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Welcome spaces

We have a number of welcoming, warm and inviting spaces for anyone who's feeling the cold. You can go there to get warm, stay warm and even enjoy a little company.

Being able to meet and chat with others in a warm, safe and friendly place can make such a difference! You can come along on your own, with a friend, or with your family.

Find some of the venues on the warm welcome website, or see the list for more spaces.

If you'd like to register a welcoming space please visit the registration page.

Barnsley Libraries

Our libraries are hubs where you can meet, learn, discover and access services. You can get online, join in with events, borrow a book or simply have some downtime.

There’s something for everyone, and free Wi-Fi for your own devices.

If you’ve not used a library for some time, you’re in for a surprise – we’ve got a lot more than just books on offer! There’s craft sessions, events, coffee mornings, games groups and a number of kids activity clubs.

With branches across Barnsley, you're never too far from one of our libraries.

Find your nearest library.

Barnsley Museums

Our museums and galleries are fantastic, pocket friendly places to spend time in. They have lots of free events and activities.

There’s always something new to discover, as well as enjoying some mindful moments. Our events also provide plenty of fun, whatever your age!

Find out about Barnsley Museums.

Berneslai Homes

Berneslai Homes are offering a wide range of activities and sessions to help you stay warm and well this winter. They've got reading material to keep you entertained and plug points to charge your electricals. They can also offer advice on tenancy support.

They're also hosting events to assist you in gaining lifelong skills such as digital inclusion sessions to help you get online. They also offer "Have a go" sessions hosted by the Achieve Programme, to help you get experience to be able to get into employment. They're also offering level 1 and 2 training sessions and self employment workshops to help you make a difference in your community.

Building Address Opening times Start date
Pollyfox, Dodworth Pollyfox Way,
S75 3QR
Mondays 10am to 2pm 31 October
St Andrews, Hoyland St Andrews Road, Hoyland,
S74 9HD
Fridays 10am to 2pm 4 November
Dog Hill, Shafton Bedale Walk,
S72 8QA
Wednesdays 10am to 2pm 2 November
Honeywell, town centre Orchard Walk, off Honeywell Street, S71 1PZ Wednesdays 12pm to 4pm 2 November
Alder Close, Mapplewell 1 Alder Close, Mapplewell, S75 6JA Tuesdays 10.30am to 2pm 1 November

Family centres

This winter, family centres throughout Barnsley are offering support sessions. These include hot food and drinks, cooking and budget friendly recipes, craft activities, games and knitting and sewing activities. They also offer free cost of living support and advice packs. Find out more about the family centre sessions.

Other centres

There are other centres offering a warm and welcoming space to help you to keep well this winter.

Location Day Time Age range
Furlong Road Methodist Church, S63 8JA Thursdays 10am to 12.30pm All ages
Hoyland and Birdwell Chapel, S70 5XB Thursdays 9am to 5pm  All ages
Dearne IKIC centre, S63 9EH Mondays 6.30pm to 8.30pm 11 to 13 years
Hoyland (Komplex) IKIC Centre, S74 9HX Mondays 6.30pm to 8.30pm 11 to 13 years
Penistone IKIC Centre, S36 7BX Tuesdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm 11 to 13 years
Ozone – Barnsley Football Club, S71 1ET Wednesdays 5.30pm to 7pm 11 to 13 years
Ozone – Barnsley Football Club, S71 1ET Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm 13 to 19 years
Cudworth IKIC Centre, S72 8UA Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm 13 to 19 years
Hoyland (Komplex) IKIC Centre, S74 9HX Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm 13 to 19 years
Penistone IKIC Centre, S36 7BX Thursdays 7pm to 9pm 13 to 19 years
Wombwell IKIC Centre, S73 8HT Thursdays 6pm to 7.30pm 11 to 13 years
Wombwell IKIC Centre, S73 8HT Thursdays 7pm to 9pm 13 to 19 years
Dearne IKIC Centre, S63 9EH Thursdays 7pm to 9pm 13 to 19 years


Support services

If money worries are affecting your day to day life and mental health, don't struggle in silence. Contact a support service who can help.


Samaritans are available day or night for anyone who’s struggling to cope. They'll listen to you without judgement or pressure. Contact Samaritans online.

Andy's Man Club

Andy’s Man Club run free sessions where men over 18 can come together and offer each other peer-to-peer support. Visit the Andy's Man Club Barnsley Facebook page for more details.

Barnsley mental health services

There's a range of mental health services in Barnsley, including the improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) service. They offer quick and easy access to the best type of support to help you understand and learn to manage your symptoms. These include conditions like anxiety, stress, low mood and depression.

Find out more about mental health services in Barnsley.

Rotherham and Barnsley Mind

Rotherham and Barnsley Mind is a local provider of high quality mental health services. They operate in Rotherham, Barnsley and it's surrounding areas.

They're committed to supporting those in need by promoting good mental health. They're offering high quality support so that no-one feels alone when dealing with mental health problems. You can call them on  (01226) 211188 or visit the Rotherham and Barnsley Mind website.

Barnsley Support Hub

The Barnsley Support Hub offers free mental health support in a welcoming, comfortable, non-judgmental, and non-clinical environment. Find more about the Barnsley Support Hub.

Domestic abuse support

Domestic abuse is any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional).

  • Call 999 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger from domestic abuse.

  • Call 101 if you want to report something that's happened or if you want to seek advice.

  • Call the Independent Domestic Abuse Service (IDAS) on 03000 110 110 or the 24-hour national domestic abuse helpline on 0808 2000 247.

  • Visit the IDAS website for further help and support.

Support for the armed forces community

If you serve, or have served, in the armed forces (including reservists), there's support available for you and your family.

Find out about support for the armed forces community.

24 hour NHS mental health helpline 

Support, advice and guidance. A confidential helpline for anyone seeking support for their mental health or their carers.

You can call them on 0800 183 0558.

Alcohol and substance misuse support 

You can find details about the help and support available for people with alcohol problems. This includes DrinkCoach, an online tool designed to help people who want to cut down their alcohol intake.

Alcoholics anonymous (AA)

AA is a support service that helps people to not feel alone when battling their addiction. It helps them handle sobriety and they assist in recovery.

You can call AA on 0800 917 7650. You can also email them at or visit the AA website.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

NA is a service that supports recovery for people battling substance misuse. It helps people go back to a productive lifestyle.

You can phone them on 0300 999 1212. You can also email or visit the NA website.

Support for businesses and staff

Employee health and wellbeing matters. That's why we work with businesses to access a range of support and chances to host events that can make a difference.

Find out more about how Be Well @ Work can support your business and staff.

Gambling support

Find out about gambling support on our help to manage your money page.

Age UK Barnsley 

Age UK Barnsley has offered to do everything it can to support older people in Barnsley. Helping people through what will be a challenging winter.

Please encourage those worried about the cost of living to get in touch on 01226 776820.


Alright Pal

Our #AlrightPal campaign is about starting the conversation around mental health and wellbeing as a first step towards stopping suicide. Find out about Alright Pal.


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