September – November 2016
JAA Carers Course – TIPSS
The JAA is running a ‘carer centred’ course specifically for carers of people living with dementia.
The 4 session course entitled ‘JAA TIPSS for carers’, aims to provide a positive environment to empower carers with increased awareness of general themes/issues which may challenge the role of care giving, and to improve understanding of support and strategies to enhance the care giving experience.
The sessions will be informative and will focus around the acronym TIPSS with opportunities to share Thoughts, access relevant Information and discuss Practical Strategies and Support.
There will be no pressure to participate in group discussions or activities and the course will be delivered in a safe and non-judgmental setting. Each session will last approximately 2 hours with refreshments provided.
Sessions will take place on a Saturday morning 10am – 12pm at Sandybrook Day Centre with daycare available through our Saturday Club which operates at the same venue (please contact Pat Hampson on 07829 700099).
Topics and dates for Cohort 3 are as follows:
Week 1:17th September Me – The Carer / Exploring Dementia / Support networks
Week 2: 1st October Connecting, communicating & understanding behaviour
Week 3: 5th November Creating a safe and secure environment
Week 4: 26th November Staying active and healthy
There will be a limit to the number of participants attending each course. Please contact Michala Graham (Educator) on 07700 803756 or for more information and to secure a place on the above course.

The Community Development Manager – The Community Hub, Minden Street, St. Helier. The Salvation Army in Jersey is close to completing the building work for the new community hub, located in Minden Street, St. Helier. The hub will include an artisan bakery, café and community spaces, which will be open for the public Monday-Friday. This new community project will be managed by the newly appointed Community Development Manager.

Robert Wareing-Jones (also known as Bob and Robbie), who previously worked for the States of Jersey in Environmental Health, is now the new Community Development Manager for the hub and a small rural project named ‘Bumblebee’ located near Gorey Castle in St. Martin. This project will provide development opportunities for people wanting to work following perhaps an extended period of unemployment or illness. The produce from this project will be used to make soup at the hub café in Minden Street, which will be offered free of any charge.

The community hub will also provide meeting and conference rooms for hire at very competitive rates which will be available for use by local charities and other community groups. The rooms will be suitable for one-to-one meetings or for much larger groups, and for one-off events or regular use. The rooms all have WI-FI and access to a range of other modern facilities and services.

If you would like to find out more about the project and the facilities, about volunteering opportunities, either at the community hub in Minden Street or at the rural project in Gorey, or more generally about this new chapter in the work of the Salvation Army in its 137 year history, please contact Robert Wareing-Jones, The Community Development Manager.

Email: Bob Wareing-Jones, Community Development Manager, The Salvation Army Jersey Corps, Minden Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4WR. Tel: (01534) 735472

CRY Jersey are looking for a paid assistant fund raiser. Up to 8 hours per week to help with events, give occasional talks and generally promote the CRY charity. As a Christian charity we would like someone who supports the Christian ethos of the charity. Much of the work could be done from home and hours could be flexible, might suit a parent of school age children. For more details & job description phone Jane on 618497 or email