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26-28 West Park Avenue is a pre-treatment preparation facility and secondary treatment centre, with 24/7 staffing that is completely drug and alcohol free. The facility accompanies our Primary Treatment at Silkworth Lodge where clients can access the facility as a stepping stone to independent living on completion of their treatment programme. It provides counselling and therapy, practical support and guidance on housing, employment, education and basic life skills, with the co-operation of external agencies.
The aim is to act as a bridge to normal living for clients who have addiction issues and who seek abstinence. It helps support the individual to face life without the need to resort to substance abuse and get accustomed to their new lifestyle and practice it within the safety of structured familiarity.
Silkworth Charity Group runs a States of Jersey registered, 12-bed residential treatment and rehabilitation centre at Silkworth Lodge, for sufferers of drug and alcohol addiction.
The treatment programme is proven to be very successful in helping clients achieve and maintain abstinence, regain self-esteem and develop healthy, contented and fulfilling lifestyles.
A free assessment and consultation is available within 48 hours to anyone concerned with their addiction to drugs or alcohol. We also run a week-day community drop in centre for anyone who wishes to seek support in a non-judgemental, safe environment.
We offer a dedicated Family Programme which supports family members or loved ones living with someone addicted to alcohol or drugs. The programme provides vital psychoeducation and tools to develop the family member’s sense of understanding of the disease of addiction, which helps them to be more able to support themselves and their loved ones better.
Weston Health Care Foundation provides the over-arching umbrella from which Jersey Council on Alcoholism and Silkworth Charity Group operate under.
The objects of the Foundation Charity are:-
- To act as a non-sectarian, non-political, charitable association in support of those suffering from alcohol, drug or chemical dependency of any kind; and their families.
- To provide assistance, help and support for the general well being, sobriety and rehabilitation of those suffering from alcohol, drug or chemical dependency or from related conditions and for the general benefit of the families of such persons;
- To set up homes and facilities to provide residential accommodation both on a gratuitous basis or otherwise for the care, well being, sobriety, general benefit and rehabilitation of those suffering from alcohol, drug or chemical dependency;
- To set up and maintain centres for the treatment, help and counselling of people suffering from addiction to alcohol or substances; their families and dependants;
- To provide comfort, care and attention including access to such legal, medical and social welfare services as may be appropriate to all those suffering from alcohol or chemical dependency and their families and dependants, and to assist them financially if deemed appropriate (whether by way of loan, gift or otherwise) and generally to promote their material, spiritual and mental health, well being and sobriety;
- To employ people as may be necessary in the carrying out and general implementation of these rules and services and to provide for, arrange and implement the training of people to work as specified in the constitution;
- To assist whether by the way of the provision of financial support, donations or other means the construction, establishment, funding, staffing, accommodating of staff, promoting, holding, running, operating, equipping, improvement and general development of hospitals, clinics, health centres, surgeries, nursing homes and other health care facilities of whatever sort;
- To provide assistance whether by way of financial support, donations or other means to patients or prospective patients of any hospital or other establishments;
- To assist whether by way of the provision of financial support, donations or other means with the treatment, care and medical research carried out or provided at any hospital;
- To act as a non sectarian, non political, charitable association in support of any hospital or other establishment or any patient envisaged.
To find family homes for ex-racing grehounds as pets. To raise funds for the welfare of ex-racing greyhounds and raise awareness of their plight.
To survey and monitor bat populations; roosts, hibernacula and foraging sites on Jersey and provide information and education regarding bats to Jersey public. Where possible to take steps to help protect local bat populations in line with recommendations from the bat Species Action Plan.
Promote and further the craft of beekeeping and associated interest in Jersey
To advance the education of its members in the craft of beekeeping
To advance the education of the public in the importance of bees to the environment and the environments impact on bees.
The Jersey Beekeepers' Association is to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2017 and will start its year of special events as a new member of Genuine Jersey. Being able to certify our honey as a Genuine Jersey product is a good way of reminding people they are eating a local product, and supporting local beekeepers
The Jersey Dog Handlers Association aim to educate children and adults to become responsible dog owners. They hold weekly training sessions to cover obedience and show handling. All club funds are raised by subscriptions and donations and the organising of fund-raising events.
The aims and objects of the Jersey Donkey Home are to provide a temporary or permanent home and to provide care for any donkey in need for any reason whatsoever and to help to prevent cruelty and suffering among donkeys. They provide a permanent home for approximately 14 donkeys (at present) which includes feeding, veterinary care, farrier treatment and love. They are financed by donations and sponsorship.
The JHPG cares for sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs under veterinary guidance and supervision and releases them back into the wild, once they are fit again or old enough to be able to fend for themselves. We also try to increase public awareness about hedgehogs and the hazards they face and encourage children's interest in, and respect for, hedgehogs. The Group maintains a record of every hedgehog we care for and ear-tags as many as possible before release which will help us build up information on what happens to them once they are back in the wild.
If you find a hedgehog out of its nest in daylight,it will probably be in need of help, so please ring 734340 as soon as possible for advice and assistance.
For further information please visit our web sites: http://www.thisisjersey.com/community/hedgehogs and http://www.jerseyhedgehogs.co.uk
Jersey Rescue Dogs rescue dogs from the UK and Ireland. They foster and find loving homes for the dogs in Jersey. Rehoming is their main focus but Jersey Rescue Dogs also offer sanctuary to a group of dogs who would otherwise struggle to find a home in accordance with the Animal Welfare (Jersey) Law 2004. Jersey Rescue Dogs work with the public to raise awareness of the plight of rescue dogs and promotes child safety around dogs with the Speak Dog & Stay Safe campaign.
JSPCA Animals’ Shelter
Our Mission Statement:
“Prevent cruelty, promote knowledge, and provide for the aged, sick, lost and unwanted animals in Jersey”
History of the JSPCA:
In 1868 the Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' (JSPCA) was founded and Miss Frances Elizabeth Wilson established the Jersey Animals' Shelter itself in 1913. In 1925 the JSPCA formed a Committee to assist Miss Wilson in her work and in 1936, the JSPCA and Jersey Animals' Shelter amalgamated. This was a lifelong wish of Miss Wilson and took place shortly before her death.
JSPCA Animals' Shelter Services:
The JSPCA Animals' Shelter provides a range of services relating to animal care, offering help and advice for all members of the public. These services include:
24 Hour Ambulance Service
The JSPCA Animals' Shelter provides a 24 hour ambulance service whereby members of the public can always telephone for advice or assistance. Ambulance staff are available to rescue injured animals, collect strays and assist the public. The drivers provide an invaluable service in ensuring that help is always available for any animal or bird in distress.
Lost and Found Service
The JSPCA Animals' Shelter collects and cares for many of Jersey's stray animals and runs a comprehensive lost and found service. Every effort is made to reunite each stray animal received at the Shelter with its owner as quickly as possible. The JSPCA Animals' Shelter strongly recommends microchipping pets for identification purposes.
Boarding for Cats
The JSPCA Animals' Shelter has facilities to board your cats. Our Cattery has recently been redecorated and designed with maximum comfort and hygiene in mind and with the aim of minimising the risk and spread of disease. Each animal has its own individual kennel with an outside run. Every day each cat is given a hands-on health check. The Shelter also offers an 'Emergency Boarding' service for which a number of kennels are kept available at all times. This service offers boarding facilities for cats belonging to people who may have to go into hospital.
Regardless of the reason or circumstances for being unable to keep a pet, the JSPCA Animals' Shelter will take in all unwanted companion animals and help to find them new and loving homes. Every animal is thoroughly health-checked and temperament assessed before being placed in a new home. Most animals are neutered, vaccinated and microchipped (as appropriate for the species) before becoming available for re-homing. Once a prospective new owner has been found, a home check will be carried out to ensure the animal's requirements can be met. The JSPCA Animals’ Shelter also runs a Foster Animal Scheme, which offers veterinary treatment to animals re-homed with on-going medical conditions.
The JSPCA understands and respects the special relationship that develops between people and their pets. On contacting the JSPCA Animals' Shelter, bereaved owners will find a sympathetic ear and can be reassured that their pet will be treated with the utmost dignity and care. The JSPCA Animals' Shelter provides the only Pet Cremation Service on Jersey and owns the Animals' Cemetery at First Tower.
Assisted Veterinary Care Clinic
The JSPCA recognises the important role that pets play in many people’s lives and aims to help pets stay in loving homes by offering discounted veterinary services via their Assisted Veterinary Care Clinic. Eligibility to register on the clinic is limited to pet owners in receipt of income support and to those owning animals adopted from the JSPCA with pre-existing health conditions. In this way, the JSPCA financially supports owners in caring for their pets and encourages the re-homing of elderly and infirm animals.
Rescue and Rehabilitation of injured Wildlife –
The JSPCA provides free veterinary care to wildlife needing our help. The animals are cared for by our dedicated Clinic staff until they are able to be released back into the wild. During bad weather and storms we care for any oiled sea birds that are washed up on our shores. We have a specialist facility which allows birds to be washed by our trained staff and stay in our care until they are ready to be released. From baby fledglings & squirrels needing around the clock care to injured geese and swans we will provide care for animals in need.
The JSPCA educate our future generations about caring and helping animals in Jersey. Schools and clubs organise visits to our JSPCA site to learn more and meet some of our residents. Please get in touch if you would like to visit and learn more about what we do.
JSPCA Red Squirrel Disease Surveillance Scheme -
The Jersey Red Squirrel Disease Surveillance programme studies the broad causes of squirrel mortality, researches into the prevalence and significance of diseases and infectious disease agents that are identified in the red squirrel population and examines how these may impact upon the long-term health, viability and survival of the Jersey red squirrels. The JSPCA Animals' Shelter liaises with the States of Jersey Environment Division on this important project which endeavours to implement a number of the proposed actions and recommendations outlined in the States of Jersey’s Red Squirrel Biodiversity Action Plan.
The JSPCA Affiliation Scheme was developed and introduced in 2001, whereby local animal charities and organisations are invited to 'join forces' and work together with the JSPCA to promote animal welfare and ensure that scarce resources are best utilised. The aim of this scheme is to present a united front against animal cruelty and promote all aspects of animal welfare.
Art in the Frame Foundation, a Jersey registered not-for-profit charity, was founded 20 years ago by two art teachers. From the very start, Art in the Frame Foundation had two main objectives:
1) To help and support up-and-coming artists and craftworkers exhibit their work in Jersey and the UK by furthering opportunities for them.
2) To enhance the learning of the art and craft experience by bringing exciting and innovative artists and craftworkers to the island’s schools, from primary school to A Level, as well as to the island’s public and those with learning disabilities and to give talks and run workshops.
A major dream and a third objective, which very happily was realised 15 years ago, was to find a hub in which to carry out our objectives above. With the help of a Tourism Development Fund Grant, The Harbour Gallery at St Aubin, Jersey was born. Now it is a case of fundraising to help pay towards the commercial rents etc whilst still keeping our activities as accessible as possible to students in schools and of all ages and supporting up and coming artists/craftworkers.
The Jersey Arts Trust, operating as ArtHouse Jersey, is a Jersey-based charitable association that contributes towards the development of the arts in Jersey.
ArtHouse Jersey helps artists from around the world create ambitious works that have a positive impact on our Island community and international audiences.
The Trust was established to offer the benefits of the Arts, in their widest sense, to those people who would otherwise have limited access because of issues of health, mobility or special needs. It is a pioneering organisation which takes an holistic view of the healing process.
The Band of the Island of Jersey aim to provide musical entertainment and education to the people of Jersey and beyond. They provide entertainment by marching and band concerts for private and official functions.
To promote both the tangible and intangible maritime heritage of the Island. To promote the use and enjoyment of the Jersey Maritime Museum by the public. To assist Jersey Heritage or its successors in the maintenance of the Maritime Collections (both public and private) exhibited in the Jersey Maritime Museum. To raise funds for the maintenance of the heritage fleet. To assist in the operation of the heritage fleet. To undertake studies and other activities on maritime subjects. To publish, promote the publication of, record and disseminate knowledge on maritime subjects by all available means and to do all such lawful acts or things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of these objectives.
To support the Jersey Music Service (JMS) in its efforts to teach, promote and encourage the pursuit of music as an activity for the youth of Jersey.
To promote learning about and appreciation of stained glass especially Henry Thomas Bosdet's work
Jersey Arts Centre exists to foster the development and celebration of the arts island-wide and beyond.
- To enrich the quality of life for all residents and visitors
- To encourage participation in the performing, visual and literary arts
- To educate, inspire and to encourage debate
This is achieved by providing exciting, innovative, wide-ranging, challenging, professional and community arts in welcoming, high-quality and accessible environments.
The Jersey Eisteddfod is a charitable organisation which aims to promote all the arts in the island by exhibition and performance. Classes are held which are adjudicated by distinguished qualified people. In this way the competitors are helped to improve their skills. There are two festivals each year and thousands participate. It is run almost exclusively by volunteers and in any one year many hundreds are people are needed to help deliver the festivals.
The Jersey Festival Choir is an adult, mixed-voice community choir of around 90-strong which has been making music in Jersey since 1955. Non-auditioned, we welcome both new and experienced singers.
Our weekly practices are held on Wednesdays from September to May between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at Jersey College Preparatory School (JCP) in St. Saviour.
Our main annual (charity/fundraising) events are the Festival of Carols at St Thomas’ Church in mid-December and a Spring Concert in St. Helier Methodist Centre at the end of April / in early May.
For the Festival of Carols, we welcome the Holmchase Singers and, over the years, have performed with the St. Cecilia Orchestra, Jersey Premier Brass and A Cappella Brass. Each year, there is a chosen charity for the Festival and, through this, the Choir has supported many local charities over the years.
For our Spring Concert, we perform major choral works, both classical and contemporary, with the St. Cecilia Orchestra. We always invite a professional conductor to lead us in the concert and are joined by visiting vocal soloists.
Important parts of our calendar also include singing Christmas carols in the Royal Square for the Soup Kitchen; and, on Liberation Day each year, we sing alongside La Ronde Concert Band as part of the commemoration and celebrations which take place in Liberation Square.
Over the years, we have also entered the Jersey Eisteddfod; sung Christmas music outside the Georgian House in New Street and at Government House; participated in the Jersey Music Service’s Summer Concert; and taken part in the BBC’s ‘Songs of Praise’. We have worked with a number of other local musical groups, including the Amity Singers and the Musical Originals.
For more information, please visit our website, find us on Facebook or contact our Secretary, Jeane Gruchy, telephone 856103, email email@example.com
To collect, preserve and make accessible to the public the Island's historic sites, monuments and records to the public.
To provide an opportunity for brass, woodwind and percussion players to meet together in a spirit of friendship for the rehearsal and performance of concert band music in order to improve the quality of performance and positively contribute to the musical environment of the island.
2. To help organise events from time to time related to the Jerriais language and culture, alone or together with other organisations.
Music in Action's motto is to 'Inspire, Create, Educate'. The charity works to develop a fun and accessible cultural programme of the highest calibre, including outreach with educational music programmes designed to encourage and inspire children and young adults. They also work to raise money for other charities through concerts, providing opportunities for talented Jersey musicians to play with major stars.
Music in Action has adapted quickly during the Covid-19 outbreak, but are in need of donations in order to continue their important community outreach initiatives. The unprecedented cancellation of the upcoming live events Liberation Festival on 9th May, and Jersey Sings! in June has had a significant impact on yearly event ticket revenue. Your donation can help protect Music in Action's future as a Jersey charity.
Since lockdown began, the charity has implemented a series of virtual outreach programmes in order to continue their work to 'lift spirits' and provide live music to those who have little access to it. Working with local Jersey musicians, MiA is facilitating inspirational online music therapy sessions to the most vulnerable in society, including the elderly who are isolated in care homes. They are also working to produce a virtual version of Jersey Sings!, which will provide children all over the Island with the opportunity to keep up with their musical education from home. Finally, with the 75th anniversary of Liberation on 9th May, Music in Action is planning a celebratory virtual concert which will bring joy to Islanders in lockdown.
If you feel that you are in the position to do so at this challenging time, please consider donating. You will be directly supporting these initiatives, and bringing music to those who need it most in these extraordinary global circumstances. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Trust's vision is to permanently protect Jersey's natural beauty, rich environment and historic places for everyone to enjoy and experience. This ethos underlies our day to day activities which include the following:
(i) Safeguarding heritage at risk including historic buildings and natural landscapes
(ii) Caring and conserving the Trust's existing holdings to ensure that their ecological and historic significance is protected and enhanced
(iii) Ensuring that the public are able to access our sites through events, educational programmes, open days and an extensive network of footpaths and cycle tracks.
To promote and encourage the study of the history, archaeology, language and many other subjects of interest in the Island of Jersey and conservation of the environment.
To support the development of arts based activities and opportunities for young people in Jersey, to promote their personal and social development and to enable them to have a voice which is heard across Jersey.
1. Promote and encourage in young people a practical interest in aviation.
2. Provide training which will be useful in service and civilian life.
3. Foster the spirit of adventure.
4. Develop the qualities of leadership and good citizenship through training in the following areas; communications, leadership, resourcefulness, endurance, courtesy and teamwork
Provides after School and Holiday care facilities for children attending Rouge Bouillon School. To offer Affordable quality playcare for working parents in a child centred envrionment.
Beaulieu Convent School first opened its doors on 15th January 1951 with 56 students aged 5-11. The School now cares for over 800 girls aged 3-19. Over the past years Beaulieu has continued to thrive and the special relationship we share with present and past students and parents is very dear to us as a family and a Catholic school.
Beaulieu is a leading independent school committed to offering a well-rounded, enriching and diverse Catholic education for our students on one single site, with collaborative options post-16. Academically inclusive, Beaulieu provides a friendly, supportive and caring community, while at the same time achieving outstanding examination results. Beaulieu is proud of its history, its achievements and, most importantly, its students.
Beaulieu is committed to nurturing talents, aspirations and dreams and our students leave us as confident, articulate and compassionate individuals with a hunger for learning and a passion for life.
Programmes are based on these four sides of a Boys' development and are designed to meet his progressive needs from childhood to young manhood in relation to his background at school and at work. Membership range is six to eighteen years divided into four age groups.
The object of the Boys' Brigade is :- The advancement of Christ's Kingdom among boys and the promotion of habits of obedience, reverence, discipline, self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness.
About Brighter Futures
Brighter Futures supports families in Jersey who are facing significant difficulties or challenges in their lives. The charity works with around 150 families at any time for a range of reasons including physical ill health and mental health issues many of whom are referred with high-risk and complex issues, including child protection concerns. From our facility at the Bridge families access a variety of services and programmes on a voluntary basis for up to 3 years who are able to return for further support where needed. We worked with more than 260 families last year and have been supporting families since opening our services in 2008.
Families come to Brighter Futures from a variety of backgrounds and for a number of reasons such as suffering from post-natal depression, substance misuse or addiction, depression or anxiety, financial difficulties, domestic abuse or isolation. The impact on children within the family associated with any of these issues is significant. All of these factors leave children in a position of disadvantage and without a safe and supportive home life and as a consequence, children can struggle to develop emotionally, physically, psychologically and verbally.
- To provide children, young people and families in the island the opportunity to be safe, healthy, happy and aspirational.
- To support children, young people and families to engage in life changing opportunities, especially in time of difficulties and challenge.
- To support parents/carers to recognise and value their role as their child’s first and most important educator
- For parents/carers to be able to recognise the barriers to achieving wellbeing and good relationships and so take action to improve their personal lives
- For the parents/carers to take control of their personal and educational development and improve their life chances, including their financial situation.
Brighter Futures facilitates a series of programmes and services that are available to families to enable clients to obtain these objectives, a full list of these is enclosed. Parents/Carers receive full support from a dedicated keyworker who facilitates their journey with us. Another essential service is the provision of a crèche facility for children and siblings, enabling parents/carers to access programmes without needing to arrange separate childcare.
Accessing services can be transformational for families; we see a variety of results such as:
- Children are safe, happy, healthy and aspirational;
- Improved family relationships;
- Improved attachment and relationships with children;
- Increased self-confidence;
- Improved sense of mental health and well-being;
- Increased resilience;
- Improved/more confident parenting skills;
- Improved employment opportunities;
- Improved educational qualifications;
- Increased earning potential;
Each family has a personalised package of support dependent on their needs; they are guided and able to choose which programmes and services are most appropriate and helpful to them. If you are interested in running a fundraising event for us, please contact us so we can send you a fundraising pack. If you would be interested in supporting our fundraising events, please send us an email and we can add you to our mailing list. We retain all of the money that is raised in the island so that is can be spent solely on Jersey children and their families.
Brightly (formerly known as Brig-y-Don Children’s Charity) is a longstanding, small, independent Jersey charity that awards grants to children and young people from birth to 25 years who are either in the care of or are leaving the care of the Government of Jersey, as well as others who are suffering adversity and are in need.
Many care-experienced children and young people have poor self-esteem and significantly, less developed social skills then their counterparts in the wider population, as well as education and knowledge gaps, due to disrupted young lives and multiple placement moves. We seek to provide them with the kind of opportunities and support their peers, living in a stable family environment, may well take for granted, things like a place at a nursery school, some new clothes, help with setting up their first home, driving lessons, dentist, doctors, laptops, graduation grants etc.
The charity does not support applications for goods or services that are included in grants or benefits from the Government of Jersey.
Our support makes a real difference to the life experiences of children and young people who are in need. There are also less obvious but equally important benefits that result from our work, such as greater social inclusion, financial independence, personal growth and development and less reliance on benefit systems.
All money raised by Brightly either stays in Jersey for the benefit of Island residents or can be applied in cases where local children and young people have to be cared for off-island.
Caring Cooks of Jersey is a local based charity with a mission to empower children and young people in Jersey to grow, cook and eat healthy food in childhood and beyond.
We specifically support families with children of school age, as we strongly believe that food and nutrition from an early age in a child's life is very important and we want to support children, at school and at home, to make that a part of daily life, through the services we provide –
Weekly Meal Service – supporting families through hardship, for 6 weeks or longer, to allow them to eat well and eat together, at least once a week, without the worry of having to cook or spend money on ingredients.
Kitchen Garden Project – an outdoor learning programme teaching children how to plant food from seed and grow it to cook with. It also provides opportunities for children to reconnect with nature and the environment in an educational setting.
Let’s Get Cooking Programme – a cross curricular and progressive skills based programme for primary schools in Jersey which aims to ensure children go to secondary school with an understanding of basic nutrition, an armoury of essential life skills and are able to make positive informed food choices.
Flourish- providing States primary schools in Jersey with a nutritionally balanced two course hot school lunch, every day, fuelling children’s learning ability playing a crucial role in the prevention of ill health in children.
All our service are free of charge to families and are funded by charity donations.
To provide housing and offer support to lone pregnant women and mothers with young children. To help mothers move forward to a positive future.
Care for children aged 2 to 5 years is available in the Centre Point Day Nursery, open from 7.30am until 6.00pm every working day and includes a cooked lunch.
Care for school age children is available at La Pouqualaye and Le Coie. These centres open at 7.30am to provide breakfast and take children to school; children are collected from school and cared for until 6.00pm. During school holidays the centres are open from 7.30am until 6.00pm every working day.The Le Coie group cares for young people attending secondary schools.
The charity is funded from fees charged to parents. Priority for places is given to lone, working parents and other charities.
Requests for funding are made to assist with the support of children in order that the play and developmental needs of children are met.
This group is registered and regulated by the Department for Education, Sport and Culture.
The DofE Jersey committee aims to promote the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award locally and to support the various groups licenced independently to deliver the Award throughout the Island. Over 600 young people can be involved in the Award at any one time in Jersey and are able to participate through belonging to organised groups, schools, youth clubs or the Island Award Centre. Young people can become involved in the Award from the age of 14 and are able to continue to work towards their goals until they are 25.
There are three Award levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold; within each section participants are challenged to gain experiences through volunteering to help others, taking part in group expeditions, learning new skills, and undertaking physical activity. At Gold level only, a short stay away from home is also required. Young people undertake the activities in their own time and can tailor their activities whatever their interests and abilities. Participation in the Award is a valuable addition to any CV as it is recognised worldwide.
When young people achieve a gold award, a presentation of their badge is made in Jersey, usually at Government House, and the young person is invited to attend a certificate presentation, normally held at St James's Palace, London.
To benefit the community by the provision of means whereby separating and divorced couples may reach joint decisions and agreements concerning the future of their children and their relationship, and division of family access.
Guiding provides the opportunity for girls and young women to develop self-respect and confidence, think for themselves, make new friends, learn teamwork and leadership skills and develop personal values.
Educational, social, recreational activities such as: arts & crafts, music, drama, sport, outdoor activities, trips and visits, issue-based youth work, personal development, advice and information.
To raise funds to help and support young people, aged 9 to 21 to develop their full potential, in all aspects of their lives, both as individuals and as members of the wider community, This being achieved by supporting a wide range of activities, providing opportunities, support and structure, which are both enjoyable and educational, in a safe and inclusive environment. This, to be achieved inline with the policies and guidelines, of the Jersey Youth Service, by promoting equal opportunities
To enable disadvantaged children and the disabled of all ages to share the exhilaration and fulfillment of flying.
To provide financial support to the Jersey Army Cadet Force. To provide advice and knowledge to the Jersey Army Cadet Force.
To encourage and support the practice and training of professionals in family therapy and related therapeutic approaches.
The Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship was formed to provide homes for young people who, through no fault of their own, have nowhere to live. Each house has a resident caretaker and there is a trained counsellor who provides practical and emotional support. there is a co-operation and affiliation with other associations and organisations with similar objectives. The Association relies on its Appeals Committee, a loan from the States and the low rental from the residents. It is also supported by donations and its fundraising is sponsored by Moore Management.
The Annual fundraising events are the Open Gardens, a Sponsored (horse) Ride and a Bridge Day.
The Open Gardens and the Ride are both labour intensive so we are always looking for voluntary helpers. If you feel you can help please contact Samantha Churchill at the stated address/telephone number.
Act as a pressure group on behalf of carers and to provide information and support to carers. Gain recognition for carers by family, community services providers and States of Jersey Members.
To co-ordinate, promote and facilitate the expansion of high quality and affordable childcare provision in the Island.
Our Projects include:
The Special Needs Inclusion Project.
The Assisted Nursery Places Scheme.
The Grants Scheme for Childcare Providers.
The Childcare Information Service.
The Nanny Accreditation Scheme.
The Professional Development and Training Programme for those working with children.
Purchase life saving equipment for the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) and children's (Robin) wards at the general hospital. Assist families with travel costs where there is a need to travel the UK for their child's treatment. Assist families with the treatment of their children where there is a gap in funding provided by the States of Jersey. Sponsor special projects for all the island's children such as educational community days.
Aim To support and improve the needs, rights and well-being of all under five year olds and their families, and of primary school age children, in Jersey and to fairly and consistently represent the views of the early years private sector in its quest to achieve equitable, high quality child care, play and education Objectives 1 To advise all island strategies concerned with young children and their families who access childcare. 2 To research or commission research within the community of Jersey in order to ensure all advice offered to island strategies is evidence based. 3 To inform parents and practitioners of issues concerning care, education and development needs of young children. 4 To evaluate the impact of training on practice 5 To lobby politicians
Our aim is to support people in Jersey who are experiencing problems in conceiving.
We are not doctors nor counsellors - We are friends who want to help other people by sharing in our experiences to help their journeys be as short and painless as possible whilst appreciating the challenges that fertility issues can bring.
Self development, confidence and discipline
Provide transferable skills that will ultimately assist you in obtaining employment
Learn the inherent qualities of the Fire & Rescue Service
Promote good citizenship with vulnerable people in the local community
Challenging tasks and environments.
Encourage team working and self confidence in your own abilities
Developing yourself mentally, physically and socially.
To encourage contact and promote welfare between foster-carers and their families. To raise funds and offer support to all foster-carers and raise awareness of matters relating to substitute care.
To provide opportunities for younger people, in partnership with adults to:
a) participate in a balanced programme of activities & challenges.
b) develop leadership & organisational skills.
c) take an increasing responsibility for their personal development.
To assist the development of young people 10-18 through a nautical and disciplined environment
Jersey Youth Trust aims to provide a high quality information, advice and support to young people aged 14 - 25 years through the Youth Enquiry Service (YES) and the 1:2:1 Youth Counselling project. Jersey Youth Trust are working in partnership with the Youth Service to develop these two exciting initiatives which are based at The Link, Eagle House, La Colomberie. Jersey Youth Trust receive financial support both from the States and various charitable trusts.
To provide a safe and caring environment for children after school and during holidays as their parents work. Educational and fun playcare, outings, games, outdoor play, stimulating activities and development.
The objectives of the Charity shall be to support the development of youth work opportunities for young people, to promote their personal and social development and enable them to have a voice which is heard in their local Parish and in Jersey. This will include provision of the following:
- A safe, warm, well equipped and accessible venue for young people to meet at times when they are needed, giving them the opportunity to participate in a broad youth work programme which meets their needs.
- Varied provision to include building based youth work at the La Pouquelaye Youth Project as well as detached and outreach youth work and residentials both on and off the island.
- Range of youth work opportunities to support young people’s personal and social development including art, music, drama, sport and outdoor activities to develop new skills, build self-confidence and explore issues that impact on their lives.
- Access to information and advice on a variety of issues that impact on their lives from trained and experienced youth workers who they trust and feel comfortable with, knowing they will be non-judgmental and supportive.
- Opportunity to be involved in developing their Youth Project through involvement in decision making and by completing an annual questionnaire to say what they think of youth service provision.
- Empowered to have a voice and to be heard on issues that they feel strongly about both by having representation on the Jersey Youth Assembly and through other creative methods of participation.
- Provide opportunities for young people to train as a Young Youth Worker Volunteer or a Peer Educator.
· Participate in recognized youth achievement programmes which offer accreditation for informal learning such as D. of E. Award, Prince’s Trust programmes, On 2 Wheels or the Youth Achievement Award.
Informal education, drop-in youth club, open sessions, issue based work - sexual health/relationships, drugs, alcohol etc., computers, Internet, cafe, pool, sports hall, counselling and advice, outings, off-island residentials, summer activities, visits to other youth clubs, Duke of Edinburgh's Award, meet friends, socialise
Little Oaks is a fully registered day care provider. Our aim is to provide high quality, affordable term time care to all sections of the community. We ensure that all children from the age of birth to five years have access to a wide range of play experiences, in a safe and peaceful environment.
Milli's Separated Family Centre is a community organisation that works with everyone affected by family separation in order to bring about better outcomes for children.
Our services are available to parents who are caring for their children alone, those who are sharing care and those who are not able to spend time with their children. Parents, carers, grandparents or anyone else with concerns about family separation are welcome.
Our child focused work is designed to help parents:
Understand and deal with their own and their children's experiences of the separation.
Make private arrangements for how their children will spend time with both of them.
Work out how to provide financially for their children and
Improve communications so that they can manage the transitions that come with separation in the years to come.
Our services include:-
Milli's Child Contact Centre
Monthly Support Group Meetings
Workshops for parents
One to one support
Telephone, text and email support whenever needed
Move on Youth Projects is a charity which supports the development of youth work opportunities for young people who live in the Parish of St Helier and the surrounding area.Our aim is to provide:
A safe, warm, well equipped and accessible venue for young people to meet at times when they are needed, giving them the opportunity to participate in a broad youth work programme which meets their needs.
A range of youth work opportunities to support young people's personal and social development, including art, music, drama, sport and outdoor activities to develop new skills, to build self-confidence and explore issues that impact on their lives.
Access to information and advice on a variety of issues that impact on their lives from trained and experienced youth workers who they trust and feel comfortable with, knowing they will be non-judgmental and supportive.
Providing a voice and to be heard on issues that they feel strongly about both by having representation on the projects advisory group and through other creative methods of participation.
Our work is conducted via Street based Youth Work, the Mobile Bus Project and the soon to be opened, refurbished Move On Cafe at Liberty Wharf.
NSPCC Jersey Service Centre,
The NSPCC Jersey Service Centre is an island-wide service that provides vital support to local families. We are based at The Gower Centre in Stopford Road, St Helier.
We are delivering cutting edge services to protect children, prevent abuse and give children the help and support they need. We believe in a society where every child is happy, fulfilled and free from fear.
For more information, please contact the NSPCC in Jersey on (01534) 760800 / Freephone: 0800 090 2270 or email email@example.com
You can also visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nspccjersey
Services on Offer:
Letting The Future In (LTFI) is a therapeutic service for children and young people age 4 to 17, who have made a disclosure of sexual abuse. Many children and young people feel confused and upset by what has happened to them, so a wide range of approaches are used by the workers at the one to one sessions including talking, play and creative activities which gives children and young people an opportunity to explain how they are feeling. The service is designed to work with children, young people and the safe parent and or carer.
Preventative service - transition to parenthood
Pregnancy in Mind (PiM) is designed to support mums and dads to-be who are at risk of, or experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and depression in the perinatal period. The programme aims to minimise the impact of anxiety and depression directly on parents themselves, and in this way support them in building a positive relationship with their unborn babies. The eight group work sessions cover: mindfulness mediation; active relaxation; psycho-education and coping skills; social support; awareness-raising of foetal development; couple and co-parenting relationship
Seeking Solutions offers children and young people, between 7 and 18 years old, help and support to deal with problems that are affecting their life, happiness or wellbeing. The service is led by the young person, working alongside their support network, where possible, to improve their confidence, skills ad strengths, so they are better prepared to cope with any future problems. Seeking Solutions helps the child or young person to set their own goal(s) for the future.
Childline Schools Service
We’ve launched our Speak out Stay safe programme so that a generation of children have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. With the help of our mascot Buddy, the programme provides child-friendly, interactive assemblies and workshops in all Channel Island primary schools, to help all children aged 4 - 11 learn essential safeguarding information in a lively, interactive and memorable way.
PATHWAYS is a non-profit organisation, passionate about encouraging, equipping and empowering children and young people in recognising their potential and self worth by providing a range of opportunities that inspire, foster active involvement and engagement, build self confidence, share responsibility and commitment and provide experience and skills for life.
We have a team of four qualified counsellors and psycho-sexual therapists who work with adult couples or individuals regardless of sexual orientation, providing a professional and confidential service. We aim to help people through difficult stages in their relationships and explore emotional and sexual difficulties that can arise in the life of and at the end of relationships. Relate provides people with the breathing space, where they can feel heard and understood and we can help people cope with the pain and difficulties they are experiencing.
To continue to provide our services, we rely on a grant from the States, some Parishes and client contributions. Any shortfall in income needs to be made up through fund raising events and individual donations.
For more details on relationship counselling or sex therapy, please visit our website.
The aims of the playgroup are to provide safe and satisfying group play in which parents have the right to take part, to encourage other charitable activities through which parents may help the children and to further the aims of the Pre-School Learning Alliance. They endeavour to keep fees as low as possible in the hope that all parents who wish to send their children to playgroups can afford to do so. They achieve this through active involvement of the Committee and parents in fund-raising activities, the proceeds of which are used to subsidise the running costs and to improve facilities.
Involving, celebrating, providing for, working with, encouraging, enabling and promoting young people.
To support the further development of youth work opportunities for young people in the parish of St John and to provide a safe, warm and well equipped venue for young people to meet while encouraging participation and personal development
The Youth Club was formed in 1977 under the name of Coin Varin Youth & Community Centre. Its principal function is as a Youth Club catering for young people living in the Parish of St. Lawrence. It is non-denominational and is divided into junior and senior sections. The affairs of the centre are directed by a Management Committee. Finance is raised by means of entrance charges, annual Youth Service grants, grants from the Parish and by fund-raising events.
To provide opportunities for young people for personal development in their leisure time.
Development of youth work opportunities for young people in St Ouen
The aim of the youth club is to help young people (9-18 years of age) especially but not exclusively through leisure time activities, so as to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities so that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society. The club encourages young peoples development, ensures that the youth club is democratic, responsive and is relevant to the needs of young people.
To raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust to help develop specialist facilities and services for young people with cancer which are provided in Southampton for young people in the Channel Islands.
One in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage
Over 100,000 women lose their babies each year and the cause is often unknown.This High rate has remained since 1930's
One in 188 babies is stillborn
Although this rate is falling there is still no clear medical reason given for over half of all stillbirths
100 babies are born too small or too soon each day
One in ten of these babies will die or develop serious and permanat disabilities.
The object of the charity is to raise money for advancement in education and practice of gynaecology and funding research
The aims and objectives of Trinity Youth Project are to provide, during their leisure time, opportunities for young people complementary to those of home, school and work. To offer an exciting range of activities of a physical, social and cultural nature through which young people and other groups will learn more about themselves, working in groups and the community in which the youth should be a living part and also to help their physical, mental and moral approaches to society and life.
The Variety Sailing Trust aims to promote leisure and social opportunities for the Island's physically and psychologically disabled citizens within a seafaring environment. They utilize adapted sailing and motor vessels to offer pleasure, training and integrative socialisation opportunities at sea and ports of call.
Variety, the Children's Charity is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health and well-being of children in Jersey. Tent 52 offers financial assistance and support to disabled and disadvantaged children and other organisations in Jersey, to give a wider range of opportunities to the children in their care.
Through hard work, thoughtful stewardship and single-minded focus on the needs of the young, Variety strives to make a lasting difference by bringing hope and comfort to the lives of the less fortunate children and their families in our Island.
Channel Islands Air Search is an entirely voluntary organisation which provides a specially equipped aircraft and trained crews for search at sea 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Operations are carried out at the request of Channel Islands, United Kingdom, or French Authorities and generally involve operating with local and French lifeboats and French military helicopters.
Christians Against Poverty Jersey provides sustainable poverty relief by providing courses which teach our delegates vital budgeting skills that will last a lifetime.
We have coaches trained to give two free courses:
- CAP Money – a 3 week course run in the evenings across different venues in the island. The course teaches budgeting skills and a simple cash based system. Delegates learn to manage their money better and learn to budget, save and spend well.
- CAP Life Skills – an 8 week course run in St Helier. It teaches skills needed to survive on a low income. The course will equip delegates with tools such as how to eat well on a budget, and how to make their money go further. Each session finishes with a free lunch
Christians together in Jersey was originally formed in June 1966 under the name of the Jersey Council of Churches, when representatives of the main Protestant churches signed a declaration seeking to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of the one God. The council became truly representative of all the main churches in Jersey when, shortly after, in 1968, the Roman Catholic Church applied and was admitted to membership.The objective of Christians Together in Jersey is to be a visible sign of the churches' commitment to one another by:1. Promoting theological reflection and discussion relating to the unity of the Church and its mission (unity).2. Encouraging the sharing and understanding of each other's spritual traditions (worship).3. Fostering ways of sharing the Gospel with the community (evangelism).4. Helping churches make a practical response to human needs, and seeking a common mind through shared decision-making, wherever possible, as part of a growing unit(social responsibility).5. Maintaining and promoting the work of Christian Aid and other Aid agencies.
The Jersey Citizens Advice Bureau was established in 1978. The aims of the Citizens Advice Bureau are:
- to ensure that individuals do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities or of the services available to them; or through an inability to express their needs effectively and equally
- to exercise a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services, both locally and nationally.
The Citizens Advice service is independent and provides free, confidential and impartial advice to everyone, regardless of race, sex, disability or sexuality..
The local office is a member of the National Association of Citizens Advice.
To care for the community, providing a pleasant environment for groups to meet. Activities cover all ages from babies to senior citizens.
Community Savings aims to give help and support to financially or socially disadvantaged islanders, by providing access to basic financial services to those individuals who would otherwise be denied access to a bank account. We also offer financial mentoring, and budgeting and debt advice, as well as emergency funding by way of grants and low-cost loans.
A further aim is to improve the levels of financial literacy and understanding within the community, especially among young people, and we currently deliver money management presentations to school children in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and are also working with other charities and third sector organisations to develop bespoke programmes to meet the specific needs of their service users.
Opening hours are between 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays. To find out how to become a member, support the charity or volunteer please contact the Administrator.
To provide a comfortable friendly meeting place for local housing residents, a place where they can chat, meet other people and also get involved in their community.
Crimestoppers Jersey is an independent registered charity run by professional volunteers who are committed to providing the community with the most effective means of reporting crimes 100% anonymously.
Crimes or attempted crimes can be either reported by telephone 24/7, 365 days a year or online. Callers do not have to give their name, or any personal information and calls cannot be traced. Your computer and mobile phone IP addresses cannot be tracked or saved.
Crimestoppers is not the police and anonymous means you will not need to appear in court or give a statement to the police.
Help yourself and the community stay safe, don’t delay and contact Crimestoppers today.
The Trust has acquired four estates comprising 143 units of dwelling accommodation occupied by tenants from the Housing Gateway. It has recently constructed a building in Minden Place, St Helier which provides a further 31 units of dwelling accommodation.
To be a community hub offering facilities to various clubs, the public and associations, while engaging in care for the community, activities for youth and assisting vulnerable adults.
To foster mutual support for all members of the FTC to develop amenities within the FTC. To enhance the FTC's environment to investigate major concerns and seek political support. To promote, hold, give, contribute towards and support all kinds of fund raising events, appeals, socials, puiblic meetings performances and functions in connection with all or any of these objects.
We operate as a Christian church in Jersey, offering the opportunity for collective worship at our main Sunday service (currently held at Hautlieu school) as well as through smaller 'Life Group' meetings held across the island each week. In addition, we seek to engage with the community, offering help and support in practical ways across a range of activities. This is achieved through a number of our own specific projects as well as by working in conjunction with other local charitable organisations (including current members of the Association of Jersey Charities). In January 2012, we purchased the former Odeon cinema building in St Helier from which we plan to expand our community activities even further, offering services to the people of St Helier as well as the larger island population.
a) to raise funds to meet the cost of the restoration project. b) to promote the cultural and educational use of the Church. c) to support the continuing maintenance and development of the site and its historical buildings.
To provide community events with profits going to charity. To distribute funds at the committee's discretion to Jersey (Channel Islands) charities and charities with a Jersey branch.
Established in 1999, Grace Trust Jersey is a fully registered Jersey-based Charitable Trust which embraces Christian principles.
Care and support for Jersey's most needy. Offering a helping hand to the hurting, love and understanding to the poor. A listening ear for the homeless, marginalised and struggling in our community through ministry of Grace
People centred, our mission is to be a source of communication, education and formation. Through programmes, one-to-one sessions and outreach, we aim to offer spiritual and practical service showing care and concern for all.
The Jersey Christmas Appeal is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Jersey, Jersey Round Table, Lions, Rotary Club de la Manche, Jersey Evening Post, BBC Radio Jersey, Channel 103 and Soroptimists. The Appeal Fund provides the money for Food Hampers, Food Vouchers and Fuel Vouchers and Toys. These are distributed to the Island's elderly, poor and needy for the Christmas holiday period. Funds are also available for necessities should a particularly severe spell of weather occur.
The Jersey Community Relations Trust was incorporated in the Royal Court in September 2004. The Trust's remit is to help eliminate discrimination on any ground by promoting good relations between all members of society.
One of the main aims of the Trust is to see the introduction of Discrimination legislation in Jersey as soon as possible. The Trust also has other projects within its remit and further details can be found on its wesbite
1. to save lives, promote safety and provide relief from disaster, in relation to the coastal waters of the island of Jersey.
2. to advance the education of the public in matters relating to sea, and inland and flood water safety.
Jersey Round Table was founded in 1948 with the aim of providing a focal point for young men from the local business community to meet and exchange views and ideas, whilst socialising at the same time. A considerable amount of Table effort is devoted to organising fetes and functions for fund raising purposes, children's outings etc., as well as providing help and comfort, both financial and in kind, to any member of the community requiring assistance.
To aid the emergency services of Jersey to search for, locate and rescue missing persons, by making available to the States of Jersey Police a team of suitably trained search technicians, team leaders and search planners to assist them in any search for missing persons.
Lady Taverners aim to enable youngsters to keep physically fit and mentally alert through the playing of team games, especially cricket. They provide financial support for charities which specialise in sport for the handicapped. Transport in "New Horizon Buses" for handicapped children is proffered to enable them to participate in sport away from the confines of Homes and Institutions.
Voluntary Services throughout the hospitals and day centres, with all money raised going to purchase items within the Hospitals Group.
Liberate is the Channel Islands’ equality and diversity charity. We have branches in Jersey and Guernsey, serving islanders in both Bailiwicks.
Liberate’s mission is to support those who identify as part of a minority or visible minority group (“Minorities”) living in the Channel Islands by:
- providing safe and inclusive spaces for people to meet across the Channel Islands;
- educating and informing residents, organisations and governments of the Channel Islands on a range of minority issues;
- campaigning to reform policies and laws to ensure that Minorities can enjoy the same freedoms and rights as everyone else across the Channel Islands;
- questioning social attitudes and behaviours which discriminate against Minorities in the Channel Islands;
- working with government and other providers to ensure equal access to and equal quality of services, such as healthcare, housing and education, for Minorities across the Channel Islands;
- offering advice and help to residents and law enforcement agencies of the Channel Islands in tackling racism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and other hate crimes;
- ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in all that the Charity does and all those who the Charity’s work benefits;
· supporting the fight against HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.
The Lions Club of Jersey is one of the thousands of Lions Clubs situated all over the world, known collectively as "Lions International". it is the largest service organisation in the world. There are over 40 members in the Lions Club of Jersey of differing ages and professions. The club was sponsored by the Lions Club of Southampton and St Malo and was chartered in 1963.
The Lions prime call is to serve and help the local community and to participate in Lions International projects at the club's discretion. Committee and Dinner Meetings are held regularly in order to discuss and debate the various requests for help and action needed in raising both large and small sums of money from various organisations and individuals.
Living Hope exists to see lives changed, families restored and the community strengthened. The aim of Living Hope is to advise, assist and befriend local prisoners in HMP La Moye and then as they re-settle into the community, to help them live in freedom from their previous lifestyle and become contributing members of society. Living Hope believes that the greatest way to reduce crime and disorder in the Island is to help those who are involved in such behaviour change their lifestyle. Those with whom Living Hope support are often given little chance of developing a new lifestyle by society because of their past behaviour. Living Hope exists to give them that second chance, in a non-judgemental, future-focussed way without minimising the seriousness of their past.
Love Thy Neighbour Jersey is a fully registered Jersey-based charitable organisation which embraces Christian values. Founded upon the principle of Alms giving, the charity is committed to providing long term care and support to the homeless, the poor and those in need in the island. Love Thy Neighbour opened two Almshouses in Jersey in 2014 to provide long term accommodation for individuals who would otherwise be unable to create a permanent home and has been awarded membership of the National Association of Almshouses. The charity has also established a healthcare support service for islanders in need and additionally continues to help many individuals and families in crisis that fall within the remit to provide love, care and support wherever it may be needed.
To deliver hot meals to people in their homes.
To provide medical cover to motorsport events in Jersey.
To provide a place of sanctuary, retreat, prayer, study, reflection and action, with a particular focus on developing social justice projects for those impacted by the criminal justice system.
To raise awareness of young people in the island about the causes, consequences and penalties of crime, by using a non threatening and non lecturing style of education. We hope to dissuade young people away from a life of crime, by using a multi agency approach, which will give young people information enabling them to make informed life choices to help them grow into responsible citizens and hopefully reduce the devastating effects of criminal behaviour on society.
To collect handmade blankets and quilts made in Jersey and the other Channel Islands and distribute them to children who 'need a hug' whether that be physically or emotionally. All items are distributed locally.
Meeting to worship God and bless his people and the wider community through works of service.
The R.N.L.I. Jersey Lifeboat Guild is a branch of the fund- raising section the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The R.N.L.I. relies totally on voluntary contributions and volunteer crew men and the sole aim of the Guild is to fund boats and equipment for the saving of lives at sea.
The Rotary Club of Jersey's purpose is to provide service to its community and internationally and fellowship to its members who are business and professional people. To encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. Fuller details for the Object of Rotary are available from me on request and on the RI and RIBI websites.
To foster comradeship and where necessary, offer support, financial or otherwise, to past and present members of the Royal Air Forces of Great Britain and the Commonwealth
The Royal British Legion can be summed up as being a comradeship of men and women who have served in HM Forces and the ancillary forces who are dedicated to ensuring their efforts are not forgotten, their welfare and that of their dependants is safeguarded and that equitable treatment is obtained for them in respect of the difficulties caused in their lives by their sacrifices and services. The Poppy Appeal enables the Royal British Legion to help those who are not in a position to help themselves, but the Legion is conscious that the need for such support is not diminishing but instead is steadily increasing as the years go by.
The aim of the Safer St Helier Community Partnership (SSHCP) is to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in St Helier by following a few basic principles.
The Safer St Helier Community Partnership and the initiatives it implements is owned and run by members of the community.
SSHCP focuses on issues that are most relevant to the communities in St Helier and seeks to implement solutions that are both practical and sustainable for those communities.
Every initiative is based upon an in-depth study of the particular issue. Whether it is late-night transport or under-age drinking SSHCP will conduct its own research in order to understand the scale of the problem, understand the impact that it has on the local community and inform interventions.
Each initiative will be monitored and evaluated to ensure that it is working as intended and the outcomes are those the SSHCP are seeking to achieve.
SSHCP is very aware of the damage that so called 'Quick-wins' can do to local communities. Our initiatives are all sustainable long-term programmes aimed at making effective long-lasting changes.
The Jersey Corps of the Salvation Army are affiliated to the Salvation Army United Kingdom Territory. They promote the Christian Gospel through religious and community work. The Citadel(Minden Place) is the centre for Worship, Social Action and Youth Work (ranging from Christmas meals for the elderly to "Mums and Toddlers"' Groups.
"Heart to God, Hand to man"
Soroptimist International Jersey is a Service Club for women who join together to serve their local community and who raise awareness and fundraise on issues that effect women and girls worldwide.
To support, promote and advance the work and ministry of St George's Church in the Parish of St Ouen.
The Parish of St Helier, in the Channel Island of Jersey, was twinned with the German spa town, Bad Wurzach, in Baden-Württemberg, in the summer of 2002.
Through adversity of war in 1942, Hitler ordered the deportation to internment camps in Europe of British-born Channel Islanders and their families.
618 Islanders were detained in Bad Wurzach’s 18th century castle until they were liberated in April 1945. In the ensuing years, friendships forged across barbed wire endured.
Sadly, twelve individuals did not return and are interned in a well maintain cemetery in Bad -Wurzach
The reconciliation between former enemies is not just confined to cultural, working and sporting exchanges between the town and the parish. There have been other partnerships involving the Jersey Arts Centre, the Youtheatre, The National Trust for Jersey and Jersey Heritage.
A travel bursary has been established and students from Jersey and Bad Wurzach have worked in each other’s communities.
We maintain contact with former internees and family whom reside in various parts of the world.
We maintain a close relationship with the Red Cross who provided so much support during the period of internment.
St John Ambulance Jersey is a volunteer led charity working within the community of Jersey and is totally reliant on donations and the income from its training course. In March 2020 we took the unprecedented decision to suspend all youth & adult groups, training courses and community programmes to protect our people and other islanders, and lost all our income. Since then the HQ site at Midvale Road has been taken over by the States of Jersey Ambulance Service (SoJAS) and we have members volunteering as crew supporting the SoJAS. In addition our trainers are helping train SoJ Health & Community Services Department staff so that their trainers can be released to do other duties. In 2019 it cost our charity nearly £60,000 in direct costs to run our volunteer adult operations and attendance at public duties and when you add the indirect costs the figure rises by an additional £40,000. Sadly due to COVID-19 all public events this year have been cancelled but the majority of our costs will remain. We are therefore targeting our fundraising efforts towards these costs and appeal to the public and organisations to support us in any way possible.
The proposed projects should be for the benefit of all parishioners but particularly the young and the elderly.
Any projects should be tangible and provide a lasting legacy in the initial benefactor, and the Parish.
To run the Community Centre for the benefit of the Parishioners of St. Mary and the island community.
To maintain the running of the centre throught self sufficent means and fundraising events. To maintain the property internally and externally, its equipment and the surrounding grounds in good order.
The raising of funds for the restoration and repair of St Matthew's Church so as to preserve this unique building of architectural significance for the enjoyment of future generations.
St. Ouen Youth & Community Centre aims to encourage the use of the building and environs of the centre for the cultural, sporting, spiritual and general recreational welfare of its members, being any person residing within the Parish of St Ouen and any regular user of the centre.
The trust deed provides that a) St Paul's Centre shall be a site for the provision of facilities for the religious, moral, social, educational and physical training, recreation and advancement of the people of Jersey and visitors to this island. b) As a source of income by means of the letting of any part or parts of the Centre or otherwise in order to enable or facilitate the provision of the facilities menitoned in a) above.
Street Pastors Jersey Objective is initially to provide trained pastoral teams to work on the streets of St. Helier, on Saturdays, between 10PM and 3AM.
All Street Pastors are in uniform and have received extensive training in caring, listening and helping, particularly in the context of the night-time economy. Street Pastors work in partnership with other agencies as appropriate.
To raise funds by organising local events to which individuals and companies are invited. Also to raise the awareness of all to the dangers faced by seafarers daily.
The Trinity Youth Centre Trust provides and runs the building which houses Trinity Youth Centre. The Trinity Youth Centre is also administered by The Trust and provides the facilities to enable youngsters to lead active social and leisure pursuits as required by the UK Youth Club Movement.
Victim Support offers free and confidential support and information to help people cope with crime. We offer someone to talk to in confidence; information on police and court procedures; liaison with other organisations on behalf of victims; information on compensation and insurance matters; contact with other sources of help; arrange for volunteers to accompany people to police station and court.
People with learning disabilities have told us that: 1 They want to work in their local community and enjoy the benefits work offers. 2 They want to learn new skills. 3 They want the opportunity to develop and achieve their goals. The social purpose of Aspire is to respond to this by providing opportunities for people with learning disabilities to develop employability skills in a real workplace surrounded by other working people. Our core business will take place at the Beresford Street Kitchen, a café and workshop in the heart of St Helier. A further goal is to support and educate the public regarding persons with learning disabilities, particularly in the workplace. Beresford Street Kitchen is a social enterprise, which means that all profits will be reinvested into the business to achieve our mission.
Autism Jersey is the leading organisation in the Channel Islands dedicated to the assistance and support of people on the autism spectrum. The aim of the charity is to enable people with autism to lead a full and inclusive life and enjoy a reasonable degree of independence.
Funding helps to support many of our projects and essential services, including:
- Dedicated Family Support Manager.
- Professional Counselling Service.
- Befriending Scheme.
- Holiday Club for primary schoolchildren with autism.
- Social events for children and families.
- Siblings Group.
- Adult Social Club for regular social opportunities and community engagement.
- Volunteering opportunities at the Autism Jersey Boutique.
Training, Information and Resources
- Autism-specific training for families, friends, professionals and employers.
- Lending Library of autism-related resources.
- Signposting and referrals to other services and professionals.
BeachAbility provides manual, ballooned wheel chairs available for use on the beach for anyone that needs help with their mobility.
Chair users need to be accompanied by an adult Helper who will offer assistance with transfers and will push the chair.
Loan is on a bookings basis by telephone to BeachAbility on 07797 935088
BeachAbility is an eco-friendly and fun way to enjoy Jersey's beautiful beaches.
Driving for the Disabled aims to provide, maintain, service, insure and otherwise support an appropriately adapted vehicle for physically disabled people to be assessed for their suitability to drive or return to driving.
We are Jersey’s all-embracing disability charity and give help to islanders of all ages and with all types of disability.
Our vision is for a community that is strong, capable and inclusive, where disabled people can live a life without limits. We want to remove the barriers that limit disabled islanders and drive change that ultimately benefits everyone in our community.
We’ve been around since 1970 and you may have previously known us as The Jersey Society for the Disabled. A lot has changed in Jersey since we started, yet disabled people still face unnecessary barriers to work, education, transport, information, equipment, care and easy access to the community.
What we do
- Provide information, support and advice to disabled islanders and their families
- Enable people with a disability to access life-enriching opportunities
- Organise a calendar of great social events for disabled islanders and their carers
- Educate and inspire the whole community to remove the barriers that limit people with a disability
- Provide funding to individuals with a disability and to organisations working with people with a disability
EYECAN is Jersey’s only charity focused solely on supporting Islanders with sight impairment. We work closely with all age groups, from infants through to the elderly, enabling people and their families to benefit from social events, activities and tailored support.
It is a partnership approach that ensure those affected by sight impairment are empowered to attain or retain independent living and achieve inclusion in the workplace and society.
Services we offer include advice and support, mobility, rehabilitation, IT training, advocacy, daily living advice, children’s events, activities, social club, support group and more.
To raise funds for the training of Guide Dogs for the Blind.
To promote within the Island of Jersey an understanding of all aspects of Brain Injury and to provide information support and services to people with brain injury their families and carers.
Healing Waves has been created to enable individuals living with a variety of conditions and/or disabilities, as well as those who are struggling with mental health, to access the ocean in a supervised and safe manner.
This being so they can participate in water sport activities they can experience the therapeutic benefits that the ocean holds for us all whilst having a meaningful and valuable experience.
Ocean Therapy is offered through guided surf, paddle and flowrider sessions. These water sports are used as a vessel, assisting our athletes to build upon areas such as self-confidence, socialisation and communication.
To provide free holidays in Jersey for past or present members of H.M.Armed Forces injured in mind or body during or as a result of their service.
Since our launch in August 2008, more than 3,100 holidays have been provided with the help of "generous Jersey" and increasingly from supporters in the U.K.
The project employs 5 sessional staff
There are 15 volunteers
Information about the Youth Inclusion Project
The Youth Inclusion Project is an Island wide project that provides opportunities for young people with special needs to access generic or specialist Youth Service Provision. It currently offers opportunities for young people who may either be on the Autistic Spectrum, have a learning difficulty, a physical difficulty or a sensory impairment.
Opening nights and hours:
The project runs 4 youth clubs per week.
How many young people are involved
There are about 80 young people aged 11-25 with a special need accessing the Youth Service through the Youth Inclusion Project
'Included' A 6 month personal development programme for young people with special needs aged 17 to 25
'Youth Sign' A basic Sign language course for young people (funded by The Jersey Society for Deaf Children and Young Adults) and taught by a Deaf young adult.
Contact details for people interested in finding out more about the Youth Project:
For more information please contact Leana d'Orleans on 01534 729407 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Youth Inclusion Project is a Jersey charity no.283
Our aim is to provide a home from home for people who, because of their disability, are unable to live independently. The Home at Rope Walk, Green St, is purpose built and fully fitted and accommodates 24 people.
We also have a respite suite and hydrotherapy/physiotherapy unit which can be used by members of the public as well as residents. Day care also available.
To raise awareness of hearing loss, to raise funds to provide specialist equipment for dDeaf residents of Jersey. To raise awareness of peoples' communication needs.
Social gathering events organised throughout the year. We support a dDeaf Club held on 1st Wednesday monthly 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
The Club, recognising the immense value of swimming for physical and psychological rehabilitation for people suffering from mobility issues, or recovering from injury and/or operations, shall encourage, promote and develop swimming amongst people of all ages and abilities.
Members can use Mont a L’abbe therapy pool on a Monday & Wednesday evenings open from 16:30 to 18:00 (with last entry into pool at 17.30). Membership is £10 per annum and each swim is £1.
To promote partnership working within the Voluntary and Community Sector and, in particular, within the Disability Partnership.
To promote partnership working between the Disability Partnership and States Departments.
To seek to influence States policies and awareness of disabilities, by raising issues with the relevant States Departments, through (some still yet to be established) nominated points of contact within those Departments and within the Disability Partnership.
To raise public awareness of disability issues and by doing so, influence government, increasing volunteering, and promote fundraising.
To inform ourselves of the issues surrounding the employment of people with disabilities and to offer prospective employees/current employees with disabilities the same employment and development opportunities as their able-bodied colleagues. By doing so, reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding disability in the workplace.
JET changes lives by helping people with a disability or long-term health condition find and maintain employment. Founded in 2002, the Jersey Employment Trust works closely with employees and employers, offering training, work placements and internships, and helping with CVs and interview techniques. We also have a Transition service, which helps young people from the age of 14 prepare for the world of work.
We run a social enterprise, Acorn Enterprises, which provides work and training opportunities at our centre in Trinity. Acorn comprises Acorn Reuse, the Nursery, the Woodshack and Acorn Training & Development - http://www.acorn.co.je
See our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHIcbS38mB62XqGb-xXEwCw
Jersey Mencap supports children and adults with a learning disability. They charity strives for improved services, choice and opportunity; offering support in a variety of ways. Projects supported by Jersey Mencap include Taking Part Making Art, The Self Advocacy Project, the Social Club, Book Club and the Pond Project.
The JSAD was formed in 1985 with the clear aim to encourage and support local disabled people wishing to take part in any kind of sporting activity. The remit of the Association remains very wide. They have no restrictions of disability or age, provided the activity chosen by an individual is safe.
The Jubilee Sailing Trust has a unique mission - to give people of mixed abilities and circumstances the freedom to explore their ability, potential and place in the world through inclusive adventures at sea.
The Jubilee Sailing trust uses the power of the sea to provide a unique opportunity to persons of all abilities to find fulfillment as working crew members of an ocean-going, square rigged sailing ship, on holidays which are designed to stimulate the 'will to win' that must motivate anyone who joins the crew of a tall ship.
LES AMIS is a Jersey based Charity founded in 1975. Our main objective is to offer care and support in residential settings to adults with learning difficulties.
Our philosophy is to offer homely environments where people feel free to express themselves and make real choices that effect their lives. This is acheived through empowering residents by helping them to gain the necessary skills to participate and contribute to their local community as equal and valued members.
To provide an unmatched holiday experience for people with a disability, their families, friends and carers.
As a hotel we have 10 ground floor twin rooms and 1 triple (all with ceiling hoists), all with walk-in wet rooms. We also have 5 ground floor single rooms (3 with ceiling hoists), all with walk-in wet rooms. The majority of these rooms also have profiling beds. We have 6 first floor twin rooms, which are accessible via a set of stairs or with an electric chair stair lift. These rooms have a more standard shower with a step-in shower tray. WE also have 2 first floor single rooms. None of these first floor rooms have hoists and are intended for the more physically able or carers who are unable to share with the service user. We also have 2 twin self-catering units (each unit sleeps two) which have a separate entrance from our garden area and each has a large accessible wet room. Neither of these units has ceiling hoists.
The hotel tariff includes collection from the airport or harbour; travel to local attractions on our specially adapted minibuses; use of the indoor pool; evening entertainment; a full English breakfast; a packed lunch to take out with you; and a 3 course evening meal. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, WIFI and television. Optional extras include drinks from the bar and mobility scooter hire.
RDA Jersey operates from Le Claire Stables in St John and currently runs eleven rides every week for around 60 people, with the assistance of over 50 volunteers.
To assist those who find it difficult to walk to get around Town. We supply, for a small charge, powered scooters, chairs, manual chairs and walkers from the lower ground floor of Sand Street car park. Daily use is from 10 to 4.30 Monday to Saturday, excluding bank and public holidays. Special arrangements are made for Christmas Shopping in December and for Liberation Day and the Battle of Flowers.
Dedicated parking is available for all users of the scheme at no extra cost and with no time limit whilst using the equipment. (This car park has a 3 hour limit for all other users including blue badge holders.)
Shopmobility is also available at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (Jersey Zoo) where the number for booking a scooter is 860021 or 860045. The cost is £5 for any period of the day during opening hours.
Also at the Jersey War Tunnels. Booking is essential on 01534 860808.
We will deliver to hotels which have been approved by us as suitable for use and with safe, dry storage.
To promote disabled powerboating and to encourage and promote participation from all areas of the community regardless of gender, age, ability or any other such factor. To provide opportunities for the young, disabled and disadvantaged to enjoy powerboat excursions in Channel Island waters. To promote the education of powerboat handling skills and local history, geography and environmental matters to young, disabled and disadvantaged members of the community.
Reading and writing are fundamental skills that most children master with little difficulty.
Evidence shows the lack of these basic skills has a negative impact on children’s life chances unless they receive help at an early stage.
Children with low literacy levels may suffer low self-esteem, may become disengaged and have poor attendance at school.
Poor readers are more likely to find employment challenging later on.
In partnership with the States of Jersey Department of Education, we deliver:
Reading Recovery programme run by specialist teachers
Training for teaching assistants in Better Reading @ Primary
An army of trained volunteers who read with children on a regular basis
82% of Jersey children in States schools reach expected standards in reading at Key Stage 1. In England overall it’s 90%. Literacy, numeracy, writing and communication are fundamental skills that most children master with little difficulty.
However, some children find it difficult to grasp these essential skills and, even in the early years of education, they fall behind the standard expected of their age group. There is a great deal of evidence that shows the negative impact these gaps have on children’s life chances unless they receive help at an early stage.
Fortunately, there are tried and tested ways of supporting children to overcome these early difficulties and to catch up with their peers. In the UK the key players are charitable organisations, mobilising the expertise to make effective interventions and working alongside teachers and parents.
Our reading volunteers commit to one hour per week during term time to listen to children read on a one to one basis. All volunteers undergo specialised training before they start mentoring any children and will need to complete a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.
To raise extra fundng for children who face special needs that attend the school, to provide equipment as needed and requested by the school. Sponsor the school art room, organise and fund social event for parents and children to enjoy.
i. To promote a close relationship between parents, guardians and staff of Samares School; and ii. To further the interests of the school in any practical way which seems appropriate, by supporting and promoting Samares School in the achievement of all aspects of the education of the pupils
To support the school in providing the best opportunities for all children.
To raise funds to support school activities. To ensure that funds raised through the JPTP are designated for use and resources that best serve the interests and needs of the children at Janvrin School.
To promote a close relationship between parents and Jersey College for Girls and Jersey College for Girls Preparatory School; and
To further the interests of the College and Preparatory School in any practical way which seems appropriate by supporting and promoting Jersey College for Girls in their achievement of all aspects of the education of their pupils from time to time; and
To represent parents views.
To advance the education of students in the school, including the development of relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school. Engaging in supportive activities and providing facilities or items for the school.
To foster cooperation between staff and the community associated with the school; to support the educational policies set by the school; to promote activities which benefit the welfare of children attending the school.
Support the teaching and learning at St Lawrence School for the benefit and advancement of the children.
Supporting the children and the families of the children that attend S Luke's School. Fostering and supporting the links between parents, the community and the school and to support projects and initiatives to purchase equipment that will benefit the pupil's social and academic growth that is not met by the responsibilities of the statutory authorities.
To benefit the children of St Martin's School
a) To encourage close liaison between the parents, teachers and community and all others associated with the school. b) To support by all available means the educational policies of the School. c) Fundraising for the School in order to develop the opportunities and resources available to them.
To enhance the standards of numeracy and literacy in residents of the Channel Islands. To provide training courses in numeracy and literacy for residents in the Channel Islands, post compulsory education.
Abbeyfield is a federation of voluntary local societies each with charitable status, which set up and manage family sized houses, where seven to nine elderly people have their own bed sitting room. Residents furnish their own room, lead their own lives and come together for the main meals of the day, which are prepared by a resident housekeeper.
To give security and companionship to elderly people who would otherwise be living alone. Some rooms are offered on a residential care basis for those residents who require more assistance and some rooms on an independent basis for those residents able to maintain an independent lifestyle.
Centre for friendship and support. Lunches served daily at 12pm (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays) at Windsor House. In House activities on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. Weekly social club on Tuesdays afternoons which includes bingo at St. Matthews' Church Hall at 2pm.
To own/operate a residential home for the elderly
Glanville is a home for elderly ladies who are no longer able to live on their own but who do not need daily medical attention, which is not provided. It is a registered charity founded in 1860 and provides living accommodation for 25 residents, all of whom have their own room. It is funded in part from residents contributions but otherwise from voluntary contributions and fund-raising events. Please have a look at our website in order to learn more about the Home.
A club caring for the elderly in a happy environment with many activities, outings and a delicious hot, home-cooked lunch.
The Methodist Homes for the Aged are a non-profit organisation providing homely and caring accommodation for elderly folk of all denominations and beliefs. Maison la Corderie, St. Helier (30 residents) was opened in 1979 and Stuart Court, St. Lawrence (26 residents) in 1987. Both homes have a qualified matron and other care assistance providing 24 hour staffing. Residents each have their own room and are well cared for in pleasant surroundings. Short stay facilities are also available.
To promote the conservation of wildlife throughout the world by the preservation and breeding of endangered species, both in Jersey and the animal's natural habitat.
The Jersey Biodiversity Centre collects sightings of all aspects of Jersey's wildlife, ecology and natural environment. The primary focus is increasing our records and the number of new species recorded on Jersey.
We run events, stalls, talks and courses throughout the year that get people of all ages connected with nature.
To promote the need for Conservation strategies, in order to preserve the Islands importance as a unique and key Marine Environment. On a voluntary basis the groups' divers carry out the monitoring of underwater species and habitats full-filling the requirements needed to safe-guard the long-term future of the islands community. Approved methods for recording Biotopes are applied, ensuring all evidence withstands detailed political scrutiny. Jersey Seasearch although a Volunteer group, collects and processes data to a high professional level, supplying records, including images and video to National and Channel Islands Biodiversity databases. Without our surveys, there would be negligible sub-tidal information and therefore little to challenge environmentally sensitive proposals. The groups work has been instrumental in the setting up of protection zones, sustainable fishing practises and halting the wholesale destruction of seabed communities. The UK Marine Conservation Society supports and oversees the groups operating framework and project implementation
Educating the community is a key aim and the group continue to develop learning programmes for schools and community groups based on our findings. Through our Workshops and media resources, we are hoping to help the Islands population learn proactively about how to safeguard species in the Channel Island waters. We believe Education rather than legislation is the way forward, in preserving the Islands future as a healthy place to live.
Our monitoring programme seeks to provide students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds with the knowledge and methods to identify and record indicators of migration, marine population changes and the impact of the diverse environmental effects.
Jersey Trees for Life is the only charity entirely devoted to protecting the Island's trees and woodlands. Their work includes woodland restoration and the planting of many thousands of trees each year in woods, copses and hedgerows. Trees for Life have created several new community woodlands and often work closely with other conservation groups to aid the survival of threatened local species. Whilst also continuing to campaign and lobby for preservation orders on trees in peril and running a busy community environmental education programme. Trees for Life rely on membership/sponsorship and donations for funding, campaign support and practical help.
Please join us today!
To work with people who are sleeping rough, in order to link them with mainstream services and provide care and support to those living on the street.
This is currently achieved mainly through the work of the Outreach Coordinator, in conjunction with a small group of volunteers.
Sanctuary Trust was formed in 2011 (under its original name The Caring Hands Charitable Trust) to provide services for homeless men in Jersey. The Trust is a charity offering shelter, support and a way forward for homeless men to enable them to re-integrate back into Society.
To provide sanctuary, support and hope to homeless men in crisis.
To eradicate homelessness in Jersey.
We are caring and supportive. We treat everyone with respect and kindness.
We are non-judgmental . We do not blame someone for the situation they find themselves in but encourage a desire for self-help to change their circumstances.
We are committed. When we promise something we will not break that promise. We also want our men to behave in the same manner.
We are encouraging. We are positive and will provide support to help men find their own solutions to their problems and regain their confidence and self-esteem. We help men help themselves.
We are challenging. We will challenge behaviours and attitudes and positively motivate individuals who want to help themselves.
We are inclusive We encourage community and mutual support.
Aims and Objectives
- To give help, support and guidance to men in crisis
- To provide accommodation to men in need
- To work with external agencies to provide appropriate levels of specialist support to our men
- To assist in obtaining voluntary or paid employment for our men
- To raise the profile of Sanctuary Trust for the benefit of the charity, our men and the community
- To assist in finding independent accommodation for our men
- To encourage our men and staff to work in community projects to encourage and increase understanding and support
- To provide outreach services for men in the community
- To help our men develop life-skills
- To help our men solve their own problems, achieve their goals and move back into Society
- To work with Social Security to provide work programmes and opportunities leading to open employment opportunities
- To work with the Prison Service and Probation to provide accommodation and work programmes to former prisoners and those on remand and bail.
- To encourage respect and self-esteem
- To promote equality and diversity
- To provide a compassionate, caring sanctuary to men in need
The Shelter Trust was formed to provide services for homeless people in Jersey. The trust is a charity offering shelter, support and a way forward for homeless people.
At present we offer accommodation for over 100 homeless people from four sites around St Helier and St Saviour. We also provide an outreach service, offering food, hot drinks and support for 'rough sleepers'. The outreach service is provided in partnership with Jersey Homeless Outreach Group (JHOG).
At the other end of the spectrum of homelessness, we also provide an aftercare and resettlement service for those of our residents and clients who have moved on to independent living.
An additional facility, the Drunk and Incapable Unit, provides a place of safety for up to four people as an alternative to the penal system.
to raise awareness about various aspects of cancer treatments available. Highlighting the benefits of various homeopathic treatments.
Amnesty International Jersey Group is active and vibrant. Affiliated to Amnesty International British Section, we are dedicated to uphold the Charter of Human Rights, to campaign for the release of prisoners of conscience (in particular the monks of Drapchi Prison in Tibet) and to oppose torture and the death penalty. The Jersey Group raises awareness locally, as well as funds to assist the British Section: annual highlights are our high profile, week long Film Festival with expert speakers and sessions for schools, and our popular "Tour de Freedom" Cycle Ride.
To advance learning and knowledge by teaching and research
To provide a focus for the academic study and development of Jersey and Guernsey law and related studies and to nurture the legal heritage of the Channel Islands
To contribute to the Jersey Legal Information Board's strategy of making the law and legal processes more accessible to the public and to develop an integrated legal system.
To facilitate better, cheaper and simpler delivery of legal services to the citizens
To provice a structured programme of legal education for students whishing to qualify as advocates or solicitors in Jersey and Guernsey
To enable students to obtain the advantages of third level education in Jersey and Guernsey through the provision of an undergraduate and higher degree courses in law and business studies and graduate conversion courses in law.
To use its best endeavours to provide, maintain and enhance the quality of legal education, training and research (both professinal and academic) in co-operation with all th elawa firms of Jersey and Guernsey.
To provide library facilities for the legal profession, researchers and others.
To ensure that legal and business education and training is available and open to all, irrespective disability, race, ethnic region, creed, colour, social status and sexual orientation.
To promote and sell the "Evacuees Remember" book. Funds from the sale of the book to be donated to organisations that assisted evacuees and islanders during the occupation, donations to be made on a yearly basis. To continue the creation of an audio version of the book in conjunction with Highlands College. To arrange a remembrance ceremony each year and to hold meals and events throughout the year for evacuees and their families. To work with the Jersey and Weymouth Society in bolstering links between Jersey and Weymouth with ad hoc events being held once a year in either Jersey or Weymouth. To provide educational talks at the islands schools.
Our mission is to increase knowledge and use of Fairtrade products
The main purposes of the Women's Institute organisation are to enable women who are interested in issues associated with rural life, including arts, crafts and sciences to improve and develop conditions of rural life, to advance their education in citizenship, in public questions both national and international, in music, drama and other cultural subjects and in all branches of agriculture, handicrafts, home economics, health and social welfare. It seeks to give to all women the opportunity of working together through the Women's Institute organisation, and of putting into practice those ideals for which it stands.
Founded in Glasgow in 1919, the Knights of St Columba is an Order of Catholic men bonded together in Charity, Unity and Fraternity to serve the Church and their fellow beings. They believe they do this best by labouring actively towards the establishment of Christian standards in the world today and serving others.
Organised in Councils (there is one in Jersey) each local council chooses the means suitable to its own locality, capabilities and resources to achieve its aims. We are also affiliated to similar organisations in the English speaking world.
Locally, we assist with the Catholic Clergy and liaise with other Christian organisations i.e. setting up many of the outside Christmas cribs etc. We assist with fund raising activities at many school fetes, church fairs and bazaars, sponsored walks etc., as well as being involved with selected overseas aid projects. Individually most members are, amongst other duties, actively engaged in the mission of the Catholic Church as Eucharistic Ministers, altar servers, visitors to the sick, and the Apostleship of the Sea
A Jersey Charitable Trust established by Colonel Henry Robert Hall OBE and his wife Margaret Lucy Hall in February 1983 as a vehicle for charitable giving. Following the death of Colonel Hall in 2012 the co-trustees will continue to support charitable casues both locally in Jersey and throughout the UK and overseas.
Community development by the advancement of cultural, religion, education and the welfare of the Indian diaspora living and working on the Island
The object of the charity shall be the motivation and welfare of children through provision of assistance in any areas of edcuation, sport, health and welfare.
History of the Brooke Hospital for Animals (“The Brooke”)
In 1930, our founder, Mrs Dorothy Brooke, travelled to Egypt's capital, Cairo, where she encountered thousands of ex-cavalry horses being used as beasts of burden on its streets. Many of them had seen service in the First World War. After the conflict ended in 1918 they had been sold by the British Army into a life of hard labour. Mrs Brooke was tormented by the memory of the pitiful creatures she saw. On her return to England she wrote a letter to the Morning Post, which later became the Daily Telegraph, exposing their plight and appealing for funds to help save them. The public was so moved they responded with the equivalent today of £20,000 to help end their suffering. Within three years, Mrs Brooke had set up a committee to help fund the purchase of 5,000 of these tragic animals. Most were old and in the final stages of collapse and had to be humanely destroyed but thanks to this remarkable woman they all ended their lives peacefully with love and dignity.
What The Brooke does
The Brooke’s methods are simple, inexpensive and can be learned and implemented by local people. We build water troughs and shade shelters. We don't prosecute, campaign or get involved in politics. Animals in work can enjoy companionship and social interaction with people and their own species. We believe that working animals should be rewarded with consideration, care and relief of suffering. Teaching kindness to animals is at the heart of what we do.
The Brooke’s vision is a world in which working horses, donkeys and mules are free from suffering.To make this vision a reality, the Brooke delivers practical programmes and provides support, advice and infrastructure to its global network of employees, partners and supporters.
Brooke staff and staff employed by Brooke-funded affiliates and partners provide veterinary and animal health services in order to relieve the suffering of working horses, donkeys and mules.
Thousands of training sessions take place every year so that community animal health workers can treat working horses, donkeys and mules locally.
We also undertake valuable, practical research to support our evidence-based approach and help communities to better help their own horses, donkeys and mules, by building skills.
On a global scale, we also seek to influence governments and other institutions to raise the profile of working equine animals on the policy and development agendas.
In addition we lead from the front, in the field of animal welfare, ensuring our rigorous standards and guidelines are applied in all the areas where we work.
The Jersey Supporters Group (“JSG”)
The aim of the JSG is to raise £20,000 per year. This is the cost of keeping a mobile veterinary unit on the road for 12 months in Lahore, Pakistan. The unit consists of a large van which carries a vet, vet’s assistant, farrier and harness maker, plus the supply of drugs used to medicate the hard-working donkeys, mules and horses over a large area. As well as treating these working animals, the mobile unit also carries out training sessions geared at educating owners on how better to look after their animals.
For example, some owners think that if they slit the donkey’s nostrils, this will allow the animal to take in more air and then the animal will work harder and for longer hours. Brooke invests a great deal of time educating the local population. This is an ongoing effort to try and change habits and beliefs that are passed down from generation to generation.
Fund-raising is achieved mostly through holding our own events although occasionally other charities generously allow us to have a presence at their events.
We run the Bukit Lawang Trust Education Centre in Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
The Bukit Lawang Trust is a Charitable Trust that was established in response to the flood that hit the small village of Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, Indonesia, in November 2003, wiping out the village and killing at least 300 people.
In 2007 the Community Centre was built in partnership with Jersey Overseas Aid, with fourteen volunteers from Jersey travelling out to Bukit Lawang to help to build the Centre. The building is now used as an education centre with a free kindergarten running Monday - Friday 8.00am - 10.30am. Every afternoon from 2pm onwards there are free english lesson for children from surrounding villages. Two nights a week there are free english lessons for adults too.
In response to the Tsunami affecting Ache and North Sumatra, and the subsequent earthquakes, the Trust assisted with further projects throughout the region. Supplying educational supplies in Nias, and building two water wells to supply two communities. We also helped in Mentawai's in 2010 giving cash to families who had lost their home to aid them in the rebuilding - read more and watch the video on our website.
The purpose of the Bukit Lawang Charitable Trust is to;
'Enhance the education, health and sanitation of communities affected by natural disaster'.
CRY Jersey is a Christian charity working mainly overseas, To "rescue & restore young lives broken by poverty, oppression exclusion and abuse". CRY currently has 29 projects in 15 different countries around the world, providing childrens homes, medical & educational support for street children, orphans and those in need. More details available on our website.
To fund the education of orphans at school in Luweero, Uganda, as well as funding medical treatment to ensure their good health.
To partner and enable Ecce Homo (a Romanian registered, non-governmental Christian organisation) to work with vulnerable families, children and the elderly, particularly orphans and the abandoned, irrespective of ethnic or religious background, to provide funding, manpower and humanitarian aid.
To raise monies for GWT UK to support its activities in the relief of hardship and distress among Gurkha ex-servicemen of the British Crown and their dependants.
HANDS AROUND THE WORLD JERSEY now has active links with four communities: Bugarama, Rwanda, where we are assisting Muko and Mihabura secondary schools by building and refurbishing classrooms Mnukwa, where we have been assisting with the establishment of a vocational training centre. Zumbo, Uganda, where we have built classrooms for a Primary School and a children's ward for a Rural Health Centre Athi, Kenya, where we are supporting a centre for handicapped children. HANDS AROUND THE WORLD was founded in 1994 by Dr. David Steiner, who for many years lived and worked as a doctor in general practice in Jersey. He became involved with the States of Jersey Overseas Aid Programme and became increasingly concerned for people in developing countries. Following a year with his family working in a rural hospital in Zambia, David and Lynda returned to England where they established the organisation. Jersey Hands Around the World provides a network for past team members, present sponsors and future volunteers to keep supporting the work of the charity.
To provide funding for the construction of and ongoing maintenance of children's homes and schools in Sri Lanka and South India, and supporting their needs in their everyday life, particular;
(1) to support Mahadeva Achchirama Children's Home in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka
(2) to support Annai Humanity Service Organisation in Tuticorin, South India
(3) to support Thangam Middle School in Tuticorin, South India
(4) to support Nesakarangal Children's Home in Tuticorin, South India
(5) to support John the Baptist Higher Secondary School in Tuticorin
(6) to support Eden Children's Home in Thirunelveli, South India
(7) to distribute any excess items collected amongst any other poor orphanages or schools in Sri Lanka and South India
I. To relieve suffering and discomfort for refugees living in degrading and detrimental conditions through humanitarian intervention
II. To provide aid and support for refugees and their dependants who are in conditions of need hardship or distress
III. To advance the plight of the refugees in terms of temporary and long term solutions
IV. To promote healthy, humane and safe living conditions and to promote a greater level of public compassion and understanding for the plight of refugees.
To improve the standard of living of the poor people of Africa by helping to provide better food water health and education.
The aims of the Foundation are:
"To create a greater awareness within the Island of people whose circumstances are less fortunate than ours and to give all Islanders the opportunity to make a difference to those people.
To assist others raise and distribute funds and material aid for the benefit of children and their carers in Europe and beyond.
To provide relief and help to the inhabitants of the countries of Eastern Europe who are suffering hardship by reason of their social and economic conditions and are in need of assistance, and in particular children of those countries.
To educate the public in the needs of the inhabitants of those countries and the plight of the children therein and mobilise, encourage, foster and maintain the interest and support of the public in their needs.
In furtherance of these objects the Foundation shall organise fundraising, receive donations, and distribute such funds as the Executive Committee shall direct and do all such things as are necessary for the attainment of the above objects."
To provide holidays in Jersey for persons who have been recognised as having been prisoners of conscience and /or who have been subjected to torture - as recognised by Amnesty International or the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. Our guests are bona fide torture survivors and former prisoners of conscience, who are now living as refugees in the UK. Most are highly educated former professionals, surviving in meagre and often harsh circumstances, who benefit enormously from the short breaks we offer. All are a delight to meet and involvement in this charity is hugely rewarding as well as extremely interesting and thought provoking. Anyone who would like to know more about us can contact me on email@example.com or by phone at 852226.
To provide equipment and funding for projects such as wells in schools in the Gambia West Africa - also including buildings and toilet facilities.
To support a home for destitute children, abandoned and disadvantaged. To provide accommodation, education, love, care and protection and medical attention.
To provide support for educational projects and income generating projects in East Uganda, in particular at this stage, for the benefit of Mifumi Primary School.
To assist those in need in Eastern Europe, through fund-raising to support in-country self-sufficiency projects, sending humanitarian aid, offering encouragement and spiritual support as needed to any, regardless of creed and culture.
Talent Trust is a Jersey based charity set up in 1990 with the aim of feeding children and alleviating their suffering in any part of the world. Our work is focused primarily in the Philippines.
WASOT-UK has developed from THE WANANGWE SCHOOL AND ORPHANAGE TRUST FUND (WASOT) which was formed in December 2000 to support the work of Hezron Mc'Obewa with Aids orphans in his home area of Western Kenya. Hezron went to Victoria College for A level then studied medicine at Nottingham University, supported by another Jersey trust. He qualified in July 2003.
It was during a research project as part of his course in June 2000 that he realised the extent of the problem of Aids.The Trust initially helped a small group of orphans, but this has rapidly grown.
Now the OGRA Foundation is a large NGO based in Kenya and all funds raised by WASOT-UK are sent through this organisation.
The range of activities run by OGRA include a clinic with 33 beds in the local village, an outreach programme supplying ARV drugs for AIDs patients, an orphan feeding programme, support for young people into secondary school and a range of other programmes
More details are on the website www.ografoundation.org.
In December 2008, OGRA opened a hotel with 18 rooms in a quiet suburb of Kisumu. It is hoped that profits from this venture will support other OGRA activities. It also provides an outlet for the produce of widows and orphans group. You can find out more about the hotel at www.lesavannacountrylodge.org
"To provide clean, sustainable water supplies to African communities"
WellWater is partnered with the international children's charity, Compassion UK in the first instance to drill a well outside the town of Koudougou,Burkino Faso.
WellWater's first project involves drilling a borehole, capping it with a robust wellhead piping water to a 2,000 litre storage tank.
This will provide fresh reliable water for the local school where children will receive hygiene education and washing facilities. Our target is to raise £17,400 for project Toega.
Our intention is to provide more such wells by acquiring a technical technical understanding and learning efficiencies in providing further water projects to rural african communities.
This is a very exciting opportunity for Jersey people to make a real difference initially in one of the poorest countries; Burkina Faso.
Paul Hayhurst, Ruth Hayhurst, Danielle Colback and Peter Colback
The After Breast Cancer Support Group (ABC) was formed in 1999 by ordinary women who themselves have experienced breast cancer.
If you are at any stage of breast cancer and would like to meet women with experiences similar to your own then please contact us. We meet on the last Wednesday of the month except December. Meetings start at 7.30pm and are held at The Oasis, Suite 2.13, The Lido Medical Centre, St. Saviours Road. JE2 7LA. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings, which start at 7.30pm and last for an hour or so.
Please call our dedicated Information Line on 07797 814522.
The Antoine Trust has been established by Antoine's parents, with the objective of assisting other Jersey children suffering from cancer and their families. The primary focus of the trust will be to fund development of the medical support provided to patients in Jersey.
Also trading as Blood Cancer UK, Jersey Branch.
To find cures for blood cancers and support those who are affected.
The British Heart Foundation was founded in 1961 by a group of eminent medical practitioners and lay advisers, under the patronage of Prince Philip. Its main function is to raise funds to encourage research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of all forms of cardiovascular disease.
The Jersey Branch was founded in 1972 with the objective of raising funds to support the National Appeal. Considerable sums have been raised by the Jersey Branch, some of which have been ploughed back into vital equipment required in Jersey in the Coronary Care Unit and the Maternity Hospital.
To protect, promote and preserve the sexual and reproductive health of young people by educating them in matters relating to sexual behaviour, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy.
Founded in 1977 by parents of Muscular Dystrophy sufferers and well wishers, this Society exists to provide moral support and financial assistance to persons with all types of neuromuscular diseases and their families.
Funds are raised by holding bazaars, sponsored runs, jumble sales, and raffles - these are spent on equipment to help improve the quality of life and allow as much independence as possible for our disabled friends and include such items as stair lifts adapted cars, electric wheelchairs and home helps. The main aspiration for the future is that a cure will soon be found for these tragic diseases.
Undertaking research into the causes of, means of preventing or reducing the risks of suffering from cancer and developing new and improved ways of treating cancer.
The aim of CLIC Sargent (Jersey) is to ensure that every child and young person with cancer and their family receive the support they need. We offer support to anyone living on the Island who is diagnosed before their 21st birthday.We work alongside the multi-disciplinary team at the hospital and with other agencies to achieve this.We respond to the needs of the sick child and their family at a difficult and stressful time with finical and practical support.We were formed in Jersey in 1974 as the Malcolm Sargent Fund, when the parent charity merged with CLIC (Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood) in 2005, we became CLIC Sargent (Jersey). We are an independent local charity with links to CLIC Sargent, Britain's leading children's cancer charity.We receive no public funding and rely solely on donations and fundraising to allow us to help children and young people with cancer and leukaemia.If you are interested in running a fundraising event for us, please contact us so we can send you a fundraising pack. If you would be interested in supporting our fundraising events, please send us an email and we can add you to our mailing list.We retain all of the money that is raised in the island so that is can be spent solely on Jersey children and their families.CLIC Sargent Cancer Care for Children (jersey) is registered with the Royal Court of Jersey.
The Community Shed aims to improve the health and well-being of those attending as well as supporting community projects in Jersey. Individuals to work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time and in the company of others. Sharing and learning new skills. Promoting health and wellbeing. An atmosphere that is friendly and welcoming. A focus on supporting local community projects. Safe working practices to be observed at all times.
To give support and understanding to those who are diagnosed with diabetes and their families in order to enhance the quality of life, as well as an awareness programme.
a) to support, assist or help individuals suffering from melanoma; b) to support the families and carers of, and any other persons interested in, sufferers from melanoma; c) to undertake, or to finance, or to contribute towards the financing of, education and the dissemination of information in relation to melanoma generally; and d) to establish and maintain mole clinics to assist in the early detection and prevention of melanoma.
To create and develop the conditions which will enable people with Down's Syndrome to attain their full potential and to undertake any other charitable activities in connection with Down's syndrome in the Island of Jersey
To make people aware of epilepsy and to educate people about epilepsy. Support people and relations when diagnosed with epilepsy.
To make available to children, young people and adults, opportunities to benefit from equine facilitated learning and equine facilitated psychotherapy.
Family Nursing & Home Care (FNHC) is a Jersey charity committed to providing high quality, integrated nursing and home care in the community from birth to end of life.
Our services touch the lives of more islanders than any other charitable organisation, helping children, their families, the sick, the elderly and the dying. We have teams of experienced and highly qualified nurses operating a range of services including, Health Visitors, School and Children's Nursing, District and Specialist Nursing as well as Home Care.
We are a forward-thinking, modern charity that has adapted in order to provide the services that islanders need today. In order to continue providing this breadth of vital public services, we need to raise £2million per year in voluntary donations.
The services we provide include: District nursing, Home care, Health visitors, School nurses, Looked after children, Child accident prevention, Specialist nursing, Tissue viability and wound care, Continence and stoma care and Palliative care.
To raise funds to enhance service delivery and patient care in Jersey General hospital Oncology Department.
Friends of SCBU was formed by a group of parents whose babies spent their first precious days and months in the dedicated care of the neo-natal unit where SCBU's incredible work ultimately saved their childrens' lives. In return, the Friends of SCBU team work hard to raise vital funds so that other parents and babies within our small island community can benefit from the essential treatment often needed for premature and sick babies. Our goals are;
- To raise funds for essential specialist equipment.
- To raise funds for other necessities within the unit, such a the parent-child room.
- To raise funds for families who need to travel to the UK with their babies, to help cover the travel, accomodation and living costs.
- To raise awareness of the Special Care Baby Unit.
- To raise assist families who need support through contact with other families in similar situations.
Thank you to all those who support Friends of SCBU.
If wish to make a donation via cheque, then please make cheques payable to 'Friends of SCBU'.
Fundraising for cardiac transplant research programme build at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
We aim to help families who need to spend time in the UK with a sick child receiving hospital treatment, by giving them financial help and emotional support and advice.
Raising funds to aid research into Lafora Body Disease. Lafora disease is the severest form of human epilepsy. It afflicts previously healthy teenagers, initially with simple fits, then increasingly with prolonged fits that do not respond to medications. For Jonn's story and other Lafora children's stories go to www.chelseashope.org
The Association's objects are to provide support both financial and emotional to those suffering from Huntington's Disease and their families. We have also established a support group to meet on a monthly basis.
To promote and provide independent advocacy for people suffering from mental illness, especially those detained under the Mental Health laws. To promote and provide independent advocacy for people where capacity is at issue. To influence laws, policies and procedures which affect the rights of those suffering from a mental health condition or where capacity is an issue. To provide non-instructed advocacy for those who lack capacity to instruct. To raise public awareness and support for their mental health and capacity rights
To provide support for survivors of rape and sexual assault in Jersey and their families by, amongst other things, establishing and maintaining a supporting framework that includes a dedicated helpline, website and trained counsellors.
Background and Aims
Jersey Alzheimer’s Association (JAA) was formed in April 2010 and exists to provide awareness, understanding and support to people who have been touched by dementia in some way.
Dementia is caused by a disease of the brain such as Alzheimer's disease which cause nerve cells to die, damaging the structure and chemistry of the brain. The longer we live the higher the chance of developing dementia. According to UK statistics it is estimated that dementia affects 1 in 14 people aged 65 and one in 6 people aged 80 or over.
Between 2015 and 2018 JAA has seen a 78% increase in demand for its services and support.
JAA provides practical help, guidance, information and support to all those living with dementia including carers, family and friends through the provision of a range of support services and activities.
JAA seeks to promote and support research, provide information and advice as well as raise awareness and understanding about all forms of dementia and the impact these may have.
JAA works closely with the local community and seeks to offer education and learning to the general public, businesses, community organisations and young people.
JAA’s overall aim is to help make Jersey a dementia friendly community and to help remove the stigma of dementia.
JAA provides a range of well attended and popular services including:
A Counselling & Family Support Service offering support, guidance and professional counselling to all those affected by dementia. Our Counsellor offers support from the charities office, within peoples own homes or in the community e.g. in a care home.
An Education Team who provide understanding and education about all aspects of dementia and dementia care. This includes sessions to local businesses, schools and colleges and community groups, specific courses for family carers and paid professionals.
Musical Memories – A weekly musical therapy programme specifically designed for people with dementia.
Splashchat – An award winning social swimming group run in partnership with Health & Social Services.
Arts Exploration – A weekly art as therapy programme for people with dementia, their families and carers.
Forget-me-Not Café – The Forget-me-Not Café takes place on Maple Ward every Wednesday afternoon. This activity afternoon is run by Health & Social Services supported by a number of regular JAA volunteers who provide refreshments, and also read and talk to the residents.
Friendship Group – A monthly carers support group for families, friends and carers.
Community Events – JAA arrange a number of events during the year, inviting anybody affected by dementia and their families to attend. These have included cinema trips, a Liberation Tea Party, concerts given by various choirs and a Christmas Carol Service.
The Saturday Club offers a weekly day care service allowing carers some essential time out. The Saturday Club supports 20+ people each week and is partly funded by Health & Social Services.
To promote clear new thinking around current research & raise awareness in Jersey of current advances in the treatments available in UK and the rest of World.
Meets at St Clements Parish Hall, on last Monday of the month, 2.30 to 4.40 pm.
There is a suitable toilet. Transport is available upon request.
The Jersey Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus was formed in 1968 and incorporated in the Royal Court in 1973. The Association is established for charitable purposes in the care, welfare, treatment and education of persons suffering from Spina Bifida or Hydrocephalus, as well as encouraging research which would be to the benefit of such persons. The Association has a small membership which is made up almost entirely of disabled adults or families with disabled children. Fund-raising activities include car boot sales, supermarket collections and donations from local businesses. We also hold a "Santa'a Collection" just before Christmas each year. The Committee is also made up from member families. It meets once a quarter, with an Annual General Meeting in May or June. A Yearbook is pubished each year and used as part of our promotional material.
The Jersey Asthma and Respiratory Society was formed in 1985 to provide support for adults and children in Jersey who suffer from asthma and other respiratory conditions. We are a small charity working hard to raise funds, and awareness of asthma and respiratory conditions, to be able to offer support in as many ways as possible. Monies received from grants, donations and fundraising events we hold are used to:-
- To promote Asthma awareness; to give support, advice and information to asthma sufferers and their families.
- Fund Asthma & Respiratory Information Mornings - a free clinic at the General Hospital every Saturday morning where adults and children can receive help and advice from trained nursing staff on a one to one basis about asthma or any respiratory condition.
- Allow members of nursing staff to attend training courses to enable them to improve their knowledge of respiratory conditions and the management and treatment thereof.
- Purchase many different items of equipment for children in Robin Ward and adults in the General Hospital who suffer from a wide range of respiratory conditions, for which demand continually increases.
- Help individual suffers either financially or with equipment
From Saturday 1st October 2016 these sessions will be held every Saturday morning from 9.00 till 12.00 at: Bon Sante Consulting Rooms, Suite 3.5, Third Floor, Lido Medical Centre, St. Saviour's Road (free parking and lift access)
The Asthma and Respiratory Information Morning is an opportunity for people of any age with asthma or respiratory problems to learn more about their condition on a one to one basis by talking to one of a team of qualified staff.
This is a free service funded by the Jersey Asthma & Respiratory Society supported by Health & Social Services
Appointments are not necessary but advisable to avoid delay in seeing one of the team. Tel: 444032 Monday to Friday
Our mission is to ensure that anybody who experiences a brain tumour in Jersey, be it a patient, their family, relative, friend or work colleague have access to practical, emotional and financial support and information.
Our support is confidential and may come by way of:
Emotional Support; 1:1 sessions with Teresa our Support worker. Teresa also does home visits and is an experienced Bereavement Counsellor. Financial contribution if needed or where speed of action is important; Practical support when dealing with day to day events may prove challenging e.g. being unable to drive, shop etc; Brainy Buddies Network meetings (once a month at M&S in King Street. Please see our website for details; Advice where there may be issues surrounding insurance, returning to work; Access to professionals and other organisations that can help you further or more appropriately. Jersey Brain Tumour Charity is not primarily about funding medical research although we will contribute if and when funds allow.
Jersey Cancer Relief has been helping Jersey residents to ease the financial cost of cancer for 50 years. Where there is a need we can help with:
- Doctor’s Fees
- Travel to the UK hospitals
- Medical supplies and food supplements
- Nursing care
- Heating bills
- Other miscellaneous expenses
Working in close partnership with the Wessex Cancer Trust, the Jersey Cancer Trust provides vital funding and support services for those Jersey patients diagnosed with cancer.
Eating Disorders are illnesses that are characterised by irregular eating habits. They can cause severe distress about body weight or shape. Eating disturbances may include inadequate or excessive food intake which can ultimately damage an individual's wellbeing. They are not a fad, phase or lifestyle choice. People struggling with an eating disorder are advised to seek professional help. The earlier a person with an eating disorder receives treatment, the greater the chance of physical and emotional recovery.
Jersey Eating Disorders Support offers a safe space to express how you are feeling, whether you are affected by an eating disorder, or you are a carer of a much loved relative or friend with an eating disorder.
Group support meetings are held every first and third Monday of the month in the Dumaresq Room at The Jersey Library:
- 6-7pm for those supporting someone with an eating disorder.
- 7.30-8.30pm for those living with an eating disorder.
We also offer free one-to-one peer support sessions for those living with an eating disorder and free one-to-one counselling sessions for those caring for someone with an eating disorder.
Because of the social distancing that is required whilst we are coping with the Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to continue to support whoever needs us, by holding support group sessions for all those affected by an eating disorder on Zoom instead. They will be from 6.30 - 7.30pm every Monday evening from 11th May until we are able to hold them face-to-face at the Jersey Library. Please email Karen Dingle on firstname.lastname@example.org in order to obtain the link to the Zoom meeting.
To raise funds for Anthony Nolan in order that it may finance the maintenance and expansion of the register of volunteer blood stem cell and bone marrow donors.
To encourage Islanders to join the register of donors.
To promote awareness of Anthony Nolan in Jersey.
The Jersey Haemophilia Group was formed in 1973.
The aims of the Group are to give help and advice to local Haemophiliac families, to further the knowledge of Haemophilia and to contribute to research into the cause and treatment of Haemophilia and associated blood disorders. Funds are raised from a 100 Club draw, sponsored walks, donations, collection boxes, the sale of stamps etc.
We are a new charity located in Jersey, Channel Islands. Formed by cardiac patients to provide support for people with cardiac conditions, their families, friends and carers.
We have regular social gatherings to simply chat, listen to guest speakers and catch up with the latest medical news and we operate regular exercise sessions as a follow-on from cardiac rehab.
We can talk to people who have just been diagnosed with a heart condition about our own experiences.
We are affiliated to the British Heart Foundation and registered with both the Jersey Financial Services Commission as a (Non-Profit Organisation) and the Association of Jersey Charities.
To provide continuity to people completing the Cardiac Rehabilitation course.
To provide support for the present and new members,their partners, families, friends & carers.
To provide members with current information, thoughts and literature on aftercare for heart patients.
To maintain close contact with health officials.
To educate members of the public about heart disease, its prevention and treatments.
To improve the detection and treatment of cardiac conditions in the community.
To improve cardiac rehabilitation facilities.
To make contact with other local voluntary groups.
To raise funds to maintain and develop the group and facilities in Jersey.
Jersey Hospice Care is the island's Hospice; all of our services are available to anyone with a life limiting condition and provided at no cost to the patient or their family.
The charity first began with a home care service in 1982. The work done in the community is still central to what is offered today and the Specialist Palliative Care team are on call all day, every day, 365 days a year.
We offer day care facilities three days a week and have twelve bedrooms on the In-Patient Unit for people needing more intensive care. We also offer physiotherapy, lymphoedma and complementary therapies.
In addition, confidential emotional support is available to islanders of all ages through the Community Bereavement Service, regardless of the nature of bereavement and how long ago it happened.
We recognise and respect that each person is unique and aim to improve the quality of life for patients, and their families, according to their own personal needs.
a) To provide aid and assistance to and to promote the welfare of merchant seamen and fishermen.
b)To encourage and provide opportunity for persons in the Island to take an active interest in all aspects of the Society
The objects of the Society shall be to:
a) Provide support to those who have undergone, or are about to undergo, Urostomy, Ileostomy, Colostomy diversions, together with their families, friends and carers, to adjust to life with a stoma after such diversions, including –
i. social activity such as gatherings, meetings, meals, coffee mornings, encouraging travel (especially short trips) off the Island and other activities;
ii. psychological support through a “buddy” system both before and after surgery;
iii. financial assistance to individuals through clinical and needs-based assessment of applications; and;
iv. advice on suitable equipment and products that will make living with a stoma easier and more fulfilling
b) Raise public, government, company and employer awareness and understanding of the special needs of those who live with stomas and campaign for the provision of specially adapted toilet facilities, travel facilities etc. and many other things which the general public take for granted.
c) Advise on and assist in the provision of exercise for health facilities for those with stomas. Advise also on suitable available clothing, swimwear etc.
d) Provide specific help to children and teenagers, and their families, having to cope with growing up and living with stomas.
e) Increase efforts to provide ongoing support for better mental health amongst ostomy patients, their close families and friends.
Jersey Recovery College (JRC) is a local mental health charity. It provides free education and training opportunities for those experiencing mental health difficulties and the families, friends and professionals who support them in Jersey.
JRC courses support adults to enhance their knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions, recovery, wellbeing and life skills. Courses are free to attend and are self-referral. All JRC courses work to provide hope, opportunity and empowerment to its students.
Every course is co-produced and delivered by a Peer Trainer, with lived experience of mental illness, and a co-trainer, with professional expertise in the topic area. At JRC those with lived experience of mental health difficulties work with all sorts of professionals, including mental health clinicians, to govern, design and deliver our service.
Since opening in 2017 JRC has supported over 1,000 students on its courses. Courses are as diverse as What is recovery?; Living with depression; Suicide Awareness; Open Water Swimming; Organic Gardening; Mindfulness; and, Self-compassion.
The Refuge offers safe and secure temporary accommodation to women and children suffering physical, verbal, mental and sexual abuse in the home. It is a 24 hour service providing advice and support.
Kairos Arts is a unique non-profit making group of creatives and therapists passionate about the potential to restore hope, dignity and worth through the freedom of the creative arts.
To foster engagement, interaction and creative self-expression with groups of vulnerable people who have been identified by existing charities and therapists.
Lymphoedema is a condition which causes chronic swelling in the body but mostly in the arms and legs. This condition develops when the lymph system, which drains away fluid from the tissues of the body, has become damaged or does not function normally. Lymphoedema, which can be primary or secondary, cannot be cured, but it can be treated. As the Jersey Health service does not provide treatment for this problem, the Support Group run a clinic for non-cancer Lymphoedema patients. The clinic has a professional therapist and is on a weekly basis at the Island Medical Centre, 14, Gloucester Street, St. Helier. Referrals to the clinic must be made by a suitably qualified health care professional. Enquiries concerning lymphoedema and its treatment should be directed to our therapist, Mrs. Helena Parris on 07797 764877
Full membership is open to all those suffering from Lymphoedema, who will be provided with on-going support in the treatment of their condition. Associate membership is open to anyone who wishes to promote the aims and objectives of the Support Group. Full membership is mandatory, but following a policy change, there are presently no fees payable for either full or associate membership.
From diagnosis and beyond, Macmillan Cancer Support Jersey is there to help anyone affected by cancer find their best way through.
Whether you’ve received a diagnosis or are supporting someone who has, anyone with any type of cancer and at any stage can access our services. We offer emotional support from Macmillan Professionals, practical information and social support, as well as a wellbeing service offering free complementary therapies, relaxation groups and information about exercise and healthy eating. You can drop in or make an appointment. You do not need to be referred to us and all our services are free of charge. Our services are run from The Oasis, Suite 2.13 The Lido Medical Centre, St Saviour's Road, St Saviour.
We also host the Prostate Cancer Support Group. The meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month between 5.30pm and 7pm at The Oasis.
The Oasis is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (late appointments available on request).
For more information about our services please go to www.macmillanjersey.com or telephone 01534 498188.
To support people with mental health problems, their families, carers and interested parties. To provide information, assistance and services. To promote mental health and raise awareness.
Our priorities are: Patient Care, Creating Public Awareness and Fundraising.
The society was established in 1961 and the aims of the society are to support those on the Island with Multiple Sclerosis and their families, emotionally and financially, whilst searching for the cause and cure of the disease.
For those newly diagnosed in Jersey, the link to the UK Multiple Sclerosis “Just diagnosed” offers information or alternatively contact Sister Sarah Kean at Neurocare on 01534 444524.
For any member currently needing extra assistance on a more practical level, please get in touch with our Outreach Team. We can help with a vast array of things such as aiding you in reaching your doctor's appointments, or Social Security etc, getting you appropriate aids into your homes, and can also arrange to take you out for coffee or lunch so that you can enjoy going out for a chat.
Should you wish to find out more about the MS Jersey branch then please have a look at our website. If you wish to make a donation to our society, it will be very gratefully received.
We are here to GRASP your hand in support, friendship and thanks, as we strive for a world free of MS.
G Grants to help our members adjust their day to day lifestyle to accommodate living with MS.
R Research – donations to projects, which are propelling the treatment of MS forward and working towards a cure.
A Awareness - Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS. It is the most common disabling condition in young adults. Help us to stop MS.
S Support – monthly support in the form of exercise classes, massage and dietary supplementations.
P Positivity – helping those who live with or love someone with MS stay positive as they live with the condition.
Phone us on our Outreach Number: 07797 779903
Donations can be sent to the Treasurer, Lynne Shaw, Brooklyn, 6 Bel Royal Gardens, La Route De St Aubin, St Lawrence, JE3 1JU
To promote a weekly self-help group meeting on Monday evenings between 4.30 and 5.30 at the General Hospital hydrotherapy pool
- To relieve sickness and distress among persons in Jersey who are suffering meningitis or who are disabled as a result of meningitis.
- To try to save lives by making people in Jersey aware of the symptoms of meningitis and providing information.
- To assist in the funding of research into all strains of meningitis whether viral or bacterial and to assist with and or fund the publication and dissemination of the useful results thereof.
- To relieve the poverty of the families of persons in Jersey who are suffering from meningitis or who are disabled as a result of meningitis or to the families of persons who might die from meningitis.
- To preserve and protect the health of the public in Jersey by assisting in the development of programmes for vaccination or otherwise that are designed to prevent the development and spread of meningitis.
- To offer support and comfort to sufferers, their families and loved ones.
• To raise funds to allow members of the public to have free heart screening checks with the objective to help detect previously unknown heart conditions.
• To establish, in the long term, a free to user Heart Screen for school aged children.
• To raise funds to support heart research and new treatments in Jersey.
To aid & improve, in accordance with approved protocols, the condition of those with;
i) Multiple Sclerosis
ii) Other neurological conditons
iii) Any other condition that may benefit from oxygen therapy
iv) Any other conditions that may benefit from treatments available at the charity
Pain Support Jersey helps people who suffer from persistent pain and runs gentle exercise and mindfulness sessions, educational talks, social events and walks.
Who can benefit?
Anyone who has persistent pain which is defined as pain which has lasted for more than three months. It may stem from arthritis, surgery, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and various other causes. Many members have been to the Pain Management Centre at Overdale but this is not essential. People can just turn up at any of our sessions.
How can people benefit?
The charity organises indoor and outdoor gentle exercise classes, social events, mindfulness sessions, walks, educational talks and hydrotherapy.
Exercise is so important for people in pain but is often the last thing they want to do because they are scared and believe it will increase their pain. But the right type of exercises can help significantly and the group offers suitable sessions run by pain specialist physiotherapists from the Pain Management Centre.
The social aspects of meetings are also really important. Members appreciate the company of other people who understand just what they are going through and value the chance to speak to each other and the team. Pain can make people isolated and the group offers opportunities to meet people and forge new friendships. Most importantly, meetings are positive and uplifting.
Where and when do activities happen?
From 7th January 2020 every Tuesday at St Clement’s Parish Hall, members meet for two hours from 10.30 am. Meetings begin with a relaxed chat, followed by gentle exercises run by the physiotherapists and an optional mindfulness session. Exercises are done at people's own pace. There is free parking and the bus stops outside.
Friday in Coronation Park at Millbrook ‘Stepping Out’ our gentle walking and exercise session begins at 10.30 am whatever the weather! This is also run by physiotherapists, who ensure that members go at their own pace. We meet at the bandstand!
On some Thursday mornings at Victoria Cottage Homes, Five Oaks we hold educational talks about a variety of subjects related to pain. Check our website painsupportjersey.com for details.
Hydrotherapy sessions are currently offered twice a week, though spaces are limited due to the size of the Hospital pool.
To try and improve the quality of life of those suffering from Parkinsons and their carers. To educate and raise awareness of the public and to support research into Parkinsons.
We fund and organise many activities including weekly keep fit and Zumba classes and a variety of therapeutic activities. The Branch organises a monthly lunch for members, carers and supporters and other outings and bi-annual holidays are also arranged.
Regular fundraising takes place, which includes monthly bingo evenings, supermarket collections, raffles and sale of cards and used stamps. We also rely on the donations from generous Islanders and local businesses and we are always very thankful for the public’s support.
The Branch has nearly 200 members, made up of patients, carers and supporters. Our Branch is run by a group of hard-working and dedicated volunteers.
To support the Charity's registered volunteers and their pets within the Channel Islands in visiting patients and/or residents in hospices, hospitals, nursing homes and other like institutions and to raise funds for the Charity to enable it to pursue its objectives.
T: Freephone 116123
Visit the Jersey branch for face-to-face support at 30 Hue Street, St Helier (around the corner from the Magistrate's court). We are open at these times:
To prevent strokes and to support everyone affected by a stroke. We do this through our information, rehabilitation and support services. We also campaign to raise awareness of stroke and fund vital research into stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
In Jersey we have two members of staff who work closely with the island's Stroke and Speech and Language Therapy teams, providing a comprehensive long-term support service for stroke survivors, their families and carers. There is also a Supported Conversation group specifically designed to support people with communication disabilities caused by their stroke.
To Promote dental health awareness to children and to deliver a clinical prevention programme to help create sustainable good dental health. This is an important life skill which provides a holistic approach to healthy living.
To assist sufferers of phobias and Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)to overcome these problems, to raise funds in order to further research. Weekly meetings are held on Thursdays at The Headway Centre, Springfield Road, St. Saviour, from 7.00 - 8.30 pm.
YouMatter works with young people to build their self-esteem and help them to develop an understanding of their true value and worth. We run workshops with thousands of young people in Jersey every year to inspire them to make healthy and positive choices about their lives and relationships.
During these times of school closure and lockdown, we are adapting the way we do things! We have been in touch with all secondary schools and the 9 primary schools we have worked with so far to find out how we can best support their PSHE programmes. The YouMatter team is keen to be flexible and ready to adapt further as the situation changes. We are passionate about continuing to meet the needs of children, young people and parents as best we can during these challenging times, albeit in different ways.
Usually, we provide high-quality, interactive and engaging workshops for young people in schools, youth clubs and other community settings. We also provide sessions for parents and training for professionals.
Currently, we are producing video lessons to share with schools, focusing on our key areas of work. We are also producing videos and lots of useful content to share on our social media platforms for parents, children and young people.
We have 9 key areas of work:
- Self-Esteem and Confidence
- Positive Relationships
- Decision-making Around Sex
- Sexually Transmitted Infections, including HIV and AIDS
- Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Prevention
- Sexting and Staying Safe Online
- The Impact and Effects of Pornography
- Alcohol, Drugs Misuse and Staying Safe
- Supporting Positive Parenting
We also offer one-to-one and small-group work for young people identified as needing some additional support with any of the issues covered by our key areas of work. This area of our work is currently suspended but we hope to reopen our books in September 2020.