After his tour of the home and gardens, the Earl visited the café where he took the time to meet a few more residents and find out more about their military experiences. Earl Howe commented, “I was bowled over by my visit and congratulate you and your team on the wonderful care you are providing. I was impressed at the level of thought and detail that goes into not just the care, but also the way in which the environment and facilities are laid out. The Royal Star & Garter Homes truly is an example of how a care home should function.”
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About The Royal Star & Garter Homes:
The Charity provides award-winning care for veterans and their spouses who live with a disability or dementia.
The Royal Star & Garter Homes is a charity founded in 1916 to care for the severely injured young men returning from the battlegrounds of the First World War. Today we provide specialist care to the whole military family in our friendly, state-of-the-art Homes. Disabled ex-Servicemen and women, and their spouses, can all benefit from our pioneering approach to nursing, dementia and therapeutic care.
We are in the process of building new Homes around the country to provide specialist nursing care for disabled ex-Service people in the best modern surroundings, including dementia care facilities to address this growing need. The Charity has award-winning Homes in Solihull, West Midlands, and Surbiton, Surrey, which also enables the Charity to offer interim care for young disabled Service personnel. Following the successes of the first two Homes, a third Home in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, is being built, with a planned opening in 2018.
We are proud to have enjoyed Royal patronage since our foundation, including that of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from 1953 to the present day.
The Charity celebrated its centenary in 2016: providing specialist care for disabled veterans since 1916.