Ground Floor 36A Queens Rd, Barnsley S71 1AR

Who we are

Age UK Barnsley's Health and Wellbeing Day Care Centre provides a safe and friendly meeting place for older people.

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What is the Elizabeth Activity and Care Centre?

Age UK Barnsley are delighted to have launched the Elizabeth Activity and Care Centre at 36A Queens Road.

The Elizabeth Centre is named after the late Queen Elizabeth II and is our commemoration to a remarkable person and her seven decades of service to our country.

Why choose the Elizabeth Activity and Care Centre?

The Elizabeth Centre provides a safe, friendly and stimulating environment for older people in need of a little extra support.

We also provide respite provision for family and carers who can have can have a break from their caring role, knowing that their loved ones are having a safe, enjoyable experience in the care of a dedicated, trained and experienced staff team who offer a warm welcome to all who come along to the centre.

We offer specialist support for older people living with health conditions, mobility problems those who are socially isolated and for people living with dementia.

What do we do?

Our activities programme provides a person centred approach to a variety of activities, we focus on supporting people to retain their existing skills and offer opportunities to gain new ones. Our team ensure that every person can get involved in something they enjoy, promoting the wellbeing and independence of those we support.

Activities includes gentle exercise, art and crafts, musical and sporting opportunities, local and life history reminiscence and so much more besides!

Our team are proud of the centre's friendly atmosphere and engaging activity programme. 

A delicious two-course hot meal and refreshments are served throughout the day.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

We also provide a Cognitive Stimulation Therapy maintenance programme (MCST), an evidence based treatment recommended by (NICE) to improve cognition, independence and wellbeing for people living with dementia. Group members participate in stimulating and meaningful activities proven to help maintain memory and mental function. MCST sessions will run on Thursdays at the Elizabeth Centre.

Enquires about referrals call Diane Beardshall on 01226 776820 or via email:

The Ken Littlewood Suite

We are delighted to be launching a brand new service at the Elizabeth Centre, a shower and treatment facility where clients can enjoy a wonderful array of spa treatments, massage and relaxation in a safe, comfortable environment. We are also able to offer showering facilities in our new wet room, with a little extra support from our staff team for those who need it.

Together the shower and treatment rooms comprise our Ken Littlewood Suite

The Ken Littlewood Suite is named after the late Ken Littlewood. Ken was a long-standing client with Age UK Barnsley who very sadly passed away earlier this year, leaving a donation to the charity – which has been used to partly fund the renovation and installation of the Shower and Treatment Room.

How do you go about booking?

Contact the Elizabeth Centre on 01226 776827 or by email for a visit and try a free trial session

We offer sessions places at the very reasonable daily rate (with an additional charge for a two-course hot meal and refreshments)

By contacting Barnsley Council Adult Social Care Department, an assessment of your needs (under the Fair Access to Care criteria) can be accessed, subject to meeting the criteria, you may be eligible for assistance with funding a place at the Elizabeth Centre.

Opening Times

The Elizabeth Centre - Monday to Friday 9am - 2.30pm



Contact Details

Contact name: Diane Beardshall

Email address:

Phone number: 01226 776827

Mobile number:


Address details:

Ground Floor 36A Queens Rd, Barnsley S71 1AR

Published: 04 August 2022