What We Do
The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society is a maritime charity which has provided nursing care and accommodation support to elderly, sick or disabled seafarers, their widows and dependants since 1865. Seafarers are a unique group of people who have spent many years of their lives at sea, whether in the Royal or Merchant Navies, Royal Fleet Auxiliary or fishing fleets. When the time comes, they often require special help and like-minded companionship. That’s where we come in.
The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s purpose-built residence is situated within 14 acres of leafy Surrey countryside, with a full range of services available all on one site, including nursing care , respite care, accommodation and, in a dedicated unit, specialised dementia care. Retired seafarers from all over the UK come here for a ‘safe haven’ in sickness or old age. If you know of someone who would benefit from our help, please contact us. For a virtual 360 tour of our residence and its facilities, please click here.
How We Are Funded
We are able to provide this invaluable support thanks to grant-giving organisations such as Seafarers UK, and the kindness of individuals who donate, fundraise on our behalf, or leave us a legacy.
How You Can Help
If you would like to contribute to the ongoing care of our residents now and in the future, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Please support us by fundraising, making a donation or leaving a special gift in your will.