Social Prescribing Service (Pilot)

Aim of the Service

The aim of this new service is about linking people to activities in the community that promotes independence and wellbeing.  It is about connecting people to non-medical sources of support.


Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group has commissioned Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service (BCVS) to provide the Social Prescribing Service across Bassetlaw.  The service is available to patients aged 65 and over who are socially isolated or frail and registered with a Bassetlaw GP.

How to Access the Service/What the Service Provides

Patients can be referred into the service via their GP or Community Nursing Service.  The patient will then receive a visit from a Voluntary and Community Services (VCS) Advisor to discuss voluntary or community services that could improve the patient’s health and wellbeing.  The service is available for a maximum of 12 weeks. The Advisor can help patients to:-


  • Access specific support groups
  • Attend local community social groups
  • Access benefits, debt and welfare rights advice
  • Address isolation issues
  • Access services for carer/s
  • Create a plan of action
  • Improve health and wellbeing and independence
  • Access information and advice on a wide range of services
  • Access other services eg. community transport

At the end of the 12 week intervention, the Advisor will arrange to meet the patient and discuss next steps to enable the patient to continue accessing the support they have received from the voluntary and community sector.

Contact Details

Julie Barnes, Social Prescribing Manager at BCVS. Telephone: 01909 476118 extension 30 or

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Welcome to BCVS


Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service - a local support and development organisation for the voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) 

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    Useful Links


    *Bassetlaw Health website *

    For a full and comprehensive list of all services in and across Bassetlaw that you can access and download.  For more information, please click here.


    * Notts Help Yourself *

    Link to the Information Prescription website  http://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/home.page  This site has links to the each of the specialist websites, long term conditions, Childrens' etc.


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    Nottinghamshire First


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    Nottinghamshire First is a partnership made up of BCVS, NAVO, Rushcliffe CVS, Gedling CVS, Voluntary Action Broxtowe, Newark & Sherwood CVS, Ashfield Voluntary Action and Mansfield CVS and several Infrastructure Bodies across the County.  Together, we are working to improve services and communications across Organisations and Businesses.  We will deliver relevant training in order to equip individuals with up to date skills and qualifications.  We are also raising business awareness with a view to unlocking income streams and exploring new ways of working.  For more information and to visit the Nottinghamshire First website, please click here