Welcome to the Information Exchange Guernsey web site. If you have a question connected with a health condition or disability we may be able to help you.
The Information Exchange is a charity that exists with the principal objective of running and developing an information service to serve the needs of people with disabilities and health conditions, be they long or short term. In this way, the Information Exchange aims to ensure that disabled people living in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, their carers, and those who work with them, have easy access to up to date and relevant information to improve their quality of life.
The service is based in a centre that is professionally run and creates a friendly and welcoming call-in service operated in a confidential and caring manner. The Centre is also the base for an information service that can be accessed via telephone contact, fax, and email and with a web site on the Internet.
The service is provided to a high standard with regular and reliable opening times. The service is continuously developed to maintain its relevance and the accuracy of the information provided in response to changing technologies and the needs of clients both from the local professionals and end users.
This work is only successfully done because the staff have an understanding of, and a commitment to the needs of people with a wide range of disabling conditions.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 4pm
The Information Exchange aims to hold information on services, organisations and individuals that may be able to help you if you have a question surrounding your disability or health condition. We hold information on a wide range of topics, including:
Physical disabilities & health conditions
Sensory & communication disabilities
Treatments, therapies & rehabilitation
Daily living aids & equipment
Education & Employment
Finance & befits
Sports, arts & leisure
Health, welfare & community services
.....and much more
Health Travel Information Service
The Information Exchange has been successful in obtaining a contract from the Board of Health for the development and running of an off-island health travel information service. Information is available on hospitals, accommodation, travel, treatment and support services.
For those patients referred off island each year there are many services involved and often the experience can be confusing at what is already a stressful time. So in June 1999 the Information Exchange won a contract with the Board of Health to research, set-up and launch a Health Travel Information Service. The service was successfully launched on May 22nd 2000.
Links are maintained with liaison officers, travel agents, local health care services, support groups and many other useful contacts.
The aim of the Health Travel Service is to ensure that those being referred for treatment in the U.K (and their families) can have the information they need, when they need it.
The service is available free of charge and provides: