Do you need help with the cost of living?


At Berneslai Homes we’re committed to helping and supporting our tenants who are struggling with the current cost of living crisis.

Everyone’s feeling the squeeze and worrying about money can also affect your mental and physical health, so it’s really important to get help and support.

Our Tenants First Service are holding free money advice drop-in sessions each week in August, for tenants who are struggling. Please come and see us on:

Tuesday –  Maltas Court, Community Centre, Worsbrough Dale, S70 4QG, from 10am until 2pm.

Wednesday –  Kirk View, Community Centre, Hoyland, S74 9HY, from 10am until 2pm and Church Street Close, Thurnscoe, S63 0QT, from 10am until 1pm.

Thursday – Honeywell Community Centre, Honeywell, S71 1PZ, from 12.30pm until 3.30pm.

Friday – Bow Street, Community Centre, Cudworth, S72 8JL, from 12.30pm until 3.30pm.

Our Tenants First Service is a specialist tenancy and family support hub for tenants. Our five teams offer:

  • family intervention support
  • tenancy support
  • housing coaches
  • employment training support
  • mental health housing related support – for adults and families.

The service supports tenants with a wide range of tenancy issues as well as offering family support to tenants who have multiple support needs at a complex level.

Please visit the Tenants First webpage here to find out more and to contact the service.


If you’d rather help yourself by going online, then please visit the Barnsley Council More Money In Your Pocket website. There’s lots of online help including:

  • housing support
  • support with utility bills
  • food support
  • budgeting support
  • mental health support.