Bassetlaw Action Centre is a community resource agency offering help and support to individuals and organisations throughout Bassetlaw; promoting the independence of older and vulnerable people and supporting individuals with long term conditions.

Our friendly staff are here to help with your enquiries, please make your selection from the left or click here to contact us or click here to view our general services leaflet


New Course Dates – North Notts College Community Courses

Two new community courses are starting on Tuesday 16th January 2018 – these will be held at Bassetlaw Action Centre in Retford

- Skills at Work
- Step up English

Places must be booked by contacting North Notts College directly – please see their website for course and booking information:

Click here for a full list of Community Courses from North Notts College

Staying Well – Expert Patient Programme

Staying Well

We have new dates for our Staying Well Expert Patient Programme – find out more about this six week course for people with long term health conditions by clicking here.

Places are free but must be booked in advance. The course will start on Thursday 11th January 2018 and runs from 12.30pm to 3pm each week for six weeks. The course is being held in Worksop at the Aurora Wellbeing Centre on Memorial Avenue (S80 2BP).

Please call Bassetlaw Action Centre on 01777 709650 or email enquiries@actioncentre.org.uk to secure your place or for more information.

Co-op Local Cause – Funding Update

Thank you to everyone who backed Bassetlaw Community Car Scheme as their Co-op Local Cause – we raised £1,805.42 with the support of local Co-op Members.

Voting is now open again and we are pleased to say that Bassetlaw Befriending Plus has been selected this time around.  Please choose this project if you can.

Visit the Co-op website for more information and to sign up – www.coop.co.uk/membership


Older people encouraged to “Get up and Go” to prevent falls

Find the Top 10 Tips for Staying Steady on the Nottinghamshire County Council website by clicking here

Volunteering Opportunities


Bassetlaw Action Centre has a range of volunteering opportunities available across Bassetlaw for drivers, befrienders, administrators and Staying Well tutors.

Please contact us on 01777 709650, email enquiries@actioncentre.org.uk or click here for more information.


We currently have a job vacancy for Bassetlaw Home Support Worker, please click here for more information

Funding Update

People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Bassetlaw Action Centre has received £19,882.00 of funding from the trust to enable us to recruit more volunteers to help deliver our projects.

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Find out more about the trust at www.postcodetrust.org.uk

Find out more about Peoples Postcode Lottery at www.postcodelottery.co.uk

CTA Quality Mark

Bassetlaw Action Centre have been awarded the CTA Quality Mark for our transport services. Find out more about the CTA Quality Mark here: http://www.ctauk.org/advice-and-information/quality-mark.aspx

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imagesWe are proud to say that we are a Dementia Friendly organisation.

Our organisation has signed the Bassetlaw Dementia Pledge and all of our staff have become Dementia Friends.

People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community. Dementia Friends is giving people an understanding of dementia and the small things they can do that can make a difference to people living with dementia – from helping someone find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia.

If you would like to become a Dementia friend please contact Jayne Bullock who is our Dementia Friends Champion for more information.  Tel: 01777 709650.


There are a range of local initiatives available to help reduce the level of deaths and morbidity in Bassetlaw that are due to vulnerable people living in cold housing. These initiatives are targeted at those who are considered higher at risk: People aged 60 and over, on a low income (so can’t afford heating), have a long term condition or are disabled.

For more information and details on how to refer to these services please click here.


Find Us

Bassetlaw Action Centre, Canal Street Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6EZ

Telephone: 01777 709650

Fax: 01777 819040

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Registered Charity No: 1106908

Company Registered in England & Wales No: 5177066

If you would like to view the latest Bassetlaw Action Centre Annual Report, please click here

If you would like to view the latest Bassetlaw Seniors Directory, please click here