Royal Star and Garter celebrates year in Surbiton home

Time flies: The home moved from Richmond a year ago

Time flies: The home moved from Richmond a year ago

First published in This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter - Surbiton + Chessington - 020 8722 6313

Retired members of the armed forces and their relatives have marked a full year since the Royal Star and Garter home moved to Surbiton.

The newly-constructed building was officially opened last October, after residents were transported from the charity's ageing facilities in Richmond.

The charity won a Pinders award for its care of people with dementia, and managers were praised by firefighters in February for the building's safety systems.

Activities manager Heather Robinson said residents had received a warm welcome from the community.

She added: "It’s been a busy but rewarding year and we’re looking forward to the future. It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come in such a short space of time."

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