It is a new befriending service run by Guernsey Welfare Service. It is mainly aimed at those over 60 who find themselves requiring some extra company and friendship.
It matches trained and vetted volunteers with an older person who would like to see a friendly volunteer visitor on a regular basis for about an hour.
If you can help or know of someone who could benefit from this service, contact Co-ordinator or firstname.lastname@example.org
GVS offers a wide range of services to ensure the wellbeing of the elderly.
Meals on Wheels - a meals-on-wheels service to the whole community.
Day centres - there are two day centres run by GVS. Both centres are staffed by volunteers and offer meals, refreshments, entertainment and a hairdressing facility. There is also a mini bus service available to assist with transportation.
- The Jubilee Day Centre, St Sampson 9am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday tel 246045.
- Russels Day Centre, Le Grand Courtil, St Martins 9.30am to 3.30pm Tuesday to Friday tel 238055.
GVS Good Companions meet fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons 2-4 at Sylvans Sports Club, St Peters.
Castel Darby and Joan Club meet weekly on Friday afternoons 2-4 at Cobo Community Centre.
The Silver Line is a free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Call 0800 4 70 80 90.
The Voluntary Car Service assists people who are unable to get to medical appointments. They too are looking for volunteers if you would like to help.
The Lions Club “Message in a Bottle” scheme provides vital health information to emergency services.
There is also a charity shop on the Bridge that sells a range of items and may also collect unwanted furniture if in good condition.
It is open to everyone. There is dedicated space and Wi-Fi access, and offers a selection of books, music CDs, DVDs and jigsaw puzzles. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10am to 12pm.
Call Jackie on 720392
Weekly rhyme time sessions for babies under 1yr on Monday mornings 10-10.30am and pre-schoolers 11-11.30am.
Are you interested in giving up smoking?
Please give Andrea, Quitline Stop Smoking Service Manager, a call on 233170 to make an appointment. She can meet you at the GHA meeting rooms at Sir John Leale Avenue or Rue Clouet.
This is run by the Older Adult Community Mental Health Team and is based at the Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association (GAA) Centre in Rue des Monts, Delancey. It offers advice and support to friends and family caring for loved ones. There is a group taking place on Wednesdays from 2pm to 3.30pm and all are welcome.
Call 725241 ext 3339.
There is lots going on at the Centre such as group meetings every Monday and alternate Wednesdays from 2 to 4pm, lunches on third Thursday of each month and a games and social get-together on alternate Wednesdays.