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Helping the Chelsea Pensioners cope with daily life and stay safe during the Coronavirus crisis

Like the rest of the nation, the Royal Hospital is currently unsure what the future will bring. You can rest assured we will do whatever is needed to keep the Chelsea Pensioners safe and well during this unprecedented health crisis – no matter the cost. However, many events that we have relied upon to help meet our annual running costs have been cancelled, leading to a substantial loss of income.

The coming days, weeks and months will be crucial for safeguarding Pensioners’ health and wellbeing. With your support we can ensure we have the staff, equipment and extra services we need to support Pensioners who are isolated or shielded or spending most of their time in their berths. Together, we can keep the Pensioners safe, healthy and better able to cope with life in isolation by providing:

  • additional social and leisure activities, to help Pensioners stay active and connected.
  • tablets and phones, so Pensioners can stay in touch with family and friends while isolated.
  • mental health and bereavement support for the staff and Pensioners.

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Snowdrops at the Royal Hospital Chelsea
Signs of spring amid the snow

February has seen snow in much of the country, including here at the Royal Hospital. Our Grounds Manager, Ric Glenn, explains the impact of the weather and shares the first signs of spring. 

Governor, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw signing the Armed Forces Covenant
Supporting our soldiers

On Thursday 4, The Royal Hospital was proud to add its name to the growing list of organisations which have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The signing took place during a virtual ceremony between The Governor, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw KCB OBE DL and the Rt. Hon Johnny Mercer MP, Minister for Defence People and Veterans.


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