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Information about day care, support groups and social activities available in Guernsey.

  • Age Concern

    • The charity organises three social centres in Guernsey, managed by volunteers. Each centre meets on one afternoon a week.
    • Members come to play games such as dominoes, cards or scrabble, and to enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits or cake over a chat. A short Bingo session is also held, and possibly a raffle.
    • 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.
    • You can find out more information about the centres here.
    • 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 Society

    • Alzheimer's Society in Guernsey provides individualised information and support for people affected by dementia.
    • They can meet you in your own home or other appropriate venue.
    • They provide advice and support over the phone and via email.
    • The Alzheimer's Society provide information that may help address your current issues. They also support people to make informed decisions to maintain independence.
    • They can signpost you to support groups to prevent social isolation.
    • If you would like to know more or to make a referral please contact, email: michael.nicholls@alzheimers.org.uk, by phone 01481 233700
    • For further information please see the leaflet on this page.
    • Drop - in Support sessions are available for people with any type of dementia and for their carers and families. This can be confidential tailored support and signposting to support in your local area.
      • Drop - in Support at Styx Centre is held on the first Thursday of the month, 1:30pm to 3:00pm in the Maple Room, Styx, Longfrie, St Pierre du Bois.
      • For more information phone 01481 233700 or take a look at the leaflet on this page.
      • Drop - in Support at Guille-Alles Library is held on the last Thursday of the month 2:30pm to 4:30pm at Guille-Alles Library, Dorey Room, Market Street, St Peter Port, GY1 1HB.
      • For more information phone 01481 233700 or take a look at the leaflet on this page.
  • Capelles Community Centre

    • Luncheon Club (fortnightly) - alternate Saturdays, 12:30pm start from September to end of May. £5 (three courses). For the elderly and/or the lonely who would like to have a meal among friends. Please contact: Mrs Pat Queirpel on (01481) 722710 to see if there are places available.
    • Soup Bowl (fortnightly) - alternate Saturdays 12:00 start from October to end of May. Choice of two soups, bread, cheese and beverages. Please contact Glenys De Jersey on (01481) 247356.
  • Clifton Salvation Army Group

    • Fellowship Group: Wednesdays 13:30 to 14:30.
    • There is no charge for any of the groups. For further information please contact (01481) 244631.
  • Club Bon Amis: Club and activities for over 50s

    • Held at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre. Annual subscription £7.00 for singles and £9.00 for couples. Five to six functions held each month. A bi-monthly programme is sent to all members.
    • Scrabble/Euchre afternoon - 1st Thursday or every month, held at Beau Sejour.
    • Club evening - 2nd Thursday of the month. Activities include games, talks by visiting speakers, demonstrations, slide shows, entertainment etc.
    • Walks for 'strollers and walkers' - three walks are organised each week, one on a Monday morning and one on a Wednesday afternoon.
    • Visits and meals out are frequently arranged. Group holidays and short trips out of the Island are planned if there is enough interest.
    • To find out more please contact either Shamin Mahmud on (01481) 251059 or Vic Holland on (01481) 246955.
    • For more information about disabled access at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre please follow this link.
  • Eldad Elim Church

    • Breate - It's an opportunity for people of all ages, from all walks of life, to drop into our community hall for a coffee, a tea, some cake or other goodies and a chance to chat 
    • Every Friday during term-time at Eldad Elim church from 9am to 1:30pm
    • Free tea, coffee, cakes and a chat.
    • All ages welcome. Children's play area available.
    • Access for wheelchair users via removable ramp but currently no accessible toilet facilities.
    • To find out more please contact Pastor Eric Gaudion on (01481) 257431 or mobile 07781 110278.
  • Guernsey Cheshire Home

    • The Guernsey Cheshire Home is a local charity which provides care for those living with physical disabilities at its premises in the Rohais.  It has 11 long-term residents and the age range for admission is from 18 to 65.  The Home also has one respite room which is available for short periods to those with a physical disability thus enabling their carers to have a break.  The Home has an Activities Department which takes day visitors four days a week."
    • Information for prospective day visitors is as follows:
      • Provides activities for adults with physical disabilities; including one-to-one work tailored to the needs of each individual, as well as relaxation sessions, group games and puzzles, crafts, etc.
      • Runs from Monday to Thursday inclusive - 9.30 am to 3.30 pm.
      • Transport needs to be provided by the day visitor.
      • Fee is £10 per session.  This fee may be payable by Social Security depending on what benefits the day visitor receives; otherwise it is payable by the day visitor.
      • Day visitors may attend on one or more days depending on space available.
      • The maximum number of day visitors per day is 6.
      • The Home's residents are also involved in many of these activities.
      • For more information, please contact Nikki Stephens or Karen Le Page on 720578.
  • Guernsey Health Trainers

    • Guernsey Health Trainers are able to provide a total of four free 1 hour sessions over a six month period to help people who want to make healthy lifestyle changes.
    • The Health Trainers will assist individuals in setting goals and support them as they make changes.
    • For more information please call the Health Trainers at the Health Promotion Unit on (01481) 707311.
    • If you are involved in a charity/group and would like to know more about healthy eating, good mental health, exercise etc. then the Health Promotion Unit can deliver free group activities.
    • The Health Promotion Unit also has a variety of leaflets, books, DVDs and posters about a variety of health and wellbeing topics and you can borrow materials from the Public Health Unit.
    • To find out more please contact the Health Promotion Unit on (01481) 707311.
  • Holy Trinity Church

    • A faithful team of committed volunteers arranges a regular programme aimed at those who are 'young at heart but slightly older in other places'. Our activities and groups are aimed at those of an age to appreciate free bus travel but we recognise that we all age at different rates and so some groups are more suited to the active and some are less demanding.
    • Below are some groups and activities that take place on a regular basis. If you want to know more about any of these groups or activities or to book a place then please make contact with us by email or phone (724319). We look forward to seeing you.
    • Coffee & Craft Morning 10am-12noon Tuesday once a month. Come to Trinity Centre with your craft and join others as you paint, sew, knit, etc. Open to all ages - bring a friend
    • Wednesday Roast 12noon-2pm Monthly Come and join us at Trinity Centre for a roast lunch with friends. Cost - donation.Open to all ages - bring a friend - please contact the church office to book a place and arrange transport.
    • Saunter and Snack Meet at 11am on one Friday of each month. Join George Lihou for a leisurely stroll and lunch. Various locations on dates advertised in advance.
    • OWL Community Group 2.30-4.30pm Tuesdays  'Older, Wiser and Loving' Bible Study, prayer and afternoon tea.
    • Drive and Drinks!! 10-12noon or 2-4pm Various Days Join others for an island drive and a stop at a coffee or tea shop.
    • Memory Lane 2.30-4pm Wednesdays.
    • Join Wendy Meade at her home for fun, friendship, memory games, support and much more besides. There will always be tea and cake. Open to all seniors but especially the forgetful ones and those who find themselves in a caring role for their loved ones.
    • Soup Lunch 12-2pm Wednesday monthly
    • Come to Trinity Centre and join with others for fellowship and a soup lunch.
    • Please contact the church office to book a place and arrange transport. For more information please ring (01481) 724319.
    • For more information about disabled access at Holy Trinity Church please follow this link.
    • Wednesday Club 10:00 to 12:00 and 10:00 until 14:00 (alternate weeks) - members enjoy being together, chatting and playing board games. During the lunch meetings there is a short time of teaching and prayer. There is a small charge for this service.
    • Bereavement Support Group - 1st Thursday of the month 10:00 to 11:30. Offering care and support to anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one.
    • For more information please ring (01481) 724319.
    • For more information about access arrangements at Holy Trinity Church please follow this link.
  • Jubilee House (GVS)

    • This is a day care centre run by volunteers for individuals over 65 years. As the service is run by volunteers individuals will need to be fairly independent.
    • Limited transport available provided by volunteers. Please check with Jubilee House Day Centre.
    • There are a number of activities at Jubilee Day Centre which can include hairdressing, library, social games, crafts and lots of conversation and fun.
    • There is a small charge which covers morning and afternoon refreshments and a three course lunch.
    • If you would like to know more please contact Sandra Collins on (01481) 247518.
  • Les Bourgs Hospice

    • Day care for patients with life limiting conditions. There is no charge for the day service. Activities take place on two days a week and include; social activities such as bingo, a church service, massage therapy etc. (activities vary each week).
    • For more information please contact Les Bourgs Hospice on (01481) 251111.
  • L'Islet Salvation Army Group

    • Ladies Meeting: Thursday 14:30 to 15:30.
    • Fellowship Meeting: 2nd Thursday of the month 19:30 to 21:00.
    • Breathe Easy Support Group: 3rd Wednesday of the month 11:00 to 12:00.
    • Luncheon Club: Alternate Thursdays 12:30 to 14:00 (at Clifton on other weeks).
    • There is no charge for any of the groups. For further information please contact (01481) 244631.
  • Life Fit

    • Life Fit classes at Beau Sejour help provide exercise under supervision. These are special 10 week programmes to help improve your levels of fitness, strength, balance and mobility. Please ask one of the Life Fit Instructors for more information by telephoning (01481) 747238.
    • For more information about disabled access at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre please follow this link.
  • Live for Life

    • A live for life session provides people with the opportunity to take a look at their lifestyle and consider what to do to improve their health and well being.
    • People are welcome to attend one session or sign up for several. Sessions include:
      • Alcohol
      • Cancer
      • Exercise
      • Healthy Eating
      • Stress Management
      • Weight Management
    • Sessions on enjoying a healthy lifestyle are not regular but run by request. There is no charge for the sessions
    • For more information please ring the Health Promotion Unit on (01481) 707311.
  • Longue Rue House

    • Day care on Monday - Friday from 09:00 to 17:00.
    • Charges only apply for meals. There is no support available to assist individuals using the toileting facilities. There is no transport available.
    • For further details please contact Carolynne Bourgaize, Designated Manager, on (01481) 237226.
  • Maison Maritaine

    • Day care on Monday - Friday from 09:00 to 17:00.
    • Charges only apply for meals. There is no support available to assist individuals using the toileting facilities. There is no transport available.
    • For further details please contact Sue Lee, Home Manager, or Janine France, Designated Manager, on (01481) 246557.
  • Recovery and Wellbeing Service

    • Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:30 (except Bank Holidays). The Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (R&WS) provides rehabilitation for adults who have acute and/or long term mental health symptoms.
    • The service consists of a Manager, several Support Time and Recovery (STaR) workers, Occupational Therapists (OTs), Community Mental Health Nurses (CMHNs), Staff Nurses and a Clinic Charge Nurse.
    • The service encourages health promotion and user advocacy.
    • The service offers a range of groups and individual sessions. These give people the opportunity to make the changes they want or need to make to improve their life.
    • Referrals will be received through the adult mental health service intake meeting. Referrals received from the adult in-patient ward will be responded to within 24hours of receiving the referral.
    • For further information please ring (01481) 725241 ext. 3376.
  • Red Cross, Monday Links Club

    • Afternoon Club for Ladies on Mondays 13:45 to 15:45. Activities include; knitting, playing cards and socialising.
    • Charge of £1.00 per week covers refreshment costs and raffle.
    • There is no support available to assist individuals using the toileting facilities.
    • The club is held at St John's Ambulance Hall.
  • 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.
    • Regular activities are:
      • 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.
    • For more information about disabled access please follow this link.
  • St Sampson's Salvation Army

    • Lunch and Fellowship Group: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month 12:00 to 15:00.
    • There is no charge for any of the groups. For further information please contact (01481) 244631.
  • St Luke's KEVII Hospital

    • Social day care for older people and individuals with a physical disability. You will need to be referred by a health or social care professional.
    • This is available Monday - Friday 08:30 to 16:30 (not including Bank Holidays).
    • There is a bathing service available (please note there is sometimes a waiting list).
    • For more information please contact (01481) 725241 extension 2273.
  • The Russels (GVS)

    • Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 to 3:30pm.
    • Day care open to all over 65 years. There is no support available to assist individuals to use the toilet facilities. Limited transport is available. Small charge which includes 3 course lunch and refreshments.
    • There are many activities including hairdressing, chiropodist, library, social games, crafts and lots of conversation and fun.
    • For further information please contact Denise Cohu on (01481) 238055.
  • Vazon Elim Church

    • Seniors luncheon club the first Saturday of the month from 12:00 to 13:30. Charge of £4.00.
    • The luncheon club is open to all over 65 years. There is no support available to assist individuals using the toilet facilities. Transport can be arranged.
  • Walk your way to health

  • Western Community Centre - Styx

    • Social groups. No charge. Open to all the community.
    • Community Library:
      • Wednesday 10:00 to 12:00. Library users need to possess a Guille-Alles Library Card to borrow books. Applications are available at the library at the centre. Refreshments provided.
    • Styx Internet and Learning Centre:
      • Thursday 10:00 to 11:30. Someone is always on hand to assist.
  • The Willows Day Centre

    • The Willows is a Specialist Community Day Centre based at La Nouvelle Maraitaine. The centre provides therapeutic activities and personal care services for people with dementia and people with ongoing physical conditions who cannot attend other day centres.
    • Service users have the opportunity to engage in various activities including art projects, music, gardening and visits to local amenities while carers have respite. Lunch is provided and there is currently no charge for attending. Referral to services is usually arranged through a social worker or community nurse.
    • The day centre staff work closely with the Older Adult Community Health Team (OACMHT) and primary care to reduce admission to hospital and support service users who are leaving hospital.
    • A bathing service is run from the day centre that includes a community (home) bathing service or assistance for people to have a bath at La Nouvelle Maraitaine.
    • For more information please ring (01481) 200983