Social & Support Groups

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Bassetlaw Action Centre

Canal Street Retford Nottinghamshire

Bassetlaw Action centre is a community resource agency offering help and support to individuals and organisations throughout Bassetlaw.

 

Exercise on Referral - Bassetlaw District Council

Bassetlaw District Council Queens Buildings Worksop Notts

Bassetlaw's Exercise on Referral programme is working towards helping improve the health and well-being of people suffering from a variety of medical conditions by supporting them to lead a more active lifestyle.

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Staying Well - Expert Patients Programme

Staying Well' Programme, Retford Action Centre, Canal Street, Retford, Nottinghamshire,

The Staying well Expert Patients Programme is a six-week course for anyone living with a long-term health condition.  I

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Carlton Healthy Living Club

June Fearne c/o Bassetlaw Self Help Link, Retford Action Centre, Canal Street, Retford,

Open alternate Wednesdays 10am to 12 noon at the Cleveland Road Community Centre, Carlton in Lindrick. Activities include Exercise, Healthy Cooking and Looking at a healthy lifestyle. Please call for more details.

Autism East Midlands - Tall Trees Day Services

Tall Trees, Rectory Road, Retford, Notts,

Tall Trees is an autism specific day service based in Retford, Nottinghamshire, offer a wide range of structured activities based on individual requirements and interests.

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Ranskill and Torworth Women's Institute

Barnby Moor Village Hall Kennel Drive

Women's Institute speakers and social events, fashion shows, murder mystery and meals. Very friendly and social group.

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Tuxford Family Fitness Sessions

Main Sports Hall, Tuxford Comprehensive School, Marnham Road, Tuxford, Newark, Notts,

The Tuxford Family Fitness Sessions offer the opportunity for families to exercise together. .

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Worksop Library- CLOSED UNTIL SUMMER 2020

Memorial Avenue Worksop Notts

All libraries provide books for loan for children and adults. A wide and varied range of activities are available

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Bassetlaw Citizens Advice

The Annex Queen's Building Worksop

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is one of a network of independent charities throughout the UK that give free, confidential information and advice to help people with their money, legal, consumer and other problems.

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Home from Hospital in Bassetlaw Royal Voluntary Service

Royal Voluntary Service C/O Royal Voluntary Service Shop Bassetlaw Hospital Blyth Road, Worksop Nottinghamshire

Support for the over 50's returning home from hospital.  Service users can self refer by telephone or email.  Worksop 01909 484437

Autism East Midlands - Flexible Day Opportunities

The Dukeries Centre, Park Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Monday to Friday This service has considerable expertise in actively supporting or including people with Aspergers Syndrome.

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Ryton Chorale

The Holy Family School School Hall Netherton Road Worksop,

Rehearsals 7.30pm in term time

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Bassetlaw Day Service

Worksop Library, Memorial Avenue, Worksop, Notts,

Day service for adults 19+ who have a learning disability, physical or mental health needs. 

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The 50Plus Thursday Club

North Notts Community Arena, Eastgate, Worksop, Nottinghamshire,

A friendly and sociable group for over 50s, offering a variety of activities including bowls, short mat bowls, badminton, table tennis, and snooker. 

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Bassetlaw District Council - Homelessness

Bassetlaw District Council, Housing Needs Team, Queen’s Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, Notts,

The Councils Homelessness Service provides advice, assistance and support to individuals and families who are homeless or likely to become homeless.

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National Alzheimers Society

Alzheimer's Society, 43-44 Crutched Friars, London,

Providing support, information and signposting to people with dementia and their carers. Home visits and information/support via telephone.

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Independent Age UK

London Based

Provide information and advice service for older people, their families and carers, focusing on social care, welfare benefits and befriending services. This is integrated with local support, including one to one and group befriending schemes.

Lost Chord

The Wesley Centre Blyth Road Maltby Rotherham

We aim to have a positive effect on dementia sufferers by using music to stimulate the areas of the brain which are still intact.

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Parkinsons's Disease Society (Worksop Branch)

Central Avenue, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

East Midlands regional team provides a range of support and information services for people with Parkinson's, health and social care professionals, carers and volunteers.

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Worksop and District Stroke Club

The Crossing Church & Centre Newcastle Street Worksop Nottinghamshire

The group supports stroke survivors and their partners in the Worksop/Derbyshire areas. 

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Aurora Wellbeing Centre

The Old Library Memorial Avenue Worksop

A Community Resource Centre which is able to support and help people who have been diagnosed with cancer. Centres in Doncaster, Mexborough and Worksop.

Tea Rooms & Charity shop on site

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Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers Customer Service Millennium House Ludlow Road Maidenhead Berkshire

Weight Loss Groups around Bassetlaw See list below

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Slimming World - Bawtry

The Bawtry New Hall Station Road Bawtry

Weight Loss Group

CURRENTLY VIRTUAL GROUPS ONLY DUE TO COVID

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Worksop: Step2it Dukeries Health Walking Group

Chairman Halcyon 8 Sandmartins Gateford

Walks are held every Thursday throughout the year starting from Kilton Forest Golf Club at 10.00 am.

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Retford & District Photographic Society

St Joseph's Church Babworth Road Retford

The group has presentations by expert photographers, hold competitions, and have practical leaning sessions to do with improving techniques. Everyone welcome from beginners to experienced photographers.

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Samaritans

1A Grove Street Mansfield Nottinghamshire

If you feel that things are getting to you, get in touch. It doesn't matter who you are, how you feel, or what has happened.The Samaritans can be contacted by phone or email and are there 24/7

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Survivors Helping Each other (SHE)

1 Byron Street Mansfield Nottinghamshire

To provide a variety of self help based support for young people & women over the age of 16 years who are survivors of sexual abuse. To promote public education and awareness of long term effects of sexual abuse.

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The Well Baptist Church & Community Centre

The Well Hospital Road Retford

The Well provides a wide range of events & community activities for people in the Retford Area

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Clowne & District Community Transport - CT4TC

Unit 10, Crossroads Business Park 10 Creswell Road Clowne Chesterfield

CT4TC offers affordable transport for community groups on a regular or occasional basis. Groups currently using our vehicles include sporting groups, schools, self help groups, nursing homes and special interest groups.

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Age UK

Unit 1 Ten Pound Walk Doncaster

Age UK  works with and for older people in making the most of later life.

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Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group

Bassetlaw Hospital Blyth Road Worksop Notts

To provide support to people who have had heart problems of any description.

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MENCAP Bassetlaw

Stephen House 40 Chapelgate Retford

Services for people with learning disabilities

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PHAB (Physically Handicapped and Able Bodied) Group

Phab Office: Summit House 50 Wandle Road Croydon Surrey

PHAB's aim is to promote and encourage people of all abilities to come together on equal terms, to achieve complete inclusion within the wider community.

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Bassetlaw MIND

6 Hardy Street Worksop

Bassetlaw Mind works to promote good mental health and seeks to empower people to lead a full life within their local community.

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Workers Education Association

Workers' Educational Association 39 Mapperley Road Nottingham

Provision of training and courses to Adults, across a range of subjects

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Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases

Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases MPS House Repton Place White Lion Road Amersham Buckinghamshire

The Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases (the MPS Society) is the only UK charity supporting individuals and families affected by MPS and related diseases. These are progressive, life limiting genetic conditions.

Ranby Village Hall

Ranby Village Hall Blyth Road Ranby Retford Nottinghamshire

Community space for hire.

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Bassetlaw Astronomical Society

Gateford Park Primary School Amherst Rise Worksop Notts

For all interested in astronomy and related subjects.

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Centre for Yoga - Jasmine Trust

The Cottage Babworth Retford

Babworth Court is our beautiful Yoga and Healthy Living Centre. Its environs present an atmosphere of calm and serenity which support the stress relieving activities that are on offer here.

Cleveland Close Community Centre

Cleveland Close Rotherham Baulk Carlton-in-Lindrick Worksop Notts

Keep fit and movement to music

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Clumber Park Cricket Club

Rose Farm Cottage, 7, Palmer Road, Sutton on Trent, Newark. Notts.

We are now developing an Academy section of the club, which aims to improve juniors into great club members and fantastic players.

Coddington Over 55s Leisure Group

Coddington Village Hall Beckingham Road Coddington Newark Notts

Social club offering activities such as darts, scrabble, table skittles, dominoes, card games and bowls.

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Clarborough Village Hall

Main Street Clarborough Retford

Village Hall

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Carlton-in-Lindrick Civic Centre

Long Lane Carlton-in-Lindrick Worksop Notts

The Civic Centre is a community building that is overseen by a board of trustees who along with an employed manager and small team are responsible for the effective running of the facility.

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Carlton-in-Lindrick WI

Parish Centre, Church Lane, Carlton-in-Lindrick Worksop Notts

Various activities including different groups: gardening, luncheon club and walking club

Clumber Park Walk About

Clumber Park Worksop Nottinghamshire

1, 2, 3, 5 and 8 mile walks led by a trained walk leader. All walks are planned.

Nether Langwith Village Hall

Queens Walk Nether Langwith Notts

Village Hall - CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

Ranskill Bowls Club

Station Road Ranskhill Retford

Bowls Club April-September

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Retford U3A

The Well Hospital road Retford

Learning co-operative where members share knowledge, skills and experience.

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Worksop and District U3A

St Anne's Church Hall Harrington Street off Newcastle Avenue Worksop

Lifelong learning, through groups and activities for retired people.

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Age Concern Harworth and Bircotes

Community Centre 2 Devonshire Road Harworth Doncaster

Information & signposting.

Luncheon club, 2 course hot meals, coffee shop, drop in friendly atmosphere, coffee and tea available and chat and other services and meetings.

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Bassetlaw Museum

Amcott House 40 Grove Street Retford Nottinghamshire

Friends of Bassetlaw Museum - special events, previews, talks and quarterly newsletter.

Carlton-in-Lindrick Over 50's Bingo

Gateway Community Centre 24-28 Sycamore Road Carlton-in-Lindrick Worksop Nottinghamshire

2nd Tuesday of each month. Table top games, knit and natter, nostalgia corner, crafts and good old fashioned chat.

Carlton-in-Lindrick Methodist Church

High Road Carlton-in-Lindrick Worksop Notts.

2nd Tuesday on each month. Table top games, knit and natter, nostalgia corner, crafts and good old fashioned chat.

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Crown Green Bowling at Worksop Cricket and Sports Club

Central Avenue Worksop Notts

Crown green bowling for beginners. Members on hand to provide tuition. Must wear flat shoes.

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Men in Sheds

Unit 2 Kilton Road Industrial Estate Worksop Notts

Hobby workshop for men of 60 or over.

Blends Cafe - The Well

The Well RBC Hospital Road Retford Notts

Blends is a Community cafe on Monday mornings, offering warmth, friendship and enjoyment for all.

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Royal Voluntary Service (Nottinghamshire)

Royal Voluntary Service, The Crossing, Newcastle Street, Worksop, S80 2AT

This Home From Hospital Services is available to anyone aged 50 plus who is registered to a Bassetlaw GP and aims to support a person during their recovery after a stay in hospital / a medical setting (i.e. rehabilitation unit or nursing home).

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Nottinghamshire Carer's Hub - Worksop Group (Aurora Centre)

The Old Library, Memorial Avenue, Worksop

Offering support and practical advice to Carers Peer Support Training Grants Information

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Cosmic Cottage

Goodwill Hall, Retford

Weekly internet cafe for people who need help using the internet.

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Worksop Folk Dance Group

54 Larwood Avenue Worksop Notts

We dance every Tuesday evening. Everyone welcome, beginners and experienced alike. Come along and try it. You don't need to bring a partner.

Retford Bridge Club

Randall Way Retford Notts

Bridge Club

Retford Community Singers

St Joseph's Church Hall Babworth Road Retford

Community singing for enjoyment (no performances).

Welbeck Abbey Bowls Club

Welbeck Worksop Nottinghamshire

Bowls club.

Donna Pressley Dance Academy

Manton Sports Retford Road Worksop Nottinghamshire

Donna Pressley has over 30 years of experience within the dance sector. Commencing at a very young age, Donna went on to study performing arts, and then performed professionally on a national scale, before becoming a dance teacher. 

'Vitality, fitness for life'

Walkeringham Village Hall, Stockwith Road, Walkeringham,

Gentle exercise to music

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Turn2me

Turn2Me, 1st Floor, South William Street, Dublin 2

Let's Get Talking Feeling anxious, sad or lonely? Going through a tough time? We are here to help, you are not alone. Create your account and let's get talking.

Easi-flex Mobility and Strength Training

Chair based exercises to improve strength and balance, available both as a 1-1 home setting or in a group/community setting

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Framework Housing Association- Brighter Futures

2 Queen Street, Worksop, Notts

Bassetlaw Brighter Futures service supports adults who are affected by a learning disability, autism or aquired brain injury to improve independence & wellbeing

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CISFA UK Chronic Illness Support for all

Know anyone with a chronic illness? We are here to support them. We run online support groups , support groups in the community, a carepack scheme , buddy schemes for hospital visits and appointments and empowerment days

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Nottinghamshire Victim Care

Plumptre Court 7 Poplar Street Nottingham

Victim CARE is a free & confidential service available to all victims of crime & Anti Social Behaviour across Notts.

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From The Heart Charity

10 Hardwick Street Worksop Nottinghamshire

A Local grant Giving organisation which supports families in need in Bassetlaw & North Nottinghamshire

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Family Action

24 Angel Gate City Road London, EC1V 2PT

Providing emotional and financial support to those experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation.

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Clearways Counselling Service

Mansfield Library, Four Seasons Centre West Gate Mansfield Nottinghamshire

We are a support group for people living with stress, worries, depression and anger issues. We offer a safe space and confidentiality for you to explore your feelings in a group counselling setting. We also offer one to one counselling.

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Bassetlaw Connect

Unit 3. The Point, Coach Road, Shireoaks, Worksop Notts

Free advice & support for people who may be thought to be at risk of deteriorating health & independence within the Bassetlaw area.

Bassetlaw Bereavement Care

Bassetlaw Hospital Address Kilton Hill Worksop Nottinghamshire Postcode

Offers pratical assistance & support to those who are experiencing a bereavement

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CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Join the campaign to take a stand against male suicide and get the tools you need for action.

Worksop Society of Artists

A social group for like minded Artists. The WSA provides opportunities for amateur and professionals to meet, create and exhibit together. All levels are welcome.

Live at Home Scheme - Luncheon Club & Games - Rayton Spur

Weekly lunch club with games.

Nottinghamshire County Council Customer Service Centre

The customer service centre can provide you with information about the services for you or the person you care for.

Forget-Me-Nots

The Beeches Community Centre Birch Court Tuxford Newark Nottinghamshire

For older people worried about their memory or with a diagnosis of dementia and families and carers, or anyone who is feeling lonely in the Tuxford and surrounding area. 

The Carers Direct Helpline

If you need help with your caring role and want to talk to someone about what options are available to you. 

Fitness And Fun For Everyone

Seated and Gentle Exercise sessions for people of all ages and abilities

Seated Exercise - Clarborough Village Hall

Senior chair - based seated exercise class

Bassetlaw Carers Group

A Local self help support group

Trading Standards - Action Fraud

Take a stand against Scam Mail

Centre For Trauma Resiliance & Growth ( CTRG )

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust The Mandala centre Gregory Boulvard Nottingham

Coping With The Effects of a Traumatic Event

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Rape Crisis - National

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Galop - LGBT Domestic Abuse

Paediatric Community Occupational Therapy - SPA

Single Point of Referral

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Nottinghamshire County Council - Golden Number

0300 500 80 80

Golden Number.

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Warm Home Scheme - Warm Homes on Prescription

The Nottinghamshire Warm Homes on Prescription project offers assistance to people with specific long term health conditions that are made worse by living in a cold home.

Breakfast Club for Men

The Haxey Gate Inn, Haxey Rd, Misterton, Doncaster

A chance for men to get together & talk about the things that really matter

Northern Cochlear Implant Social Group

The Crossing Church & Centre

Social group where you can meet other cochlear implant users

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Release Drugs, The Law & Human Rights

UK experts on drugs & drug laws

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Asthma Uk

If you have asthma, or you're a parent of a child with asthma, you're in the right place for expert advice.

BCVS Community Advisor

The BCVS Community Advisor can offer supported navigation for all patients registered with a Bassetlaw GP.. Community Advisor os part of Bassetlaw Social Prescribing Service.

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Veteran Together Network- Nottinghamshire

Have you served in the Armed Forces? Are you over 65? Veterans Together Network can help you to get involved with projects and activities in your local community. 

 

Time To Craft Group - Rampton

Rampton Village Hall Retford, Nottinghamshire,

This Craft group meets at Rampton Village Hall, in North Nottinghamshire

The Big House Buddies Charity

Church Street Edwinstowe NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

The Big House Buddies Charity is located at The Big House Church Street - Edwinstowe Nottinghamshire

The Musicality Singers - Choir

'One of the most popular Choirs in the area'

Knit And Natter Group - Worksop Library

Memorial Avenue, Worksop Nottinghamshire

Beginers and Experienced knitters welcome

Craft Cafe - Worksop

Memorial Avenue, Worksop, Notts

Meet other crafters, share ideas and learn new skills

Thrills and Spills Crime Cafe

Memorial Avenue, Worksop Nott8inghamshire

Chat with other readers at this friendly group

Worksop Family History Group

Get Help with your family history research

Worksop Community Jigsaw Group

Memorial Avenue,Worksop Nottinghamshire

Got a minute to spare?

Shireoaks Womens Institute - Shireoaks Village Hall

Shireoaks Church Hall Shireoaks Road Shireoaks Worksop

HELD AT SHIREOAKS VILLAGE HALL

The group are always looking for new members to join them.

Whitwell Local History Group

The Group meets every Tuesday at 7.00pm in Whitwell Coomunity Centre

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Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory, Building 3 Riverside Way, Camberley Surrey,

Find a counsellor or therapist near you - visit the website see below

Do-It - National Volunteering Database

Find your perfect volunteering opportunity.

Clumber Storm Ladies Cricket Club

Clumber Storm are a Sport for All Women & Girls Softball Cricket Team, playing in Clumber Park, one of the UK most stunning grounds.

Worksop Ladies Hockey Club

Worksop Ladies Hockey Club 17 Maple Leaf Gardens Worksop Notts

Welcome to Worksop Ladies HC We play in the Midlands and Nottinghamshire leagues and welcome players of all ages & skill.

Back to Hockey - Mansfield

Manor Sport and Recreation Centre Kingsley Avenue Mansfield Woodhouse

Community Sports Club - not for profit

Elanic Zumba Classes

Local fitness classes run by mother and daughter, Nic and Kaisha Pelham. Classes currently include Zumba and Fitsteps.

Salsa Classes - Doncaster

Various

Forces In The Community - Veteran Support

2 Cross Street Beeston, Nottinghamshire

We are committed to supporting veterans, reservists, serving personnel and their families to improve their lives and realise their full potential

Let's Sing - Inter-generational Community Group bring the Community Together with Music

The Well Church & Community Centre Retford Nottinghamshire

This is an Intergenerational Group bringing the Community Together. People of all ages come together to learn from each other

Bassetlaw Women’s Walking Football

 

We are delighted to announce that the first Bassetlaw Women’s Walking Football will be taking place on Monday 15th July, 7-8pm at Worksop Leisure Centre.

Steam Heritage Club

The Midland Events Club 5 Hirst Crescent Wollaton, NOTTINGHAM

A local group suitable for anyone with an interest in Steam Engines & heritage

Bawtry Polo Club

Highwood Farm, Bracken Hill Lane, Misson Springs,

Whether you’re a member, sponsor, client or pony. . . we’re here for you.Whether you’re a member, sponsor, client or pony. . . we’re here for you.

Missing Piece - Child Loss Support Group

Ladybrook Community Centre Mansfield

The group aims to help families survive the pain of losing a child or person under the age of 25

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Mens Health Advice Line

Advice and support for men experiencing Domestic Violence

Think You Know - Family Internet Safety

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

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Mail Preference Service

The MPS is here to make your choice known - so you get the mail you want and need.

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Girl Guiding - Nottinghamshire

Girlguiding Nottinghamshire, 16-18 Burton Road, Carlton, Nottinghamshire,

There are several groups of Rainbow, Girl Guides and Rangers in Bassetlaw

Burlesque Chair Dancing

The Innings Gloucester Road Worksop

Held on a Wednesday evening at The Innings 6-7 in Worksop

Royal Airforce Association - Befriending Service

Royal Airforce Association Atlas House Wembly Road Leicester

Our befriending serfvice pairs volunteers with veterans and their families who suffer from Loneliness and isolation

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Nottinghamshire Rural Support For Farmers and Families

NRS provides free volunteer support for farmers, their families and others in the rural community who are going through difficult times that may be leading to anxiety and stress.

 

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Nottinghamshire Help Yourself - Directory of Services

The Nottinghamshire Help Yourself website promote activities, help and support that are available in Nottinghamshire for local residents.

Mental Health Support Group Retford

17 Churchgate, Retford

This group meets weekly on a Wednesday in the Retford Library between 10.00 - 12.00. No appointment required

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Welbeck Sailing Club

Welbeck Sailing Club, Norton

In 1947 the late Duke of Portland and his friends established the club, which uses the Great Lake, in the grounds of Welbeck Estate.

The Golden Ball - Mens only support Group

The Golden Ball – Home To The Work Of Poplars Church 3 Victoria Square, Worksop

Mens only group for those who wish to share stories about their lives and support one another through what can be challenging and difficult time.