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 Directors to have overall responsibility for the home after her death, this arrangement continues today. The Directors give their time freely, receiving no payment for their services.

The home is registered as a Guernsey charity 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.

Apply to live at Le Platon

Plans to develop the home

The Board of Directors 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

Fundraising and marketing leader/volunteer

We are looking for a special volunteer to help lead, plan and execute our fundraising strategy (and hopefully build a team of motivated volunteers who will ensure the ongoing financial support needed to keep us going).

If you'd like to learn more about this role, please click here or contact Jurat Paul Burnard, tel. 07781112336.

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.