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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Pensioners holding a Christmas wreath outside
Festive thoughts from the Chelsea Pensioners

Christmas is almost here and although life is still far from normal the Chelsea Pensioners are enjoying being part of our community at this special time. We are celebrating in many of the traditional ways at the Royal Hospital – while ensuring guidelines are followed and the Chelsea Pensioners stay as safe as possible. 

Stirring of the Christmas Pudding Ceremony 2021
Festive fun at the stirring of the Christmas Pudding ceremony

Chelsea Pensioners and staff gathered together in the Great Hall on the last day of November to usher in the start of Advent with the first of the Royal Hospital’s annual Christmas traditions. 

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