“Making a difference throughout Bassetlaw”

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


Transport Coordinator required!

We are looking for a lively and enthusiastic person to have overall responsibility for its Transport function and ensuring efficient and effective community transport provision is available in Bassetlaw.

If you are capable, flexible, used to working in a very busy environment, with exceptional telephone and IT skills, able to deal with clients at all levels efficiently and would enjoy working as part of a small team, click here for further details.

The closing date is 9am on 11th February  and interviews will be held on Monday 18th February.

Charity in Retford is awarded £150,000.00 after their innovative services impress major UK funder

The Garfield Weston Foundation more than doubles its £5m anniversary fund to over £11m to support over 150 charities across UK after overwhelming demand 

Bassetlaw Action Centre, which promotes the independence of older and vulnerable people has been awarded £150,000.00 from one of the UK’s largest charitable funders. The funding will enable the charity to purchase a building.

If you would like to read the full press release please click here

New Staying Well courses available in Retford and Worksop! See below:

Larwood Health Centre, 56 Larwood Avenue, Worksop, S81 0HH
Monday 7th January 2019 – 11th February 2019 (9:30am start)

Bassetlaw Action Centre, Canal Street, Retford, DN10 4BJ
Monday 7th January 2019 – 11th February 2019 (1.30pm start)

Bassetlaw Action Centre, Canal Street, Retford, DN10 4BJ
Wednesday 9th January 2019 – 13th February 2019 (9:30am start)

Mine of Information, 2 Market Place, Tuxford, NG22 0LA
Wednesday 9th January 2019 – 13th February 2019 (1:00pm  start)

Bassetlaw Action Centre, Canal Street, Retford, DN10 4BJ
Monday  25th February 2019 – 1st April 2019 (9:30am start)

Larwood Health Centre, 56 Larwood Avenue, Worksop, S81 0HH
Wednesday 27th February 2019 – 3rd April 2019 (9:30am start)

For more information on Staying Well please click here.

To book a place Telephone 01777 709650

New Opening Hours

Our opening hours have changed from 4th June 2018. We are now open 9:00am – 1:00pm Monday to Friday. Answer service is available outside of these hours.

Celebrating 20 years!

Lynn Tupling the Chief Executive of Bassetlaw Action Centre was presented with an award in appreciation of 20 years loyal and dedicated service.  Lynn commenced her employment with the centre on the 1st June 1998. To read the Press Release please click here.


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

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

CTA Quality Mark Logo


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.


We have updated our privacy statement in line with the new General Data Protection Regulations , if you would like to view the statement  please click here

If you would like to read our Autumn Newsletter please click here

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

Office Space Available to Let - FINAL (002) Meeting Room Available for Hire - FINAL (002)


Share your views on purchasing over the counter medicines for minor conditions. This will enable the NHS to review how they spend money in the future, ensuring everyone can get the prescription medicines they need, when they need them.

The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete and your input is greatly appreciated. Please click here to complete the survey, thank you.

For further information, please visit www.569millionreasons.co.uk

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.

North Notts College Community Courses

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


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.

Staying Well – Expert Patient Programme

Staying Well

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.

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