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Age UK Barnsley was set up in 1974 following an initiative from Age Concern England (now known as Age UK). We are concerned with promoting the well being, fulfillment and happiness of older people living in the Barnsley Borough

Who we are

Age UK Barnsley is an independent local charity providing a wide number of services from its own funds and works in partnership with Social Services and the NHS Barnsley in delivering further servcies to support the health and social care needs of Barnsley's older population.

Through the efforts and commitment of some 5 full-time and 25 part-time staff, together with a further 130 regular volunteers, we are able to support and provide services to approximately 1500 older people on a regular basis and an even larger number on an occasional basis through services such as Advice & Information.

Where you can find us

Our main office and day centre is based in Queen's Road and we have a number of charity shops across Barnsley.

Visit our contact us page

Visit our charity shops page

How we are funded

Like many charities Age UK Barnsley is supported by donations from the public, income from our charity shops and some charitable grants.  We rely on your support to keep serving the community. 

If you would like to become involved and help us please give us a call on 01226 776820

What we do

  • We give advice

    Our trained advisors offer free information and advice to older people and their families. In 2017 our advisers helped over 1500 new clients and many more repeat clients. We helped local older people to claim over £1million that they were entitled to.

  • We provide Day Care

    Our Day Centre provides a friendly and stimulating environment, Monday to Friday, 9am - 2.30pm.  We provide a varied programme of activities, talks and chair based exercise, a hot midday meal and refreshments throughout the day.

  • We support

    Our Social Inclusion Projects help older people to feel less isolated through the Groups and Good Neigbour schemes in Penistone area and Cudworth and Wombwell.  

  • We provide activities

    Our centre has a wide range of activity groups and events, such as social groups and classes, giving older people the opportunity to keep fit, socialise, or learn a new skill.