New Forest Mencap has been providing support and services for people with learning disabilities since the 1960′s. New Forest Gateway Club and the Saturday Clubs were formed in the late 1980′s with Brockenhurst Gateway Club being started some 15 years ago.
These clubs provide a wide range of activities for Members and organise visits and outings all helping members to develop social and other skills. The Nedderman Centre is both the headquaters of NFM and also has a range of other community based groups using the facility. The NFM shop in New Milton was started in 1990 and continues to provides work experience for people with learning disabilities.