Poppy Homes

A major part of The Royal British Legion's welfare work is to provide short and long-term care for ex-Service people and their dependants in our Poppy Homes around the country. The Legion has seven Poppy Homes, which provide residential and nursing care. They vary in size from 47 bedrooms to 72 bedrooms. Every Home is a safe, well-equipped environment, which is intended to be a real home, somewhere that our residents can feel comfortable, for however long they stay. Poppy Homes are exclusive to ex-Service people and their dependants, so there's a unique camaraderie because each resident has a Service connection.

The seven Poppy Homes and their locations are as follows:

Crosfield House (Mid-Wales)
Dunkirk Memorial House (South-West)
Galanos House (Midlands)
Halsey House (East Anglia)
Lister House (North)
Mais House (South-East)
Maurice House (South-East)

Galanos House in the heart of the Midlands is the nearest Poppy Home to Derbyshire. It is supported by Derbyshire and Branches from the County.

About the Poppy Homes

A Matron/Manager, who is both a Registered Nurse as well as an experienced manager, runs each Home, assisted by a 24-hour nursing staff and a team of care assistants. Each resident is cared for as an individual he or she is, with a care plan specific to his or her needs, and has a named nurse and/or key worker. Our experienced, highly trained staff cares for residents with the respect and dignity you would expect from the Legion.

As well as care, every Home has a range of activities for residents to take part in, which are organised by an Activity Co-ordinator. There are plenty of opportunities to live life to the full, both by discovering new interests, as well as maintaining old ones. There is also a licensed bar in each home where many residents gather together socially.

Along with residential care and nursing, some Homes offer day care or dementia care and one Home can accommodate young, physically disabled individuals, tailoring their care very specifically to their needs. Each Home is able to provide information about the specific services offered in its 'Statement of Purpose'. This document may be obtained on request. A copy of the Residents Handbook, which includes a summary of the Statement of Purpose, is available in each resident's room.

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The Poppy Homes

Dark Lane,

Telephone : 01597 801901
Facsimile : 01597 811255

Crosfield House is nestled in the stunning countryside of mid-Wales, close to the Elan Valley. It has 58 beds, and is registered for Nursing, Residential and EMI care.

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Minehead Road,
Bishops Lydeard,

Telephone : 01823 432407
Facsimile : 01823 433083

Dunkirk Memorial House is close to the village of Bishops Lydeard, eight miles from the bustling town of Taunton, Somerset. It has 60 beds, and is registered for Nursing and Residential care.

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Banbury Road,
CV47 2BL

Telephone : 01926 812185
Facsimile : 01926 815596

Galanos House is situated on the edge of Southam, a small market town in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside. It has 60 beds, and is registered for Nursing and Residential care.

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Norwich Road
NR27 0BA

Telephone : 01263 512178

Halsey House is situated in Cromer, a picturesque town on the North Norfolk coast. It has 72 beds, and is registered for Nursing, Residential and Day care.

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Telephone : 01765 607878

Lister House is situated in the picturesque town of Ripon in the Yorkshire Dales. It has 55 beds, and is registered for Nursing, Residential, Dementia and Day care and care of Young Physically Disabled Adults.

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18 Hastings Road
East Sussex
TN40 2HH

Telephone : 01424 215871
Facsimile : 01424 732197

Mais House is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location in the coastal town of Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex. It has 54 beds, and is registered for Nursing and Residential care.

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Callis Court Road
CT10 3AH

Telephone : 01843 603323
Facsimile : 01843 603679

Maurice House is situated outside the coastal town of Broadstairs, Kent, enjoying picturesque views of the North Foreland lighthouse and the sea. It has 47 beds, and is registered for Nursing and Residential care.

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