Information about various charities that can support you.
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.
- 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.
- For more information, tel. (01481) 245272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alzheimer's Society Guernsey
Access for All
- Access-Ability helps post 16 learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, to take part in educational activities and events that they would not generally be able to do due to financial constraints. It also tries to help with student's transition from college to the workplace.
- For more information, tel. 07781 413121 or email email@example.com.
- Active (previously know as Menfun) is the Guernsey society for holidays and activities for adults with learning disability
- For further information please follow this link
Carers Coming Together
Changing Faces (Channel Islands)
- Changing Faces supports and represents people throughout the Channel Islands who have disfigurements of the face or body, from any cause.
- The charity works closely with the UK charity Changing Faces which provides a disfigurement life skills programme for children, young people and adults.
- For further information please follow this link or ring Jill Clark (Chairman) on 07781444868.
Dementia Friendly Guernsey
- Dementia Friendly Guernsey has been set up by members of the local community with the aim of improving the lives of people living with dementia and their carers. For more information please follow this link.
- Drug Concern is a local charity involved in addressing the needs of those whose lives are affected by substance use. For further information follow this link.
Dyslexia Support Group
Guernsey Adult Literacy Project
- Grow Ltd provide training and sheltered work for people with a learning disability in horticulture and related craft industries.The selling of our produce at our Les Petit Quartiers site and particularly the garden centre project and the garden maintenance team provide the opportunity for interaction between our sponsored attendees and the general public.
- For more information, tel. (01481) 721865 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSF Mental Health Fellowship
Guernsey Alzheimer's Association
Guernsey Autism Partnership
- The Guernsey Autism Partnership (GAP) is a partnership between Autism Guernsey and the National Autistic Society (Guernsey branch). GAP aims to understand and respond to the needs of our local autism community through supporting individuals, providing information and signposting to services. GAP is a safe and friendly place to speak confidentially with someone who understands autism. For more information please follow this link.
Guernsey Blind Association
Guernsey Cheshire Home
Guernsey Deaf News
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. For more information about the member charities please follow this link.
Guernsey Disability Swimming
- Guernsey Disability Swimming provides facilities to enable people with a range of disabilities to swim under a protective, secure environment in which coaching and close supervision is offered
- For further information please follow this link or contact Richard de la Rue on (01481) 238726 or email email@example.com
- Guernsey DriveAbility provide a thorough review, combining medical, physical, cognitive and visual screening as appropriate to your situation followed by an expert but informal practical driving assessment.
- For passengers with disabilities, car access, seating and equipment loading can all present problems. Our assessor can evaluate your needs and recommend solutions which could improve your mobility as much as possible.
- For more information, tel. (01481) 255895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Guernsey Employment Trust
- Guernsey Employment Trust aims to assist disabled people to secure and maintain work in Guernsey. For more information please follow this link.
Guernsey Fibromyalgia Support Group
- Guernsey Fibromyalgia Support Group provide support and information for people with Fibromyalgia, their friends and family. For more information email email@example.com.
Guernsey Hard of Hearing Association
- The Guernsey Hard of Hearing Association give help and support to deaf and hard of hearing adults in the Bailiwick, by lobbying for the provision of adequate services; by raising public awareness of the communication and other needs of deaf and hard of hearing individuals; and fundraising for the provision of equipment where an individual cannot provide for it themselves. A full range of activities and outings are arranged every year for the members who enjoy meeting others to share experiences and provide mutual support.
- For more information, tel. (01481) 238704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 holiday makers, 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. You can also email email@example.com.
Guernsey Marlins Special Swimmers
- Guernsey Marlins is a swimming club for people, primarily with learning disabilities, but also able to cater for people with physical disabilities. The club aims to encourage and train disabled swimmers to compete off island and to organise competitions in Guernsey to attract and host disabled swimming teams from Jersey and the UK.
- For more information, tel. (01481) 238926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Sports Commission
- The Guernsey Sports Commission promotes physical activity and sport in Guernsey, Channel Islands. The GSC offer a number of programmes which are run throughout the year which offer people of all ages the opportunity to participate in different activities.
- For more information email email@example.com
Guernsey Stroke Association
Guernsey Society for Physically Disabled People (Ron Short Centre)
- The society is a local charitable organisation, which operates from the Ron Short Centre at Beau Sejour. It is committed to help people with physical and sensory disabilities of all ages in the Bailiwick in a variety of ways, including direct, social, financial and welfare assistance. It also runs a sheltered workshop at the Ron Short Centre Centre at Beau Sejour on five days a week, producing a range of goods for sale to the public. The ladies enjoy a handicrafts afternoon each week, the men have two social afternoons.
- For further information please contact Jackie Tebbutt on Tel. (01481) 724333 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guernsey Voluntary Service
- The Guernsey Voluntary Service is committed to being the premier provider of support and assistance to the community wherever the need arises. This is primarily through the Day Centres at Jubilee Day Centre and The Russels, Parish Social Clubs for retired people, distribution of Meals on Wheels, Trolley Shops in residential homes and a blood donor calling service at the PEH. For more information follow this link.
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.
- Home-Start offers support to people in their own homes and friendship to families experiencing stressful times.
- Headway Guernsey is a local charity supporting islanders and their families who are living with the long-term effects of a brain injury. We provide a range of services that bring people together in a supportive environment helping them on their road to recovery to a life back into the community.
- For more information email serviceofficerHG@yahoo.co.uk or fundraisingHG@yahoo.co.uk.
- The Healing Trust is a charity that aims to bring therapeutic experiences of live music to homes, hospitals and special needs schools across the Bailiwick. For more information please follow this link.
Health Information Guernsey
- If you suffer from a lung condition or COPD or a friend or member of your family does, you may be interested to know that, Lungevity, the Guernsey Lung Support Group, is here for people like you.The group offers those affected by lung disease the opportunity to spend time with others who are having similar experiences and provides a really good opportunity for those affected by lung disease to get together and feel that they are not alone.
- For more information, tel. (01481) 725241, extension 4900.
- L'Vair Project is run by Mental Health Service users for the benefit of all adults with mental health problems in Guernsey. We draw on our personal experiences of mental health problems and skills we have learned to help support and advise people in the community.
- For more information email email@example.com.
Mental Health Service User Group
- The main aim of the Mental Health Service User Group is to provide a voice for service users, to highlight service users concerns and take a more active part in the planning for recovery and well-being of all service users
- The MHSUG will do their best to point people in the right direction but is not a support group
- Here are some of the things the MHSUG have done since they began
- lobbied Deputies
- Sat on interview panels for student nurses and mental health staff
- Consulted about the planned build of the mental health facilities at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital
- Consulted about the new Mental Health Strategy for Guernsey
- Informal chats on being service users
- Participated in conferences and meetings off island
- For more information, tel. 07781 456801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Multiple Sclerosis Society Guernsey
- Monday Club is a youth club for youngsters with varying special needs (both physical and learning) between the ages of 9 and 21. The club meets every Monday evening. The group aims to develop the youngsters confidence and self esteem to help them build friendships and help with social interaction. The club arranges various activities, including indoor sports (such as football, basketball and other team games), arts and crafts, and cookery. There is also a "quiet" area for board games, computer games, etc.
- For more information, tel. (01481) 259151 or email email@example.com.
National Autistic Society
National Childbirth Trust
- National Childbirth Trust is a local parent support network to help you become the parents you want to be.
Parkinson's UK - Guernsey Branch
- Parkinson's UK - Guernsey Branch aims to help patients and their relatives with the problems arising from Parkinson's Disease.
- To collect information on the disease for the benefit of sufferers and to seek donations to provide research into the cause and control of Parkinson's Disease
- For more information visit the website here or tel. Mrs Penny Sarchett (Hon. Secretary) (01481) 241118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Is domestic abuse affecting you? You may find helpful information by following this link.
Special Olympics Guernsey
Voluntary Car Service
- Unable to get to medical appointments? We may be able to help you.
- The service is provided by the Health and Social Services Department but is run by Health Information Guernsey.
- It provides voluntary car drivers to transport clients to all medical appointments which can include bathing, day care and visiting close relatives in care/hospital. However priority will always be given to medical appointments.
- Who qualifies for the service?
- The service is available to clients who cannot afford a taxis and are unable to use public transport and have no available family or friends. Clients must also be able to get in and out of a car themselves.
- The service does not cover:
- Collection of prescriptions, shopping or visiting friends.
- There are other services available that may be able to assist please contact the Referral Co-Ordinator to talk about different options on (01481) 725241 Ext 3422.
- How do I apply for the service?
- Clients need to be referred to the service through the Referral Co-Ordinator Katie Batiste contact (01481) 725241 Ext 3422
- You can be referred by your GP, hospital staff, social worker and other agencies. Self-referrals are also taken although your GP may need to be consulted before your referral can be accepted.
- What happens next?
- Once your referral has been accepted and you required transport to a medical appointment you can then contact the Voluntary Care Service at Health Information Guernsey on (01481) 725241 Ext 5227.
- Please not that transport is restricted to once a week so that the service can support as many people as possible.
- A minimum of 2 to 3 days' notice is required for each appointment.
- Appointments should be between 09:30 and 16:30 Monday to Friday.
- Volunteer in Guernsey aims to bring together information about charities in Guernsey and advertise opportunities to volunteer.
- Wings social club offers support to individuals suffering from severe and enduring mental health difficulties.
- The club aims to promote and encourage members self-esteem and confidence by and through social integration.
- The club organises local social events, day trips, organised walks and other community based activities.
- For more information please follow this link or contact Ann Kavanagh on (01481) 725341 Extn 338
Other Charity Support Networks
- There are many more Charity Support Networks in Guernsey. To find one that you are interested in please follow this link.