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Families Matter: Puppet Stage and Sound Crew
Praisin' Hands Puppets based at Hythe URC is looking for 2 people with strong muscles to load and lift equipment from the van, set up the stage, watch the very entertaining children's puppet show and then dismantle the stage and load up the equipment. Any expertise/experience in sound desk/lighting would be valuable, but not required.

Find out more here

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Consultation on proposals to change street lighting, supported passenger transport services and the concessionary travel scheme in Hampshire

Hampshire County Council is asking for residents’ and stakeholders’ views in an eight-week consultation on options for applying budget reductions to subsidies for public transport and street lighting.

Latest Training Programmes from Community First New Forest

MiDAS – Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme
Funding Workshop
Lone Working Workshop
Trigger Tool Training
For further information, please visit our Training Programme page
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It’s Panto time for young and old

Community First New Forest’s Call and Go and Young Carer Services are teaming up for a special Panto outing this January. 
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Celebrating 19 years of success

Thanks to all those who joined us at our AGM on 7 November at Lyndhurst Community Centre.
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Volunteer Celebration Event

The Volunteer Centre understands just how vital volunteers are to ensuring local organisations not only run smoothly but also continue to provide vitally important services across the New Forest.

Guess what – we’ve got something NEW to shout about….

It’s National Volunteers’ Week from 1 - 7 June 2017 and to celebrate, Community First New Forest is very excited to launch its brand new, new look Volunteer opportunity website.

Homelessness, Mental Health & New Forest Nightstop

Homelessness and mental health often go hand in hand. Poor housing or homelessness can increase the chances of developing a mental health problem, or exacerbate an existing condition.
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Volunteer and feel happier

It’s official, studies by the London School of Economics have shown that people who volunteered as little as once a month reported feeling happier than the general population as a whole.
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Children & Young People – New Forest Mental Health Awareness Week

Did you know that more than 850,000 children and young people in the UK have been diagnosed with a mental health condition?

Mental Health and Young Carers

Young Carers across Hampshire have been benefiting from a one year pilot project aimed at improving their emotional resilience and wellbeing.