Ringwood and District

Old People's Welfare Association

Ringwood & Fordingbridge Club for the Blind


A social club for sight-impaired people. Entertainments and outings. Meets at Greyfriars 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 2.15-4.15pm. Transport provided.

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To contact just leave a text message on 07849794205

Ringwood & Fordingbridge Talking News


Local news is supplied on CD fortnightly, post-free, for blind and partially-sighted people.
Contact Peter Ansell: 01425 475886

Dementia Friendly Action Group


To improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and  their carers.

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Contact  Krista :  01425 483117

Citizens Advice New Forest, Ringwood 


Provides advice on all matters.
Open Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri 10.00am - 2.00pm.

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Administration: 01425 483241; Advice: 03444 111306  

Ringwood & Fordingbridge Lions Club


The Lions Club raises money by various events, which goes towards supporting the elderly, needy and lonely. Lunch outings and various trips throughout the year are arranged.

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Contact Bill Andrews: 01202 813051

Sandbourne Housing Association


Providing quality sheltered homes and excellent services for the independent over-60s of Ringwood & District. We have 44 flats in various parts of town.

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Phone 01202 671222 for information & application form.

Rotary Club of Ringwood


Very involved in the local community and able to help with both donations and the support of the elderly.

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Contact: 01425 477373

Community First New Forest


We offer information and advice on organisational issues; help with funding advice and training; recruiting volunteers and consultations with the community.
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Contact: 01425 482773     admin@cfnf.org.uk

Young at Heart Club


Meets at Greyfriars Activity Centre every 1st & 3rd Thursday, 2.00-4.15pm (not August). A social club for the independent elderly providing entertainment, teas and outings.

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Contact Poppy Garvey: 01425 477740

Royal British Legion 


Since 1921 the Royal British Legion has worked to help ex-servicemen and women and their dependents in times of trouble.

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Contact: Julie Keeble 01425 540837

Ringwood Good Neighbours


Transport to medical appointments. No charge;  suggested that donations appreciated.

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Contact: 07933 202112 (Weekdays 10am-noon)

Meals on Wheels


Delivered by apetito on behalf of Hampshire County Council

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Contact H C C: 0300 555 1375

Ringwood daycare Centre


The Centre (in Trinity Centre) is for the elderly frail and is operational every weekday from 10.00am to 3.00pm, providing lunch, entertainment and a Parker bath. Transport is provided.

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Contact Gill: 01425 479415

Ringwood Carers' Group


Supports carers of people with physical, mental or sensory difficulties or illness, or incapacity through old age, in the Ringwood area. Meets second Thursday of each month, 10.30am-noon, Trinity Centre.

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Contact Anne: 07511 896307

British Red Cross


Medical Loan Equipment is open Tuesday to Friday 10.00am-noon at the Ringwood Health Centre, ground floor, The Close. Loans are free of charge but donations gratefully received.

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Contact: 01425 484833 (Tues - Fri 10am-noon)

Music Unlocking Memories


1st Thursday, 11am - 12.30pm; 3rd Tuesday, 11am - noon
Trinity Centre
Free of charge, no need to book
Contact: 01425 479415

Age Concern


Footcare services for the over 50s available in the Ringwood area
Ringwood: Wednesday, Trinity Centre
Burley: Friday, Village (Myrtle) Hall

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Contact: 01329 842481

Luncheon Club (Ringwood)


The Luncheon Club meets at the Ann Rose Hall at Greyfriars each Wednesday and transport is provided.
Contact Dot Adams: 01425 478614



Comfort and practical help when and where needed.  Click the golden links for each church's website


Ringwood Parish: 01425 489898
St Leonards & St Ives Parish: 01425 479936
Trinity United Church: 01425 473407
Crowe Hill Methodist Church: 01425 473949
Salvation Army: 01425 472909

Poulner Baptist Chapel: 01425 479934
Roman Catholic Church: 01425 653131
King’s Church: 07712 607610
Ringwood Vineyard Church: 01425 473802
Ellingham Church: 01425 650853
Burley Church: 01425 402303

Greyfriars Minibus


The Ringwood & District Community Association operates two minibuses, both equipped with hydraulic lifts. They are available for use by the elderly, disabled and other organisations and operate from Greyfriars. They are also used for shopping trips most days of the week.

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Contact: The Manager: 01425 472613


(Ringwood & District Community Association)


Numerous affiliated local organisations: something for everyone!

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Contact: The Manager 01425 472613