Community First New Forest

Contact us on: 01425 482773

Ringwood Good Neighbours group are urgently in need of some help

The group aren’t able to continue running without the support of volunteer coordinators. If you have a few hours to spare a month, would you be able to help co-ordinating the befriending scheme in the BH24 area?

This is a varied and interesting role which includes:

  • Helping to ensure training needs of volunteers are met
  • Assess clients and match them with a befriender
  • Listening and supporting the volunteers regarding their befriending role
  • Deal with volunteer expenses
  • Compile a list of local activities and support groups for the use of befrienders wishing to recommend additional social contact to clients

Full training is given as well as ongoing support as part of a dedicated team. For more information or to apply please click here:

Business Plan

The Interim Business Plan for 2017 - 2018 is available as a PDF to view here

Executive Summary
As a Council for Voluntary Service, Community First New Forest (CFNF) serves the needs of people and communities in the New Forest with the aim of enabling them to achieve an excellent quality of life.

This interim Business Plan seeks to support the delivery of our Vision and Mission Statement:

The services delivered by CFNF support the strategic priorities of the New Forest District Council and Hampshire County Council.

Specific areas include the thematic needs in relation to older people, people with disabilities, children, young people and families.

Our work has a direct impact on community cohesion, health and wellbeing, meeting transport needs and community safety.

  • Our Vision
    An excellent quality of life for everyone living in the area served by CFNF
  • Our Mission
    To identify the needs of local people and meet those needs through sustainable solutions.

    To support and promote the effective development of the local voluntary and community sector.