Information about various charities that can support your child
Association of Guernsey Charities
- The Association of Guernsey Charities aims to bring together charities in Guernsey to share ideas, discuss relevant issues and concerns, and to encourage them to work together.
Wigwam Support Group
- Wigwam Support Group is based in Guernsey and offers friendship, support and advice to local parents, families and friends who have, or are involved with, children and young people with a special need.
- The HUB provides a wide range of support services for children, young people and their families. The HUB is run by Barnardo's and commissioned and funded by local charity Young People Guernsey.
- Mentoring: If you know a young person who would like someone to talk to on a weekly basis, confidentially and with no pressure, get in touch with our mentoring project.
- The Sunflower Project: 'When someone close to you dies or is seriously ill, life can be really tough. Many children and young people have found it helps to talk to someone who understands at The Sunflower Project.
- HUB+: Building self-esteem and resilience in young people.
- SIBS: The HUB also runs SIBS, a six-week fun group programme for children who have a sibling with a disability. The groups offer advice and information as well as a chance to share and manage feelings, have fun and make new friends. Phone Lisa Lowe on 724421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of future SIBS groups.
Mental Health Service User Group
- Mental Health Service User Group provides a voice for service users, to highlight their concerns and take a more active part in the planning for recovery and wellbeing of all service users.
ADHD Support Group
Guernsey Deaf Children's Society
- Set up in 1979 by a group of parents, teachers of the deaf and other interested people, the Guernsey Deaf Children's Society supports hearing-impaired children and their families, both socially and educationally. The society organises events that include a Guy Fawkes display and barbecue, canoe fun days, trips off island and children's parties.
Guernsey Blind Association
Guernsey Disability Alliance
- Guernsey Disability Alliance is made up of representatives from local disability charities, plus individual disabled people, their families and the professionals who support them.
- They have joined forces to speak as one voice about the issues disabled islanders have in common.
Guernsey Jumbulance Holidays
- Every year this charity takes 10 Guernsey residents who may have disabilities, be sick, or terminally ill, on a wheelchair-friendly 10-day holiday.
- There is no cost to the VIPs, as Jumbulance calls its holidaymakers, who can be nominated by Doctors, Community Nurses or family.
- The holidays also give carers a break while their partner or child is in the safe hands of a one-to-one carer backed up by a medical team. To learn more just follow this link.
Guide Dogs for the Blind
- The Guernsey branch of the UK Guide Dogs for the Blind Association was formed to provide guide dogs to enable blind people to have greater mobility and independence, thus enriching their lives. Besides providing its owner with freedom and companionship, the dog gives a feeling of being needed, as it is the owner's responsibility to see that the dog has the utmost care and attention.
Dyslexia Support Group
- The Dyslexia Support Group was formed to raise funds to pay for lessons for dyslexic children and to support the day centre.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
- The local branch of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People works to obtain funding to train dogs as hearing ears for persons in the Bailiwick of Guernsey with hearing difficulties. The recipients gain independence, greater confidence, reduction in stress, companionship and a sense of security.
- Volunteer in Guernsey aims to bring together information about charities in Guernsey and advertise opportunities to volunteer.
- Home-Start offers support to people in their own homes and friendship to families experiencing stressful times.
National Autistic Society
- National Autistic Society Guernsey champions the rights and interests of people with autism in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
- Autism Guernsey runs a wide range of schemes and support groups for adults and children on the Spectrum and their families. These include a comprehensive Summer Holidays Activity Programme, enabling children to take part in activities that they might otherwise find difficult to engage in, a personalised Outreach Service for people of all ages on the Spectrum who need support in the community and are unable to access it through other agencies, as well as Parent Support Groups, Interest Groups, Youth Groups and an Advisory Service.
Guernsey Postnatal Depression Support Group
- You are not alone - PND can affect up to 10% of mothers. For details of the support offered by this group follow this link.
- Guernsey MENCAP's primary objective is to increase public knowledge and awareness of issues faced by people with learning disabilities.
Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney
- 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.
National Childbirth Trust
- National Childbirth Trust is a local parent support network to help you become the parents you want to be.
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