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

Hearing Aids are no longer available from Greyfriars office due to a change in Salisbury NHS local policy.

However NHS patients are able to visit Scrivens or Specsavers in Ringwood who will be able to supply new batteries.

Luncheon Club

Every Wednesday a two-course meal is prepared and served to the frail, elderly and socially isolated guests.

Contact is Dot Adams on: 01425 478614

Ringwood & District Good Neighourhood 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 & Fordingbridge Club for the Blind

For more information please see listing under ‘Greyfriars Clubs’.

Ringwood Old Peoples 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 Johns 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

Young at Heart

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

Further Information

New Forest District Council

Hampshire County Council

Community First

Ringwood Public Offices: 01425 482773

Social Services Direct: 08456 004555