Guernsey Cheshire Home

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AGC Membership No. 336
Guernsey Registered Charity number CH355 *

*The Guernsey Registry is responsible for administration of the registers of charities and non-profit organisations. The number indicated above was originally issued to the charity, but this is not an indication that registration is up to date. Please see for a current list of registered organisations

Description Aims and Objectives

The Guernsey Cheshire Home has one aim: to provide care and opportunity for people with serious physical disabilities in as close to a family atmosphere as possible. Equally important, though, is the preservation of dignity and individual independence, and providing residents with the absolute right to live a life of their own choosing within a family environment.

The Guernsey Cheshire Home is a unique facility that - in 2017 - celebrated thirty years of providing a high level of care for islanders with serious physical disabilities such as multiple sclerosis, spinal injury, strokes, motor neurone disease, arthritis and the effects of accidents. It provides a home for people who need constant care and are unable to live in their own home. The Home currently has eleven long-stay residents.

The Home also offers a very important lifeline in day care or short stay care in order to provide a change of environment for disabled people and, vitally, a respite for those who look after them. One room is set aside for short stay care for people who normally live in the community, providing respite for their regular helpers and carers. A wide range of activities - organised by the staff and volunteers - are enjoyed by the residents and visitors, and the Home is a very vibrant and welcoming place. 

The Guernsey Cheshire Home is situated at Shorncliffe, The Rohais, St Peter Port. The telephone number is 720578.

Organisation and Management

In 2010 a company limited by guarantee, called “Guernsey Cheshire Home” (Member Number 336, Guernsey Registered Charity CH355) was incorporated to take over the assets of the Guernsey Cheshire Home Foundation, and the running of the Home.  The management of the Home, and all other activities, are undertaken by the Company, run by a Board comprising highly respected local professional individuals.

The Guernsey Cheshire Home does not receive any direct funding from the States of Guernsey or through its membership of The Leonard Cheshire Disability Global Alliance, and it relies on donations and fund-raising to fund its services.

The cost of staffing and maintaining the Home is about £1,400,000 per annum (excluding purchases of equipment etc) of which £550,000 has to be met by donations and fund-raising. This is achieved through the generosity of individuals, businesses, and charitable trusts, also by the Home’s Shop on the Bridge, and the dedicated Support Group, which organises various fund-raising events and sponsorship. The residents contribute what they can mostly funded by the Social Security Long-term Care Scheme to which they are entitled.

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Contact Details
Lianne Larkin, Manager
(01481) 720578  


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