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CAB offers free, non-judgmental and confidential advice on a variety of subjects. They also have specifically trained Money Advisers who can assist with financial problems, debt management and budgeting.
Call 242266 to arrange an appointment or visit the Citizens Advice Guernsey website.
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 07839 188180 or email [email protected]
Visit their website to find out more information.
GVS offers a wide range of services to ensure the wellbeing of the elderly.
Call 247518 or go to the Guernsey Voluntary Service website.
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.
Call 707470 or www.information-exchange.org
Home Start is a charity offering support and friendship to families with a child/children under the age of 5 years old. They are independent and unrelated to social services and are based at Roseville Community Centre, Le Bouet.
Call 720382 or www.home-startguernsey.org.gg
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.
Guernsey Mind was formed in 1977 and is an independent charity with all funds spent on delivering services locally.
They provide signposting services geared towards the individual and focused on the impact of their mental health on their lives and relationships. They provide an opportunity for someone to be fully heard and listened to confidentially and without judgement. Information about local and online services is provided and referrals given where possible.
They do not offer advice nor are they qualified counsellors. Their services are fully confidential and no information is shared unless specifically requested by the individual.
An independent Christian charity which started in 1896 and the management team, chaired by the Rev Jon Honour, has representatives from a number of churches.
The charity works with a variety of people who find themselves in financial need.
This includes single-parent families, pensioners, people with disabilities or long-term medical conditions and families on low incomes who may find themselves with unexpected medical or household bills that put them in financial difficulty.
To get in contact please call 07839 724300 or email [email protected]
Visit their website to find out more information.
Safer is the Bailiwick of Guernsey’s domestic abuse charity supporting all victims of domestic abuse whether they be adults, children, women or men & regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
Safer runs the island’s Women’s Refuge and provide the Independent Domestic Violence Adviser service for adults and children. Safer also provides outreach to the community, counselling services to help victims move forward positively, run The Guernsey and Alderney Children’s Contact Centre, provide training sessions, raise awareness, lobby and advocate on behalf of victims of domestic abuse. Safer works in a multi-agency environment under the States Domestic Abuse Strategy umbrella with the States and other charities.
Visit their website for more information or get in touch on 01481 721999 or email [email protected]