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Our Vision

All families at Ringwood & Fordingbridge Schools should have access to the support they need to develop and grow. No child should have to face
poverty and mental health problems alone.

Who We Are

Our mission is to provide a range of easy to access, immediate, high quality and sustainable support for young people and families with debt worries and mental health issues in our local area.

We are a group of local people and organisations who have come together to raise funds and secure services to address the issues of poverty and hardship in the locality of Ringwood & Fordingbridge Schools.

We are all volunteers and we work with local supporters who help us with funding our projects.

What We Do

We need your help to provide these services in Ringwood & Fordingbridge Schools

Holding families’ hands

Setting families free

Empowering families’ lives

Financial First Aid

We help families with essentials in an emergency financial crisis. This could be from free meals, shopping vouchers, clothing etc.

Financial Doctor

A Financial Hardship Support Worker who works with families in crisis to review their financial circumstances and assess help from the Government or other charities

MH Practitioner

A team of counsellors working in our local schools who help to heal young minds and reverse damaging behaviour patterns. 

Financial Surgeon

We are raising funds for a Debt Coach to work with struggling families and enable them to become debt free.

Vaccination for Life

A range of educational interventions which grow budgeting, healthy lifestyle skills, build on existing parenting skills and support lifelong and generational change

Ways You Can Help

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It means so much to us to be able to change lives for the better in Ringwood and Fordingbridge.

When we receive feedback like this, it makes us realise how important our work is and why we need to carry on!

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