Social Contact and Friendship

We provide support so that older people can meet other people, have more social contact and make new friends.

Social Inclusion Project Penistone Area

Age UK Barnsley is engaged in providing a project in the Pensitone Area to address Social Inclusion for older people.  

The project relies on Community Involvement where local people can contribute their local knowledge to the project.

The Good Neigbour Scheme within the project aims to provide older people who need the extra help with pratical 1-1 support.

The Transport Scheme provides lifts to older people who do not have their own car.  It also provides Travel Companions for older people to use public transport.

For further information on this project please visit our Social Inclusion Project Pensitione Area page.

Social Groups

Age UK Barnsley provides three social groups. The Creactivity Group enjoys crafts every Monday afternoon. The Allsorts Group meet every Tuesday for music, quizzes and games and the Pub Lunch Group share a lunch together on the last Friday of every month.

For more information go to our Cre-activity Group, Pub Lunches and Allsorts Group pages.

Telephone Befriending

Our Call in Time service provides telephone friendship for older people who are unable to get out of the house and would enjoy a weekly chat by phone with their own volunteer. For more information go to our Call in Time page.

Further information