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News and events

New Carer’s Hub Service launched! Carers welcome to come along on the 30th November 2023

19 November 2023

New Forest Disability and Lymington Hospital are launching a new initiative to support the estimated 22,000 carers in the New Forest and surrounding areas. On the 30th November 2023, our first carers support group will happen at Lymington Hospital in the Management Suite, Level 1 Meeting Room, SO41 8QD – 2pm-4pm. This is a great…

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New Forest Disability is a Finalist in the Brilliance in Business Awards 2023!

19 November 2023

We are delighted to announce New Forest Disability has been selected as a Finalist in the Brilliance in Business Awards 2023! This is a fantastic achievement in itself as there were a large number of nominations this year.  Of the 9000 businesses in the New Forest eligible to take part in our local awards, New Forest…

New Forest Disability is certified as a Disability Confident Leader

19 November 2023

We are delighted to announce that in 2023, New Forest Disability became certified as a Disability Confident Leader. This is a step up from Disability Confident Employer, which we had previously attained, and the highest level of accreditation. It’s a fantastic achievement for us and means that we can continue to demonstrate that we employ…

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New Forest Volunteer Fair! Sunday 28 January 2024

19 November 2023

The New Forest National Park Volunteer Fair – Sunday 28 January 2024, 10.30am-4pm at Brockenhurst Village Hall. Looking for a new challenge in 2024? Why not do something amazing and try volunteering!Come and visit our stand at the Volunteer Fair on Sunday 28th January at Brockenhurst Village Hall 10.30am-4pm and find out how our wonderful…

New Forest Disability celebrates after receiving notification of National Lottery funding!

19 November 2023

New Forest Disability based in New Milton is celebrating securing funding to enhance their Disability Benefits Advice and Advocacy Service from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Our Disability Benefits Advice and Advocacy Service will use their funding to provide advice and assistance to complete disability related…

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Mark Parker’s sponsored 500km walk

28 April 2023

At the end of his successful completion last year of the 380km Cape Wrath Trail in the Scottish Highlands, which raised almost £2,000, NFDIS official walker Mark Parker declared that his next challenge had to be somewhere warm and with decent wine! He decided on a 500km section of European long-distance footpaths GR-78 and GR10…

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Advice Quality Standard

20 February 2023

New Forest Disability were delighted to receive notification the external audit that scrutinises all areas of the service resulted in a re-award of the prestigious AQS standard.   This award will help our clients to know we are a quality approved charity providing a high standard of advice.

Christmas Greetings 2023!

20 December 2022

Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year to all our clients –  past, present and future, from all the Team at New Forest Disability We shall close our Head Office and telephone helpline at 5pm on Thursday 21 December 2023 and re-open at 10am on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

Celebrating our Volunteers

11 November 2022

At our Annual Public Meeting on Wednesday 26 October we celebrated our wonderful volunteers by presenting their long service certificates.  Bronze for 1 month – 4 years; silver 5 – 9 years; gold 10 – 14 years; Platinum 15 – 19 years & Diamond 20 – 25 years. from L to R: Callum 5 years.…

Purple Tuesday

27 October 2022

Has your business or organisation signed up for this year’s Purple Tuesday on 1st November?  If not, you could be missing out! A surprising statistic is that 80% of disabled people have an invisible or hidden impairment, but only 10% of organisations have a plan in place to access the growing market of the Purple…