projects

New Forest Disability is proud of its long history in delivering funded services and projects.  Whether in partnership with other organisations, or as a sole provider, we consistently achieve a high level of service

current projects

2018 to date in partnership with New Forest District Council Just Got Home

Supporting in-patients at Lymington NF and Fordingbridge Hospitals through our Just Got Home service.

Together, we identify what someone might need to maintain, or increase, Independence, Safety and Quality of Life and help to put those things in place.

 

2017 to date in partnership with New Forest District Council Independence Matters

Disabled Facilities Grants – through the Independence Matters service.  Providing advice on home adaptations and kick-starting the application process. Plus advice on loans for essential home repairs

 

2020 Supported work with Community Justice Fund during covid-19 pandemic

 

2021-2022, 2019, 2015 & 2013 supported Tribunal Casework with Henry Smith Charity

2017, 2015, 2013 and 2012 supported work with Henry Smith Charity

 

2019 support for our expansion programme by Lymington & Pennington Town Council 'Big Pot'

 

recently completed projects

December 2020 supported Covid-19 work with NET

April 2020 supported Covid-19 work with NET

 

2008 to 2018 to provide information and advice to 'low' and 'moderate' category patients on the wards at Lymington New Forest Hospital

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2017 supported outreach work with Rathbones Investment

 

2017 supported home visit service with Comic Relief

 

2013 to 2017 in partnership with Southern Health Foundation Trust & West Hants Clinical Commissioning Group

  • on the wards, to support in-patients with the transition home and reduce re-admissions
  • arranging practical support to avoid delayed discharges
  • providing an Advocacy service for in-patients

 

2015-2016 Through Stronger Communities and Healthier and More Active People and Communities funding, we delivered an outreach programme to provide information across the New Forest and, including more rural and semi-rural areas.

We held Pop-ups on village greens, in tea rooms garden centres, pubs, churches, community shops and post offices.  We established links with community leaders who, in turn, became community champions – future conduits for information to disseminate within their local communities

 

2015-2017 hosting Pop-up information and advice sessions within a variety of Sovereign Housing properties.

 

2015 to 2016 supported by Zurich Community Trust to expand outreach service

 

2015 to 2016 supported by Barker-Mill Foundation to bring outreach support to Marchwood

 

2014 to 2015 supported by HIWCF providing a pilot befriending service

 

2013 to 2015

As part of a group of 5 very different voluntary sector organisations, working together to provide improved access to more efficient and effective advice services across the New Forest. As well as being a partner, New Forest Disability led on the promotion of this Network. The New Forest Advice Network was comprised of:   Citizens Advice (NF), New Forest Disability, Age Concern (NF), It’s Your Choice and Community First (NF)