Open for Business! Maritime Charity Unveils Extensive Modernisation
Surrey-based maritime charity The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society has opened the doors on its newly refurbished and updated care home Belvedere House after an extensive programme of modernisation.
The care home operator and charity has provided specialist housing, residential and nursing care to former seafarers, and their dependants since 1865.
Its latest programme of refurbishment has seen significant investment to upgrade all facilities, including adding en-suite wet rooms and air conditioning to each of its 68 bedrooms and a new lounge overlooking the home’s extensive 14 acre grounds.
The Society has rooms available to new seafaring residents, whilst also welcoming non-seafaring residents to benefit from its excellent care.
Commander Brian Boxall-Hunt, CEO at The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, said: “When the COVID-19 pandemic presented many challenges for the care sector, we took the time to think about how we could improve our already excellent facilities for residents for many years to come with minimal disruption to our residents.
“Working with architects and builders, we were able to cleverly structure parts of our existing building, and invest in extensive renovations to make Belvedere House an even more comfortable place for the residents who call it home. It ensures we can offer the very best care to residents for the next 25 years.”
As part of the opening of the newly refurbished home, Councillor Eddy Humphreys, The Mayor of the Borough of Reigate and Banstead, visited The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, meeting with staff and residents alike to discuss changes to the homes and how they will benefit all parties.
To find out more about the work of The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society or if you’re interested in either one of its new en-suite rooms with associated care service or sheltered flat for independent living, visit the charity’s websiteBack to News