Rev Bev, Chaplain at Care for Veterans, shares her 100 hours of work experience
About the 100 hours
About Care for Veterans
About This Blog
2019 marks 100 years since Care for Veterans was founded at the end of WW1. Rev Bev, our Chaplain, seen here in the photo with a resident waiting to parade at the London Cenotaph in 2016, has pledged to work 100 hours across the home on 'work experience' to shine a light on the wonderful people who work here.
Our staff team could be compared to the crew on a magnificent cruise liner or backstage at a grand theatre like the Royal Albert Hall, faithfully ensuring that the show goes on - every day and every night - to the satifaction of their 'customers and audience' - in our case our very special residents and their loved ones.
Care for Veterans (formerly The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home) was established in 1919 to care for those soldiers returning from World War I with life-changing disabilities. For 100 years, the charity has provided long term nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and award-winning end of life care to disabled ex-Servicemen and women from the RAF, Army, Royal Navy and auxiliary services. The charity’s care and rehabilitation includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and neuropsychology, as well as social and recreational activities and a chaplaincy service – all delivered from its facilities in Worthing, West Sussex.
This blog will highlight what I discover
on my work experience around the home as I spend time with my colleagues and friends who make Care for Veterans 'work'. I am starting with Stewart Gillespie who is our Marketing and PR Officer who will show me how to actually produce this blog because at the moment I don't have a clue.
Then I will try to tell you something about my role as Chaplain before I don my overalls as the laundry beckons next week!
And by the way, the picture above is of me with some of our magnificent choir which I will tell you more about later- with love Rev Bev