The Royal Hospital Chelsea’s multi-disciplinary Welfare team includes both ex-military and civilian staff members. They work within the Department of Health & Wellbeing, on East Road.

Our Welfare team

  • Regimental Sergeant Major
    Responsible for the coordination of Chelsea Pensioners’ attendance at external events. He is also the lead for ceremonial events, such as our annual Founder's Day parade and national remembrance events. The Regimental Sergeant Major meets with the Company Sergeant Majors daily, to update them on relevant issues concerning the Pensioner community.
     
  • Captains 
    Responsible for the overall welfare, conduct and behaviour of the Chelsea Pensioners within their Company. Pensioners should address any queries or concerns they have to their Captain in the first instance. Captains are also able to keep in contact with Pensioners’ family members and next of kin, if they have consent to do so. 
     
  • Social Care team
    This consists of the Social Care Manager, Social Care Assistant, Admissions Officer and Minibus Driver. They are responsible for helping the Pensioners to live stress-free and independent lives.
     
  • Chief Clerk 
    Responsible for a wide range of administrative tasks which support the Department of Health & Wellbeing. As well as compiling the Bulletin – a weekly publication for the Pensioners – the Chief Clerk supports the Sergeant Major in arranging external trips. 

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Two Chelsea Pensioners opening the gate to the Soane Stable Yard
Royal Hospital Chelsea joins the Chelsea Heritage Quarter and Chelsea History Festival this September with special previews of the Soane Stable Yard

We are delighted to announce that the Royal Hospital Chelsea will be part of the Chelsea History Festival once again this year, from Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 September 2024 and part of the new Chelsea Heritage Quarter – London’s new heritage destination. 

King's Birthday Honours 2024
Royal Hospital Model of Care recognised in two awards at King’s Birthday Honours

The Royal Hospital Chelsea’s model of care for older veterans has been recognised through awards for two members of staff in The King's Birthday Honours list this year.