Coronavirus: Sussex Royal British Legion home launches appeal for carers to look after Armed Forces veterans during the pandemic

The Royal British Legion has is seeking new staff members to support its veterans care home in Bexhill in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Legion has six care homes in the UK with Mais House at Bexhill, between Hastings and Eastbourne, being the only one to be located in Sussex.

Mais House provides expert care for the Armed Forces community and their families, including residential, nursing and respite care.

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The Legion is recruiting for a number of roles including nurses, care assistants, general assistants, catering staff, administrators and maintenance staff for full and part time positions.

Mais House in East Sussex is one of The Royal British Legion’s Care Homes. Like every one of the Legion's Care Homes, we are exclusive to the Armed Forces community and their dependents. Mais House is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac just a few miles from the sea in the picturesque coastal town of Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex. They have a regular minibus service into Bexhill-On-Sea where residents can enjoy a walk along the seafront, a spot of shopping, or enjoy a drink and good food at one of the bars, cafes and restaurants. They also offer trips out to places of interest in the Sussex area such as Brighton or Eastbourne as well as farther afield such as trips to London. SUS-200104-113027001

The charity will also recruit a bank of casual staff members to provide temporary support to the homes when required.

Anyone interested in any of the roles in those areas is being encouraged to contact the Legion immediately.

Nicola Cook, Assistant Director of Operations for The Royal British Legion, said: “Coronavirus has impacted every part of our society.

“As we respond and react to these challenging times our ability to provide care and support for the elderly and most vulnerable within our community, including our veteran population, is our highest priority.

“Never have the support and services provided by the care sector been more important, therefore we are taking action to ensure we can continue providing critical support to those who are most at risk.

“The Royal British Legion is in need of increased numbers of staff to ensure we are well equipped to withstand the challenges resulting from coronavirus, including large scale staff absences due to self-isolation or sickness.

“We are asking anyone who is experienced in any of these fields and is interested in one of these jobs to contact us to find out more.”

Permanent and fixed term contracts are available with options of full and part time roles, day and night shifts, and weekend work.

The Royal British Legion currently operates a portfolio of six care homes, across the UK providing 450 residents with high quality residential, nursing and specialist dementia care.

Anyone interested in any of the roles should contact the Legion on 0808 802 8080 or [email protected]