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.

Group Sessions Update

Here at Beacon South Yorkshire we are pleased to announce that our ‘Drop In’ sessions are back! Our drop in sessions are a chance to chat with likeminded others, who may share similar experiences and stories.

Also with the success of our Coffee Morning reopening we have decided to make these a drop in service as well.

Here are the dates our ‘Drop In’ drop on:

24th August 2021 (10:30 – 13:30)
7th September 2021 (10:30 – 13:30)
21st September 2021 – Coffee Morning (11:00 – 13:00)
5th October 2021 (10:30 – 13:30)
19th October 2021   – Coffee Morning (11:00 – 13:00)
2nd November 2021 (10:30 – 13:30)
16th November 2021 – Coffee Morning (11:00 – 13:00)
30th November 2021 (10:30 – 13:30)
14th December – Christmas Coffee Morning (11:00 – 13:00)


We look forward to seeing you all very soon!

Thank you Leeds Building Society Foundation!

Here at Beacon South Yorkshire we would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to the Leeds Building Society Foundation for their very generous donation!

Without wonderful funders like these we would not be able to be the service we are today.

Thank you again,
All the BeaconSY Team

Group sessions are BACK

Here at Beacon South Yorkshire we are very excited to announce that our in house group sessions are back.

Please note that due to government guidelines we do have limited spaces for our sessions so please ring the office (01226 814012) to check availability and secure your place.

There will be a regular posting of what group sessions are running that month with dates and times, this will give our carers quite a bit of notice so they can book onto the groups and (hopefully) avoid missing out 

Important Reopening Information

Hello from Beacon South Yorkshire – Carer Support, we hope you are well.


We are pleased to announce our reopening for face-to-face support following government guidelines on the 12th of April. You are welcome to continue with telephone or video call support to suit your current circumstances. With restrictions on numbers mixing and social distancing in place we are unable to support as many visitors as when we were forced to close. Visitors attending will not be allowed to interact with other visitors as we did in the past. There must not be any hugging or shaking of hands. You will need to stay in their allocated room throughout your visit. We will operate a one-way system for entering and leaving the building. Unfortunately, due to having a shared car park we are unable to offer car parking spaces to our visitors, we ask for you to park on the main road. There is a 90p per hour charge, please note the traffic warden is very active on our street.


Visitors will arrive between 9:30 – 14:30. Prior to entering the building everyone must wait outside at a 2-meter distance and will only be allowed to enter at their appointment time and after their temperature has been taken.


You will be asked to always follow instructions from a team member.
You will be greeted by a team member who will show you directly to your allocated room.
You will be asked to sanitise your hands immediately.
You will be required to wear a face mask (unless exempt) while you are walking around the building. Once seated in the room, you may remove your mask if you so wish.
You will be asked to leave immediately after your appointment to keep everyone as safe as possible.
Windows will be open to allow fresh air to circulate.

We have put together the following guidance and expectations to keep everyone as safe as possible.

BSY will:

  1. Take all the necessary steps to keep the premises as COVID safe as possible.
  2. Antibacterial wipes will be used to wipe all surfaces every morning and between appointments.
  3. The team will be tested regularly in accordance with government guidelines.
  4. The team will wear their masks throughout.
  5. The team will record their temperature each morning. All government guidelines will be adhered to at each and every step.


Carers visiting are expected to:

  1. NOT attend your appointment if you have or have been in contact with someone who has any COVID symptoms. Please ring the office to cancel so someone else may have your appointment slot.
  2. Wait outside until a team member comes to take your temperature, unfortunately if this is high, we are unable to let you into the building.
  3. Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment time.
  4. Stay at least 2 metres apart both outside and inside.
  5. Wear a mask unless you are exempt
  6. Leave immediately after your appointment
  7. Do not under circumstances hug or shake hands with anyone.


If you have any questions about the information in this message please feel free to contact the office. Another update will be sent when we move into the next step of the government guidelines.


Thank you for your continued support.

Stepping Stones Group Course Dates

Here at Beacon South Yorkshire we are proud to announce that our Stepping Stones Group Course is back! 

We are following the guidelines from the government closely regarding the pandemic, so at the moment these sessions will be held online but this will be updated as the guidelines change.

Here at the dates we have available for 2021/22: 

5th May 2021
5th July 2021
13th September 2021
15th November 2021
10th January 2022
7th February 2022

If you would like anymore information or to secure your place on one of the courses please feel free to get in touch with on 01226 814012 or email us at

Every Mind Matters

Our mental health is just as important as our physical health, with this in mind the NHS have created ‘Every Mind Matters’ to help people look after their mental health during the pandemic.

Every Mind Matters is full of tips and techniques on how to cope with Anxiety, Stress and even how to improve your sleep. To have a look at these tips or for more information please click on the link below:

Every Mind Matters | One You (

If you do want to talk to someone about how your feeling or need some help coping with how you feel, please remember that Beacon South Yorkshire have their own counselling service which all our carers can access. For more information on this please don’t hesitate to contact us.