Leisure services for people with learning disabilities
The principal aim of the Friendship Club is to provide a social evening for people with learning disabilities. The activities that are available are craftwork including sewing, knitting, 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 at Communicare in St Brelade.
Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled
The Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled organises and promotes support for people with disabilities. This has proven highly successful with 400 members taking part in activities from swimming to bowls, wheelchair basketball to tennis and just about any other sport you can imagine.
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 sportspeople will use JSAD in some way.
Jersey Special Gymnastics Club
The club was formed 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 and some also have associated behavioural and physical differences.
The club has over 40 members with a full range of gymnastic apparatus.