Information for carers and families

We offer help and support for our patients' families and carers. We also work with some fantastic community services that can offer our patients, families and carers additional advice and support.


Nottinghamshire Healthcare Involvement Experience Volunteering

Nottinghamshire Healthcare Involvement Experience Volunteering - We work together with carers because by listening to and involving them, we can provide better care for our patients and service users. A carer is someone of any age who provides regular unpaid support to another person who could not manage without help. You may be a partner, friend, relative or neighbour or a young carer under the age of 18. Click on the link above to find out more about how carers can get involved with the trust.



Aurora supports families in the Bassetlaw area affected by cancer and long-term health conditions. Services on offer include counselling and emotional support, courses and workshops, support groups, exercise classes, yoga therapy and befriending.


Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service (BVCS)

The Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service social prescribing advisors help patients who are socially isolated or frail to access services and activities provided by voluntary organisations and community groups.

  • Who can get help from the service? The service is only available for patients who are registered with a Bassetlaw GP.
  • How do I get help? Your health or social care professional will let you know if they feel you could benefit from talking to a voluntary or community services (VCS) advisor.
  • What does the advisor do? Your advisor will arrange to visit you to discuss voluntary or community services that could help you improve your health and wellbeing. This is in addition to any NHS or social care support you are already receiving. Your advisor will also support you to access other services e.g. community transport.



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