Retail therapy

Retail therapy

Do you have some spare time and want to support a local charity? Why not do something amazing today and find out more about becoming a volunteer at our Charity Shop in Royston. Full training given, COVID measures in place and car parking available. If you would like...
Misinformation

Misinformation

Don’t believe everything you read or are told! We have been made aware that there is a rumour doing the rounds that BIADS’ day care is permanently closed. This is totally untrue. BIADS’ day care is currently closed due to the COVID restrictions...
100 mile tandem challenge

100 mile tandem challenge

David Woolams and his wife, Linda, of Athersley North have set themselves the challenge of cycling 100 miles on their tandem to raise funds for BIADS.  They have calculated that this equates to 62.5 laps of Pugneys and they hope to complete the challenge over the next...
A message to anyone affected by dementia in Barnsley

A message to anyone affected by dementia in Barnsley

Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support (BIADS) is still available to offer support to Barnsley people affected by any form of dementia.  Our dementia support and day care centres are closed because of the lockdown measures but we have adapted the...
Testing for COVID 19

Testing for COVID 19

Please note information within this post is correct as of 1pm on the 4th May 2020 Some of our members have been asking advice about accessing tests for the virus. BIADS’ staff are not qualified health care professionals so can only provide you with the latest...
Urgent appeal

Urgent appeal

In these uncertain times BIADS needs help to continue to support people affected by any form of dementia. Please click on the link, read our story and donate if you can – at no other time has your support been needed as much justgiving.com/campaign/BIADSFamily...
BIADS’ Volunteer Befriending Service

BIADS’ Volunteer Befriending Service

To help reduce social isolation, loneliness and build relationships in these difficult circumstances BIADS is launching a new service namely, a Volunteer Befriending Service.  Volunteers will ring carers, members or former carers and provide friendly conversation and...
AGM and Day Care Open Day

AGM and Day Care Open Day

On Friday 13th March we held our Annual General Meeting and officially opened our Day Care Service.  It was a brilliant day with 92 people attending and finding out about our financial year ended 30th September 2019. None of us who took part in that day of...
Help from BMBC

Help from BMBC

Barnsley Council has launched a new COVID-19 emergency contact centre to help people who need emergency support after being impacted by disruptions due to coronavirus. This service is for people who do not have any support networks and will help vulnerable people who...