Type Care home
Location Surrey
Grant amount £50,000
Date July 2015
Website www.royalalfredseafarers.com

How the charity helps veterans

The home at Weston Acres, Banstead provides nursing (both high and low dependency) and dementia care, residential care or sheltered housing for former seafarers, their spouses, widows and other dependents. This includes RN, MN, WRNS, RFA, RM and Fisherman. Those that cannot meet the fees or rents in full are effectively subsidised by the Society and no deserving case which meets the criteria for entry is ever refused for financial reasons.

Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity grant

In March 2015, The Royal Alfred Seafarers Society received a grant of £50,000 from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. The grant was to assist with the final phase of a refurbishment and improvement programme at their Weston Acres site, addressing the principal shortfall of day room provision on the upstairs nursing floor resulting from the interminable increase in age and nursing dependency or their residents since the Home was opened in 2001.

Whilst the new lounge extension was at the core of the construction project, the opportunity was also taken to modernise and improve ancillary spaces such as the pharmacy, dining room, kitchen and nursing stations as well as embarking on a 2-year programme of individual en-suite bedroom renovations.