The Royal Star & Garter Homes Charity has awarded ISS a manned guarding contract for its new state-of-the-art residential care home in Surbiton.
The Royal Star & Garter Homes Charity provides therapeutic nursing care to ex-service men and women and their partners. The Surbiton Home will accommodate 63 residents and includes a dedicated dementia wing providing 26 rooms for residents who require this specialist care.
The new contract extends The Royal Star & Garter’s relationship with ISS who currently provide M&E services at the charity’s existing homes in Solihull and Richmond.
The administration function of the charity will move from Richmond to a new site in early 2014 and since June 1st ISS have provided phased manned guarding delivery at all sites which will continue throughout the transition.
“We are delighted to be extending the range of services we provide for The Royal Star & Garter Homes who deliver such excellent care to those who have served our country so well”, commented Michael Carre, MD of ISS Security. “We are particularly thrilled to play a part in the next chapter of the charity’s rich history as we support them in the move to Surbiton and ensure that the residents are safe and secure in their new home.”
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About The Royal Star & Garter Homes:
The Royal Star & Garter Homes is a charity founded in 1916 to care for the severely injured young men returning from the battlegrounds of the First World War. Today we provide brilliant care to the whole military family in our friendly, modern and comfortable homes. Disabled ex-Service men and women, and their partners, can all benefit from our pioneering approach to nursing and therapeutic care. We are proud to have enjoyed Royal patronage since our foundation, including that of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from 1953 to the present day.
Anyone who is physically disabled or incapacitated and has served in Her Majesty’s Forces is eligible to apply for a place in a Royal Star & Garter Home, as well as the widows and partners of ex-Service people. We are in the process of building new homes around the country to provide nursing care for disabled ex-Service people in the best modern surroundings, including specialist dementia care facilities to address this growing need. The first of these prestigious new homes opened in Solihull, the West Midlands, in the autumn of 2008 and has already established itself as a centre of excellence. The state-of-the-art facilities at Solihull, which will be emulated in the other new homes in Surbiton, Surrey, and Buckinghamshire, also enable the Charity to offer short break care for young disabled Service personnel.