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 100 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 32-99 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 last year, we were awarded Beacon 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. We do this via individuals, companies and trusts, and any help that we receive is very much appreciated and very well spent on the veterans in our care. 95p of every £1 donated goes directly to the care and rehabilitation of our veterans.
“Care for Veterans stands out in our experience for its comprehensive and consistently high quality of care and rehabilitation. We will continue to hold Care for Veterans in the highest regard. Please, be proud that you stand out from the crowd, and that you provide such an excellent service and facility to those in need of care.” Resident's Family
When casualties in the First World War reached appalling numbers, the home was founded to care for those who were permanently disabled.
Care for Veterans is very proud of the level of professional care we administer to our residents.
Find out about some of Care for Veterans' amazing residents, and how our care and support is helping them.
We rely on Health Professionals and Advisors to inform their patients and clients about our services, in case they are needed now or in the future.
The corporate covenant is designed to allow businesses and charitable organisations to express their support for the Armed Forces.
Browse through past issues of the Care for Veterans charity newsletter.
In 2013 we uncovered a collection of over 3,000 photographs documenting our heritage from 1919.