Leisure services for people with learning difficulties
Updated 10 September 2019
The principal aim of the Friendship Club is to provide a social evening for people with learning disabilities, both physical and learning difficulties. The activities that are available are craftwork including sewing, knitting and embroidery, artwork, board games and indoor bowls and pool. There is a coffee bar and a friendly team who help with the crafts, join in the games and generally make time to have conversation with the members.
The Club meets from 10am to 3.30pm Wednesdays at Communicare in St Brelade.
Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled
The Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled was set up eight years ago to organise and promote support for the disabled. Over the years, this has proven highly successful, with 400 members taking part in activities from swimming to bowls, wheelchair basketball to short tennis, and just about any other sport you can mention.
The age range is open and all disability groups are welcome.
JSAD is recognised by the Advisory Council for the Education Department as the governing body for local disabled sport. JSAD is affiliated to the British Sports Association for the Disabled and the British Wheelchair Basketball Association. With very few exceptions, disabled sports people will use JSAD in some way.
Chairman - Paul Patterson MBE. Weymouth Cottage, Pomona Lane, St Helier, JE2 3XN
Telephone - 872855
Jersey Special Gymnastics Club
The club was formed in 1991 as an after school club to offer opportunities for pupils of Mont a L'Abbe School to experience artistic gymnastics. All the gymnasts are diagnosed as having severe learning difficulties, some also have associated behavioural and physical problems.
The club now has over 40 members with a full range of gymnastic apparatus.