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 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:
|Story Time||Fitness testing||Heart health and blood pressure checks|
|Craft activities||Try a new activity using virtual reality||Relaxation using virtual reality|
|Breastfeeding support||Find out about disabled rights||Help to quit smoking|
|Baby weigh-in||Understand how you can support someone with dementia ||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|
|Activities using virtual reality||Discover support available for young carers||Advice 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.
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
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:
If you would like to find out more about a particular activity or service on the timetable, contact the partner who delivers that session