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Care for Veterans

Care for Veterans established in 1919 caring for those soldiers returning from WWI with life-changing disabilities. Providing long term nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and award-winning end of life care to disabled ex-Service personnel from the RAF, Army, Royal Navy and auxiliary services. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, which includes physiotherapy, OT, speech and language therapy, neuropsychology, recreational activities & chaplaincy service

www.careforveterans.org.uk

Charity

Registered charity no. 1072334

Member since October 2020

About us

Care for Veterans (formerly The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home) was established in 1919 to care for those soldiers returning from World War I with life-changing disabilities. For 101 years, we have provided long term nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and award-winning end of life care to disabled ex-Servicemen and women from the RAF, Army, Royal Navy and auxiliary services. We adopt a multi-disciplinary approach towards the care and rehabilitation of our residents, which includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and neuropsychology, as well as social and recreational activities and a chaplaincy service – all delivered from our facilities in Worthing, West Sussex. Currently, our residents range in age from 34-96 years old, and the majority of those we care for have Acquired Brain Injury or a degenerative neurological condition, such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and Parkinson’s. We are seen as a centre of excellence in caring for people with Acquired Brain Injury, and we have been awarded Platinum Status by The Gold Standards Framework for our end of life care – the highest award possible. We accept residents aged 18 and over and have 60 beds. Anyone who has served in HM Forces at any time or in any capacity, and also immediate family members of someone who has served in HM Forces, is eligible for admission at Care for Veterans. We receive no regular Government funding and each year need to raise over £1.9 million to enable us to continue our first class and award-winning care.