An Introduction to Le Platon Home

A tradition of caring

Le Platon is located in the Clifton area of St Peter Port, set on high ground just outside the boundaries of the old town. From its vantage point high up in the historic streets of the town, the home has stunning views over St. Peter Port, its harbour, Castle Cornet and its neighbouring islands of Herm and Sark.

The home was established in 1914 by Miss. Edith Renouf (MBE) as a home for the incurably sick and is the oldest residential home in the island. Miss Renouf donated all her personal wealth to the home. In later life she was awarded the MBE.

In 1927 Miss. Renouf established a Trust Deed that made provision for the appointment of a Board of Trustees to have overall responsibility for the home after her death, this arrangement continues today. The Trustees give their time freely, receiving no payment for their services.

The home is a registered charity with the UK Charity Commission and is registered with the Guernsey Registry and Guernsey Income Tax Authority and operates on a not for profit basis.

Deciding on whether Le Platon is the home for you

Searching for the right care home is not something any of us do every day. Often when the time does come, it can be quite stressful for all involved. To assist in deciding whether Le Platon is right for you or not we are here to provide guidance on the issues you might want to consider in your search.

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Plans to develop the home

The Board of Trustees is embarking on a major redevelopment of the home - work on the development commenced in early November 2018.

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Plan of the proposed development of Le Platon
Plan of the proposed development of Le Platon

Christmas cards

We are selling Christmas cards this year, with ALL proceeds going to the development of the home. The cards are being sold in packs of 5 different cards, each one featuring a different stained glass picture from St Joseph’s Church. The cost of the cards is £5 per pack.

Packs are available to purchase/order from here at Le Platon (tel 722461), at each of the island’s Catholic churches, or from the Guernsey Alzheimer’s Centre at Delancey.

Grateful thanks to Healthxchange Group for funding the printing and Betley Whitehorne Image for the design.

Donate to Le Platon

We rely heavily on fundraising to continue our work with Guernsey's ageing population - fulfilling our high level of care at Le Platon along with rising costs associated with our new development.