through its centres and in the community. Activities and services include: Information and advice on matters such as tax and benefits Fitness and exercise classes Befriending service Handyperson scheme Computer training and assisted computer access Lunch clubs, social groups and other activities Age UK Barnet is an independent charity, affiliated to the national Age UK charity and registered with the Charities Commission. It is responsible for raising its own funds and is governed by a Board of Trustees, who are responsible for the effective running and direction of Age UK Barnet.