Agency will help ex-service men and women to find care homes

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

An agency to help members of the ex-service community to find residential, nursing and other specialist care homes has been launched, with funding from several ex-service organisations including The Royal British Legion. Called ESHRA (Ex-Service Homes Referral Agency), the agency aims to ease the difficulties experienced by care home finders who, until now, have had to contact each ex-service charity separately to find out if they own care homes. The Royal British Legion says ESHRA provides free help to care home finders in three ways: – It maintains a database of all UK care homes operated by the ex-service community. – It keeps records of about 19,000 residential and nursing care homes throughout the country for people who want a list of ex-service and non ex-service homes in their area. – It offers advice on residential, nursing and other specialist homes. Most men over 60 are eligible to use the service as they are World War Two or post-war conflict conscripts or National Servicemen. Many women over 60 al

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