Looking after your home

There are services in the community that can help you with your cleaning, laundry, shopping or gardening.  You can find a list of them in our adult health and care directory. For advice about services for older people read our eBook. 

Home improvement and repairs

Some housing agencies can help you with the upkeep and repair of your home. 

Berneslai Homes tenants should call them to see what support they offer as part of your tenancy agreement. 

StayPut Barnsley is a not-for-profit home improvement agency operated by Yorkshire Housing Foundation in partnership with the council.  They provide independent advice on repairs, improvements and adaptations, especially for people who are over 60 or disabled. 

Bin collections

You can get help to put your bins out if you're elderly or disabled and find it difficult to do yourself.

Priority services from gas and electricity suppliers

Northern Powergrid provides electricity to our region through your energy supply company. 

They operate a priority services register.  People who are vulnerable can sign up for extra help during a power cut.

Read more about the priority service, including who can, and how to register, and what the benefits are. 

Individual energy supply companies also operate priority registers. They help customers who have long term medical needs, or who may find it difficult to access services.  

Contact your energy supplier to find out about the additional services they provide.