The Royal Alfred
Seafarers' Society

Life at Royal Alfred

The Royal Alfred was established as a charity in 1865 to help "worn out and infirm seamen", and over the past 150 years, our commitment to providing a safe haven for seafarers, their widows and dependants hasn’t changed.

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About us

We have been providing housing, residential and nursing care to former seafarers, their widows and dependants for more than 150 years. Our residential and nursing care home, Belvedere House, together with our sheltered flats, is situated within the idyllic grounds of the Weston Acres Estate, near Banstead, Surrey.

Care Quality Commission report

We pride ourselves on offering seafarers a safe haven and we have always been committed to providing excellent care. Together our staff create a caring environment of which we are immensely proud and continues to score well in Care Quality Commission reports.

The care home ranked highly in the latest Care Quality Commission report, achieving a GOOD rating based on assessment in the five key areas of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. Please use the link below to read the report in full.

Please use the link below to read the report in full.


Every donation or legacy makes a vital contribution and we are so grateful for all the gifts we receive.

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Patron of the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society
HRH the Princess Royal

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Our goal is the same as it was 150 years ago: to help seafarers and to provide them with a safe haven in old age, illness, or adversity.

The unique environment of care and support, and the seafaring ‘family feel’ we create at the home, really becomes clear when you visit us.