History

Founders Mrs Nikkie Kerr and Mrs Jenny Hooper met at a child assessment centre where they were attending with their children. Nikkie with her son and Jenny with her daughter.

Founder members of Wigwam Guernsey

They began to meet socially outside this group for a coffee and a chat and both began to appreciate just how important is was for them to be able to share the ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ of parenting a child with a special need with someone who was in a similar situation, isolation was something they had both felt. They began to ask other parents and carers that they met at the centre to join with them and the formation of the group began.

Originally named ‘Friends of Bell House’ after the name of the assessment centre, the group grew in numbers over the years. The families would meet for coffee mornings, teddy bears’ picnics, Easter and Christmas parties and parents’ evenings out. We changed our name to Wigwam Support Group in 2003 when the assessment centre moved from Bell House to Le Rondin School. We became a registered charity in 2007.

Upcoming Events

Wed Oct 31 @10:15 - 01:00PM
Half Term Swimming at Beau Sejour
Sat Nov 03 @14:00 - 04:30PM
Saturday Social at La Moye
Sun Nov 18 @14:30 - 04:00PM
Young Adults Chocolate Making at Rebeccas Chocolates
Sat Dec 01 @14:00 - 04:30PM
Saturday Social at La Moye
Sat Dec 01 @19:00 - 11:00PM
Parents and Carers Christmas Meal at Grange Lodge
Sun Dec 16 @12:30 - 02:30PM
Young Adults Christmas Meal at the Pony

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We're recruiting a Family Support Coordinator (P/T)

Want to empower families? Enjoy working with people? Want to work flexibly? If the answer is yes then why not apply for our Family Support Coordinato..

Diary Dates July-Dec 2018

Our Diary Dates for the remainder of 2018 are now available by clicking here. You will be able to find details of all planned events, the link will be..
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