Support Services in Barnsley

General Cancer Support



The Well – Complementary Therapy Centre

Provides a service for cancer patients; including a package of six free beauty and complementary therapies for both men and women from Barnsley who are being treated for cancer.



Barnsley Hospice

Provides specialist palliative care and support to local people and their families; aiming to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients with a life limiting illness. Bereavement support is available.



Welfare Rights Service

Provides benefits advice, to those affected by cancer, through a team of Macmillan Benefit Advisors.



Barnsley Cancer Aftercare Group

A society of patients, friends and relatives who have been affected cancer. The group offers support, friendship and social activities. There is sometimes a specialist nurse available at the group meetings.



Support for specific cancer types

Barnsley Breast Care Group

A support group during the day for women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer there is a Breast Care Nurse available for help, advice or professional support and a qualified complementary therapist attends every meeting and offers 30 minute treatment sessions free of charge.



Next Steps Forward

Walks within Barnsley and district for people living with and beyond breast cancer


Other Local Support (not cancer specific)


Age UK Barnsley

Provides befriending, groups and classes for people over 50.



Barnsley Foodbank

Provides emergency food and support to local people. In many cases, you will need a third-party who is already supporting you (such as a GP, Social Worker, or tenancy support worker) to make arrangements on your behalf to access a food bank.