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Here you will find links and information about clubs and groups available in Guernsey

  • Children and Young People

    • Caritas - cafe
    • Monday Club
      • Is a youth club which caters for young people aged 9 to 21 with varying communication, emotional, educational and physical disabilities.
      • 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
    • Teenage drop in den
      • Teenage 'Drop-In Dens' take place every Wednesday from 4.15-5.15 p.m. at the Guille Alles Library during term time. Designed for young people on the autism spectrum aged 14 to 18 years-old, the club offers the chance to make new friends and try something different.office@autismguernsey.org.gg or phone 01481 B45272.
    • The Amazing club
      • Autism Guernsey runs this  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 on Tuesdays.
      • The Amazing Club: School years 5-10 : 3:45pm-5:45pm
      • The Amazing Club 2: School year 10 - age 18 : 6:00pm-8:00pm
      • email office@autismguernsey.org.gg or tel: 232879.
    • The Interest Group
    • 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.
    • Youth Commission
      • 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.
  • Adults

    • Age concern
      • The charity organises three social centres in Guernsey, managed by volunteers. Each centre meets on one afternoon a week for games  and to enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits or cake over a chat.
      • There is a nominal annual membership fee of £3 per person. At the centres members pay 50p contribution towards expenses, plus a further contribution of 50p if they use one of our minibuses.
      • For more information call 263228 or follow the link. Age Concern
      • You can find out more information about the disabled access at the centres by following these links to the Vale Douzaine Room and St Stephen's Community Centre.
    • Alzheimer's Cafe
      • The Alzheimer Cafe provides information about living with dementia and other services available locally. It is also a place to relax, socialise and meet other 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 follow the link Professor Shaw Centre
    • Alzheimer's 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.
      • For further information contact: phone - 01481 233700 or email michael.nicholls@alzheimers.org.uk
      • Opening hours - every Wednesday 14:15 to 16:45
      • Where - Mind Guernsey, Arsenal Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1UW. For accessibility information follow the link Mind Guernsey
    • Alzheimer's Singing for the Brain
      • Singing for the Brain brings people together in a friendly, fun and social environment.
      • It is 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.
    • Carers Coming Together
      • Carers coming together provide regular events each month with additional 'special events' throughout the year to support those who care for others.
      • For more information email carerscomingtogether@gmail.com or visit their website.
    • Drop Inn Club
      • The Drop Inn Club takes place on four mornings and two afternoons 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 Tammy Hannaford (Adult Disability Team) on (01481) 230000. Email: Tammy.Hannaford@gov.gg
    • Friday Club
      • 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
      • Social afternoons are held for carers and those with dementia every Monday from 2pm.
      • 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.
      • Please contact the office on tel. (01481) 236933 if you wish to attend or require transportation.
    • Guernsey Deaf Club
      • Guernsey Deaf Club meets 2 or 3 Fridays a month at 7:30pm in the Ron Short Centre . For further information please contact: Anne Diamond:(01481) 736250.
    • Guernsey DriveAbility
      • Guernsey DriveAbility: is a local based organisation charity who perfom a formal driving assessment, usually following illness or ill health. The assessment is undertaken by a locally based occupational therapist and a driving instructor. The cost for an assessment is £460.00. contact the Driver and Vehicle Licencing department for more information. Tel on 01481 223400.
    • 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
      • This organisation gives help and support to deaf and hard of hearing adults in the Bailiwick. To find out more visit their website. 
      • They hold 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 Jumbulance Holidays
      • Every year in May, the charity pays to take takes 10 disabled/sick/terminally ill/wheelchair user Guernsey residents on holiday for 10 days. .
      • For more information contact Pam on tel. (01481) 247357 or email info@guernseyjumbulance.com. You can also visit their website
    • Guernsey MIND
    • Guernsey 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.
    • Headway Guernsey
      • There is a regular programme of social events which occur monthly and are facilitated by Headway staff.  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.
    • Lungevity
      • The Guernsey Lung Support Group enjoy various social activities and  support for those 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 on a 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.
      • The Project also organises social gatherings, events and outings for Mental Health Service users to help improve their well-being and confidence
    • 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.
      • If you would like further details please contact Liz Hendry on 01481 263464 or email lizhendry@cwgsy.net
    • The Club with No Name
      • An independent 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 or at quiet pubs for a game of pool.
      • There is no entry fee.
      • Transport can be arranged if notice is given.
      • For further information please call Dave Le Page on 07911 151397 or sailingdave@live.co.uk or keep an eye on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cwnnguernsey
    • The Deaf Christian Fellowship
      • A 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 the  Deaf Christian Fellowship House Group meet for a Bible Study 8pm.
      • For further information please contact: Anne Diamond: (01481) 736250.
      • For more information please follow this link.
  • Sports

    • Beau Sejour - sports centre
      • Beau Sejour Leisure Centre aims to cater for people with all abilities. 
      • Access is available to all areas for wheelchair users.
      • A pool pod is now avaiilable at the swimming pool  (Dec 2020) to assist those who are unable to get into the water on their own.
      • Any carer accompanying a disabled person will be admitted free to an event held on any of its properties where a full price ticket has been purchased.
      • More information about the centre can be found on their website Beau sejour
      • For more information please contact Casey Osborough, Disability Liaison Officer, on telephone (01481) 747216 or email casey.osborough@gov.gg.
    • Football
    • Guernsey Athletics Club
    • 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 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. or calling Ruth Parsons tel. (01481) 264592.
    • Guernsey Hockey
      • The hockey season runs from September to April to find out more about Guernsey Hockey visit their website
    • Guernsey Judo
      • Guernsey Judo 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 on Wednesdays.
      • For more information contact Mitch Agnelli on mitch.agnelli@cwgsy.net or tel. (01481) 238501
    • Guernsey Marlins Special Swimmers
      • Guernsey Marlins Special Swimmers is a swimming club for people, primarily with learning disabilities. The club aims to encourage and train swimmers with a learning disability to compete on and off island.
      • Swimmers, who are aged from 11 years up, train during term time on Wednesdays from 5.00pm-6.00pm at the Baubigny Schools' Pool.
      • Contact Graham Elwin (01481) 239066 or email: elwinfamily
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    • 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.
    • 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 email  gvasitting@hotmail.co.uk
      • 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 call Matt Mason (01481) 724905f or follow this link.
    • Wheelchairography
      • Wheel Chairography Guernsey has been formed as a group of people who love to dance but now are only able to with the aid of Wheel chairs. They meet on the last Saturday of the month at with able bodied assistanc to learn, laugh and enjoy dancing with wheelchairs.For more details contact Pam Davey by email Pam Davey or call 07781 234589
  • Culture

    •  Guernsey Museums and Galleries
      • This States-run service looks after Castle Cornet, Guernsey Museum at Candie, Fort Grey and over 70 historic sites.
      • For more information please see our website: www.museums.gov.gg.
      • Entrance charges apply at some historic sites, but the service operates a 'carer goes free' practice. 
      • Many of the sites looked after by Guernsey Museums are featured on the website accessAble with extensive information about accessibility.
      • If you wish to visit Guernsey Museum at 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.
    • Guille-Alles Library
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Schools music service
      • The Education Department run the Schools' Music Service which supports more than 700 young musicians, offering both individual and group lessons.
  • Out and about

    • Tasty Walks
    • Planning where to go
      • If you are not sure about accessibility at different venues then take a look at the accessAble  website. This website provides factual information about accessibility so that you can make an informed decision about visiting a venue.
    • Going to the beach
      • A beach access guide has been produced with information about which beaches are more accessible and what facilities are avaiable at each site. pdf icon Beach Guide [4Mb] It is also available as a download on this page.
      • Beach wheelchairs are now available for loan at Pembroke Bay. The chairs are stored in a hut . Please contact beach wheelchairs to book. A hoist is aviailable for ease of transfer. There are two different chairs available for adults and one chair for children.
  • Day Centres

    • Jubilee day centre
      • The Jubilee Day Centre at Grandes Maisons Road, St. Sampson is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, located in a purpose built building.
      • Members must generally be over the age of 65 and mobile.  There is a small charge for the day which covers all meals and facilities. For more information Telephone 01481 246045
    • Russels Day Centre
      • Meets 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.
    • La Nouvelle Maraitine
      • Wednesday: coffee morning at 10am
      • Thursday:a gentle exercise class is held at 3pm.
      • Friday: community library from 10am. 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 University of the 3rd Age (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.
    • Guernsey Society for Physically Disabled People (Ron Short Centre)
      • Social day care for individuals with physical or sensory impairments. 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.