Local Support Groups & Useful Links

Adults Supporting Adults

Adults Supporting Adults (ASA) provides support for people from the age of 18 years who wish to remain or become a part of their community


Tel 01529 416270


  • Sleaford - Mon - Thur 9am to 5pm and Fri 9am to 4.30pm

Age Care Advice

Supporting carers and families. Our team of experienced local Care Co-ordinators will work with you to ensure that the best suited local care service options are offered to you


Tel 01476 552137 /07772 992732


  • Available 7 days a week, 12 hours a day
  • Local locations

Age UK South Lincolnshire

Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire offers a free and confidential information and advice service for older people, their families and carers


Tel 01522 696000


  • Expert information and advice

  • Activities and clubs

  • Support services and help at home

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. 


Tel 01472 362058


  • Locations in Peterborough, Grantham, Spalding, Stamford and Market Deeping

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support

Dementia support South Lincs helps people with dementia retain their identity and individuality by welcoming them and their carers into a supportive and friendly community environment


Tel 01778 426756


  • Various activities and locations
  • Art for all, Singing, Tai Chi, Square Hole Club and Coffee and Chat

Bourne Arthritis Support Group

Meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Meadow Close Community Centre at 2pm

  • Everyone welcome to attend

Bourne Beacon Counselling

Provides care counselling services in the Bourne area including, anxiety, depression, bereavement, pregnancy, self-esteem and relationships

Tel 07989 152112, Lorrae Speirs

  • Bourne area

  • Various days

South Lincolnshire Blind Society

Offering those with sight-loss visits from our Community Support Workers who provide a vital support system through advice, training, equipment and information; all of which are aimed at enabling those with sight-loss to live as independently as possible in their own homes


Tel 01476 592775


  • Various activities in Grantham, Spalding, Bourne and Stamford

Bourne Food Bank

Clients will need information / vouchers from appropriate agencies, e.g., citizen’s advice / toolbar etc.


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

Bourne Heart Support Group

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Service that brings together a wide range of advice and support

Bourne 01778 425124

Boston 01775 652282

  • Medical equipment
  • Education
  • Counselling and psychological support
  • Work advice

Bourne Parkinson Support Group

Provide information and support to help everyone feel in control of life with Parkinson’s


Tel 0344 2259850 Emma Parkinson

  • The Salvation Army, Manning Road, Bourne PE10 9ET
  • Last Monday of every month, 10.30-12.30

Call Connect

A bus service whose timetable is not fixed but responds to passenger requests, ideal for rural areas and those with restricted mobility


Tel 0845 2343344

  • Bourne / North Lincolnshire, Rutland, Peterborough, East Northants
  • Monday to Saturday service

CALM – Mental Health

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


Tel 0800 585858

  • Webchat
  • 365 days from 5pm – 12pm

Carers First

We provide information, advice, guidance, emotional support, training and activities, giving carers an opportunity to have a break from their caring role and help them to get the support they need



Tel 01522 782224

  • Peer Support Groups
  • Workshops
  • Activities and Trips

Carers Sitter Service

Provides a home sitting service for the numerous people who are practically housebound because of 24hr care


Tel 01778 420257

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

Child Death Helpline

A helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances however recently or long ago



Tel 0800 282986 or 0800 8006019 If calling from a mobile

  • Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm
  • Evenings 7pm to 10pm


Free and confidential help for young people in the UK across a range of subjects


Tel 0800 1111

  • Talk privately to counselor’s
  • Chat to other people via message boards

Citizens Advice Bureau

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


Tel 03444 111444

  • Bourne, Stamford, Spalding, Grantham
  • Monday to Friday 10:00am – 3pm

Computer Skills Session

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

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

Crohn’s and Colitis UK

Providing the opportunity for anyone affected by Crohn’s and Colitis to meet other people who understand the challenges and support for access to information


Tel: 0300 222 5700


  • Offer’s emotional support
  • Support for friends, relatives, partner or carer’s
  • Practical help

CRUSE Bereavement Care

Offering support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. cruse.org.uk/get-help/local-services/east-midlands/stamford-and-bourne 


Tel 07715 527611

  • Face to face support
  • Local Services
  • Military families

Dementia Support South Lincs

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



Tel 01778 426756

  • Wake House, 41 North Street, Bourne PE10 9AE

Don’t Lose Hope Counselling Service

Offers a professional counselling service for all members of the community from age 4 upwards



Tel 01778 420762

  • 4 North Street Bourne PE10 9HA
  • Café open Monday to Friday


Drinkline is a free confidential telephone helpline, which offers information and advice on alcohol to anyone concerned or worried about their own drinking.


Tel 0300 123 1110

  • Monday to Friday 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Weekends 11:00am to 4:00pm
  • Advice and support for family and friends

Drugs – Release

Our counselling outreach service seeks to support and improve the lives of people affected by substance (drugs and/or alcohol) use, dependency or those looking to remain abstinent who could benefit from professional specialist counselling sessions



Tel 020 7324 2989

  • Advice line open Monday to Friday 11:00am to 4:00pm
  • Message service available

Essentials of Safe Independent Living (For Seniors)

Helpful information for older people who are living alone or are isolated right now, with useful tips and advice on well-being, safety and dealing with loneliness.

Full guide here: https://www.buildingmaterials.co.uk/nuts-and-bolts/resources/insulation-guide-for-the-elderly#isolation

Ex-Forces Breakfast Club

Breakfast Clubs is meeting face to face in a relaxed, safe social environment to allow veteran’s to ‘return to the tribe’



Tel 01529 241646

  • Nags Head Pub, Bourne PE10 9EF
  • Every Saturday from 9.45am
  • Free to join


The National Gambling Helpline provides confidential information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling problems offers live chat and face to face counselling


Tel 0808 8020133

  • Live chat and face to face counselling
  • 7 days a week, 24 hours

Little Miracles Bourne

Activities planned for parents/carer’s with children or younger people with additional needs, support and advice available


01733 262226

  • Masonic Hall, Roman Bank, Bourne PE10 9LQ

LPCF Parent Carer Forum

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



Tel 07925 232466

  • Coffee Meetings at Nags Head Pub, Bourne PE10 9EF, 10.30-12pm

Pelican Trust Home Based Training Support

The Pelican Trust Home-based Training Scheme provides up to 20 training hours in computer skills and the use of the internet for people who are unable to attend a course outside their home



Tel 01476 530525

  • Home Based
  • Various Days


Get in touch about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue



Tel 116 123

  • 7 days a week, 24 hours
  • Locations in Peterborough and Grantham

Samaritans TEXT

Text with a trained counselor. For those uncomfortable speaking on the phone

TEXT  07725 909090

  • 7 days a week
  • 24 hours

Saneline – Mental Health Charity

Sane is a mental health charity working to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness



Tel 0300 304 7000

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


Shout is a 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support.


TEXT: SHOUT to 85258

  • 7 days a week
  • 24 hour support


The Silver Line is the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK open every day and night of the year



Tel 0800 470 8090

  • 24 hour support, 365 days of the year

The Art of Tactical Parenting

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



Tel Vicky 07482064322 or George 07795 684446

  • Workshops take place at Toft Country House Hotel, Bourne PE10 0JT

The Butterfield Centre

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



Tel 01778 421422

  • 2 North Road, Bourne, PE10 9AP
  • Meals on wheels, domestic cleaning services, equipment loan

The Cinnamon Trust

Cinnamon Trust is the only specialist national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties, problems, and sometimes injustices, faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets, thereby saving a great deal of human sadness and animal suffering


Tel 01736 757 900

  • Takes Care of your pet if you’re in hospital, fostering service
  • Dog walking service for housebound owners


Provides support to adults over 18 who are unemployed and seeking work; IT support, CV preparation, help with job searches and applications and much more. 



Tel 07749 689026 

  • The Len Pick Suite, Bourne Town Football Club, Abbey Road, Bourne, PE10 9EN
  • Every Monday, 10am to 12pm (except bank holidays)
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Free and confidential
  • Free tea and coffee 

Travelling When Pregnant: How to Enjoy a Holiday With a Baby on the Way


  • This guide is an excellent resource offering plenty of useful information such as tips on the best babymoon destinations, advice for travelling in different trimesters, as well as a list of frequently asked questions that will help any pregnant traveller enjoy a safe and comfortable journey.

We are With You

Confidential service that offer a range of day programmes for people to address their drug and alcohol use in more depth or worries about their mental health


Tel 0800 307 7021 24hrs or 01476 512950 (Grantham office)

  • Webchat from 9am to 9pm weekdays & 10am to 4pm weekends
  • Local locations, Grantham, Boston & Lincoln