We are a branch of the main UK charity Parkinson’s UK – www.parkinsons.org.uk. Our aim is to provide support for people with Parkinson’s, their family and carer’s in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
What do we do?
We run regular activities for people with Parkinson’s along with family members and carers. We have a very popular weekly exercise class and a weekly ‘drop in’ event. We also have an annual afternoon tea, summer meal, Christmas party and Christmas Lunch. We often hold ‘adhoc’ fundraising and awareness events too.
We can provide support in the form of sourcing information booklets and leaflets and signpost to other helpful agencies. We can also, in some cases, assist with social security questions or accompany people to meetings with social security. Recently we have held courses for our carers which allows carers to come together and chat, swap notes and also learn further coping strategies.
Financially we hold a ‘sundries’ account with the St John Healthcare shop and a taxi account. We can also assist with the purchase of equipment in the home or with personal care via referral from the Parkinson’s Nurse or qualified healthcare professional subject to application.
The Guernsey Health Service
The specialist Consultant on the island who deals with Parkinson’s is Dr Nye Matthews; he is based at The Day Assessment Unit at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.
The Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist is Debbie Robilliard. You can be referred to Dr Matthew or Debbie via your GP.
If you would like to get in touch, please either drop an email or give us a call, we can then have a chat and we will send you a welcome pack.
How to join the local branch?
If you would like to become a member of the local branch, then kindly call or email and then you will be sent an application form. The annual subscription is £5.00. For this you will receive a monthly local newsletter and diary and also receive publications from The UK Branch.
Please email through the web site.