Household support grants available for those in need

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Thanks to funding from Barnsley Council and the Department for Work and pensions (DWP), we will be supporting 100 unpaid carers with a £100 shopping voucher to use at a local supermarket. Barnsley Council and the DWP have provided Barnsley Carers Service with a limited amount of funding to support people who are facing financial […]

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Carers Week 2024: sign the open letter to the government.

Carers UK Open Letter to the Government

This week is National Carers Week, an annual campaign aimed at raising awareness about the vital support unpaid carers provide to their loved ones daily, along with the challenges they often face. There are an estimated 28,000 people in Barnsley caring for a friend or family member who is ill, frail or disabled.  They give […]

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Help us shape the future of Barnsley Carers Service: Take our survey today 

At Barnsley Carers Service, our mission is to provide the best possible support and services for those who dedicate their time to caring for their loved ones.   We understand that being a carer can come with its own unique challenges and the level of support people need and the types of groups people would like […]

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National Volunteer Week turns 40! 

This week marks the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, celebrating volunteers across the UK and their incredible work.  Volunteers are the beating heart of a charity. They provide invaluable support in their local communities and help charities spread their message and services far and wide. They also bring diverse skills from their various backgrounds […]

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Complementary Therapies

Are you feeling overwhelmed, tired, fed up or just need a good night’s sleep? Join us at Priory Centre for one of our complementary therapy sessions and book one of our massages and health consultations. Treatments include hand and arms, foot, and leg, seated back, head, neck and shoulder and reflexology (feet). Every 1st Thursday […]

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Mind-Body Relaxation Group

Keeping ourselves well is so important, particularly in a caring role. An informative group covering: Stress, Worry & Anxiety Relaxation Techniques Breathing & Relaxation Healthy Eating Guided visual meditation Better sleep Exploring the benefits of: Music, Art, Movement, Nature, Colour, Socialising, Positivity & Eating Healthy Address: Priory Campus Pontefract Road Barnsley S71 5PN

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Barnsley Live charity of the year, help us raise £5,000

Barnsley Carers Service chosen as Charity of the Year for Barnsley Live 24!

We are delighted to have been chosen as Charity of the Year for this year’s Barnsley Live festival, celebrating the best grassroot performers across the region. Barnsley Live is a one-day indoor, multi-venue live music festival in Barnsley, taking place on June 8th! Each year, the event features over 200 artists and raises thousands of […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week – Moving for Mental Health 

This week (13th – 17th May) is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the theme is ‘moving more for mental health’. Coincidentally, this also ties in with National Walking Month that also takes place in May.  Caring for a loved one or having a long-term disability or illness can be mentally exhausting and it’s important to […]

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Carer’s allowance overpayments – let your voice be heard 

Many unpaid carers across the UK have been plunged into financial hardship by unknowingly receiving Carers Allowance overpayments and being forced to pay them back.  Unpaid carers who provide at least 35 hours of care for a loved one with a disability or illness and earn less than £151 a week, are entitled to Carers […]

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New rights for unpaid carers - unpaid carers leave

New rights for working carers come into effect on April 6th 2024 

Juggling a job and caring for someone can be emotionally and physically challenging, often leading to mental health problems, including stress and anxiety. It is important that Carers are supported in their workplace to ensure they remain employed while being able to give the best possible care to their loved one without any compromise.  New […]

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Parent Carer Coffee & Chat

Are you a Parent Carer who looks after a child with additional support needs? If this is you, come along and join us for a cuppa and a chat. Location: Priory Centre S71 5PN Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday 10am – 11.30am Contact Andrea for info 07761040703/01226 288772 Useful links: Parent Carer Coffee and Chat […]

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Stress Awareness Month Looking After Your Wellbeing as a Carer

Looking after your own wellbeing as a carer 

Caring for a loved one can be emotionally and physically challenging and often overwhelming at times. It’s important you take the time to look after yourself so you don’t burn out and can continue giving the best level of care not only to your loved one, but yourself too.  April is Stress Awareness Month, and […]

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The top left has the Carers Trust logo. The first image is of a child holding an image of a family with a man, a woman, a daughter and a son. The second image is of 8 children dressed up in different career clothes.

Young Carers Action Day 2024 – Fair Futures for Young Carers

#YoungCarersActionDay (YCAD) is an annual awareness day to shine a light on Young Carers in the UK. According to research by Carers Trust, there is an ‘estimated one million young carers in the UK’ – children under the age of 18 looking after a family member or friend with an illness, disability, or addiction. An […]

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The first image is of the Barnsley Carers Logo. Next is the text: Latest News/Jan-Mar 2024. WELCOME! To the latest newsletter from Barnsley Carers Service. This quarter we’ll be covering all the latest news, updates, groups and information that you need to help you in your caring role. If there’s anything you’d like to see in future editions - or you’d like to contribute an article - drop us a line or give us a call! Cloverleaf - who deliver Barnsley Carers service - have been successful in securing three years of funding to deliver relationships training to people with learning disabilities, their families and carers and professionals involved in their support. Training will be delivered across Kirkleess, Calderdale, and Barnsley. We’re currently setting up a steering group of people with lived experience to make sure the courses reflect what people with learning disabilities want and need. If you would like to be involved, please contact Joanne Green on 01924 454875 or email

Newsletter Jan-Mar 2024

Our newsletter has some interesting and helpful information inside if you’d like to have a read. There’s a rundown on what happened last year and some new changes coming this year. Click on the image above, to open the newsletter.

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