Meet the Directory events launched

We are delighted with the success of our first 2 ‘Meet the Directory‘ events at St Pierre Park. In March we welcomed presentations from U3A, Bright Beginnings and the Guernsey Voluntary Service. In May we welcomed presentations from our Voluntary [...]

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Volunteer driving is a great way to support your local community at times to suit you. We are currently recruiting for more volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles to transport passengers to meet a range of needs. If you [...]

Talking Cafe Volunteers Needed

Health Connections is looking to recruit new Talking Café Volunteers. Commitment: Some of Health Connections' volunteers commit to 1 or 2 cafes per week and other volunteers just a few times a month. We are always grateful for as little [...]

Digital Buddy drop in sessions launched

Stay Connected Do you want to make the most of modern technology? Do you need learning support to get your head around e-mail, apps or social media? Or perhaps you're new to tech and would like to learn how to [...]

Directory continues to grow

Our online Directory continues to provide a useful and trusted tool to help signpost members of our community to support that matters to them – no matter what that may be! From ideas on keeping active, green living and getting [...]

Come along to the next Meet The Creatives event

Join us to hear from, and meet, three local artists and makers who will showcase the journey of their products from workshop to the shop floor, and share the purpose and meaning of their art and craft.Speakers for our next [...]

Meet the Creatives series launched

Connect Communicate Create!We hosted our first 'Meet the Creatives' event at Preloved, Smith St, in partnership with Polygon Collective recently.This free, quarterly, event was a wonderful opportunity to share stories and experiences, looking more closely at the journey of creativity [...]

Come along to the next Meet The Directory event

Health Connections will be hosting our next informal monthly networking event for all our Community Connectors, Directory Partners and all members of the community. The event titled 'Meet the Directory' will be held at St Pierre Park Hotel in the [...]

Talking Cafes at the PEH

Two new Talking Cafes have been launched/relaunched this week at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital in Guernsey. In addition to our existing Talking Cafes you can now meet new people, make new friends and chat to one of our Community Connectors about [...]

Voluntary Community Transport Service Summary 2021

In 2021 we booked 8820 journeys for 351 registered passengers.These trips varied from HSC, GP and MSG appointments to activities in our community listed on our directory.We have seen a 68% increase in isolated passengers from the previous year, so [...]

Shops host Photography festival exhibitions

Spread the word …hoping as many people as possible make the most of this extraordinary opportunity to see multiple exhibitions of world-class photography in venues across Guernsey! We are delighted and privileged to be hosting two of these… In Preloved, [...]

We’re recruiting a Board Member – Secretary

Role Description Board Member – Secretary Duties specific to the role of Secretary Preparing agendas in consultation with the chair and circulating them and any supporting papers in good time Making all the arrangements [...]

The Courage to Care

Thanks to a generus donation Health Connections was delighted to be able to sponsor Nurse Christie Watson to speak at this years Guernsey Literary Festival. Health Connections CEO Bella Farrell stepped in at the last moment to interview Christie [...]

Stay Connected

Health Connections has taken over the Stay Connected project from the 2019 lockdown period, originally lead by We All Matter Eh? in association with a number of local charities, businesses and individual donors. The Stay Connected initiative offers older and [...]

Health Connections’ Community Mask Making Project

What is it? An Island-wide project lead by our Shop Operations Manager, Kate, with a team of 50+ volunteers who have a range of sewing experience, making reusable, washable fabric masks to a simple pattern, which help protect against [...]

Health Connections comes to Town

On June 1st Health Connections opened their 'Pre-Loved' shop on Smith St and a fantastic new community space called CONNECT, open to all town shoppers from 9am-5pm in the old Guernsey Press shop. Clothing and more PRELOVED is full of [...]

Invisible Occupation Examples

As promised here are some of the wonderful, and incredibly varied, examples of journaling submitted to the Invisible Occupation project. We are so excited to share this small selection with you! It’s never too late to join in, download [...]

Gift it Forward

Health Connections is delighted to launch the Gift it Forward scheme, in partnership with IslandMums, IslandMums Together and HomeStart, designed to enable islanders living in lockdown have access to essential clothing, shoes and uniform for children up to age 16.   [...]

The Invisible Occupation….Our Islands’ Lockdown Journal.

Welcome to Health Connections recently launched community project: The Invisible Occupation….Our Islands’ Lockdown Journal. Here you can download the Press Release and the How to Get Started documents that will give you everything you need to know about how [...]

What we are doing in response to Coronavirus

At Health Connections, like all of our partners we are stepping up to support the community. This is our current plan of action: We have relaunched the ‘Meet Your Neighbour’ initiative, leaflets suitably adapted in partnership with Post Office. [...]