Useful Information

Health

The States website www.signpost.gg is 'a guide for parents and carers in Guernsey to support services and activities for children with disabilities'. We recommend using this site as your primary source of information locally, it also has a function for providing feedback directly to the site managers by clicking on the bottom right hand side of the page. 


Children’s Disability Services and Child Development Centre (CDC)

The Children's Disability Service is a multi professional team that includes Paediatrician, nurse, social worker, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologist and specialist speech and language therapists. The team is responsible for providing a range of services to children with complex health and learning needs.
The Children's Disability Service is based at the Child Development Centre at Le Rondin. The team provide an assessment service to pre-school children with developmental concerns and ongoing support from the Children's Disability Team for school aged children who have complex needs and assist children and their families to plan for the future.
Take a look at the website.


Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is available to young people under the age of 18, their families and carers. They provide assessment and treatment for a wide range of problems related to mental health. The services that can be accessed through CAMHS include: Family Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Developmental and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Assessment. For more information see the States website or contact: 701441


Respite Services

The Croft is a 6 bedded residential unit in La Rue de la Passee, St Sampsons, that currently provides short breaks to children with learning disabilities.
Short breaks provide the opportunities for disabled children and young people to spend time away from their primary carers. This includes day, evening, overnight and weekend stays. See the States website
They also run a play and activity scheme in the major school holidays and can also provide support to children in their own homes. Provision of the short break service is based on assessment of the child and their family and is restricted to children who fulfill the criteria for the Learning Disability Register. 
If you would like to contact The Croft, the telephone number is 01481 258487


Behaviour Clinic

Offers advice and support to families on issues such as bullying, tantrums, picky eating, sleep issues, bed-wetting etc.
Families with pre-school aged children will receive advice and support from a health visitor and nurse.
Families with older children will receive advice and support from the school nurse.
To make an appointment or for more information contact: 725241 Ext: 5286

 

Avenue Clinic

Avenue Clinic is an independent multidisciplinary clinic. It offers treatments including Osteopathy, Speech and Language Therapy, Acupuncture, Sports Massage, Psychotherapy, Mindfulness Training, the Alexander Technique, Baby Calm Classes, Tai Chi, QiGong and Yoga. For more information see their website or telephone: 728798


Education

Information regarding education for children and young people in Guernsey is available on www.education.gg
There are two special needs schools in Guernsey Le Rondin School for primary aged children Le Rondin School and Le Murier School for secondary aged children.


Dyslexia Day Centre

The Dyslexia Day Centre provides specialist support and teaching for primary pupils with dyslexia.
The Centre also has a training programme for secondary school teachers to enable them to support students in secondary schools struggling with dyslexia.
To find out more click here.

 

Benefits

At present, there are three types of benefit from social security available to people who need care and their carers. These are:

  1. Long-term Care
  2. Invalid Care Allowance
  3. Attendance Allowance

For more information go to: www.gov.gg/benefits

 

Other Services

WEST Limited - Wheelchair Engineering & Servicing Technicians.

Services available:

- Design, supply and onsite construction of "Non perminent" wheelchair access ramps.

- Supply, Set-up and full maintenance of Ottobock (Manual and Powered wheelchairs).

- Supply, Set-up and full maintenance of Handicare (Manual & Powered wheelchairs and Medical equipment).

- Service, Repairs and Maintenance of any make of wheelchair, including special "Special Adaptions".

PIERRE: 07781 400438   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MARTIN: 07911 720549  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Resources

Book Library

NAS Guernsey has an extensive library of books, leaflets and DVDs to borrow. The library is always available for loans and returns at our branch meetings and at other times by contacting Catherine Hall on 246025 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Books held in their library are listed on their website

Sensory Toy Library

NAS Guernsey is responsible for running the local sensory toy library which is at Le Rondin School.
All of the items there are freely available to borrow. So far we have unfortunately seen this great resource being underused. Please, please come and have a look and see if anything we have is useful - whether you are a parent, grandparent, childminder or carer of a child who would benefit.

DisabledGo

A national website providing detailed information about access to all kinds of places - hotels, restaurants, colleges, tourist attractions, libraries, hospitals, leisure centres - etc! All access information has been collected in person by DisabledGo’s team of surveyors. This Access Guide covers local venues as well as helpful information on local businesses and services. It is also a great resource to use when travelling to the UK.

http://disabledgo.com

 

Disability

States’ Champion for Disabled People.

The States Disability Champion's role was created in 2009 and was previously held by Deputy Jane Stephens and Deputy John Gollop and, most recently, by Arrun Wilkie. The Disability Champion is the political voice for disabled islanders and carers within the States Assembly, scrutinising proposals from a disability perspective. The Champion also helps disabled islanders to resolve issues with States services that relate to disability. The current Champion is Deputy Sarah Hansmann Rouxel who was elected to the post in the summer of 2016.

Anyone needing help to resolve a disability issue with a States committee or service can contact her on  07911 765863 or via e mail on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Disability Officer

The Disability Officer for the States of Guernsey is Caroline Mullins. Her contact details are This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 732557.



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