Community and volunteering

What is Age Friendly Barnsley?

Age Friendly is a concept that was made by the World Health Organisation. We've joined the UK network of Age Friendly communities and want everyone in our borough to enjoy healthy and active ageing.

We're working with Age UK Barnsley, other partners and local voluntary groups. Together we’re making our communities Age Friendly, so people can continue living in their own homes. We also help them join in the activities they value in their communities, for as long as possible.

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Age Friendly Barnsley success stories

Hear what our residents have been up to, to support our communities.

Wortley Golf Club tees up Age Friendly success

Members and staff at Wortley Golf Club have teamed up with Age UK Barnsley. They're delivering weekly lunches to older residents in a number of villages in the Penistone area.

Members of the golf club have generously donated to fund the scheme and golf club staff prepare the food. Age UK Barnsley’s staff and volunteers then deliver the meals to the happy recipients.

Watch BBC Look North's video of club steward Paul Hutton, Age UK Barnsley’s Sharon Haggerty and service user Shirley Everett telling us more.

Wombwell Main Football Club launches over 50s team

Wombwell Main Football Club has set up an over 50s walking football team to encourage those approaching later life to stay active.

Find out more about Wombwell's over 50s team.

Age Friendly award winner - Brian Johnson

Our August 2021 award goes to Brian Johnson who kindly gave his time to create bug hotels as part of the Intergenerational Project in Thurlstone.

Take a Seat on the Trans Pennine Trail

Walkers, cyclists and Maddie the dog enjoying some of the wonderful new seating along the trail.