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.

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!

Rotherham Branch Opening

JUNE 2023

We are delighted to announce that thanks to 3 years of funding from the Henry Smith Charity, Beacon South Yorkshire have been able to expand our services and have a new branch opening in Rotherham.

Beacon’s Annual Christmas Meal

We are currently planning our Christmas Meal for the Thursday the 9th December. 

If you would like more information or to find out how to book a place please call us on 01226 814012 

Beacon Beam Autumn 2021

Welcome to our very first ‘Beacon Beam’ newsletter. In these newsletters we will be keeping you up to date with all things happening at Beacon. 

Our Day at FullCrumb Kitchen

Lynda and Abigail were invited to a training day at Full Crumb Kitchen at FareShare South Yorkshire.

BSY works closely with the amazing team at FareShare to distribute to carers weekly. Statistics state that almost 1 in 8 people in the UK are struggling to afford to eat and upset to learn that 2.7 million tonnes of food is wasted by the food industry every year in the UK.

This is why we were blown away by what the FullCrumb Kitchen are doing, which is teaching local communities and charities how to get the most out of their FareShare deliveries by introducing recipes and creative ways to use their food parcels.

The charming Chris Clyburn looked after us and demonstrated how to get more fruit and vegetables into our everyday cooking (without the arguments from little mouths) He taught us how to create healthy and nutritious base sauces from which we will be able to create a range of different dishes.

The sauces he taught us were curry, tomato and a white sauce. The kitchen smelled incredible, my tummy was rumbling all the way through. We even learned some knife skills – don’t worry I made sure I was far away from Lynda.

Our biggest take away from the day was how we can use this in the future to help carers get the most out of their food bags, BSY can now share this knowledge moving forward

BSY would like to say a huge thank you to Chris and the FareShare team for a fantastic day and for all the work you do.