New Forest Connects
Your #NewForestConnects page is here to provide you with signposting links, resources, FAQ’s and good news stories from the New Forest area to help guide your group or organisation through the coronavirus emergency and to provide you with the tools you need to support your users and community.
Coronavirus Support GroupsMore
Funding for groups during CoronavirusMore
Good News Stories
There are incredible stories we are seeing coming out of New Forest. Of individuals, groups and businesses coming together to care for the most vulnerable of our community during this crisis. Click the links below to read more.
The below links will help you easily signpost your users to any other services they may require.
Help and Support Directory
Community First’s Help and Support Directory is an easy to use directory of local community services. It has been created to help people connect with support services and community groups where they live.
Pharmacies in Your Area
Use this link to find a list of pharmacies in your area, and those that can be found online:
- Solent Mind – Tel No 023 8017 9049
- Cruse Bereavement – Tel No 0808 808 1677
- Stop Domestic Abuse – Tel No 0330 016 5112
If the concern is about an adult – contact Hampshire Adults’ Health and Care
or call – 0300 555 1386
If the concern is about a child – contact Hampshire Childrens Social Care – 0300 555 1384
Out of Hours – Hampshire Adult and Children’s Services 0300 555 1373
Emergency Number 999
Non emergency no. 101
Please see the safeguarding guide under ‘Resources’ below.
Your Local Council
Connect to Support
We’ve created and collated a series of toolkits and guides that provide information and guidance across a broad range of issues including for those working in response to covid-19.
Resources for CharitiesMore
Resources for Covid 19 groupsMore
Mental Health ToolkitMore
COVID-19 Sample Risk Assessment TemplateMore
Below is a collection of questions our team are frequently asked and the answers to those questions. You may find useful information relevant to your group or organisation here.
I want to start a group up but have no idea where to start?
I need funding for my group how do I go about this?
We need Volunteers to help run our group or, I am interested in Volunteering, how can I find out what is available in our area?
Meet your #NewForestConnects team
Voluntary Sector Engagement Manager