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The impacts of Alderney's ageing population

It's no secret that Alderney attracts a large number of retirees who come to enjoy the relaxed lifestyle, but what does that really mean for the island as a whole?  What will the impact be as the proportion of older adults increases?

This report by Manager Liz Bowskill looks at the changing demographic and what will be needed in order to care for our ageing population.

Welcoming James Dent to the board of directors.

James was brought up in Ireland, which is where he went to school. He is a retired consultant economist who spent much of his life working on projects in the developing world. Many of these were in small island states, frequently in the Caribbean and Pacific.

He has retained his love for island life and has now lived in Alderney for fifteen years. For four of those last years he served as a States member and as Chairman of the Alderney Policy and Finance Committee. During 2020, the first year of the Covid crisis, he was Alderney's representative on the Bailiwick Civil Contingencies Authority.

He brings with him a wide range of skills centred on institutional and financing options and an understanding of the critical demographic issues now facing Alderney. 

In December 2022 we had an inspection of the Connaught's facilities and care standard, with a lot of positive feedback. You can download the file here to view the report.

In March 2023 we had an unannounced food hygiene inspection, and our star rating was reduced from four to one based on several areas of noncompliance. These were rectified immediately and the changes are detailed in the letter below, in which it was announced that the four-star rating has been reinstated.

Christmas is always a special time of year, especially for our residents. The Island Band came in to play carols. The residents painted their own ornaments for the Methodist Church's Christmas Tree Festival. The tables were laid beautifully for Christmas lunch.

On December the 1st, Rudolph and his fellow reindeer arrived at the Connaught for the first leg of their Christmas adventure. Naturally we introduced our new friends to President and Mrs. Tate, who were happy to extend a warm greeting to our North Pole pals.

If you haven't bought The Connaught Calendar 2022 yet - DON'T WORRY we have plenty in STOCK, however...

Her name is Olivia, she is originally from the South of France before she moved to Sheffield to complete a bachelor's degree in Psychology with an ambition to becoming a qualified health psychologist, she then graduated from the University of Bath with a Master's degree in Health Psychology.