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Opening Doors CIC

What is Opening Doors?

Opening Doors is the Community Interest Company set up by Greenacre School to support students aged between 19 and 35. Students can access this provision up to 5 days per week joining in a variety of activities including hydrotherapy, enterprise opportunities, life skills, key skills development and community access.  Packages are tailor made to support agreed outcomes for students based on their Education Health and Care Plan or Support Plan.
Sessions run between 10am and 4pm Monday to Thursday and between 9am and 3pm on Fridays, young people can access full days, half days or sessions, depending on what their preferences are.

Opening Doors is proud to be on the Barnsley Council Recognised Provider List- a quality mark to show adults looking for  packages of care and support in Barnsley that we follow a clear quality framework monitored by BMBC.



We've had a wonderful morning @Worsbrough_Mill celebrating our volunteering achievements throughout the year. We are so grateful to Nicole from @QdosCreates and @ben2188 and the staff at @BarnsleyMuseums who help us to achieve our volunteering goals ❤️

Today Nicole @QdosCreates has been telling us all about the different bat's you can spot around Worsbrough Mill. We're looking forward to visiting soon! @Worsbrough_Mill

We’ve had a fabulous morning with the lovely Nicole from @QdosCreates and willow weaving expert Maggie! We’re very proud of our willow hearts ♥️

We’ve been very busy making wonderful Christmas displays with Nicole from @QdosCreates for an exiting project at @Worsbrough_Mill

Congratulations Worsbrough Mill Youth Action Team for winning the Museums and Heritage Award for Volunteer Team of the Year. We were very excited to hear the news and we decided to celebrate last week. Looking forward to working on site again soon @OpeningDoors8 @BarnsleyMuseums

Congratulations to the Worsbrough Mill Youth Action Volunteers who were named Volunteers of the Year at the Museums + Heritage Awards last night – thank you for all your fantastic efforts in our Country Park #MandHAwards


Where is the provision based?

The group meet at The Makery, our shop in Barugh Green, or the life skills house located on Victoria Road, Barnsley.  Many sessions take place in community venues across Barnsley. Details of all activities are available on our website-

Who can access this?

Any young person with a former statement of learning difficulties or EHCP aged between 19 and 35 can access this provision.

How much will it cost and how will I pay for it?

The cost of the provision is based on the level of support a young person needs, this would be discussed with Todd Cheetham or Lynsey Bloomer and your Social Worker.
To access this provision, young people need to have a Social Worker. The cost of the provision will be provided through an Individual Budget.

How do I join?

Speak to Todd Cheetham at Greenacre on 01226 287165 or Lynsey Bloomer, Service Manager on 07801557736
You can also submit information through our website or email