A purpose-built residential care home for the RNBT with specialist dementia facilities for veterans of the Royal Navy

Admiral Jellicoe House

A superb new care home for naval veterans in Portsmouth.

RNBT is proud to announce our Centenary project to build a new Care and Nursing home of 66 beds in Portsmouth, including dedicated dementia care. The Trust already runs a Care Home in Gillingham, Kent, Pembroke House but has concluded that the needs of naval veterans in the Portsmouth area mean that a naval Care Home should be built here.

Another hundred years of care

The Trust is passionate about celebrating its centenary by reinforcing support for the naval veteran community, and plans to build a brand new, state-of-the art care home in a location where it is most needed – in Portsmouth, the Home of the Royal Navy – with facilities to support those living with dementia, all within a caring environment which reinforces the camaraderie and shared experience of a life of service in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines as an enduring legacy of support for our naval veterans.

RNBT has entered into a partnership with a national developer, LNT Care Development, to build Admiral Jellicoe House on a site on Locksway Road, Milton. Planning permission was granted on 23 October 2020, and the construction phase of the project started on 4 January 2021.

Fundraising target - please help

Although a large proportion of the cost has been met, we need more money to complete the project. We have already received £400k of support from The Michael Uren Foundation, and on 16th June we received a further donation of £500k. The Gosling Foundation allocated £500k on 9th March to support the project, and we have recently been awarded £80k for the Wolfson Foundation and £75k from the Bernard Sunley Foundation. We are very grateful for their support.

With a number of other donations we are currently at £1.59m, so are still short of our £2m target. We have approached other charities and organisations, but will need more support if we are to reach our target. Donations made from this page will be allocated specifically to the Centenary Care Home Project, so your donation will be very welcome!

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Follow the progress

This is the intended timeline:


Planning application

August 2019


Site clearance

December 2020


Construction commencement

January 2021


Practical completion & handover

June 2022

Site and Design

The site is a one-acre plot on Locksway Road, next to a cricket ground and a public park. The developers have worked hard to integrate as many of the existing trees into the layout, and so it will benefit from mature trees around the perimeter, as can be seen from the site layout diagram. There is a lovely landscaped garden, which is South-facing with outdoor seating for residents to enjoy, as well as ample parking and bike storage to the North of the site. The building design includes architectural features from the main St James’ Hospital building, which is beyond the cricket ground to the North.

Work for us - opportunities coming soon

The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust is a caring organisation which is a pleasure to work for. If you are seeking a rewarding role in the Adult Care sector for an organisation that cares as much for its staff as it does for its beneficiaries, then look no further.

A very wide range of opportunities will be created at our new Care Home in Portsmouth. In particular we will be offering opportunities for registered nurses, health care assistants, maintenance, catering and domestic staff, as well as some management and administration roles.

We will be posting more details early next year, but in the meantime if you would like to send us your details we will keep you informed. Please use the following form to register your interest.

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