The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) has confirmed that it will award military care home provider, Erskine Homes, a grant of £40,000 to ensure the continued care and support of naval veterans.
As an established provider of care, Erskine looks after around 800 elderly and disabled ex-Service men and women, their spouses and widows/widowers each year. They offer long term residential and respite nursing, dementia and palliative care to its occupants.
Erskine’s request for funding from the RNRMC will help them to maintain the care of their 30 Royal Navy and Royal Marine veterans currently residing at the 180-bed home in Bishopton, Scotland.
Continued care of residents at the home amounts to an average of £1,163 per resident per week while Local Authority funding amount to an average of £764 per week.
“We are extremely grateful to The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity for their ongoing support. It means a great deal to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines veterans in our care to maintain this connection and to know how much their service is valued” said Sara Bannerman, Head of External Relations at Erskine.
The grant provided by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity means that naval veterans will receive the highest standard of care available and they will therefore have the opportunity to lead an active and meaningful life.
Speaking about the successful grant to Erskine Care Homes, Director of Relationships and Funding, Mandy Lindley said: “For the RNRMC, supporting the naval veteran community is one the most important things we can do. Those who have served their country deserve the very best care in later life.”
“Erskine Care Homes are one of the foremost providers of care to the elderly veteran community. We are very proud to be able to work alongside them and provide vital support to our Royal Navy and Royal Marines community.”
About the Charity
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is the principal charity of the Royal Navy. It exists to support sailors, marines and their families, for life.
Its group of charities includes the Royal Marines Charity, the Royal Navy Officers’ Charity and the Naval Service Sports Charity.
Since 2007, it has funded projects and facilities that boost morale for those who serve today. It also distributes millions of pounds annually to military charities which care for the children, families and veterans of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.
For more information on the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, call 023 9387 15020 or visit www.rnrmc.org.uk