Training Programme

About our courses

Community First New Forest offers training sessions to our members, community groups and organisations, as well as individuals. In most cases, there will be a charge for the training, but if you become a member of Community First New Forest (membership is free) this will be offered at a reduced rate.

After going on training we can signpost on to further training or development opportunities if you wish. We are always interested to hear of new courses or arrange different subjects to be introduced to the programme.

Training may be on an informal basis, for example, a one to one session, or it can be for up to a hundred people at one time. If we cannot provide the training you ask for we can normally direct you to the right place that can provide what you are looking for.

Training Courses:

MiDAS - Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme

MiDAS Training Dates  - TBC

Email for further information

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Lone Working Workshop

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Lone working - the law and the responsibilities of both employer and employee
  • Risk assessment - identifying and assessing risk
  • Tracing systems - ensuring staff are traceable and procedures in place
  • Travelling safely - practical tips for relevant modes of transport
  • Home visits - best practice for safety while conducting home visits

Understanding aggression - including recognising the early warning signs

Conflict management - including physical and verbal de-escalation and defusion techniques

Post incident support - reporting and the responsibility of employer and employee

Venue: Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood

Date: Wednesday, 21 August, 1.30-3.30pm

Cost: £10pp

To book go to Online Booking Form

Delivered by Debbie Grace, Community First New Forest, Tel. 01425 482773,

Previous Training Courses:

Community First New Forest can offer commissioned training for your organisation, for example:

Trustee training - this can be delivered at your place of work

Find out what information you need as a trustee and what your legal responsibilities are.  This session will provide you with a comprehensive summary including;

  • Trustees’ duties, responsibilities and potential liabilities
  • Governance
  • Financial Management
  • Safeguarding

2-hour session at a venue in the New Forest

Cost: £35 members £50 non-members

Please email any requests to, Tel 01425 482773

What our members say

“Very worthwhile. Thank you.”

“A very good workshop, professionally presented, with excellent handouts and attendee involvement.”

“I feel more confident in my role and would recommend this course to others.”