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The Royal Alfred
Seafarers' Society


Life at Royal Alfred

The Royal Alfred was established as a charity in 1865 to help retired seafarers and their dependents and has since evolved to offer dedicated care to people living with dementia. In 2018, we welcomed the public and esteemed guests to our annual Open Day. Play the video to see what life is like inside our award-winning care home.

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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.

Update from the Home Manager - Last updated: 15 October 2020

As you know, the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society is committed to ensuring that we keep all residents, tenants and staff as safe as possible during the new phase of Covid-19. We are monitoring the situation carefully and are following regular advice from the Government and the authorities.

Unfortunately we have taken the decision, with immediate effect, to close the Home to visitors if you live in a Tier 2 (High) area. We understand that ALL London boroughs will move into a Tier 2 area this weekend. We know that this will be extremely disappointing to some of you and we have not taken this decision lightly.

If you are coming from a Tier 1 (Medium) area, we will still be open to visits and this will be under the same regime as previously, as directed by Public Health England i.e. two constant visitors from one household only. We appreciate your support and patience at this time and would ask that residents’ families and friends monitor the Society’s social media channels for further information.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Home on 01737 360106.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation,

Anne Kasey RGN, RMA, Dip.HE - Registered Home Manager, Belvedere House.


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This afternoon, our CEO, Commander Boxall-Hunt O.B.E has released a new statement as to how we are dealing with the current Covid 19 situation. Please click the link below to take you to the relevant page on our website.

Please be advised that as of 17th March 2020 we have issued a new, updated statement from our CEO regarding our current approach to tackling the Covid 19 pandemic.

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