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Founded in 1974, Age UK Barnsley is a registered independent local charity dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing of all older people living in the Barnsley borough.

Our aim is simple yet profound: to ensure that every older person in our community feels valued, supported, and empowered to lead fulfilling lives.

At Age UK Barnsley, we rely on the generosity of our local community to continue providing valuable services to older people. Your support is crucial in helping us make a difference in the lives of older individuals across the borough.

Whether through donations, volunteering, or spreading awareness, there are many ways you can support our cause and contribute to the wellbeing of older people in Barnsley. Join us in making a positive impact in our community today!

Who We Are and What We Do

At Age UK Barnsley, our dedicated team of 4 full-time and 49 part-time staff, along with an incredible 145 regular volunteers, work tirelessly to support and provide services to over 2500 older people on a regular basis.

Our Services

We offer a comprehensive range of services to older people across the Barnsley borough, including:

  • One-to-one support
  • Activity groups and classes
  • Affordable shopping support
  • Handyperson service
  • Gardening service
  • Foot care, hairdressing, massage, and nail treatments
  • Day activity and care to address social isolation

Additionally, our free Information & Advice service provides valuable information on keeping warm and well, accessing care, older persons' benefits, benefits checks, and much more. During winter, we offer a free Warm Homes Advisor service, including the fitting of insulation items, partly funded by BMBC through Household Support Grants.

Support Us

Like many charities, Age UK Barnsley relies on the generosity of the public, income from our charity shops, and charitable grants to continue serving the community. Your support is vital and greatly appreciated. To find out more about how you can get involved or visit our charity shops, explore the "Get Involved" and "Shops" tabs at the top of the site.

About Us

It's important to note that while Age UK Barnsley is a brand partner of the national Age UK charity, we are a LOCAL CHARITY. All funds raised by Age UK Barnsley are directly spent on supporting and providing services across the Barnsley Borough and nowhere else.

Contact Us

If you need to contact us or require any additional information, please get in touch using the details below:

Main Office: Age UK Barnsley
36a Queens Road
S71 1AR

Telephone: 01226 776820
Our reception is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm. If you call outside these hours, please leave us a message, and one of our team will get back to you.

We will endeavour to respond to your email within 3 working days.

  • We Give Advice

    Our trained advisors offer free information and advice to older people and their families.

    We have 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, 9:00am - 2:30pm.

    We provide a varied programme of activities, talks, 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, 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!