We are delighted to award a £150,000 grant to Erskine towards the charity’s care for elderly Army veterans.

A priority for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is ensuring that elderly veterans and their families have the care they need, long after their service is over. Erskine is the only charity in Scotland delivering care services exclusively to veterans and their spouses, and one of the UK’s leading care homes providing on-site specialist support.

Our grant will be used to meet the costs of delivering expert long-term care to 82 Army veterans living in Erskine’s care home in Bishopton, Renfrewshire. The home provides care for a wide range of complex medical and nursing needs, including dementia, palliative treatment, physiotherapy and speech therapy — the average age of residents is 85.

Wing Commander (Ret’d) Ian Cumming MBE, Chief Executive Erskine, said:

“On behalf of all the team at Erskine, I sincerely thank the Trustees of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for this latest generous grant and their exceptional regular support for our Army veterans and spouses. This grant will directly help our Army beneficiaries as we continue to offer a wide range of on-site specialist support and the benefits of our high staff-to-resident ratios. Erskine’s care staff are incredibly proud to support Scotland’s Army veterans and will maintain our Home’s excellent standards of care.”

Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief Operating Officer, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, added:

“Our charity is committed to helping all elderly veterans enjoy peace, comfort and dignity in their final years. We are proud of our longstanding relationship with Erskine and value its high quality compassionate care services. We are very pleased to fund its work again this year.”

Read more about Erskine here.

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