Help & Support for Vulnerable People in Bassetlaw

Help & Support for Vulnerable People in Bassetlaw

Bassetlaw District Council is working with Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service (BCVS), Nottinghamshire County Council, community groups and other agencies in Bassetlaw to provide help and support for vulnerable residents at risk from Coronavirus.

Many people may already have family nearby or good neighbours who are looking out for them. However, for residents who may feel socially isolated or concerned, the Council and BCVS can help by:

  • Picking up prescriptions
  • Providing help with shopping
  • Arranging food parcels for those in need (and who are not in receipt of a Government food parcel)
  • A weekly keep in touch call to ensure people are safe and well

To access these services call Bassetlaw District Council on 01909 533 533 between 9am – 5pm, seven days a week, including over Easter. Residents can also email us at

Foodbank Provision

Foodbank services in Bassetlaw are currently being provided by BCVS, supported by Bassetlaw District Council, with distribution centres in Worksop and Retford. If you need Foodbank Services, please call Bassetlaw District Council on 01909 533 533

Foodbank Donations

We are extremely grateful to Tesco and Morrisons for their donations over the last few weeks, which has helped us to distribute around 180 food parcels in the last eight days. However, if anybody wishes to donate food they can do so at the following locations:

Co-op - Plantation Hill, Worksop
Co-op - Carlton-in-Lindrick
Co-op – Ordsall, Retford
Morrisons, Worksop and Retford Stores
Nationwide Building Society, Worksop and Retford Branches (open until 2pm)
One Stop - Kilton Hill, Worksop
Sainsbury's Local – Newcastle Ave, Worksop
Sainsbury's - High Grounds, Worksop

Whilst donations are needed, please observe the Government guidance on social distancing and staying at home.

Nottinghamshire Hub

Residents can also contact the Nottinghamshire Community Support and Volunteering Hub on 0300 500 8080 who have trained staff and a support network of volunteers on hand to make sure you get the help and support you need, including:

  • standard health and social care
  • safe and well checks, befriending
  • dog walking
  • social contact/ virtual befriending
  • food and medicine collections
  • COVID-19 support

Catherine Burn, BCVS Director said: “We are extremely grateful for the support of Morrisons and Tesco in providing food so that we can make up parcels to be sent to those most in need during the Coronavirus pandemic. Working with Bassetlaw District Council, we are now operating two distribution points in the District.

“From Wednesday 8th April, Bassetlaw District Council will be taking calls for food parcels, prescription deliveries and people needing help with shopping. This will allow the BCVS team to focus on co-ordinating and distributing food parcels to those in need.

“People needing help can call 01909 533 533, 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week. Working together with our volunteers and our partners we will get through this.”

Cllr Simon Greaves, Leader of Bassetlaw District Council said: “BCVS are doing a fantastic job and as a Council we are providing transport, staffing and volunteers to help with the collection and distribution of food as well as helping with prescription deliveries. Working together we will continue to support vulnerable residents in need.”

Last Updated on Thursday, September 17, 2020