About Closer to Home
Closer to Home is a new way of delivering activities and services in community locations to make it easier for Islanders of all ages to access them.
A wide range of services and activities are delivered every month, catering for different ages (0-100), interests and needs. Examples include:
- health checks, from baby weigh-ins to blood pressure checks for older adults
- social activities, such as singing, dancing and pop-up cafes
- exercise classes, from gentle movement to circuit training
- support and advice, including addiction support and Citizens Advice
- craft and culture, including Library pop-ups
During 2020 we will be holding 12 Roadshow events at a different parish each month. The first Roadshow takes place at Le Squez Youth Centre in St Clement on Monday 20 January from 2pm to 6.30pm.
It's free to attend and you will find the following activities and services for:
|Story Time||Fitness testing||Heart health and blood pressure checks|
|Craft activities||Activities using virtual reality||Help to quit smoking|
|Breastfeeding support||Find out about disabled rights||Relaxation using virtual reality|
|Baby weigh-in||Understand how you can support someone with dementia||Personalised exercise advice from a physiotherapist|
|Parenting support and advice||Speak with a counsellor||Learn emotional wellbeing techniques|
|Advice on child sleep, nutrition and accident prevention||Find out about LGBTQ support||Have a cuppa in our café|
|||Discover support available for young carers||Pre-exercise assessments|
|||||Information about new housing developments in the area|
|||||Advice from Citizens Advice|
Details of subsequent Roadshow events will be added to this page as soon as details have been confirmed.
To find out what’s on offer this month at Communicare in St Brelade, please see the timetables below. We will be expanded into other venues later in 2020.
Closer to Home is a partnership initiative developed by the Government of Jersey, voluntary and community organisations and the Parishes. Our list of partners is constantly evolving. Activities and services are currently being delivered by the following organisations:
|Adult Social Care Team||Family Nursing and Home Care||Liberty Bus|
|Age Concern Jersey||Fit4Life||Mind Jersey|
|Andium Homes||Health and Community Services||NCPCC|
|Brighter Futures||Help2Quit team – with local pharmacists||Neil Hussey Heart Foundation|
|Jersey Alzheimer’s||Patient Advice and Liaison Service|
|Call and Check||Jersey Child Care trust||Samares Pathways|
|Children, Education, Young People and Skills||Jersey Sport||St John's Ambulance|
|Citizens Advice Jersey||Jersey Stroke Association||St Clement Community Support Team|
|Community Police Officers||Jersey Youth ServiceJersey Youth Service||Super Smiles|
|Customer and Local Services||Le Squez Youth Project||TripleP parenting|
|Enable Jersey||Liberate||YES project|