Parkinson's UK Barnsley & District Branch is the local source of help, support and advice for people with, or affected by, Parkinson's.
Look at what the branch offers...
Monthly meetings and events: We provide a series of informative, interesting and varied monthly meetings and events suitable for all members.
Newsletter: We publish a quarterly Newsletter to keep members up-to-date with branch events and activities.
Fundraising: We arrange and take part in fundraising events to raise sufficient funds for our activities and to fulfil our aims.
Exercise: Exercise sessions are held at Emmanuel Church. To enrol, please contact our Parkinsons Local Support Worker to access suitability. A Wii Fit Plus is also available for six-week periods, including set-up assistance.
Help for Carers: A limited amount of care is provided by Crossroads Care, enabling carers to have some time off.
Counselling: Confidential counselling is available to people with, or affected by, Parkinson’s. Please contact the Parkinsons Local Support Worker for further information.
Holidays: There’s a free holiday for a number of members/carers at a Blackpool hotel in the Autumn. Supported by Parkinson’s UK, the hotel runs activities specially tailored for people with Parkinson’s. To apply, please contact the Secretary.
There are days out organised in the summer months.
Transport: Transport is available for members who have difficulty getting to and from monthly meetings (subject to available funds).
Christmas: There’s a Christmas party in December, with entertainment.
However we do not discriminate and all these service are available to any resident of the borough of Barnsley with a clinical diagnosis of Parkinson's.