Community and volunteering

Age Friendly Barnsley

Age friendly is a World Health Organisation concept. In Barnsley we’ve joined the UK network of Age Friendly Communities. We want everyone in our borough to enjoy healthy and active ageing.

We’re working with statutory and voluntary partners to make all our communities age friendly. We want people to live in their own homes and doing the activities they love, for as long as safely possible.

Age Friendly Barnsley success stories

Hear what our residents have been up to, to help 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 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 below.  This features 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.  This is 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. He 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.