Guernsey Blind Association
Le Four Cabot, St Andrew, GY6 8XE
Telephone: 01481 236 933
The Guernsey Blind Association is a charity to assist with the care and welfare of those with a visual impairment living within the Bailiwick of Guernsey, helping to maintain independent living skills at home and in the workplace.
What the Guernsey Blind Association can offer you:
A Resource Centre.
A weekly Thursday afternoon meeting at the centre.
Audio news – the news from around the Island is recorded weekly onto cassettes and then posted to those unable to read the Guernsey Press, so they can keep up to date with what is going on in Island life.
Loan cassette players are available for receiving the Weekly News and also for our Listening for Pleasure.
Financial assistance towards the cost of eye examinations and new glasses.
Promote educational and social activities.
Provide emotional and practical support.
The Association is a local charity and all money raised stays within the Bailiwick of Guernsey, supporting people with visual impairment to live an independent life.
Dyslexia Day Centre
St Andrew’s Old School, Rue de la Boullerie, St Andrew, GY6 8XD
Telephone: 01481 232 655
The Dyslexia Day Centre is a Guernsey based Charity organisation which was set up in 1987 to offer specialist tuition, assessments, support and advice to islanders who are affected by dyslexia.
It works with schoolchildren from the age of 7 who are referred to the Centre through the States Education Department from the Island’s primary schools. Whilst it continues to offer support throughout secondary education, the main focus is on the primary years.
The Centre receives a grant from the Education Department but, as this does not cover the running expenses, it also relies heavily on volunteers and fund raising in order to meet the needs of the Island community. The Centre is proud to have raised sufficient funds over the years to train 14 full-time teachers, 7 of whom now specialise in teaching dyslexic children and who work both in schools and in the Centre’s new home within in the former St Andrew’s Primary School.
The Centre also continually raises funds to ensure that it has the latest equipment which is required both for assessments and teaching.
Les Bourgs Hospice
Andrew Michell House, Rue du Tertre, St Andrew, GY6 8SF
Telephone: 01481 251 111
Les Bourgs Hospice offers both day hospice care and in-patient care to all residents of the Bailiwick of Guernsey who suffer from life limiting illnesses.
The Hospice offers respite care and end of life care in a tranquil environment.
Les Fiers Moutons, Rue des Truchots, St Andrew, GY6 8UD
Telephone: 01481 257 261
With more than 141 years of caring for animals in Guernsey, the GSPCA is growing to meet the demands of the modern world with enthusiasm, optimism and energy. The role now, as in those early days, of preventing cruelty and promoting kindness to animals, through education, is as strong as ever. So much is achieved – through the Society’s qualified and dedicated staff, its own welfare officer, friends and supporters throughout the island and its association with the RSPCA.