BeachAbility is a new charity that has been set up to provide wheelchair users, and those who struggle with walking, the ability to go to the beach again through the use of a special wheelchair. Currently the chair is free to hire, so why not take advantage of this amazing opportunity and take the family to the beach for an afternoon? For more information visit their website: http://beachability.org or find them on Facebook facebook.com/beachability. To hire a chair, call 07797 935088.
Is a new catamaran that allows disabled people in Jersey to experience the sheer thrill of being at sea whilst being on a safe and reliable vessel that can be used for fishing trips, exploring the coast or learning how to pilot the craft. She will bring pleasure to many thousands of wheelchair users and other disabled children and adults. If you would like to book please log onto their website or call the MS phone number 07797 779903 where a MS Committee member will be happy to assist you.
Leonard Matchen Respite Suite
The respite suite facilities of the Jersey Cheshire Home are open to our members and offer an opportunity to have a “break away” in safe hands. There are three tariffs depending on the level of support required and respite residents benefit from use of the gym and hydrotherapy facilities and are welcome to join in with the activities and excursion of the Cheshire Home. For further information please contact Ann Appleton on 285858.
The Calvert Trust is a charity that offers activity holidays to people of all ages and abilities. The adventurous short breaks are held in safe and accessible woodland surroundings in Northumberland. The facilities include hydrotherapy pool, aromatherapy, archery, indoor climbing, water sports and evening entertainment. All accommodation is fully accessible; having en-suite level entry shower rooms or bathrooms and equipment such as ceiling hoists and cot sides are also available. Carers and family members are welcome. For more information call the Calvert Trust on 01434 250232 or visit their website www.calvert-trust.org.uk.
We would like to make you aware of a totally new facility which now exists in Jersey. This is a Fiat Doblo car which has been purpose built for the carriage of a wheelchair user, plus three passengers and the driver. The car is available to everyone in Jersey so long as they have a bona fide need for the use of such a vehicle and on a short term basis. There is no charge for the use of the vehicle, but the driver must be over 25 and have a current driving license. A cash deposit of £200 is required up front to cover the insurance excess in case the vehicle is involved in an accident. It will be supplied with a full tank of fuel and bookings are on a first come first served basis. For further information please contact Mr Roy Pallot on 861732 or Mr Terry McDonald on 721343 or contact a member of the Committee.
Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled JSAD
The JSAD run a selection of sporting activities at a host of venues on the Island. Through the adapted activities participants can develop endurance, strength, balance and co-ordination but above all they meet new people and have fun. If you would like to know more about JSAD please contact Paul Patterson on 872855. Below are is a list of most of the activities on offer: