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WELCOME TO RINGWOOD

If you come to Ringwood, you will be met with a very warm welcome. We have a team of volunteers who are working hard to help find hosts with suitable accommodation for you and to build a support network for Ukrainians to meet one another and feel part of our friendly community. Below, you will find a helpful Ringwood welcome guide with lots of practical information about the area, schools, doctors, employment, benefits and trauma support.

There is lots of useful language translation documents available below which might help you settle in and communicate with your hosts and people in the local area. 

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For Ukrainians : About Us
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You can view information about Ringwood and the surrounding area at the link below. There are plenty of events, places to go and sights to see. 

Ringwood is a market town in south-west Hampshire, England, located on the River Avon, close to the New Forest, north-east of Bournemouth and south-west of Southampton

There is a market in the town every Wednesday morning. There are shops, coffee shops, restaurants, pubs and bars. There are local gyms, a swimming pool and play parks for children. Ringwood also has a local library and a world-famous Brewery.

 

The large bus stop on Meeting House Lane can connect you to nearby Bournemouth and Southampton where you can easily access train services. You can also catch a coach to London.

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There are some great beaches near-by, reachable by car, bus or even a long bike ride! 

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The town is on the edge of The New Forest National Park, with walks, cycleways and bridleways throughout. Ponies, donkeys and pigs often roam the forest.

OUR MATCHING PROCESS

If you decide that you would like us to try to match you with a local host, please click below to find out more. 

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BEFORE ARRIVAL

You will need to open a bank account and manage your money in the UK, including Universal Credit. 

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HOSTING

We can support you finding jobs in the local area. 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND BENEFITS

We want to support your health and wellbeing whilst you stay here. 

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

If you or your family need any clothes, we can help. 

LEARNING ENGLISH

If you need more information on getting around, including getting a bicycle. 

EMPLOYMENT

If you need to speak to someone confidentially, click here. 

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Support with food parcels whilst you are staying in the area. 

IF THINGS GO WRONG

Support to set up Universal Credit and Child Benefit

HAIRDRESSERS

Access to hairdressers for guests staying in the area. 

CITIZENS ADVICE

Offering confidential and private advice to everyone.

CHILDCARE

If you need help with childcare whilst working, we can support you in finding a place. 

ACTIVITIES AND THINGS TO DO

A calander of local events and places to visit for adults and for families

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