Procureur of the Poor

In Castel, the Office of Procureur has been absorbed by the Junior Constable. Whilst the States of Guernsey Social Security Department is responsible for providing Supplementary Benefit for those individuals in need on a weekly basis, the Procureur provides emergency assistance in the form of food vouchers so that no family need go without food. Food vouchers, which cannot be used for alcohol, tobacco or cash, are given so that a family will have food to feed their children. There are a small number of occasions when the benefit system falls short but, for the most part, it serves the island well. Christmas time is often a time of hardship for families and the Procureur is able to give assistance so that families can have a special Christmas Dinner.

Financial support is given to the Procureur from charitable sources and the parish is grateful to The Sarnia Trust as well as The Lions Club of Guernsey who provide help at Christmas. The role of Procureur also encompasses distributing Rotary Tree of Joy gifts at Christmas which is most rewarding as it gives a great deal of pleasure to many families.

Please contact the Constable on 07781 422480.