Information and public services for the Island of Guernsey



Channel Islands Christmas Lottery First Prize Update
Wednesday 13 December 2017

The guaranteed first prize in this year's Channel Islands Christmas Lottery has now risen to £950,000.

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Community Hubs crucial part of HSC's transformation plans
Tuesday 12 December 2017

Supporting the delivery of effective community care is one of the key aims underpinning the proposed transformation of health and care services, the President of the Committee for Health and Social Care has said.

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Guernsey Armed Forces Covenant to be signed
Monday 11 December 2017

At 2.30pm tomorrow, Tuesday 12th December, the Guernsey Armed Forces Covenant will be signed by the Lt-Governor, the Bailiff and the President, Policy & Resources Committee on behalf of the people of Guernsey.

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5 day forecastTide timetables


Shetland Tra Jersey 10:00 13:50A 


Commodore Clipper Portsmouth 22:55  
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Aurigny17:352017-12-13GatwickGR607Approx 1735


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Fostering or adopting a baby or child

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Information about fostering or adopting a child in Guernsey is available from Guernsey Foster Care.

You should find out about family benefits that you may be entitled to.

If you hold an employment-related housing licence and, after a period of maternity leave, you are thinking about returning to work on a part-time basis, you will need to  with details of the hours that you want to work.  But you should note that, other than in exceptional cases, it is not normal for employment-related housing licences to be issued for a person working part-time hours.

If you are planning on travelling with your child, you may need to apply for a passport, although this depends on where you are travelling to. For journeys to the UK and within the Channel Islands there is no passport control, however, some carriers require photographic ID for security reasons. Please contact the company you are travelling with for a list of their requirements. For journeys to countries outside of the UK and Channel Islands, all passengers must hold their own passport, regardless of age.

New parents need support for all sorts of reasons and there are a number of organisations, both on and off the island, which can help. Some of them are listed here:

     Islandmums (for local parenting information, activity and event guides)

     Relate (helping couples who are having difficulties in their relationship with one another)




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