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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 £10.00 for singles and £15.00 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.
  • 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.  The Home has one respite room which is available for short periods to those with a physical disability thus enabling their carers to have a break.  Those applying would require a Needs Assessment Panel Certificate to be eligible for States funding; otherwise they would need to fund themselves. 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, arts and crafts, etc.
      • Runs from Monday to Thursday inclusive - 10am to 3 pm.
      • Transport needs to be provided by the day visitor.
      • Fee is £13 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 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.
    • Check the website Holy Trinity or contact the church tel(724319) to find out more about the various activites.
    • Here are some of the groups and activities that take place on a regular basis.
    • Womens groups
      • Coffee & Craft Morning 10am-12noon Tuesday once a month.
      • Wednesday Roast 12noon-2pm Monthly
      • Free to be She- bible study, tea and cake, Thursday morning and Wednesday afternoon (alternate weeks)
      • First Tuesday- get together for a drink and a chat
      • Lydia Fellowship
    • Mens groups
      • Last Tuesday- meet for a pint and a chat
      • Who Let The Dads Out-designed for dads, grandads & male carers with babies, toddlers & older siblings monthly on a Saturday from 10am to 11.30am
    • For all
      • Saunter and Snack Meet at 11am on one Friday of each month.
      • 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 -.third Saturday of each month 2.30 pm-4pm at The Mind Centre, The Arsenal
      • Mid week lunch 12-2pm Wednesday monthly
    • 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.
  • 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

    • Les Bourgs Hospice offers a 7 bedded in-patient unit which offers free high-quality care to support adults with life limiting illnesses. Les Bourgs Hospice offers its services free of charge to residents of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. We also offer a very active Day Hospice on a Thursday. 
    • 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 the Centre on (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.For more information call the pastor on 01481 259822
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  • Western Community Centre - Styx

    • Social groups are open to all the community. Money and/or lack of experience should not be a barrier but if you are able to pay, a minimum voluntary donation of £5.00 per person for all classes and courses is requested.
    • Call for more information Tel 267319
  • 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