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 Islands' ageing population, which is forecast 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 since 1997. 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 bedrooms;
- Two communal lounge areas;
- A large dining room with kitchenette area;
- Assisted bathing facilities;
- Lift access;
- Landscaped gardens;
- Car parking facilities;
- Mini bus and car;
The Jubilee provides sheltered living accommodation for elderly people, 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 includes the Mignot Memorial Hospital, which has 14 long term nursing care beds providing 24 hour medical care for adults as well as generic short-stay hospital care. The Home Help Service for people aged over 65 has approximately 25 clients and provides personal care, help around the home and a shopping 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, two chiropodists, Alderney 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 25 residents including those with dementia. We offer both long and short term - Respite Residential Care and day care services for adults (predominately over 65). Our sheltered living accommodation provides 14 studio apartments with cooking facilities all with en-suite shower rooms. All of the 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 people of Alderney'
We will achieve this by a range of services including:
- Residential care;
- Dementia care;
- Respite care;
- End of Life care;
- Home Help;
- Meals on wheels;