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News and events

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…

Praise for New Forest Disability Just Got Home service

2 August 2022

New Forest Disability (NFD) Just Got Home (JGH) programme provides a professional Hospital to Home service that is available to New Forest residents from Lymington, Fordingbridge and Romsey Hospitals. A recent Just Got Home client reported to us that they found the service extremely useful, and went on to say ‘the information provided by the Just…

New Forest Disability information stall at a local show

Sway Village Fete Saturday 2 July

30 May 2022

Come and see us at Sway Village Fete We shall have advisors on hand to answer any disability related enquiries such as benefits, disabled facilities Grants, equipment needs etc. Also lightly used jigsaw puzzles and paperbacks for sale. Look out for our distinctive gazebo.

Update from Mark Parker’s Cape Wrath walk

23 May 2022

  Mark Parker is walking the Cape Wrath trail and has just sent us an update. This is what he says: On 14 September I began walking the Cape Wrath Trail, one of the world’s finest long distance walks. The route crosses the north west of Scotland from Fort William to Cape Wrath through the…

Queen’s Jubilee event Woodside Park 5 June

21 April 2022

WE shall be at the Picnic in the Park, at Woodside Park – Lymington –  on Sunday 5 June 2022 – 11am to 4pm (weather permitting). Bring your picnic and enjoy something for everyone whilst celebrating The Queen’s 70 Jubilee. We shall be selling jigsaw puzzles and paperback books. Advisors will be available to offer…

Just Got Home service expands into Fordingbridge Hospital

21 April 2022

Funds boost for Forest disability service A charity’s work supporting disabled New Forest residents when they are discharged from hospital has won extra funding to expand one scheme and launch another. The district council’s cabinet member for housing and homelessness services, Cllr Jill Cleary, has decided to award New Forest Disability Information Service (NFDIS) an…