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:

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Comments and Compliments

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We continually strive to improve the services we offer. If you have any suggestions about how you think things could have been done better then please let us know. Alternatively if you think there is another service we should be offering then we would also like to hear from you.

Client surveys

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If you do have a Complaint, Comment or Compliment please contact us:

In writing:
Community First New Forest
First Floor Offices,
71 Christchurch Road,
BH24 1DH

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Tel 01425 482773
Fax 01425 482666

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9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday
9am – 4.30pm Friday