The Connaught Care Home and Sheltered Living Accommodation are located on the Island of Alderney. Both services have a long history of providing care and support and are essential for the island's ageing population, which is expected to continue to increase in future years.
The care home was originally situated in the Royal Connaught Square and was providing residential care for 16 residents from 1997 until 2011. Over time the facilities became dated and were deemed not fit for purpose as a care home. The States of Alderney, working with the Board of Directors, initiated a project to build a new on-island facility.
In 2011, the Connaught moved to the purpose-built premises that is joined to the existing Jubilee building by a link corridor. The facilities include:
- 25 individual fully furnished en-suite rooms and 2 bedrooms
- Two communal lounge areas
- A large dining room with kitchenette area
- Assisted bathing facilities
- Lift access
- Landscaped gardens
- Car parking facilities
- Minibus and car
The Jubilee provides sheltered living accommodation for older adults who wish to live independently but require some support with tasks of daily living. The accommodation provided includes:
- 14 self-contained studio apartments
- Fully adapted bathing facilities
- A laundry room (serving both sites)
- A communal lounge
- A sun lounge
- Main kitchen (serving both sites)
The health and social care services provided on the island include the Mignot Memorial Hospital, which has 14 long term nursing care beds providing 24 hour medical care for adults as well as general short-stay hospital care.
Our domiciliary care service, which mostly serves over 65s, currently has around 40 clients and provides personal care, help around the home, a shopping service and assisted bath service.
The Meals On Wheels operation is staffed by volunteers who deliver the food provided by the Connaught's catering team.
The island has a GP service, dental practice, ambulance and a Home Aids operation run by Age Concern.
The Connaught is registered with Guernsey Health and Social Care Department (HSC) to provide 24 hour care and support for up to 27 residents including those with dementia. We offer long term care, short term Respite Residential Care and day care services for adults (predominantly over 65s). Our sheltered living accommodation at the Jubilee boasts 14 studio apartments, all with cooking facilities and en-suite bathrooms. All our services are delivered by a team of dedicated, skilled, and trained social care professionals, in a homely, warm and welcoming environment.
Our mission - 'Dignity in Care'
We promote the dignity and self-worth of all our residents and strive to enhance and maintain each individual's quality of life by delivering person centred care services.
Our ethos is to promote:
- Human and civil rights
- Choice and Control
- Health, well-being and safety
- Social inclusion and community participation
'To provide the best possible person-centred care and an enhanced quality of life for our residents and the older adults of Alderney'
We will achieve this by a range of services including:
- Residential care
- Dementia care
- Respite care
- End of Life care
- Domiciliary Care
- Meals on wheels
- Lifeline service