Social Prescribing

We regularly update our list of local activity and support groups. We hope that you will find some of these helpful. If you would like more advice from a social prescriber, support to attend a group or to get started, you can self-refer by calling 01205 314479.

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Support Groups

Ex-Forces Breakfast Club

  • Nags Head Pub
  • Every Saturday, 9.30am

For all ex-forces members – All ages welcome

Carers First

  • Various locations

Full support for all carers – range of activities and support available to all.


Tel: 0300 303 1555

Carers Sitter Service

  • Bourne Bourne
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 9.30am – 12.30pm

Local sitting service

Tina Sanderson

Tel: 01778 420257

Child Death Helpline

  • Various locations

A helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from prebirth to aldult, under any circumstances however recently or long ago

Tel: 0800 282 986

Christians Against Poverty

  • Various locations

Help with debt issues and helping to manage money better

Tel: 0800 328 0006


  • Various locations

Free and confidential help for young people in the UK

Tel: 0800 1111

CALM – Mental Health

  • National
  • 365 days a year
  • 5pm – 12pm

Free, confidential helpline and webchat for anyone in a mental health crisis

Tel: 0800 525252

Saneline – Mental Health Charity

  • National
  • 7 days a week
  • 4.30pm – 10.30pm

Leading UK mental health charity offering out of hours specialist support – Age 16+

Tel: 0300 304 7000

Alzheimers and Dementia Support

  • Wood Grange Care Home
  • 1st Wednesday of the month

Coffee morning – All welcome

Jean 07747 757848

National Gambling Helpline

  • Nationwide
  • 7 days a week
  • 24 hours

Leading national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected – offers live chat and face to face counselling

Tel: 0808 8020 133

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Various locations

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope to solve their common problem to recover

Tel: 01472 362058


  • National
  • Monday – Friday
  • 9am – 8pm

Advice to those worried about their own, or a loved ones alcohol use – free helpline and weekend support 11am – 4pm

Tel: 0300 123 1110

Drugs – Release

  • National
  • Various Days

Organisation providing free legal advice on drug related issues – free helpline provided

Tel: 0845 4500 215

Gordon Moody Association – Gambling

  • National
  • Various Days

Offers residenitial courses for men and women who have problems with gambling


Tel: 01384 241292


  • Local locations
  • Various Days

Free confidential service open to those affected by drugs / alcohol or affected by another’s substance use

Tel: 01775 666638

Adults Supporting Adults

  • Local locations
  • Various Days

Providing support for people who wish to remain or become part of their chosen community

Jackie Quant

Tel: 01529 416270


  • Various locations
  • 7 days a week
  • 24 hour support

Free 24/7 text service for anyone in mental health crisis and requires immediate help

TEXT: SHOUT to 85258

Age UK South Lincolnshire

  • Various locations

Information and advice for people over 50 on a range of areas.

Tel: 01522 696000

Age Care Advice

  • Various locations

Supporting clients, carers and families navigate the care system and access the services required and possible funding sources

Simon Jessop

Tel 07772 992732

Citizens Advice Bureau

  • Bourne
  • 9.30am – 4pm

Helping people to resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing advice and by influencing policy makers

Tel 03444 111444


  • Various locations
  • 24 hour support

24 hour telephone support to help battle lonliness, free service for over 55+

Tel: 0800 470 8090

Little Miracles Bourne

  • Jubilee Garage
  • Every other Monday
  • 9.30-11.30am

Activities planned for parent/carer with child/young person (age 0-25) with additional needs, support and advice available

Pelican Trust Home Based Training Support

  • Home Based
  • Various Days

Learn computer and internet skills, free of charge, provided by Lincs CC, fund up to 20 hrs for those unable to attend outside of the home


01476 530525

Crohn’s and Colitis UK

  • Various locations

Providing the opportunity for anyone affected to meet other people who understand the challenges and support for access to information

Tel: 0300 222 5700


  • Various locations
  • 7 days a week
  • 24 hours

Confidential telephone support for those with emotional needs or in crisis

Tel: 116 123

Samaritans TEXT

  • 7 days a week
  • 24 hours

TEXT service – when in crisis, a text service with a trained counseller. For those uncomfortable speaking on the phone

TEXT – 07725 909090

LPCF Parent Carer Forum

  • Nags Head Pub
  • Nxt mtg 12-09-19
  • 10.30-12pm

For parent/carers of anyone with special needs that require access to info, feel connected and supported – free to attend

CRUSE Bereavement Care

  • Bourne Branch

Support after the death of someone close branch

Tel: 01780 751162

The Art of Tactical Parenting

  • Toft Country House Hotel
  • Various Days
  • 5 weeks course

Providing information, instilling confidence and supporting choices – 5 week antenatal course with personalised needs and support
Vicky 07482064322


  • Bourne Snooker Club
  • Every Monday, 10.30-12

For recently unemployed, a great support to anyone needing help finding work

Dementia Support South Lincs

  • Various locations

Aiming to support and improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers.


Kate 01778 426756

Bourne Arthritis Support

  • Meadow Close Community Centre
  • 1st Thursday of the month, 2pm

All welcome

Bourne Breathe Easy Support Group

  • Meadow Close Community Centre
  • 2nd Monday of the month, 2-3.30pm

Support for those suffering from respiratory complaints inc family members

Bourne Blind and Partially Sighted Group

  • Manor Court, West Street, Bourne
  • Every Wednesday, 2pm

Friendly group, chat, outings and attractions, transport available

Ann 01778 421720

Bourne Beacon Counselling

  • Bourne Area
  • Various Days

Provides care counselling services in the Bourne area inc, anxiety, depression, beravement, pregnancy, self esteem and relationships

Lorrae Speirs
Tel: 07989 152112

Bourne Food Bank

  • United Reform Church, Spalding Road
  • Tues 1-3pm / Fri 9-11am

Clients will need information / vouchers from appropriate agencies – eg, citizens advice / toolbar etc

Bourne Heart Support Group

  • Corn Exchange
  • 3rd Wednesday of the month

Kate 01778 426756

Don’t Lose Hope Counselling Service

  • 4 North Street Bourne
  • Various Days

Age 4 plus, free service if in receipt of benefits and affordable to others, community café offers access to support, groups, workshops & advice


Tel: 01778 420762

Linkage Community Trust Family Services

  • Various locations
  • Various Days

Free support to young people/parents/carers – offer additional support to those with disability (age5-18)e


Heather 07515 851835

Computer Skills Session

  • Bourne Library, 10 South Street, Bourne
  • Wednesday
  • 2pm – 4pm

Pop in to library to book in advance. 1/2 slots available for 1:1 support. Free of charge. Welcome to bring own laptop if prefer.

Dementia Support – Art For All

  • Wake House, North Street
  • Every Monday, 11am – 1pm

Supported and creative art classes for people living with dementia and their carers

The Cinnamon Trust

  • Home Based
  • Various Days

Help to look after pets (dog walking etc) for the elderly – 60+ and terminally ill, including hospital cover

Tel: 01736 7579010

Call Connect

  • Bourne / Surrounding villages
  • Every Day

A unique bus service whose timetable is not fixed but responds to passenger requests

Tel: 0845 234 3344

The Butterfield Centre

  • 2 North Road, Bourne
  • Various Days

Provides day care and support for elderly – Domestic help service and mobile meals


Debbie 01778 421422

Bourne Parkinson Support Group

  • Salvation Army Hall
  • Last Monday of every month, 10.30-12.30

Activity Groups

Bourne U3A

  • Bourne Corn Exchange
  • Third Monday of every month, 2.15pm

Enjoy education and entertainment by variety of speakers
0845 519 1385

Bourne Bridge Club

  • Masonic Hall, Roman Bank
  • Every Thursday, 6.50- 10pm

Partners can be found if needed


Brenda 01778 342967

Repair Café

  • St Firmins Hall, Thurlby
  • 4th Sunday of the month

A meeting place to repair all broken items, seek advice and get inspiration (no charge)

Hereward Probus Club

  • Toft Country House Hotel
  • 2nd Wednesday of the month, Various times

For retired and professional business men, lunches, talks, outings, special events

Peter 01778 393031

Get Connected

  • Salvation Army Hall
  • Every Tuesday, 1.30-4pm

Opportunity to meet with friends to do crafts, colouring, games, knitting – All ages

Bourne Gateway Social

  • Masonic Hall, Roman Bank
  • Weekly Various

Weekly social/disco (age 18+), popular social evenings, disco, bowling, karaoke, days out for those with additional needs/learning disability

Bourne Borderers

  • Edenham village Hall
  • Every Wednesday, 8pm

Welcome new dancers and musicians

Janet 01778 346236

Quiz Night

  • The Sugarmill
  • Every Tuesday, 8.30pm

Bourne Methodist Church Social Group

  • Methodist Church Hall, Abbey Road
  • Every Thursday, 2-4.30pm

Social meet up with games and dancing

Bourne Worth it WI

  • Darby and Joan Hall
  • 2nd Thursday of the month, 7.30pm

Christine 01778 420186

Bourne Ladies Dining Club

  • Conservative Headquarters, North Street
  • 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7pm

An excellent opportunity for newcomers of Bourne to the town to settle in and make new friends

Shirley 01778 424613

Bourne Art Society

  • Wake House
  • Every Thursday, 10.30-4pm

Betty 01778 394842

Nubourne WI

  • Bourne Abbey Church
  • 1st Thursday of the month, 7.30pm

New members always welcome

Mary 01778 420370

Bourne Round Table

  • Various locations

The group enjoy many social activities

Ray 07951 010595

Bourne Motor Racing Club

  • Corn Exchange
  • 2nd Thursday of the month, 8pm

All welcome – Guest speakers and socialising

Bourne Town Bowls Club

  • Abbey Lawns
  • Every Wednesday, 6pm

Bourne Preservation Trust

  • Wake House
  • 3rd Monday of the month, 7.30pm

To help maintain the heritage of Bourne

Bourne Garden Club

  • Abbey Church Hall, Church Walk
  • 3rd Thursday of the month, 7.30pm

Trevor 01778 570249

Bourne Petanque Club

  • Abbey Lawns
  • Wednesday & Sundays, 2pm

Welcome new members

01778 394083

Bourne Organ Club

  • Bourne Corn Exchange
  • 3rd Wednesday of the month

All ages welcome

Linda Wass 01778 424947

Bourne Tuneless Choir

  • Bourne Abbey Church
  • Every Wednesday, 7.30-9pm
  • £40 for 8 weeks

All abilities welcome

Linda 07949 057811

Bourne to Sing!

  • Salvation Army Hall
  • Every Wednesday, 1.30-2.30pm

Free taster session

Brooke 07772 055935

Bourne Choral Society

  • Bourne Abbey Church
  • Every Monday, 7.30pm

New members always welcome

Handful of Harmonies

  • Red Hall Bourne / Village Hall Langtoft
  • Mondays / Fridays, 7.30- 9pm
  • Age 17- 70 plus

Andrew 01778 345857

Healthy Holistic Happiness

  • Various locations
  • Various Days

Improve your mental and physical wellbeing with mindfulness teacher, big happiness coach, laughter 1-2-1 coach, behavioural science coach
Linda 07849 776045

SKAMP (SK Acting Musical Players)

  • Bourne

Performing 2-3 shows throughout the year usually at the Bourne Corn Exchange. Active membership for age 8+ living in or around Bourne.


CMHT Pool Group

  • Bourne Snooker Centre, Cherry Holt Rd
  • Every Tuesday
  • 12pm – 1.30pm

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust CMHT new group – Please just show up

Crafty Friday

  • The Craft Centre, Bourne Town Centre
  • Every Friday
  • 9am – 9pm

Bring with you what you are working on – £2.50 charge for 3 hours – over 16’s

Dance and Drama for the Disabled

  • Wake House, North Street
  • Every Saturday, 10.30-12pm

New members always welcome

Helen 01778 421042

Knit and Sew Friendship Group

  • Abbey Church Hall
  • Every Wednesday, 2pm

Rosie 01778 424584

Knit and Crochet Group

  • The Craft Centre, Bourne Town Centre
  • Every Friday
  • 9am – 9pm

All welcome

Bourne Over 60’s Club

  • Darby and Joan Hall
  • Every Monday, 2pm – 3.45pm

Very friendly group, bingo, quizzes, afternoon tea, trips and days out. Not running end of July – September

Bourne Cameo Club

  • Salvation Army Hall
  • Every Thursday, 2.30pm

For over 60’s

Bourne Scrabble Club

  • Wake House
  • Every Monday, 2-5pm

Caters for all players of all levels

Carpet Bowls

  • Village Hall, Langtoft
  • Fridays, 6.15pm – 10.15pm (Youth 6.15pm – 7.15pm; Adults till 10.15pm)

Bourne Judo Club

  • Darby and Joan Hall
  • Every Wednesday
  • Various times

From 6 – 60 years – Can just turn up – no booking required

Bourne Readers Group

  • Various locations
  • Various Days

For people interested in reading and meeting new people

Linda 01778 393127


  • Elsea Park Community Hall, Sandown Drive
  • Every Thursday, 6.30pm

All fitness levels welcome

Nikki 07500 862412

Royal British Legion (women’s section)

  • Butterfield Centre, North Road
  • 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2pm

Many social events to enjoy


Aslackby Bingo

  • Aslackby Village Hall
  • 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm

Bourne Bingo

  • Meadow Close Community Centre
  • Every other Thursday, 7.30pm

All welcome

Brenda 07712 199050

Twenty Bingo

  • Twenty Village Hall
  • Every other Wednesday, 7.30pm

All welcome – Just turn up

Morton Bingo

  • The Five Bells Pub
  • Every Monday, 7.30pm

Baby Groups

Babies and Tots

  • New Day Baptist Church, Morton
  • Every Tuesday, 10-11.30am

Baby Massage

  • The Youth Centre Bourne Childrens Centre
  • Every Friday, 11.30-12.30

Courses run for 5 weeks


Baby Yoga

  • The Youth Centre Bourne Childrens Centre
  • Every Monday, 11.00-12.00
  • Pre-Booking required


Pre School / Toddler Groups

Mother and Toddler Group

  • Baptist Church, Bourne
  • Every Tuesday, 9.30-11.30
  • £1.50 per family

Elsea Park Playgroup

  • Elsea Park Community Hall, Sandown Drive
  • Every Thursday
  • 9.30am – 10.30am

£1.50 per session. Age 0-4 years.

Toddler and Parent Group

  • Salvation Army Hall
  • Every Wednesday
  • 10am – 12pm

£1.00 per family. Refreshments included. From 0-4 years, lots of activities available.

Mother and Toddler group

  • Abbey Church Hall
  • Every Wednesday, 9.30-11.30

All welcome – pre-school age only – term time only


  • Thurlby Methodist Church
  • Every Wednesday
  • Various times

The most original musical baby, toddler and pre-school classes

Call Kaffy: 07576 759337

Musical Minis

  • Various locations
  • Various days and times

Music group for parents and pre-school children for learning and fun with music – Term time only

Pre-school music class

  • Wake House, North Street
  • Every Wednesday Mornings

For 0-4 years, fun music sessions

Mary 01529 497131

Pillarwood Farm Pre-School Parent/Toddler

  • 2 Main Street, Edenham
  • Fridays, 10am – 11.30am

Five-week sessions – Parent and toddler group, £6 per child, £3 per sibling. Refreshments, chance to chat. Forest school setting, outside activities.


  • Bourne Library
  • Every Tuesday, 2- 2.30pm

Storytime for pre-school children

Junior Clubs

Bourne Judo Club

  • Darby and Joan Hall
  • Every Wednesday, 7.45-8.45pm
  • £2.50 per session

Chas 01778 440430

Yoga Class – After School

  • Café 35, Bourne Town Centre
  • Every Tuesday
  • 4.15-5.15pm

Suitable for primary school children, Drop-in class, Pay as you go £5.00 – Booking req (drink and snack inc)


Don’t Lose Hope

  • 4 North Street Bourne
  • Every Thursday, 6.30-8.30pm

Themed evenings and chilled sessions for teenagers only / Mental Health

07823 887968

Youth Club

  • New Day Baptist Church, Morton
  • Every Thursday, 6.30-8pm
  • From Year 6 – Year 9

Active Lifestyle Groups

Ki-Ways Tai-Chi

  • Every Tuesday, 2-3.30pm

Tai-Chi Lessons for all abilities

Tel: 07413 620344

Dementia Support – Tai Chi

  • Wake House
  • Every Wednesday, 2pm – 3pm

All abilities welcome

Zumba Class

  • Bourne Methodist Church
  • Every Wednesday
  • 7pm – 8pm

All levels welcome

Jackie Goodwin

Yoga Class

  • Wake House
  • Every Wednesday, 7.30-8.45pm

Laura 07951 288801

Burghley Run Camp

  • Burghley Park, Near Stamford
  • Every Wednesday
  • 10.30am

Running based exercise class, do not have to be a runner to take part, pay on the day, no need to book.

Bourne Ladies Keep-Fit

  • Methodist Church Hall, Abbey Road
  • Every Thursday, 7.30-8.30pm
  • Ladies only

Janet 07730 23557

Fia – Rock Box Fitness

  • Ryhall Village Hall PE9 4HR
  • Various days and times

Fitness class with a difference, combining rock music and boxing training – All fitness levels welcome.


Tel: 07818 516707

Bourne Badminton Club

  • Bourne Leisure Centre
  • Every Friday, 7.30-9.30pm

Welcomes new members

Julian 01778 423994

Inclusive Family Yoga

  • Morton Village Hall
  • Every Tuesday
  • 11am 

Exercise to Music

  • Rippingale Village Hall
  • Every Wednesday, 11.45-12.45

Exercise to music for over 50 plus age group

01778 423351

Postural Stability Strength and Balance Class

  • Bourne Youth Centre
  • Every Monday
  • 1.30pm & 2.30pm

Endurance and strength class for those at risk of falls, tea and coffee after, £6 per class, 1st session free


Glynn  07834 839212

Yoga / Pilates and Body Conditioning

  • Edenham Village Hall
  • Every Thursday, 6.30pm
  • Pay as you go £3.50

Kim 07976 818995

Move It or Lose It Class

  • Elsea Park Community Hall, Sandown Drive
  • Every Monday
  • 10.45am 

Exercise class for the over 60’s and a good natter – First session free

Move It or Lose It Class

  • The Barn – Baston
  • Every Friday
  • 1.30pm – 2.15pm

Exercise class for the over 60’s and a good natter – First session free. To book call or email.


Tel: 07535 788756

Yoga Class

  • Wake House
  • Every Thursday, 10.30-12pm

All welcome

Laura 07951 288801

Slimming World with Tori

  • Salvation Army Hall
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Tuesdays 9.30am / Thursdays 5.30pm / 7.30pm

Everyone is welcome – For more information please call Tori.

Tori 07849 095520

South Kesteven Health Walks

  • 1Life Leisure Centre, Bourne
  • Every Friday
  • 11.45am

Provides free walks for beginners and people with health conditions. Meet outside leisure centre for a one hour walk around Bourne.

Walking For Health

  • Various locations
  • Every Wednesday, 2pm
  • Also 2 x Saturdays per month – Walking group in and around Bourne

Kate 01476 406157

Line Dancing Class

  • Masonic Hall, Roman Bank
  • Every Monday, 10-11am

Beginners class

Café – Coffee Groups

Bourne Cuppa Club

  • Café 35, Bourne Town Centre
  • 1st Tues /4th Thurs, 10-11.30am

A cuppa shared whilst making new friends – social group, all welcome

Sharon Davidson

Coffee morning

  • Methodist Church Hall, Abbey Road
  • Every Thursday

Coffee morning

  • Digby Court, North Road
  • Every Wednesday, 10.30-12pm
  • Coffee and Biscuits 50p charge

All welcome

Coffee morning

  • Meadow Close Community Centre
  • Every Tuesday, 10am
  • Coffee / Tea / Biscuits only 30p

Good company – All welcome

Coffee morning

  • Darby and Joan Hall
  • Every Thursday 11.30am

All welcome

Coffee morning

  • Salvation Army Hall
  • Last Saturday of the month, 10-12pm

Lunch Club

Monday Lunch Club

  • Abbey Church Hall, Church Walk
  • Every Monday, 12-2pm

Home cooked food in friendly surroundings £3.00 for main course £1.00 for dessert.

Alison 01778 422832

The Poachers Supper Club

  • Angel Hotel
  • 3rd Thursday of the month
  • Various times

Sociable friendly group with talks, quizzes, entertainment, all ages welcome

Val 01778 394998


Mad in SK

  • Making a difference in South Kesteven. 

Volunteering opportunities for 16-25 yr olds with opp to gain awards, qualifications, have fun and make friends

01476 563863