New guide to improve care of ex-service men and women

Ray Lock Chief Executive of the Forces in Mind Trust: supporting Ex-service men and women

A new guide has been launched to help care homes provide better support for the hundreds of thousands* of ex-service men and women in assisted living in the UK.

Produced by Demos think tank, in partnership with the Forces in Mind Trust and the Care Cluster of Cobseo (The Confederation of Service Charities), the guide will be sent to all UK care homes and care home provider headquarters.

Polly Mackenzie, Director of Demos says: “We created this guide in response to our 2015 report Under-Served. The report found that veterans can face a range of challenges while living in residential care, yet managers and staff lack the information and resources they needed to know how best to support them. The aim of the guide is to fill that gap.”

Seafarer Celebrates 20 Years at Local Care Home

Seafarer Celebrates 20 Years at Local Care Home

Ex Royal Navy submarine engineer Tony Simms is celebrating 20 years at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society care home in Banstead.

As a former Royal Navy submariner, Tony, 80, has been a resident at the home since 1996 and is now the Society’s longest serving resident. The team at the home marked the occasion for one of the home’s biggest characters, with Chief Executive Commander Brian Boxall-Hunt presenting Tony with an official Royal Navy submarine book.