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Here you will find links and information about clubs and groups that you may wish to join.

  • Autism Guernsey

    • The Interest Group - Meeting once a month this user led group, formed following feedback from young adults with autism, provides an opportunity for adults with autism to meet and share interests. At the monthly meeting individuals collaboratively identify activities of interest for the upcoming month and plan get together's. These have included individuals with interests in gaming, football, LARP (Live Action Role Play), photography and much more.
    • For more information please email Anne.blondel@autismguernsey.org.gg or follow this link.
  • Alzheimer's Cafe

    • The Alzheimer Cafe provides information about living with dementia and other services available locally in an informal and comfortable environment. The Alzheimer Café is also a place to relax, socialise and meet other people with dementia and their carers.
    • Who is this service for - people with dementia and their carers.
    • For further information contact: phone - 01481 233700 or email michael.nicholls@alzheimers.org.uk
    • Opening hours - Tuesday, first week of every month, 14:30 to 16:30
    • Where: Professor Shaw Centre, St Martin's Community Centre, La Rue Maze, St Martin GY4 6RR
    • For accessibility information visit DisabledGo Guernsey.
  • Alzheimers Activity Group

    • Activity groups give people affected by dementia the opportunity to take part in structured activities. Run by a facilitator, who encourages and supports people to take part, the groups are also a chance to relax and socialise.
    • Who is this service for - people with dementia.
    • For further information contact: phone - 01481 233700 or email michael.nicholls@alzheimers.org.uk
    • Opening hours - every Wednesday 14:15 to 16:45
    • Where - The Mind Centre, Arsenal Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1UW.
    • For accessibility information visit DisabledGo Guernsey.
  • Alzheimers Singing for the Brain

    • Singing for the Brain brings people together in a friendly, fun and social environment. Based around the principles of music therapy, the stimulating sessions include vocal warm-ups and singing a wide variety of familiar and new songs.
    • Who is this service for - people with dementia and their carers.
    • For further information contact: phone - 01481 233700 or email michael.nicholls@alzheimers.org.uk
    • Opening hours - every Friday 14:00 to 16:00
    • Where - Professor Shaw Centre, St Martins Community Centre, La Rue Maze, St Martin, GY4 6RR.
  • Beau Sejour - sports centre

    • Right from the original conception of Beau Sejour Leisure Centre the idea was to cater for people with all disabilities. We wanted to create a disabled friendly centre and we take great care to consider the needs of all our customers. Access is available to all areas for wheelchair users.
    • In the most recent alterations we have purchased a mobile lift as wheelchair users were unable to take part in any event that was taking place on the theatre stage, nor were they able to access toilet and shower facilities. This has now all changed as the mobile lift has access to the changing rooms, the stage and the toilet, and a wet room has been built.
    • We have removed 2 chairs either side of the back row of the theatre to allow wheelchair users who are unable to get out of their wheelchairs to slide in with their carer sitting next to them.
    • A hearing loop system is installed in the Theatre and at the main reception.
    • As a venue, the Centre has modern equipment, plus qualified, friendly Instructors and staff on hand to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. We aim to provide sports and fitness facilities for all age groups and abilities where possible and also offer a range of opportunities for staging entertainment such as music and theatrical events.
    • We do have clients with all disabilities using the Body Zone and various equipment in the gym is suitable for wheelchair users. Life Fit classes also help provide exercise under supervision.
    • Provision has been made for registered disabled blue badge holders to park outside the main reception, there are nine parking spaces altogether.
    • Improvements in this last year include changing the colour of the steps in the concourse and the stairs leading up to the main reception to white for individuals with a visual impairment. Signs are also much larger and there is a lower part of the reception desk for wheelchair users.
    • A hoist has been fitted in the swimming pool which takes seconds to set up for those who are unable to get into the water on their own.
    • The changing village has had larger cubicles fitted to enable wheelchair users and their carers to use them.
    • Also in the village there is a larger cubicle which has a hoist fitted and a bed.
    • Toilets are located throughout the Centre and within the various changing areas. All disabled toilets are fitted with assistance alarms.
    • Registered guide and assistance dogs are welcome.
    • Larger print versions of material is available upon request from Reception.
    • In order to assist, the centres' policy is that any carer required by a disabled person will be admitted free to an event held on any of its properties where a full price ticket has been purchased.
    • You can view all of the access updates on DisabledGo Guernsey.
    • Beau Cinema - a range of 2D and 3D films are shown on the big screen cinema at Beau Sejour. Easy wheelchair access is available to all areas of the cinema with dedicated seating areas. The auditorium is also fitted with a hearing loop. To find out what films are showing visit their website.
    • For more information please contact Paulette Marquand, Disability Liaison Officer, on telephone (01481) 747216 or email paulette.marquand@gov.gg.
  • Carers Coming Together

    • Although most carers take on their unpaid role readily, we recognise that the restrictions of a long term 24/7 commitment takes its toll on health and emotional wellbeing. The need to 'keep going' can be given a rejuvenating boost when there is a pleasurable break to look forward to.  A wonderful relaxing massage, provided on 'Away Days' , courtesy of OGH Spa, also does wonders for the release of tension. The organisation now provides at least three different regular events a month with additional 'special events' throughout the year.
    • For more information email carerscomingtogether@gmail.com or visit their website.
  • Caritas - cafe

  • Drop Inn Club

    • The Drop Inn Club takes place on four mornings each week in various locations around the island.
    • It provides a place for adults with learning difficulties to socialise, meet new friends and take part in activities.
    • Contact Wendy Tiplady (Adult Disability Team) on (01481) 230000. Email: wendy.tiplady@gov.gg
  • Football

    • 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.
  • Friday Club

    • 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: rachelpascall@cwgsy.net
  • Guernsey Alzheimer's Association

    • We know that life can sometimes be lonely for you - our mission is to support you with cheerful afternoons, including singing, games, sharing old photographs and best of all the company of others in the same predicament, always of course, with a cup of tea.
    • We hold social afternoons for carers and those with dementia every Monday from 2pm. On alternate Wednesdays from 2pm come and enjoy music, games or just good company with refreshments. These sessions are also a Carers Support Group with specialist speakers on a variety of subjects. On alternate Friday afternoons you are invited to join us for Singing Down Memory Lane and refreshments and on the 3rd Thursday of each month we hold a social lunch followed by entertainment.
    • Tel: 01481 255520 or 01481 711077 or 01481 245121
  • Guernsey Blind Association

    • The Guernsey Blind Association has a social meeting from 2pm till 4pm on Thursday afternoons at Les Four Cabot, St Andrews.
    • Activities include:
      • Visits from different people such as police, fire and local museums
      • Playing dominoes or bingo
      • Handicrafts and Knitting
      • Listening to music or just chatting with friends
      • But everything stops for a cup of tea at three o'clock.
    • Please contact the office on tel. (01481) 236933 if you wish to attend or require transportation.
  • 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 jason@guernseycricket.com.
  • Guernsey Deaf News

    • Guernsey Deaf Club meets 2 or 3 Fridays a month at 7:30pm in the Ron Short Centre on the grounds of Beau Sejour Leisure Centre, St Peter Port. The club is open to any members of the Deaf or hard of hearing community as well as anybody else who is interested in meeting and socialising with this community. For further information please contact: Anne Diamond:(01481) 736250.
    • The Deaf Christian Fellowship Gospel Service is held every Sunday at 6:30pm at the Rohais Church (side door) at the bottom of the Rohais, St Peter Port. On Thursdays we meet at 8.00pm for A Deaf Christian Fellowship House Group Bible Study. For further information please contact: Anne Diamond: (01481) 736250.
    • For more information please follow this link.
  • 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.
  • Guernsey DriveAbility

    • Guernsey DriveAbility provides a Bailiwick of Guernsey based, specialist assessment and tuition service for people requiring advice, assessment or rehabilitative retraining in relation to medical fitness to drive. For more information please follow this link.
  • Guernsey Gateway Club

    • Affiliated to Mencap, the Gateway Club provides and supports leisure and recreation for people with a learning disability. Contact: Sharon Hartley tel. (01481) 244231 or email rumdoodle@cwgsy.net.
  • Guernsey Hard of Hearing Association

    • GHHA is an organisation formed to give help and support to deaf and hard of hearing adults in the Bailiwick. To find out more visit their website. Or email: ghha@suremail.gg
    • GHHA have a coffee morning on the last Saturday of the month starting at 10am. For more information email: ghha@suremail.gg or phone/text 07781169952.
  • Guernsey Hockey

    • The hockey season runs from September to April to find out more about Guernsey Hockey visit their website
  • Guernsey Island Amateur Athletics Club

  • Guernsey Judo

    • Guernsey Judo is part of the British Judo Association. It is a fully inclusive club. We welcome the young and old, male and female. Come and give it a go and see what it's all about!
    • Training takes place at the Guernsey Grammar School Gym, Footes Lane.
    • Training times are on Wednesdays as follows:
      • Beginners/Intermediate: 1700 - 1800
      • Advanced: 1800 - 1900
      • Seniors: 1900 - 2015
    • For more information contact Mitch Agnelli on mitch.agnelli@cwgsy.net or tel. (01481) 238501.
  • Guernsey Jumbulance Holidays

    • Every year in May, the charity takes 10 disabled/sick/terminally ill/wheelchair user Guernsey residents on holiday for 10 days. Because these people are special to us, we call them VIPs. The VIPs do not pay for any travel or accommodation, their only outlay being souvenirs, postcards or presents to take home to their families.
    • For more information contact Pam on tel. (01481) 247357 or email info@guernseyjumbulance.com. You can also visit their website.
  • Guernsey Marlins Special Swimmers

  • Guernsey MIND

  • 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.
  • Guernsey Riding for the Disabled

    • Guernsey Riding for the Disabled helps people with disabilities learn how to ride a pony, developing self-confidence, encouraging speech and communication, freedom of movement, as well as making friends and having fun.
    • For more information phone Jenny Hamon on (01481) 265053.
  • Guernsey Sports Association for the Disabled

    • The Guernsey Sports Association for the Disabled is an activity club for people with any kind of learning or physical disability with members ranging in age from 14 to 65+.  For further details call Mrs Christine Le Prevost on (01481) 249328 or (01481) 258819 or email chrisleprevost@yahoo.co.uk.
  • 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.
    • Disability Coaching Programme - The Commission aims to promote and support a healthy, active and successful sporting community, and we realised that one of the barriers for people with disabilities is actually a lack of disability specific knowledge among coaches and clubs and sometimes a lack of confidence of how to best work with someone with a disability. Building capacity in clubs was confirmed as an important first step, so the Commission has developed resources for coaches from all sports to improve their coaching skills in this area, through forums and workshops with input from a range of experts.
  • Guernsey Society for Physically Disabled People (Ron Short Centre)

    • Social day care for individuals with physical or sensory impairments. There is no daily charge however individuals need to be a member which requires a discretionary annual subscription. Transport can be arranged. Regular fundraisers also take place such as coffee mornings, car boot sales, Christmas and summer fayre and bingo nights.
      • Monday - afternoon: social for men
      • Tuesday - afternoon: social for women
      • Tuesday - evening: youth and social
      • Thursday - afternoon: social for men
      • Thursday - 6 to 7pm 1 hour in summer and ½ hour in winter, swim group at Beau Sejour
      • Friday - last of the month: social for all as advertised
    • For further information please contact Jackie Tebbutt (01481) 724333 or email ronshort@cwgsy.net.
  • Guille-Alles Library

  • Headway Guernsey

    • There is a regular programme of social events which occur monthly and are facilitated by Headway staff.  In the last year, social events have included wall climbing at Le Murier, bowling, cinema evening, tennerfest meal, picnic on the beach, theatre visit and many more.  The social evenings enable members to have the opportunity to re-integrate into the community whilst having fun.
    • For more information tel. (01481) 265623 or visit their website.
  • Le Grand Courtil

    • The Russels Day Centre uses the communal lounge at Le Grand Courtil from Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am to 3.30pm, and anyone over the age of 65 is eligible to join. The centre offers food and refreshments, a hairdressing salon, and various other activities. If you do not have your own transport then you can use the day centre buses, or there are volunteer drivers who can provide transport. For more information tel. (01481) 238055 or visit the Guernsey Voluntary Service website.
    • A weekly gentle exercise class is held every Wednesday at 3.30pm.
    • Bingo takes place every Tuesday at 10.15am - it costs £1 to play and there are token prizes to be won.
    • There is a weekly seated yoga class at 5pm on Wednesday. To book a place in this class please contact Amy Allen on tel. 07781 190470.
    • The U3A hold many of their groups at Le Ground Courtil, anyone is welcome join as long as you are retired or semi-retired. Membership costs £15 per year and more details can be found on their website.
    • For more information on any of the activities taking place at Le Grand Courtil visit their Facebook page.
  • MENCAP

    • SNOEZLAN - Sensory unit encompassing touch, sound and sight, designed to calm, stimulate and provide a safe environment for children and adults. There is also a hydro-therapy pool. Both of these are available via the Day Service, HSC.
    • For more information please follow this link.
  • Lungevity

    • The Guernsey Lung Support Group are able to find out more about issues relating to them, while enjoying various social activities and a local, friendly environment where participants know and understand the difficulties associated with living with a lung condition.
    • The Guernsey group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month, 11.00 - 12.00, Saints Bay Room, St Martins Community Centre, Rue Maze, St Martins.
    • For more information please follow this link.
  • L'Vair Project

    • The L'vaïr Project runs regular weekly drop-ins. Here, you will find a warm and friendly welcome, light refreshments and a variety of activities in which to join if you wish. These take place on Saturday from 9.30-11.30am at the Mind Centre, Town Arsenal, St Peter Port (opposite the Fire Station). There is parking available and disabled access.
    • Dependent on funding, the L'vaïr Project organises social gatherings, events and outings for Mental Health Service users to help improve their well-being and confidence. These ordinary social activities - whether it is fish and chips on the beach or a trip to Herm - are also a challenge to the prejudice and stigma, rooted in ignorance that is sadly attached by so many people to mental health problems.
  • La Nouvelle Maraitine

    • A weekly gentle exercise class is held every Thursday at 3pm.
    • Bingo takes place every Friday at 10.30am - it costs £1 to play and there are token prizes to be won.
    • There is a coffee morning every Wednesday morning at 10am, and a community library runs every Friday from 10am where books can be ordered from Guille Alles Library if you are unable to get into town.
    • On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month a community market is held.
    • Wheelchair dancing takes place on the last Saturday of each month at 2pm.
    • The U3A hold many of their groups at La Nouvelle Maraitaine, anyone is welcome join as long as you are retired or semi-retired. Membership costs £15 per year and more details can be found on their website.
    • For more information on any of the activities taking place at La Nouvelle Maraitaine visit their Facebook page.
  • Mallard Cinema

    • A wide range of films are shown at the four-screen Mallard Cinema, which has two wheelchair accessible auditoriums. For information on the films that are currently being shown visit their website.
  • 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
  • Multiple Sclerosis Coffee Afternoons

    • Coffee afternoons are held every third Tuesday of the month for people with Multiple Sclerosis, their families and carers. The afternoons are held at The Cotils from 2 to 4 pm.
    • The group is very welcoming so why not join them for tea, coffee and usually homemade cakes.
    • If you would like further details please contact Liz Hendry on 01481 263464 or email lizhendry@cwgsy.net
  • 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.
  • Priaulx Library

    • 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 info@priaulxlibrary.co.uk or visit their website.
  • Racketball

    • Free Racketball coaching is available for children / adults with disabilities.
    • The sport can be played individually or as a group and can be adapted to different levels of ability.
    • Contact Mick Mahy on tel. 07911 720235 or email mmahy50@gmail.com.
  • Riding for the Disabled

  • Sailing/surfing

    • 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.
  • Sarnia Sea Lions

    • Guernsey's newest swim school, based at Forest School's pool, offers lessons to all ages and abilities of swimmers including children / young adults with special needs. Contact Natasha Duquemin tel. (01481) 236753 (office) or 07911 741874, email sarniasealions@yahoo.com or visit sarniasealions.
  • Sitting Volleyball

    • Sessions take place at Beau Sejour every Saturday morning. For more information contact Jo Turville at jo_turville@hotmail.com  
    • Sessions are for both children and adults of all abilities.
  • Special Olympics Guernsey

    • To provide sporting opportunities (training and competition) to people with a learning disability. For more information please follow this link.
  • St John Ambulance

    • Our dedicated team of volunteers give many thousands of hours to the community each year. With an ever-increasing demand for our services - we need help. If you're aged 18 years or over and like the idea of helping others we'd like to hear from you. For more information please follow this link.
    • You can find accessibility information about the Rohais headquarters by following this link.
  • Tasty Walks

    • 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.
  • The Club with No Name

    • Autism Guernsey have launched a new social club for over 18's specifically targeted at individuals on the Autism/Asperger's Spectrum or have mobility difficulties.
    • The aim is for the club to grow and develop following the wishes of the members.
    • If you find pubs and nightclubs too noisy or are not into sport, but still want to meet people, then come and join the Club with No Name.
    • The Club meets alternate Monday's between 7pm - 9pm at the 8th Guernsey Sea Scout Headquarters.
    • The evening is free and soft refreshments will be available.
    • Transport can be arranged if notice is given.
    • For further information please call Dave Le Page on 07911 151397 or sailingdave@live.co.uk
  • Wings Club

    • The Wings social club offers support to individuals suffering severe and enduring mental health difficulties. For more information please follow this link.
  • Association of Guernsey Charities

    • The Guernsey Association of Charities has many more charities on their website. To see if there is a charity you are interested in please follow this link.
  • Day Centres