History

Founders Mrs Nikkie Kerr and Mrs Jenny Hooper met at a child assessment centre where they were attending with their children. Nikkie with her son and Jenny with her daughter.

Founder members of Wigwam Guernsey

They began to meet socially outside this group for a coffee and a chat and both began to appreciate just how important is was for them to be able to share the ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ of parenting a child with a special need with someone who was in a similar situation, isolation was something they had both felt. They began to ask other parents and carers that they met at the centre to join with them and the formation of the group began.

Originally named ‘Friends of Bell House’ after the name of the assessment centre, the group grew in numbers over the years. The families would meet for coffee mornings, teddy bears’ picnics, Easter and Christmas parties and parents’ evenings out. We changed our name to Wigwam Support Group in 2003 when the assessment centre moved from Bell House to Le Rondin School. We became a registered charity in 2007.

Upcoming Events

Sun Jul 22 @14:00 - 04:30PM
Young Adults Fishing with Mark and Jenny
Tue Jul 24 @14:00 - 04:00PM
Holiday Activities Fairy Ring Walk
Thu Jul 26 @14:00 - 04:00PM
Holiday Activities Foil Printing Workshop
Tue Jul 31 @10:45 - 03:00PM
Holiday Activities - Herm Trip (BYO Picnic)
Thu Aug 02 @16:00 - 04:45PM
Holiday Activities - Petit Train
Sat Aug 04 @14:00 - 04:30PM
Saturday Social at La Moye
Tue Aug 07 @14:00 - 04:00PM
Holiday Activities - Saumarez Park
Thu Aug 09 @16:30 - 06:00PM
Holiday Activities - Sailing
Tue Aug 14 @14:00 - 03:00PM
Holiday Activities - Pirate Golf
Thu Aug 16 @14:00 - 04:00PM
Holiday Activities - West Show

Wigwam support group guernsey

We're recruiting a Family Support Coordinator (P/T)

Want to empower families? Enjoy working with people? Want to work flexibly? If the answer is yes then why not apply for our Family Support Coordinato..

Diary Dates July-Dec 2018

Our Diary Dates for the remainder of 2018 are now available by clicking here. You will be able to find details of all planned events, the link will be..
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