Helpful Contacts

Health Visitors

Health visitors are able to give information and advice to people on how to stay healthy. They help people who are experiencing health problems by referring them to the appropriate services.

Tel: 01481 725241 - ext 3451

Community Services

The Community Care Team provides nursing and social support in the home of those people aged over 18 years. They aim to help people remain independent in their own homes. The team consists of Social Workers, Senior Carers, Carers, District Nurses, Community Staff Nurses, Auxilliary Nurses, Occupational Therapist and Support Workers.

Tel: 01481 725241 - ext 3367

Sitting Service

The sitting service is available if you need a break from caring. It can provide the opportunity for a carer to have some time to themselves to attend appointments, meet friends or family, do errands or just have a rest.

Tel: 01481 725241 - ext 3451

or 01481 245121 (Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association)

Respite Care

Respite Care is a service that offers carers a break from ongoing responsibility of caring for an ill, frail or disabled adult who is being looked after at home by providing a short stay in a residential home, nursing home or hospital for the cared for person.

Tel: 01481 725241 - ext 3313

Carers Coming Together

Offer a wide range of activities and support for those who are looking after a loved one at home or in a nursing home. They also provide support for recently bereaved carers. They hold monthly Away Days for carers at Les Cotils offering time to relax. Services include a listening service, creative activities, professional massage, manicures and visits to places of interests, a subsidised lunch followed by talks on various topics.

Tel: 01481 255264

Age Concern Guernsey

Weekly social events (games chat and refreshments) are held at three centres in Guernsey and one in Alderney. In addition lunches, tea dances, and outings are also organised. There is an outside exercise park at STYX (Western Community Centre St Peters) with equipment designed for the use of the elderly.

Tel: 267660 or 07781 123637

Men’s Monthly Suppers

Meet on the first Monday of the month at 6pm at Les Cotils, St Peter Port. They offer support for men caring for a loved one and also those recently bereaved. If you are not able to drive or need someone to sit with your loved one whilst you go to supper they are able to put you in touch with a voluntary car organisation or the HSSD sitters scheme.

Tel: 234283 or 07781 435420

Guernsey Voluntary Service

GVS is an independent organisation that provides a range of services to help people who might otherwise feel lonely and isolated. GVS services include:

Jubilee Day Centre – provides transport, company, meals and entertainment five days a week. (Tel 246045)

Russels Day Centre – managed by GVS on behalf of Department of Health and Social Services. Open Tuesdays to Fridays. Provides meals, company and entertainment. (Tel 726458)

Meals on Wheels – delivered 6 days a week throughout the year. Referral is through GP, community Nurses or Social Workers.

Darby and Joan Clubs – Tea company and entertainment fortnightly in various parishes

Tel: 01481 247518

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

Azheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society offers a range of services:
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.

Tuesday, first week of every month, 14:30 – 16.30 at Professor Shaw Centre, , (St Martin’s Community Centre), La Rue Maze, St Martin GY4 6RR (Tel 01481 233700)
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.

Every Wednesday, 14:00-17:00 at The Lions Mind Centre, Arsenal Road, St. Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1UW.

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. Every Friday, 14:00-16:00 at Professor Shaw Centre, (St Martin’s Community Centre), La Rue Maze, St Martin GY4 6RR.

Also available are dementia support workers who offer information and practical guidance to help people understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future.

Tel: 01481 233700

Citizens Advice

If you need information about organising a Power of Attorney or Guardianship

Tel: 01481 242266

Signpost

A Guernsey States guide for parents and carers in Guernsey to support, services and activities for children with disabilities

http://www.signpost.gg/