Spring COVID-19 Booster Vaccine

The COVID-19 spring vaccination programme protects those who are at the highest risk. People will be offered an appointment between April and June but you can book online if you know you are eligible at: nhs.uk/get-vaccine

If eligible, you can get protection from a spring COVID-19 vaccination even if you have not taken up a COVID-19 vaccine offer in the past.

It is important that if you are eligible to take up this spring vaccine offer as it will reduce the chance of you becoming severely unwell from COVID-19 this spring and summer.


Thousands of positive COVID-19 cases and hundreds of deaths with COVID-19 on the death certificate are still recorded every week in England and significant numbers are suffering the effects of ‘long COVID’.
Those who are eligible for the Spring COVID-19 booster are:
  • Adults aged 75 and over
  • People aged 6 months – 74 years who have a weakened immune system
  • Residents in older adults care homes

We are hiring!

We have a job position available at our Rotherham Branch!
Application closing date is Friday 15th March.
Would you like to part of an small, friendly team?
If the answer is YES please contact us ASAP.
Tel: 01226 814012
Email: info@beaconsy.org.uk

Annual Survey 2023

Our new annual survey for 2023 is available!
We would really appreciate you taking the time to fill out the survey. Please be aware that all responses are anonymous.
We want the feedback to reflect the voices of as many of you as possible so we can take into consideration EVERYONES opinions. ⁣
As a thank you for completing this survey, if you wish to be included in the prize draw for a £10 voucher please email sarah@beaconsy.org.uk with your name, phone number and date you completed the survey.
We would really appreciate if those of you who have not yet taken part in our survey do so as soon as possible so we can collect the responses for February 1st.

Volunteering Opportunities

We have volunteering opportunities available at Beacon South Yorkshire based in Barnsley and Rotherham:⁣
  • Are you fed up of doing nothing productive?
  • Are you a good listener, empathetic, caring or non-judgemental?⁣
  • Have you ever been in a caring role and understand the impact it can have on you physically and mentally?⁣
  • Would you like to make a difference to someone’s life?⁣
  • OR would you like to build YOUR own confidence and improve your mental wellbeing by becoming part of a fantastic, supportive team?⁣
If you answered YES to any one of these why don’t you come and join us here at Beacon South Yorkshire?⁣
All the information you need is on the poster below.

Christmas Meal 2023


In December we had our annual Christmas meal at Burntwood Court, thank you to all the staff, volunteers and carers who joined us.
It was so lovely to see so many of you and we hope you had just as much fun as we did!
Some of our group were even lucky enough to win on bingo and the raffle!

Rotherham Branch Open Day

In September we had our Rotherham Branch open day and what an amazing turn out we had!
The Rotherham Team would like to say a special thank you to the Mayor of Rotherham and all the other organisations and carers that joined us on the day.
Thank to our Chair of trustees and the Barnsley team that came along to help out on the day too.
It was a great day to raise awareness, network and meet some fantastic people.
Rotherham BSY is officially on the map!

Support Workers Needed

We currently have spaces to welcome some new Support Workers to our team😁
We have availability across both our Barnsley and Rotherham sites, if you would like more information please do get in touch with the office on 01226 814012 or email us at info@beaconsy.org.uk