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About us

Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

What we do

As advocates for the positive power that physical activity has on everyone’s lives, we work in partnership to improve understanding, influence change, and tackle the challenge of inactivity.

Knowledge Hub

Our Knowledge Hub is the core of our website. Here you’ll find our guidance, advice, insight and support in all areas of physical activity and sport.

Get involved

Want to get involved with us? We depend on your collaboration to create and influence meaningful change. Find out how you can help Lincolnshire move more.

Social Prescribing

Helping patients to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to community services

  • About social prescribing in Lincolnshire

    About social prescribing in Lincolnshire

    Social prescribing connects patients to local services – such as sports, activity classes and volunteering opportunities – that can help them to feel better. It aims to address people’s needs in a holistic way and support individuals to take greater control of their own health.

    People may visit their GP because they’re feeling stressed, depressed, have complex social needs or are feeling lonely and isolated. Often medication alone cannot fix these problems. Social prescribing link workers are available to create a shared plan for patients, helping them to understand their individual needs and build personal relationships.

    In Lincolnshire, the social prescribing network is rapidly evolving and growing, with a wide range of link workers from Lincolnshire CVS and Voluntary Centre Services, as well as some primary care networks.

    Watch this video from South Lincs Rural Primary Care Network as they share some of the benefits of Social Prescribing:


    GP surgeries can make referrals directly. If you're not based in a GP surgery or you are an individual looking for social prescribing support visit Lincolnshire CVS website to find out more about the Self Referral process.

    To find out more about social prescribing across the UK, visit the National Academy for Social Prescribing.

    Find local activities to recommend or get involved with using the Let's Move Lincolnshire activity finder.

  • Social prescribing & physical activity

    Social prescribing & physical activity

    Physical activity is often not something a patient is seeking or realises they may benefit from – however, it can support a wide range of mental and physical health needs. That's why we support the local social prescribing network and link workers to connect patients with relevant physical activity opportunities, as well as providing advice to local sport and activity organisations about the services they can offer referrals.

    At Active Lincolnshire, we work to:

    • Support social prescribing partners, link workers and healthcare professionals with information about the importance of being active
    • Provide link workers with access to a range of physical activity information and opportunities through the Let’s Move Lincolnshire Activity Finder
    • Support physical activity providers to develop opportunities that meet the needs of local people that have been referred through the social prescribing pathway

    If you’re a link worker, GP, healthcare professional or sport and activity provider and would like to learn more about social prescribing, please contact Donna Sutton.

    Find local activities to recommend or get involved with using the Let's Move Lincolnshire activity finder.

About social prescribing in Lincolnshire

Social prescribing connects patients to local services – such as sports, activity classes and volunteering opportunities – that can help them to feel better. It aims to address people’s needs in a holistic way and support individuals to take greater control of their own health.

People may visit their GP because they’re feeling stressed, depressed, have complex social needs or are feeling lonely and isolated. Often medication alone cannot fix these problems. Social prescribing link workers are available to create a shared plan for patients, helping them to understand their individual needs and build personal relationships.

In Lincolnshire, the social prescribing network is rapidly evolving and growing, with a wide range of link workers from Lincolnshire CVS and Voluntary Centre Services, as well as some primary care networks.

Watch this video from South Lincs Rural Primary Care Network as they share some of the benefits of Social Prescribing:


GP surgeries can make referrals directly. If you're not based in a GP surgery or you are an individual looking for social prescribing support visit Lincolnshire CVS website to find out more about the Self Referral process.

To find out more about social prescribing across the UK, visit the National Academy for Social Prescribing.

Find local activities to recommend or get involved with using the Let's Move Lincolnshire activity finder.

Social prescribing & physical activity

Physical activity is often not something a patient is seeking or realises they may benefit from – however, it can support a wide range of mental and physical health needs. That's why we support the local social prescribing network and link workers to connect patients with relevant physical activity opportunities, as well as providing advice to local sport and activity organisations about the services they can offer referrals.

At Active Lincolnshire, we work to:

  • Support social prescribing partners, link workers and healthcare professionals with information about the importance of being active
  • Provide link workers with access to a range of physical activity information and opportunities through the Let’s Move Lincolnshire Activity Finder
  • Support physical activity providers to develop opportunities that meet the needs of local people that have been referred through the social prescribing pathway

If you’re a link worker, GP, healthcare professional or sport and activity provider and would like to learn more about social prescribing, please contact Donna Sutton.

Find local activities to recommend or get involved with using the Let's Move Lincolnshire activity finder.