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.