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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. 

States of Alderney to be asked for extra cash to complete the build of the Connaught extension
A dramatic rise in the cost of building materials has forced Alderney's General Services Committee (GSC) to ask for extra money to complete the vital Connaught Care Home extension.
Work on Phase 3 of the project, originally tendered at £1.29m, was...

Connaught Care Home extension
Joint statement by Kevin Gentle, lead States of Alderney Member for the £1.9m Connaught Care Home extension project, and Boyd Kelly, Chairman of the General Services Committee:
"Scarcity and the spiralling cost of building materials have brought a temporary halt to the Connaught Care Home extension build. Groundwork and...

Despite Alderney Week 2021 was cancelled, The Connaught's residents still enjoyed their NOT Cavalcade day on Monday 2nd August 2021.

TODAY we would like to say a THANK YOU to Patreice, resident of the Connaught (Jubilee), for fantastic afternoon treat!

As of yesterday, people arriving from the 'Common Travel Area' that have received two vaccinations (with the last one not less than two weeks ago) are free to travel to Alderney - and not have to isolate or have a COVID test on arrival. There remains a risk that these visitors could be carriers of the virus and transmit it to others. ...