The offical online newsletter of the Parish of St. Brelade, Jersey
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Summer 2015
News Stories
New School?
Christmas LIghts
Toying with Christmas
Constable's Message
Long Service Awaeds
Two re-elections
First of its kind-ness
Community Support
Full circle
Bloom Award
Dedicated Service
Painters Paradise
Privateering
Not a lot know..
Schools 50th
What a year!
Urban Jungle
Not a lot know..
Pride of Jersey
Focus on solar system
Ups and downs
Growing popularity
Recipe Corner
Taking stock of doves
Nothing stands still
Not a lot know that..
Sitting pretty
Spirit of Christmas
Christmas Services
Community Support Group
Another successful year
by Jeff Hathaway

THE Community Support Group's main aim is to help people maintain their independence in their own home by helping with shopping, transportation, filling out forms, odd-jobbing around the house and various other tasks of any reasonable nature that they are unable to do for themselves.

Constable Pallett told La Baguette: "It has been a successful year for the group but as always such groups rely heavily on willing volunteers - especially over the Christmas and New Year season."

Co-ordination of the group originates at the Parish Hall. Jenny Anfray usually oversees the work and arranges assignments with group members. Jenny told La Baguette: "The Group can offer support and advice in many ways for varying circumstances, from assisting with completion of forms, dealing with correspondence, budgeting, accessing community facilities, helping with transport and generally just being a friendly face to have a chat with. We are here to help."

All help is voluntary but where possible people are encouraged to contribute towards the cost of petrol.

"Our helpers are all CRB checked and are advised to contact their insurance companies if they are using their own transport. A signed consent form is obtained from all who require help to safeguard voluntary workers," she said.

"Whilst many of the parishioners may be known to the volunteers, when visiting someone for the first time two people will usually attend." Jenny added.

If you, or your neighbour or a family member would benefit from the service or you wish to volunteer your time as a helper, please contact: Jenny Anfray at the Parish Hall on 741141 or email j.anfrey@posb.gov.je

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