Eligibility for Royal Hospital Chelsea

Do you know a male or female who has served in the British Army? (Not applicable for those who have served in the RAF or Navy)

A Chelsea Pensioner, or In-Pensioner, is a resident at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, a retirement home and nursing home for former members of the British Army located in Chelsea, London.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is the home to 300 retired British soldiers, male and female (the latter since 2009) and is located on Royal Hospital Road.

Historically, the term “Chelsea Pensioner” applied more widely, referring to both In-pensioners and Our-Pensioners who live elsewhere.

They must be over 65 years of age, be able to live independently on the Long Wards on arrival at the Royal Hospital Chelsea and be free from any financial obligation to support a spouse or family.

For more information please visit https://www.chelsea-pensioners.co.uk/