• 1 Avoid a lonely winter with a short stay at a Colten home
  • 2 Christmas hits a high note at French bistro Le Blaireau
  • 3 Eating out at Christmas in Lymington and the New Forest 2018
  • 4 New Forest Business Partnership Brilliance in Business Awards 2018
  • 5 Lymington Tile Centre has a new home
  • 6 Cash for Christmas? Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge
  • 7 Shop for your Christmas gifts in the New Forest
  • 8 All set for a magical Christmas at Fairweather's
  • 9 Christmas gifts to employees
  • 10 10 good reasons to shop locally this Christmas
  • Avoid a lonely winter with a short stay at a Colten home

    Avoid a lonely winter with a short stay at a Colten home

    Sometimes a holiday is just what's needed, providing precious time to be "you" again.

    coltenc winter2018 4for3 christmas for web 01 600x400 With the colder months upon us it’s a great time to experience the warmth and care of a friendly, relaxing care home - whilst making new friends at what can be a lonely time of the year. Whether recovering from a spell in hospital, hoping for companionship and warmth over the winter months, or simply wanting to give your career (and yourself) a break, a short stay in one of Colten Care's homes could be just

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  • Christmas hits a high note at French bistro Le Blaireau

    Christmas hits a high note at French bistro Le Blaireau

    Life's a cabaret at New Forest French bistro and brasserie with musical Christmas parties!

    Le Blaireau French bistro at Careys Manor Hotel New Forest Life’s a cabaret at a French bistro and bar in the New Forest this Christmas, as Le Blaireau stages a series of marvellously musical Christmas parties.

    Set in the grounds of luxury country house hotel Carey’s Manor in Brockenhurst, Le Blaireau offers an authentic taste of France in the heart of the great British countryside. With a quirky interior based on the streets of Paris, Le Blaireau celebrates France in style – it even has a full-sized 2CV

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  • Eating out at Christmas in Lymington and the New Forest 2018

    Where to eat out in the New Forest this Christmas

    Local venues for gatherings with family and friends - plus winter walks to enjoy afterwards!

    It's a pleasure to eat out sometimes over the Christmas period - give the host and hostess a break and everybody a chance to have a really good chat while someone else does the cooking. Lots of our favourite New Forest restaurants and pubs have special festive special menus for Christmas suitable for all celebratory occasions with family or friends. And some of these restaurants and pubs are also in brilliant locations either with their own grounds to explore

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  • New Forest Business Partnership Brilliance in Business Awards 2018

    2018 Brilliance in Business Awards

    The excitement mounts for this year’s finalists in the  #nfbizawards

    The New Forest Business Partnership Brilliance in Business Awards winners will be announced at the annual awards evening on 6 December at Careys Manor nfbp brilliance in business awards 2018 Hotel in Brockenhurst.

    As Chairman Matthew Lawson explains: "NFBP aims to create an environment in the New Forest which offers opportunities for young people, poses an attractive option for business investment and delivers a culture in which indigenous businesses can thrive."

    It's all about doing everything we can to make the New Forest an ever better place for  businesses of all

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  • Lymington Tile Centre has a new home

    A vast range of beautiful tiles on your Lymington doorstep

    The Lymington Tile Centre has a new home!

    At The Lymington Tile Centre you will find ceramic, porcelain and stone tiles for walls and floors, paths and patios, from traditional to contemporary to ultra lymington tile centre new showroom nov18 600 modern, including exclusive ranges from top factories in Spain, Italy and the UK.

    Craig, Lee and the team now invite you to visit their brand new showroom and view beautiful tiles to enhance your interior and exterior design, give the wow factor and put the finishing touch to your home. 

    Call in this Saturday 1 December

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  • Cash for Christmas? Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge

    Cash for Christmas?

    Cash is a much appreciated gift which can also benefit your tax planning!

    In the build up to Christmas and for the next in our series of "Life Matters" articles, Paula Shea from Lester Aldridge proposes how giving cash as Paula from Lester Aldridge  proposes cash for Christmas  Christmas Presents could be a sensible tax planning option as well as a much appreciated gift which also saves on shopping time - especially if you're not feeling up to joining in the fray this year. Beautifully wrapped cash can even look very special too!

    Life Matters for Lymington, with Paula from Lester Aldridge

    "Following on from last month’s

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  • Shop for your Christmas gifts in the New Forest

    Shop for your Christmas gifts in the New Forest and Lymington.

    Let's support our local businesses this Christmas.

    Shopping locally is a good thing on so many counts - click here for 10 good reasons to shop locally !

    Lymington Late Night Shopping Evening 2018 by Steve Elson This time of year, when we tend to spend more than normal, is a great opportunity to boost the income of our local shops as well.  In any case who wants to spend ages queuing at city centre carparks and wading through the frenzied crowds, only to find nothing of interest in the so-called 'offers'?  

    As for online, well for certain things yes

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  • All set for a magical Christmas at Fairweather's

    All set for a magical Christmas at Fairweather's New Forest

    Find your Christmas tree (with exclusive £5 discount), decorations and gifts - plus enjoy tea with Santa! 

    Fairweathers voucher 2018 £5 off your real living and potted Christmas Tree!

    fairweathers christmas trees

    Fairweather's Garden Centre in Beaulieu is all set for Christmas 2018! UK grown Christmas Trees will be available to buy from Friday 23 November - and if your tree is too big to take home yourself, Fairweather's offer FREE local delivery. PLUS enjoy an exclusive £5 OFF any real living and potted Christmas tree’s with this voucher - valid until 4 December 2018: download here !

    Decorations and gifts

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  • Christmas gifts to employees

    Christmas gifts to employees

    Remember to consider the tax implications of any gifts to staff or clients this festive season

    With the New Forest High Streets sparkling with enticing gifts for the festive season, here's the lowdown on Christmas gifts for staff and customers from a tax perspective by New Forest Tax Accountants.

    xmas present 600x400 Gifts to Staff

    Christmas presents paid in cash to employees will always be taxable along with other earnings. The same treatment also extends to vouchers that can be spent in either one or a number of different shops of the employee's choice. The employee has to pay

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  • 10 good reasons to shop locally this Christmas

    10 good reasons to shop locally this Christmas.

    Support your local, independent shops and businesses in Lymington and New Forest.

    Christmas in Quay Street Lymington

    Many of us dread this time of year. Unless you're the most organised person on earth and have done your Christmas shopping by Halloween, the sudden realisation that we are only a few weeks from Christmas Day can send us into a flat spin.

    Luckily we live in an area with many independent businesses and shops and it is easy to find local gifts - especially if you think out of the box a little.

    Listed below are 10 good reasons

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Dementia Matters - Useful Contacts

Published information, resources and help for people in Lymington and the local area who need information about dementia 

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity which provides information and support for people affected by dementia as well as working behind the scenes to improve care and fund research.  Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Advice Service run by the Alzheimer’s Society across the New Forest on behalf of Hampshire County Council for people with dementia, their carers, family and friends, is a consistent point of contact and support from when you receive your first diagnosis and then throughout your journey with dementia.

The dementia advice service can help you if you’ve just been told you have dementia in which case you may feel frightened and unsure about what the future holds.  It will help you by making sure you have the information you need to help you to continue living the life you want for as long as possible, and prepare you, your relatives, carers and friends for the journey ahead.  It will also help by listening to you and answering your specific questions, helping you identify what information you need and how to find it, and helping you to access the services you need to plan for the future.

The local New Forest contact is Vivien Walker who can be reached as follows:

Mobile phone: 07484 092551 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or if preferred you can contact Viv via the Alzheimer's Society office landline telephone, on 02380 610173.

A number of Alzheimer's Society New Forest  support and activity groups meet regularly in Milford on Sea, Hythe and Fordingbridge: ask Viv about these or you can also go to http://www.lymington.com/events/lymington-events and click on category "Dementia Friendly".

Age Concern Hampshire

An independent charity, working on behalf of older people across the county.

For more information, call free on 0800 328 7154 (Monday-Friday 10am-3pm) or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.ageconcernhampshire.org.uk 

Age Concern New Forest

Provides various services within the New Forest, Waterside and Totton areas for local elderly residents. Supporting local older people.

Age Concern New Forest, Southward House, 2 Beaulieu Road, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton SO45 4PT

Tel: 023 8084 1199 or freephone 0800 085 6625

Alzheimer's Society Dementia Friends

www.dementiafriends.org.uk 

The BOBBY Scheme

Providing home safety and security for the vulnerable and the elderly in our communities. A registered charity which provides a free home safety and security survey to assess the work needed to make the client’s home safe and secure.

Tel: 0300 777 0157 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.bluelamptrust.org.uk

Community First, New Forest

A council for Voluntary Service that supports and promotes the professionalism and diverse activities of the voluntary and community sector across the New Forest and surrounding districts. Alongside this key role they also provide a range of essential services that meet local needs. Offices open: 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-4.30pm Friday

Community First New Forest, Archstone House, Pullman Business Park, Pullman Way, Ringwood BH24 1HD

Tel: 01425 461751

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Home Support Service - Community First, New Forest

Tel: 01425 482773 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.cfnf.org.uk

Community Independence Team

Support for people over 55 who are experiencing difficulties in maintaining their independence and who may be finding it harder to manage around the home or cope with everyday activities.

  • CIT West (Ringwood office) 01425 482751
  • CIT West(Lymington office) 01590 625112
  • CIT West (Hythe office) 023 8087 9877
  • CIT West (Tatchbury office) 023 8087 4028

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also get in touch through Hampshire County Council’s Contact Centre on 0845 603 5630

Dementia Friendly Communities (New Forest)

Jane Ward: 07557 653229 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dementia UK

Dementia Uk, Resource for London, Second Floor, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

www.dementiauk.org

Provide Admiral Nurses, specialist dementia nurses who give practical and emotional support to families affected by dementia.

Tel: 020 7697 4160

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Admiral Nursing direct helpline- for questions about dementia or if you need help and support from an Admiral Nurse.

Tel: 0845 257 9406 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Emergency Planning for Carers

A dedicated team will provide you with support to discuss, develop and implement an emergency plan. Up to 48 hrs free care may be available for the person you care for in the event of an emergency. A free service and no Adult Services assessment is needed - Emergency Planning For Carers is funded by Hampshire County Council and provided by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers In Hampshire.

Tel: 0845 604 1577

Hampshire Adult Services

Adult social care information: 0845 603 5630

www3.hants.gov.uk/health.html

Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust Self Referral Memory Clinic

Over 60 years of age.

The Becton Centre. Older People’s Mental Health Centre

The Fairway, Barton-On-Sea, New Milton BH25 7AE

Tel: 01425 623802

www.southernhealth.nhs.uk

Helping Older People, New Forest 

We are dedicated to supporting older people in the community, particularly those who are isolated or vulnerable. Our central aim is to improve the quality of life for thousands of people locally, helping them to retain their independence safely and with dignity and to get the most out of life. We also promote the role of older people as active citizens.

Mon, Weds and Fri 10am-2pm

Tel: 01425 629009 (out of hours answer phone) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

HCC Dementia Adviser Service Drop-in Support

Available for people with any type of dementia and for their carers and families. Contact 023 9289 2034. Local Groups:

  • Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road,Ringwood BH24 1DW, held on the 1st Wednesday of the month 10am to 12 noon, starting 5th February 2014. Call your local Alzheimer’s Society office on 02392 892035 for more information.
  • Milford-On-Sea Library, Village Hall, Park Road, Milford-On-Sea, SO41 0QU, held on the 4th Tuesday of every month 2.30pm-4.30pm, starting Tuesday 28th January 2014.Call your local Alzheimer’s Society office on 01590 644679 for more information.
  • New Milton Library, Gore Road, New Milton, BH25 6RW, held on the 2nd Thursday of every month 10am-12 noon, starting Thursday 9th January 2014.Call your local Alzheimer’s Society office on 01590 644679 for more information.
  • A.R Pharmacy, 3 Hazel Road, Totton, SO40 8WU, held on the last Thursday of the month 9.30am to 11.30am. Call your local Alzheimer’s Society office on 07590 417363 for more information.
  • At Age Concern, Southward House, Beaulieu Road, Dibden Purlieu SO45 4PT, held on the 1st Tuesday of the month 10am to 12 noon. Call your local Alzheimer’s Society office on 02392 892035 for more information.

Lymington Care Group

Transport to hospitals, doctors and other medical appointments. Also to visit family and friends in hospitals and nursing homes.

Tel: 01590 679187

Lymington Dementia Action Group

Ian Erridge: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.lymington.com/dementia

Milford on Sea Dementia Action Group

Jane Rowlatt: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01590 645304

www.dementiamos.org

MIND

Helpline: 0300 1233393

www.mind.org.uk

New Forest Carers Forum

Contact Vicky Hamilton Vey at Fenwick2 on 023 8028 6342 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.scagroup.co.uk/fenwick2/carers

New Forest Disability

Providing free, confidential, impartial disability related information,advice and guidance throughout the New Forest and surrounding areas.

Head Office and Shop: 6 Osborne Road, New Milton BH25 6AD

Helpline: 01425 628750 - Adminline: 01425 623485

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.newforestdis.org.uk 

New Milton Dementia Group

Susan Wiffen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NHS Choices

www.nhs.uk/conditions/dementia-guide/pages/about-dementia.aspx

Office of the Public Guardian

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) protects people in England and Wales who may not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves, such as about their health and finance.

www.justice.gov.uk/about/opg

Older People's Area Link

Run by Age Concern Hampshire. A joint partnership between Hampshire County Council Older People’s Well-Being Team, Age Concern Hampshire and Good Neighbour Support Service Hampshire. OPAL is a countrywide service that can provide you with details of local information and services by phone. If you need a little more help in working out what you want, there are OPAL volunteers in your area who can visit you at home.

Call freephone 0800 328 7154

www.ageconcernhampshire.org.uk/our-services/older-peoples-area-link 

SCA Group (social enterprise)

Provides a range of not for profit, community based health and social care services.This includes community care and support, day care, NHS dentistry, advocacy and community transport.

SCA Head Office, Amplevine House, Dukes Road, Southampton SO14 0ST

Tel: 023 8036 6663

www.scagroup.co.uk

SCA Advocacy: 07739 951715

SCA Fenwick 2 Wellbeing Centre

Lyndhurst Health and Wellbeing Centre-Receive care, make friends, enjoy lots of activities and give you a welcome break, for those caring for someone with Memory Loss or Dementia. 

Tel: 023 8028 2862 Mon 8.30am-6.00 pm

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www.scagroup.co.uk/fenwick2

Social Care Institute For Excellence

Dementia Gateway: this is for anyone who wants to understand dementia better. Dementia Gateway has an enormous selection of helpful resources, including written information, films, activities, e-learning and a lot more.

Tel: 020 7535 0900 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.scie.org.uk

Southern Health NHS (Memory Matters Courses)

Courses for carers and patients are separate, but both are a good opportunity to meet people who are in similar situations.

www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/services/mental-health/older/memory-matters

 

  • LYMINGTON.COM:
    NEWS, EVENTS AND LOCAL INFORMATION

    Lymington.com provides you with information about the town of Lymington and its surrounding area, including the New Forest National Park. Find here news, events, things to do and local information, including where to stay, where to eat and drink, as well as places to visit. The Lymington.com Directory provides a comprehensive guide to local businesses and organisations, with a search function enabling you find what you are seeking and a review function so that you can tell others what you think!

  • LYMINGTON:
    GEORGIAN MARKET TOWN AND FAMOUS YACHTING CENTRE

    Lymington is a pretty Georgian market town in the south of the New Forest. The town's sheltered position on the western bank of the beautiful Lymington river has made it an important settlement since the Iron Age. For many years Lymingtonians have made their living from the sea or the river - as boatbuilders, fishermen, sailors and in past centuries as salt workers and even smugglers! Today Lymington is an internationally famous yachting centre with a population of almost 17,500.

  • SAILING IN LYMINGTON:
    PERFECTLY LOCATED FOR THE BEST SAILING IN THE BRITISH ISLES

    It’s not surprising that Lymington is one of the “Best UK Coastal Towns in Which to Live”. Combined with accessible road and rail links north to London, west to Bournemouth and east to Southampton and beyond, as well as the car ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, the town combines practicality with pleasure; the perfect work-life balance. There are many excellent schools and a wealth of local sports, clubs and leisure activities.

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