Royal Star & Garter, a care home operator supporting ex-servicemen and women living with disability or dementia, is preparing to launch a domiciliary care service.
The charity, which formed in 1916 to care for severely disabled young men returning from the battlegrounds of the First World War, said it will establish three new models of care in a bid to meet the needs of the next generation of veterans.
These include home care services in the local areas around its homes in Buckinghamshire, Surrey and the West Midlands; a day care provision within its existing homes; and bespoke residential services for younger disabled veterans.
Royal Star & Garter said it will invest “significantly” to “at least double” the number of veterans it is able to support and offer a greater choice and flexibility to its beneficiaries.
Pauline Shaw, director of Care & Service Development, told Home Care Insight: “Our three homes are filled with staff who are passionate about providing exceptional person-centred care. We also want our work to benefit the wider veteran community, which is why we’re looking to introduce new services, including home care.
“This would allow us to bring our award-winning care into the homes of veterans and their partners. We are still very much in the developmental stage of planning, but we hope to launch in Surbiton near the end of 2020. When fully operational, Home Care will run in local areas around our Homes in Solihull, Surbiton and High Wycombe.”