Mayor's Barnsley spirit award

The Barnsley Spirit Awards have now closed for nominations. 

We've had an amazing response and we're proud to celebrate and recognise all the great work that people have done across the borough supporting our communities during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

These awards have been given to recognise people who have shown:

  • commitment and achievement related to the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Barnsley.
  • commitment and achievement which has resulted in a benefit to Barnsley.

They have been awarded to people who've been nominated by someone in the borough.  Here are some examples:

  • frontline workers who have supported people who needed help the most and those with COVID-19 in Barnsley.
  • providing critical care to COVID-19 patients in Barnsley.
  • people who have developed innovative solutions to support others who needed help the most / those with COVID-19 in Barnsley.
  • those who have gone to extraordinary lengths to keep critical services going in Barnsley.
  • those who have volunteered in the community or for services or organisations that have supported the response to COVID-19 in Barnsley.

Thank you for your nominations

We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to nominate a team or individual to receive a Barnsley Spirit Mayor’s Award.  The response has been amazing with over 4,000 nominations submitted over the six-week period.  

Take a look at some of those nominated, and read their stories:

Michelle Wilkinson

Michelle went door to door to ensure every family at All Saints Academy had a food parcel.

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Barnsley Hospital chemotherapy unit team

The team provided care to the people of Barnsley, and a safe and happy environment for patients. The staff are dedicated to ensuring that patients are looked after on the unit and receive the care they require, whilst making sure that government guidance is maintained.

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The team at Totally Runable

The team ran online sessions and helped to keep young people active during the pandemic. They ran various online start to run courses with online mindset sessions, to create a virtual community as people couldn’t meet as a group in real life.

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Nominated teams

Over 300 fantastic individuals were nominated for the awards. Due to GDPR we are not permitted to identify all of these, but we are able to publish a list of the amazing teams that were also nominated:

  • Age UK, Barnsley - North east area team
  • All Scrubbed Up - All Scrubbed Up team
  • Apollo Court Medical Centre - the practice team
  • Ashville Medical Practice - the practice team   
  • Autumn House Nursing Home, Worsbrough Dale - Autumn House care team   
  • B:Friend - B:Friend team members        
  • Barnsley College - service industries team
  • Barnsley Community Build - North east environment team
  • Barnsley CVS - Organisational support and volunteering team
  • Barnsley District General Hospital - 
    • Acute stroke unit and ward 20 team
    • Anticoagulant clinic team
    • Barnsley Hospital charity team
    • Barnsley maternity service team
    • Chemotherapy unit team
    • Communications team
    • Community paediatric team
    • Contact centre team
    • Critical care team
    • Emergency department
    • For the Love of Scrubs team
    • Hospital play team
    • Hospital volunteering team
    • Intensive care unit team
    • Linen room team
    • Maternity ultrasound team
    • Medical imaging care assistants (MICA) team
    • Medical outpatients
    • Medway team
    • Mental health liaison team
    • Procurement team
    • Referral management team
    • Respiratory high dependency unit
    • Surgical outpatients
    • Theatres, day surgery and recovery ream
    • Ward 18 respiratory team
    • Ward 23, ward 30 frailty team
    • Ward 33 trauma orthopaedic team
  • Barnsley Healthcare Federation - the practice team
  • Barnsley Council
    • 0-19s Public Health Nursing Service
    • Adult Social Care
    • Business Intelligence and Digital Team
    • Business Rates Support Team
    • Central 0-19 Public Health Nursing Team
    • Communications and Marketing Team
    • Customer Services Contact Centre Team
    • Digital Team
    • Disabled Facilities Grants Team
    • DoLS BIA Team
    • Early Intervention, Prevention and Support Staff Team
    • ILAH Team (Telecare Responders)
    • Leadership Team
    • Mental Health Team
    • QA and Safeguarding Children's Team
    • Registration Services Team
    • SENDIASS Team
    • Specialist Team North
    • Specialist Team South
    • Web and Mediated Team
    • Youth Prevention Worker Team
    • Youth Voice and Participation Team
  • Barnsley partners - Barnsley Communications SITREP group
  • Barnsley Premier Leisure - Telecommunications team,  Metrodome      
  • Barnsley Primary Care Trust - Medicines Management Team
  • Barnsley Rough Sleeper Project, Pitt Street - Barnsley Rough Sleepers Project Team      
  • Barugh Green Primary School - Barugh Green Primary staff
  • Belle Green Court care home - Belle Green Court staff 
  • Berneslai Homes - Tenant First Service  
  • Berneslai Homes Construction Services Team - Service Control Unit, electricians and gas engineers
  • BHF Brierley Medical Centre - the practice team
  • BHF Goldthorpe Medical Centre - the practice team
  • BHF Highgate Surgery - the practice team
  • BHF Lundwood Practice - the practice team
  • Britto Healthcare, Ward Green - Ward Green Lodge team
  • Burleigh Medical Centre - the practice team
  • Cannon Hall - Cannon Hall Farm staff
  • Carlton Radio - volunteer presenters
  • Cawthorne Cottage Stores - Hilliary staff
  • Cawthorne Post Office - Cawthorne Post office team
  • Cawthorne Road Day Nursery - Cawthorne Road Day Nursery team
  • Central Garage, Darton - Central Garage and Bargain Booze and Convenience Store
  • Chapelfield Medical Centre - the practice team           
  • Cherry Trees Nursing Home - Cherry Trees carers team
  • Childminder, Bolton on Dearne - Keddy Kiddy Kingdom team
  • Clarks Chemist, Penistone - Clarks Chemist team
  • Community Health Partnerships, (SWYNT) - Continence and Urology Team
  • Crossroads Care (Barnsley) Ltd - Crossroads Caring for Carers team
  • Darton Health Centre - the practice team
  • Dearne Community Children's Centre - Dearne Community Children’s Centre team
  • Dearne Family Centre – Dearne Family Centre team
  • Dearne Valley Group Practice - the practice team
  • Dearnlea Park Residential Care Home, Thurnscoe - Dearnlea Park Care Home staff
  • Desi Foods - Desi Foods team
  • Dignity Homecare (Yorkshire) Ltd - Dignity Care Home team     
  • Dignity Residential (Yorkshire) - Dignity Care team
  • Dodworth help a neighbour scheme - DHANS team
  • Dove Valley Practice - the practice team
  • Dr Mellor and Partners - the practice team
  • DV Helpers - Royston Residents DV Helpers
  • FareShare, Wombwell - Team members at FareShare
  • Fosters Bakery, Mapplewell - Fosters Bakery
  • Go Local, Ballfield Lane - Post office team
  • Great Houghton Welfare Hall - Great Houghton Youth Work team
  • Grimethorpe Family Centre - nursery team
  • Grimethorpe Surgery - the practice team
  • HE Payne’s shoe shop - HE Payne's team            
  • High Grove Care Home, Stairfoot - middle floor care team        
  • High Street Practice - the practice team
  • Highstone Mews care home - night patrol          
  • Highstone Mews care home - night warriors     
  • Hill Brow Surgery - the practice team
  • Hollygreen Practice - the practice team
  • Hope House Church - Hope Connects (Cheeky Monkeys and Little Chimps)
  • Hoyland Medical Practice - the practice team
  • Hoylandswaine Help for Coronavirus - Hoylandswaine COVID Co-ordinators
  • Huddersfield Road Surgery - the practice team
  • IDAS - Independent Domestic Abuse Service - Barnsley Community and Refuge Team (domestic abuse)
  • Katie's Baps, Greenfoot Lane - Katie's Baps
  • Kendray and Worsbrough Sure Start - Central Family Centre Nursery Team
  • Kendray Hospital (SWYFT) -
    • Antibody Testing Team
    • Barnsley Children's Speech and language therapy
    • Barnsley Integrated Community Equipment Service
    • Care Homes Support Team
    • General Adult/OPS Team
    • In-Patient Management Team - Infection Control Team
    • NDN Team
    • Neighbourhood Rehabilitation Team
    • Neuro Rehabilitation Unit Team
    • Neuro Rehabilitation Unit Therapy Team
    • Neuro Services - Medical Team
    • Neuro Services Domestic / Housekeeping Team
    • Oakwell Inpatient Mental Health Unit Team
    • Physical Health Medics Team
    • SRU/NRU Doctors
    • Stroke Rehabilitation Unit Team
    • Stroke Services - Early Supported Discharge Team
    • Stroke Unit - Therapy Team
    • Sue Wing Team
    • Swabbing Team for Care Homes
    • Undergraduate Medical Education (Dr Kiran's team)
  • Kids World Childcare Ltd, Goldthorpe - Kids World Goldthorpe
  • Kingswell Surgery - the practice team
  • Lakeside Surgery - the practice team
  • Les Cadeaux - Les Cadeaux Team
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, Cemetery Road, Barnsley - Lloyds Pharmacy team
  • Lundwood Medical Centre -
    • Lundwood Medical Team
    • Single Point of Access Team       
  • Meadstead Primary School - Meadstead Primary School staff
  • Mini Mes Nursery, Eldon Street - Mini Mes Nursery team
  • Monk Bretton Health Centre - the practice team
  • Morris Fruit and Veg Store, Mapplewell - Morris Fruit and Veg team
  • My Dentist, Peel Street - My Dentist team
  • Nationwide Building Society, Barnsley - Nationwide Barnsley branch team
  • New Street Clinic (SWYT) - Barnsley CAMHS team
  • Oakhill Primary Academy - Oakhill staff  
  • Old George Market Hill, Barnsley - Old George team    
  • Pearson and Sons - Santa Claus is coming to town team             
  • Penistone Country Market – Penistone Country Market team  
  • Penistone Fruit and Veg Store - Penistone Fruit and Veg Store team members
  • Penistone Group Practice - the practice team
  • Rainbow Studios Dance School - Rainbow Studios team
  • Royston Group Practice - the practice team
  • Sainsbury's Redbrook Road - Sainsbury’s Local team     
  • Salvation Army - Royston Citadel Salvation Army team
  • Sandpit Nursery, Pitt Street - Sandpit Nursery team     
  • Sandwich Box Cafe, Athersley - Sandwich Box Cafe staff
  • Single Parents Support and Advice Services - SPSAS Barnsley Hub team
  • Smiths Fruit Store, Wombwell - Smiths Fruit Store team
  • Snap Tin Cafe, Goldthorpe - Snap Tin Cafe staff
  • South Yorkshire Police - SYP Barnsley Domestic Abuse team
  • Spar Kexborough - Members of the team at Spar Kexborough
  • St George's Medical Centre - The Practice Team              
  • Star Movers Dance Academy - Star Movers Dance Academy team
  • Summer Lane Primary School - Summer Lane Primary School staff
  • Tesco Express, Huddersfield Road - Tesco Express team              
  • The Dearne Valley Group Practice - Goldthorpe District nursing team
  • The Forest Academy - The Pastoral Support / Safeguarding team
  • The Forge Community Partnership - Forge Community Partnership team
  • The Grove Medical Practice - the practice team
  • The Kakoty Practice - the practice team           
  • Thornhill House Care Home - Thornhill House staff team
  • Thorpes village store, Thurlstone - Thorpes Village Store team
  • Totally Runable Ltd, BBIC - Totally Runable team
  • Twiggs ground maintenance - Twiggs team      
  • Victoria Medical Centre - the practice team   
  • Voice for Darton and Kexborough - Voice for Darton and Kexborough team
  • Walderslade Surgery - the practice team
  • Wath, West Melton and Brampton Litter Pickers - Litter picking volunteers
  • Weldricks Pharmacy, Bolton upon Dearne - Weldricks Chemist team member
  • Wellspring Academy Trust - Oakwell Rise Primary Academy
  • Wendy Charles School of Dance staff - Wendy Charles School of Dance
  • White Rose Medical Centre
    • North East 0-19 public health nurse service
    • The practice team
  • Wilthorpe Park Dental surgery - Wilthorpe Park Dental Surgery team
  • Wilthorpe Primary School - Wilthorpe Primary School staff
  • Wombwell Medical Centre - the practice team
  • Woodcare Group - Riverside Care Home
  • Worsbrough Community Church - Worsbrough Community Church
  • Other -
    • Caring for Kendray
    • Carlton Radio staff team
    • Cawthorne Village Community Volunteers
    • Dearne and District Football Club
    • English Rose tearoom
    • Gems Beauty Studios
    • Harrington’s Butchers, Penistone
    • House of Grace team
    • Mother Runners
    • Penistone Knitting Group
    • Project 14 Team
    • Royston Canal Club
    • Royston Watch Official Crime and Safety Group
    • The Exodus Project
    • Thurnscoe Reservoir Pond team
    • Tinkers Cafe team

Hear from our Mayor

Cllr Caroline Makinson

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