Here you will find links and information about clubs and groups that your child may wish to join.
- The Amazing Club
- Autism Guernsey runs the Amazing Club, which provides children with autism the opportunity to make friends with others who are not on the Spectrum.
- The club is run in conjunction with the Youth Commission at the commission's premises on Les Ozouets Campus from 6pm-8pm on Tuesdays. Autism Guernsey is also involved with the Monday Club.
- Teenage Drop in Den
- The Teenage Drop in Den runs weekly on Wednesday afternoons during term time, from 4:15 to 5:15 at the Guille Alles library. This session is for young people aged 14-18 who are affected by Autism and who would like to make friends and socialise outside of school or college. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01481 245272.
- Monday Club is a youth club which caters for young people aged 9 to 21 with varying communication, emotional, educational and physical disabilities.
- The main purpose of the club is to build social skills and to provide a safe environment in which club members can meet, relax and participate in activities.
- Monday Club also provides opportunities for young people aged 14 and upwards to volunteer as young leaders, providing them with an opportunity to gain leadership skills and experience.
- They meet every Monday during term time between 6pm and 8pm at the Youth Commission at Les Ozouets Campus. There are a limited number of places available so please contact the organisers for details.
- Cost: £1.50 a week.
- Contact Julie tel. 07781 401859 or (01481) 233211 or Theresa on 07781 113493 or (01481) 251898
- Organised by the Guernsey Sports Association for the Disabled, this club provides an opportunity for young people (aged 14-plus) and adults of all abilities to participate in sporting activities such as table tennis, skittles, pool and more. Cost: £10 yearly membership.
- Contact Rachel Pascall 07781 192682 Email: email@example.com .
- Beau Sejour Leisure Centre offers facilities and services for sports and leisure pursuits.
- You can find out information about individual lessons for children with additional needs from the download on this page.
Guernsey Sports Commission
- The Guernsey Sports Commission run a number of programmes throughout the year that offer participants of all ages the chance to take part in sports and physical activity.
- Their website also contains news and information about disabled sports in Guernsey and has contact details for a number of sports activities and clubs for children with disabilities. You can access this information by following this link.
Guernsey Marlins Special Swimmers
Guernsey Riding for the Disabled
- The Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney are responsible for the delivery and coordination of all forms of youth and support work in the Bailiwick.
- They work with people under the age of 25 in youth clubs, bespoke settings, school and via outreach, module and street based work.
- The Youth Commission run clubs specifically for children with special needs and a club specifically for young people on the autistic spectrum (in conjunction with Autism Guernsey)
- You can access the Youth Commission's Facebook page by following this link and download their Strategy Brochure from this page.
Scouts and Guides
- The Guernsey Scout Association is a co-educational youth organisation with 10 groups in Guernsey and 1 in Alderney.
- Activities include making things, rock climbing, visiting places of interest, helping others in the community, sailing, canoeing, fire lighting and much more.
- The Scout Association has an activity centre (follow this link to check accessibility) at La Rue Maingy, Vale, where there is also a hostel and campsite. Please follow this link to check accessibility.
- Girlguiding is an organisation for girls and young women. There are many different groups for girls aged 5-25.
- You can find more information on the different groups on the Girlguiding Guernsey website.
- The Guernsey Sailing Trust is an RYA Sailability centre committed to making sailing as accessible as possible to everyone. They work with the special-needs schools and are keen to find individual solutions for disabled sailors.
St John Ambulance
- St John Ambulance offers children from the age of just 5 training in essential life skills in a fun and safe environment. The youngest join as Badgers and can choose from 15 subjects as they work towards their Super Badger Award.
- Cadets, aged from 10, can choose from more than 70 subjects - including first aid - as they work towards their Grand Prior Award.
- You can find accessibility information about the Rohais headquarters by following this link.
The Boys' Brigade
- Guernsey has two companies of this worldwide organisation that was formed in 1883 with aims that included the 'Promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-Respect'. The aims have not changed but they are now promoted in a way that speaks to the 21st century. With Anchor Boys, Junior and Company Sections, and Seniors, the Brigade caters for boys from age 6 to 18 years.
- The 2nd Guernsey Company is based at St Mary's Church, L'Islet, and the 5th Guernsey at Wesley Methodist Church in the Grand Bouet.
- The Guernsey Disability Football Club is the only learning disability football club on Guernsey so the team have to travel off island for competitions. They train weekly and accept players from age 14.
- The Education Department run the Schools' Music Service which supports more than 700 young musicians, offering both individual and group lessons.
Guernsey Sports Association for the Disabled
- The Caritas Community Charitable Trust aims to establish a residential community which welcomes, supports and nourishes young people in difficulty.
Guernsey Specials Gym Club
- Guernsey Specials Gym Club provides gymnastics training sessions to young people with special needs, run by fully qualified coaches with special-need training. These are held at the Western Parishes Community Centre (Styx) on Thursday afternoons. Age: 4-7 years: 4.00pm - 4.45pm, 7 years + 5.15pm - 6.15pm. Contact: Michelle Parnwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For details of accessing the community centre, please follow this link.
Guernsey Cricket Board
- The Guernsey Cricket Board promote Table Cricket, an all-ability game played on a table with rules similar to cricket. They run Table Cricket sessions in special-needs schools and centres for people with disabilities and welcome anyone who would like to learn the game. Contact Jason Shambrook, email: email@example.com.
- The HSBC Sunday Morning Programme is open to children from the age of 4 to 14. These training sessions aim to develop hockey skills and promote fitness in a safe, fun environment. The HSBC Mini Sessions take place from 9:30 a.m. onwards during term time. Children will be put into groups led by a qualified Coach. Each group will be organised by age and ability. For details visit guernseyhockey.com.
Guernsey Island Amateur Athletics Club
Guernsey Judo Club
- The club runs Judo sessions for children in the special-needs schools and has mixed-ability clubs outside of schools. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarnia Sea Lions
- Tasty Walks is a series of 15 self-guided walks which make the most of the very best scenery and food the island has to offer.
Guernsey Disability Swimming Club
- Guernsey Disability Swimming Club meet once a week on a Thursday from 6-7pm at Beau Sejour.
- The swimming pool is hired exclusively for the use of disabled swimmers and their carers. There is a range of flotation equipment and a hoist is available to assist members in both the changing areas and in the swimming pool. A carer must accompany all children or vulnerable adults.
- To join the group you will need to fill in a registration form which are available by contacting GDS@gmail.com.
- There is information in the download on this page.
- For more information contact Ruth Parsons tel. (01481) 264592.
- The Priaulx Library collects, catalogues and preserves the records of Channel Island history and culture. You can visit the library to do research into a wide variety of topics, like family history.
- For more information about the library, tel. (01481) 721998, email email@example.com or visit their website.
Guernsey Museums and Galleries
- This States-run service looks after Castle Cornet, Guernsey Museum @ Candie, Fort Grey and over 70 historic sites.
- The service also organises family events and activities throughout the year. Hosted visits, outreach sessions, artefact and memory boxes are also available to schools and groups.
- For more information please see our website: www.museums.gov.gg.
- Carers go free: entrance charges apply at Castle Cornet, Candie and Fort Grey but the service operates a 'carer goes free' practice. Many of the sites looked after by Guernsey Museums are featured on the website Disabled Go, with extensive information about accessibility.
- If you wish to visit Guernsey Museum @ Candie but find walking difficult, please ring ahead as we may be able to arrange limited parking available within Candie Gardens our telephone number is (01481) 726518.
Planning where to go
- If you are not sure about accessibility at different venues then take a look at the DisabledGo Guernsey website. This website provides factual information about accessibility so that you can make an informed decision about visiting a venue. Please see DisabledGo Guernsey.