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Contact us

We have one number for you to contact us on: 01226 787878. Our contact centre team are available for all general enquiries Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. 

You should also use this number to report an emergency repair out of hours - the Repairs Hotline is open 24/7 for emergencies.

Contact methods and our response times

If your enquiry isn’t urgent, we encourage you to get in touch with us online. You can find a full list of our eforms here as well as throughout the site on the relevant pages.

You’ll get an instant reply confirming that your eform has been received. The confirmation will also give you a timescale as this changes depending on the form completed. We’ll reply to the most simple contacts in three working days. 

If you email us we will acknowledge it within one working day
and aim to follow up within five working days.

Our team contact details can be found above.

We will answer:

  • Repairs and general enquiries line 01226 787878, Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm, excluding Bank Holidays.
  • Emergency repairs 01226 787878, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We do our best to answer at least:

  • 80% of repair calls within three minutes
  • 75% of all other calls within five minutes

There may be times when we have longer queues. When this happens, we’ll change our automated phone messages so you can decide if you want to wait, call back at a less busy time, or contact us online.

We'll provide you with a full response to your letter (with the exception of complaints) within five working days.

Supporting our customers to access our services

We ask for and record information about our customers to help us support you in the best way possible. You can tell us your preferences for we visit you, for example if we should use a certain door, wait a bit longer for you to answer, or knock loudly.

You can also let us know if you have a particular communication need. Below are some examples of how we can support you. If you’d like to access any of these services, please let us know by:

Don’t forget to tell us your name and address.  


We aim to subtitle our video content. Some older videos don’t have subtitles, but we are replacing them with ones that do.

Face to face

We can arrange to provide British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters, lip speakers and lip readers, and a range of other help for our Deaf customers. This can be in a customer’s home or at another suitable location. We aim to arrange this service within five working days.


Relay UK is a free service to help people with hearing and speech difficulties communicate with anyone over the phone.

You don't need any special kit – just download the app from the App Store, Google Play or the Microsoft Store onto your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Click here to visit the Relay UK website.

Our website is compatible with screen readers and our images have ALT text descriptions.

Face to face or phone
We’re usually able to communicate verbally either face to face or over the phone. 

In writing
We can send large print letters.

Additional support
If you need it, we can provide information in braille or on audio tape or CD.


Our website is compatible with language translation software.

To translate into another language, we recommend Google Translate’s website service. You’ll need to type the website address www.berneslaihomes.co.uk into the site and press the blue arrow to proceed. It will open in a new window and you can select a language at the top of each page.

Translate this site into other languages using Google Translate


We use a telephone translation service which allows us to communicate with tenants quickly and easily in their own language. The service supports over 230 languages and dialects.

We arrange a three-way telephone conversation where interpreters accurately and securely pass on information between the tenant (using their own language) and Berneslai Homes staff.

This is a service we can arrange either on demand or by appointment.

Face to face

We use a face to face translation service in a customer’s home or at another convenient location.  This sometimes takes us up to five days to arrange.

In writing

Translating into foreign languages takes time, is expensive, and often does not resolve the customer’s enquiry, and so we don’t usually offer written translations. If needed we will translate legal documents, such as a notice to end a tenancy.

Aby przetłumaczyć na inny język, zalecamy skorzystanie z serwisu internetowego Google Translate. Musisz wpisać adres strony internetowej www.berneslaihomes.co.uk na stronie i nacisnąć niebieską strzałkę, aby kontynuować. Otworzy się w nowym oknie i możesz wybrać język u góry każdej strony.

Për të përkthyer në një gjuhë tjetër, ne rekomandojmë shërbimin e internetit të Google Translate. Do t'ju duhet të shkruani adresën e faqes së internetit www.berneslaihomes.co.uk në sajt dhe të shtypni shigjetën blu për të vazhduar. Do të hapet në një dritare të re dhe ju mund të zgjidhni një gjuhë në krye të çdo faqeje.

Для перевода на другой язык мы рекомендуем сервис веб-сайта Google Translate. Вам нужно будет ввести адрес веб-сайта www.berneslaihomes.co.uk на сайте и нажать синюю стрелку, чтобы продолжить. Он откроется в новом окне, и вы сможете выбрать язык в верхней части каждой страницы.

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Registered address:

10th floor, Gateway Plaza, off Sackville St, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2RD

Berneslai Homes Limited is a company controlled by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, number 4548803