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We have six care homes across the country for the Armed Forces community and their families.

Our homes, including five with specialist dementia care, are designed to be a home from home for our residents and visitors.

We have created warm and welcoming atmospheres, with spacious rooms, beautiful outdoor spaces and relaxing lounge areas.

As care homes designed for veterans and their families, there is also a unique camaraderie and our residents often establish strong friendships and bond over their shared experiences.

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Royal British Legion care home

“The Legion really does look after the whole family – not just the person who serves.”

“The Legion really does look after the whole family – not just the person who serves.”

Our care homes provide a safe and comfortable environment for the Armed Forces community.

Our wellbeing team also make sure there’s always something fun on the agenda including bingo, indoor bowls, lunch clubs, quizzes, exercise classes, singing and more! Plus regular day trips to nearby towns and attractions.

Our expert team provides a wide range of services, including long-term nursing and personal care as well as respite and day care.

Find out more below or contact our helpline on 0808 802 8080 for more information.

Care home recruitment

During the COVID-19 outbreak our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our elderly and vulnerable veterans. More than ever the Legion needs skilled staff to help us care for those living in our care homes. So we can keep delivering the care they deserve, we need more staff to cover for sickness and absence.

We are calling on nurses, care assistants, general assistants, catering staff, administrators and maintenance staff, who are available for work now. We’ve got full and part time roles at our six UK care homes in Taunton, Cromer, Broadstairs, Bexhill-on-Sea, Southam and Ripon. The Legion is also looking to recruit an army of casual staff members able to provide temporary support to the homes during this crisis.

If you can help us by filling any of the roles in one of our homes, or know someone who can, please contact the Legion as soon as possible on 0808 802 8080 or

Applying to our care homes

Our care homes are available for ex-service personnel and their families. If you’re unsure whether you, or someone close to you, is eligible we’d recommend calling our helpline team on 0808 802 8080 or contacting the home directly.

We know that care home applications can feel daunting, but our team are on hand to support you every step of the way. You can make initial enquiries by telephone or email. If you are eligible, you will then be asked to complete an SC7 application form to return to your preferred care home. We can also provide help to complete the form – simply call 0808 802 8080 or email for more details.

Once your application has been received, a needs assessment will take place to help us assess your care needs. This may take place at home or we can also visit you in hospital; providing an opportunity for you to ask any further questions. Your application is dependent upon confirmation of eligibility and the outcome of your needs assessment. If successful, we will confirm in writing and arrange next steps, including your arrival date, with you.

In some circumstances, we are also able to provide support for those under the age of 65 years seeking care or rehabilitation support. However, we’d recommend contacting your chosen care home for further information.

Paying for care

The Royal British Legion charges a weekly fee that covers all your care home needs. These will be explained upon your initial enquiry, including more information about how fee levels can vary depending on the category and level of care.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support towards the cost of your nursing or personal care. You can find independent information and advice about paying for your care from the Elderly Accommodation Council.

Our care standards

We’re proud of the expert care we deliver and always strive to maintain the highest standards.

The Royal British Legion's care homes are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and you can view all our latest inspection reports, as well as more information about care homes in your area, via the CQC website.

Useful contacts

Here are some more resources which you may find useful:

Our team are just a phone call away

Call us on 0808 802 8080. Lines are open from 8am-8pm every day.

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