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Age Concern Car Service 01425 638923
Alzheimer's Society 01425 626060  
Association of Wheelchair Children 01425 628917  
Guide Dogs for The Blind 01425 618008  
Marie Curie Cancer 01425 623360  
Mencap 01425 620833  
Mencap Nederman Centre 01425 621893  
New Forest Disability Service 01425 628750  
Oakhaven Hospice Trust 01425 638509  
Scope 01425 616053  


Neighbourcare - New Milton

The objective of Neighbourcare is simply to provide transport and help at reasonable cost to the more vulnerable in our community.

The Charity was set up 1992 to provide medically-related transport and shopping assistance, mainly to the elderly and frail who cannot access any other form of transport.  Very competitive schedule of charges to clinics, surgeries, dentists, opticians, hospitals at Poole, Salisbury, Lymington, Bournemouth.  Drivers escort clients to their appointments and will wait up to three hours at no extra charge before taking the client home again.  Apart from Office Manager David Whittington and Treasurer, Jo Swayne, all office clerks and drivers are volunteers. Drivers receive reimbursement at 45P per mile (the maximum allowed tax free).

   Office at 17 Elm Avenue, New Milton. 

   Office open 9.30 to 12.30 Monday thru Friday.  Answerphone in operation.

   Phyllis Inglis (Chairperson)  Marie Morgan (Vice Chairperson)   Gerry Bryer (Treasurer)

   David Whittington - Office Manager

   01425 611662 & 620430 to book appointments and to offer voluntary services


New Forest Disability Information Service

   6 Osborne Road.  New Milton.  BH25 6AD  

   10.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. Weekdays

    01425 628750

Charitable organisation providing products and services for disabled people.


New Forest Mencap

   New Milton Meetings at The Nedderman Centre.  Marryat Road.  New Milton

   £3.00 for each Club Meeting attended

   Mr Cornel Gheorghe

   01425 614110

   New Forest Mencap Website

A local Charity supporting adults and young people with a learning disability.  Meeting are held in New Milton at the Nedderman Centre.


New Milton Stroke Group

A Charity set up 1992 to provide a purely social meeting place for stroke sufferers who often leave hospital with no after-care/backup and no support to carers who frequently don't know what they have to deal with.  Referrals by hospitals, surgeries and recommendation.

Aims and objectives are to help patients in their recovery, enable them to share their experiences and problems with understanding/sympathetic fellow sufferers, and to encourage recovery as far as possible.  Support and practical advice also given to carers who often find it difficult to cope.

Open to all in the parish district.  Although not always possible, transport can be arranged if necessary. 

Managed by a small committee and team of about 8 voluntary helpers, one with first aid experience who is always on call at the meetings.

Anyone interested should first call Anna Green, the Group Coordinator, on 01425 614193.

   The Nedderman Centre.  Marryat Road.  New Milton   (Has disabled facilities)

   10:30 a.m.until 3:30 p.m. every Thursday (Except August)

   Nominal charge made to cover provision of coffee, light lunch, afternoon tea

   Group Coordinator - Anna Green - 01425 614193   

   Phyllis Inglis (Chairperson/Secretary) for more information

   01425 615069

   E-Mail for more information

Therapeutic games, exercises, quizes, speakers, entertainment, outings.


New Milton Talking Newspaper

Weekly news recording for blind or partially sighted people.  This is recorded in The New Milton Tennis Pavilion.

Each week a memory stick or CD is distributed to over 120 blind or partially sighted listeners with a summary of news items from the New Milton Advertiser & Lymington Times, the Bournemouth Daily Echo, the New Forest Post and the Southern Daily Echo. A recent example of the Talking Newspaper may be heard by clicking on our website below.  

The memory stick may be played on an MP3 player and the Talking Newspaper is able to supply a portable inexpensive player that our listeners have found easy to use.

Additional listeners are always welcome, so if you know of anyone who you think would benefit from this Free Service please make contact with us.

   The Service is Free and Post-Free 

   Adam Singfield

   01425 616361

   E-Mail The New Milton Talking Newspaper

   Web Site - New Milton Talking Newspaper

Registered Charity @ 1076207. 


Pilgrim Bandits - Locally Based Charity for Injured Soldiers