Care for Veterans

Care for Veterans

At a glance

Causes

  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

Care for Veterans (CfV) was established in 1919 as the Queen Alexandra Hospital Home to care for soldiers returning from World War I with life-changing disabilities. For over 100 years, it has provided long term nursing, rehabilitation, respite and end of life care to Veterans and their families.  The 62-bed home has been at Gifford House in Worthing since 1933.

Activities

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 20-101 years old, and the majority of those we care for have an Acquired Brain Injury or a degenerative neurological condition, such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and Parkinson’s. We can provide specialist care for people with Acquired Brain Injury, and award-winning end-of-life care.

We accept residents aged 18 and over and can accommodate up to 65 residents. 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 £1.5 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.

Current opportunities

West Sussex, bn11 4lj

Care for Veterans is seeking a Trustee with a finance and/or accountancy background, preferably with an ACCA/ICAEW qualification (or equivalent...

West Sussex, BN11 4LJ

Care for Veterans is seeking to recruit a Trustee with charity fundraising /marketing experience acquired at executive or board level.