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Closer to Home: Bringing activities and services to community venues

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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 

Roadshows

During 2020 we will be holding 12 Roadshow events at a different parish each month. The second Roadshow takes place at St Ouen's Parish Hall on Tuesday 25 February from 2pm to 7pm.

It's free to attend and you will find the following activities and services for:

Children and young familiesYoung people at secondary schoolAdults
Story TimeFitness testingHeart health and blood pressure checks
Craft activitiesTry a new activity using virtual realityRelaxation using virtual reality
Breastfeeding supportFind out about disabled rightsHelp to quit smoking
Baby weigh-inUnderstand how you can support someone with dementia Exercise advice from a physiotherapist
Parenting support and adviceSpeak with a counsellorLearn emotional wellbeing techniques
Advice on child sleep, nutrition and accident preventionFind out about LGBTQ supportHave a cuppa in our café
Activities using virtual realityDiscover support available for young carersAdvice from Citizens Advice


Jersey Sport will run a 30 minute family friendly health walk, starting at 3.30pm from St Ouen’s Parish Hall.


During the day Jersey Sport will also be holding 3 interactive workshops, led by their Move More Referral Instructors, to help you consider how you can start to Move More. Spaces for the workshops are limited book your space on:

The next roadshow will take place at St Martin’s Parish Hall on 12 March between 2 and 7pm. Details of subsequent Roadshow events will be added to this page throughout the year.

Monthly timetables

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 activities for all ages February 2020

Closer to Home activities for older adults February 2020

Closer to Home activities for children and young people February 2020

Partners

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 ServicesNCPCC
Brighter Futures
​Help2Quit team – with local pharmacists
​Neil Hussey Heart Foundation

Brook Jersey

Jersey Alzheimer’s
​Patient Advice and Liaison Service 
Call and CheckJersey Child Care trust​Samares Pathways
​Children, Education, Young People and SkillsJersey SportSt John's Ambulance
​Citizens Advice Jersey
Jersey Stroke Association
​St Clement Community Support Team
​Community Police Officers ​Jersey Youth Service​Jersey Youth Service
​Super Smiles
Customer and Local Services​Le Squez Youth Project
​TripleP parenting
Enable Jersey
Liberate
​EyeCanLibrary Service




Contact us

If you would like to find out more about a particular activity or service on the timetable, contact the partner who delivers that session

If you are interested in becoming a partner, then email closertohome@gov.je.

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