Greyfriars offers a range of welfare services for the community. For further information on any of the services below, please use the appropriate contact number, or contact the Greyfriars office. Greyfriars also offers a minibus service. (Note. If a heading, email address or other entry appears in yellow then clicking on it will link to the organisation’s website, page or email address as appropriate.)
Hearing Aid Batteries
Available from Greyfriars office on Monday afternoons 1.30 pm to 3.45 pm (except bank holidays).
Every Wednesday a two-course meal is prepared and served to the frail, elderly and socially isolated guests who have been referred to the club by their doctor.
Transport is available if needed.
Ringwood and District Good Neighbours Scheme
Helps people in the local community. The type of support offered: appointments at hospitals, doctors, dentists, etc. or any tasks a good neighbour would do. Volunteers to help are always needed.
Tel: 079333 202112 and leave a message if out of hours Monday – Friday 10 am – 12 noon.
Ringwood and Fordingbridge Club for the Blind
For more information please see listing under ‘Greyfriars Clubs’.
Ringwood Old People’s Welfare Association
An umbrella body bringing together some 20 or so local organisations, whose aims include the welfare of the elderly in the district. Funds are obtained from legacies, donations, etc. and are spent on grants to special initiatives that will enhance the quality of life for our senior citizens. For further information please contact: Ann Osborne (01425 476327).
St John Ambulance
Contact: Archie Hoggan (07881 503002)
Meetings for training in first aid and associated subjects are held in Greyfriars Hall every Tuesday evening during school terms.
- Badgers 5.30 pm – 6.00 pm
- Cadets 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm
- Adults 8.00 pm – 9.30 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings between 10.00 am – 1.00 pm.
Telephone: 01425 474110 or contact Christine Baehr on 01425 4738564.
WRVS helps people of all ages and assists local authorities in general welfare. We deliver ‘Meals on Wheels’ five days a week, and are occasionally called upon to arrange ’Emergency Service Training’.
Young at Heart (Formerly Greyfriars Disabled Club)
A social club for the physically less able, older members of the community meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 2.30pm – 4.30pm in the Activities Centre.
Contact Poppy Garvey 01425 477740