Care for Veterans
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 almost 100 years, the charity has 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.
The charity’s care and rehabilitation includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and neuropsychology, as well as social and recreational activities and a chaplaincy service – all delivered from its facilities in Worthing, West Sussex.
Most of the residents at Care for Veterans have an Acquired Brain Injury or a degenerative neurological condition, such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease or Parkinson’s. The charity is a centre of excellence in caring for people with Acquired Brain Injury and, last year, was awarded Beacon Status by The Gold Standards Framework for its end of life care – the highest award possible. Care for Veterans receives no regular Government funding and each year needs to raise over £1.9 million to continue its first class and award-winning care.