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.

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.

Find out more about supporting the Society now.

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

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Latest Tweets

We are really excited to tell you that we are launching a new video on our website. For a sneak view please click the link below. If you like it please retweet it - lets get the word of the good work that we do out to the people that need our support.

Tomorrow, 21 October, a #TrafalgarDay #Seafarers service will take place at 11am at St Mungos Cathedral in #Glasgow. Come along if you're in or around the area! #Scotland

Pricing and Contracts

We want to be as clear as possible about how we charge for the different services we provide, as well as what’s included in our contract. Please follow the links below to find out more about our prices and contracts.