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.

What we do

Our flagship residential and nursing care home, Belvedere House, together with our sheltered flats, is situated within the idyllic grounds of the Weston Acres Estate, near the rural village of Banstead, Surrey. The leafy surroundings make the site ideal for care, including respite stay.

We are able to offer help to a broad cross-section of seafarers, including those with backgrounds in the Royal and Merchant Navies, Women’s Royal Naval Service, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and fishing fleets.

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. We were also named as ‘Care Provider of the Year’ at the Surrey Care Association Awards in 2016.

Our team

The high-quality care we provide would not be possible without our team of 100 dedicated and hardworking staff who create a caring, comfortable environment for all our residents.

To find out more about them, meet the team.

Meet the team

Our values

For more information about our values and how we operate, please read our Statement of Purpose and Philosophy of Care document.

Download here

Our charity details

The Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society is a registered charity, established in 1865. It is incorporated under a Royal Charter, with HRH the Princess Royal as its patron. Click to find out more about donating.

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