About Erskine


Erskine is a family. Our strength lies in the very special blend of dedicated care, compassion and understanding we offer to our residents and their families. When Erskine was founded in 1916 our aim was to care for Service men and women who had been injured in active service. Today, care remains the cornerstone of our philosophy – but we do much more as well.

As Scotland’s foremost provider of care for veterans and their spouses, we provide unrivalled nursing, residential, respite and dementia care in our homes throughout Scotland for UK veterans. Our person-centred care is tailored to the needs of each individual veteran. All bedrooms are equipped with full-disabled access and en-suite facilities with dining areas. Our recreation facilities provide social activities, entertainment and organised day or evening trips are of huge importance to our resident’s health and wellbeing.

Erskine offers a unique quality of care with the provision of physiotherapy, speech & language therapy, dentistry and podiatry on site. As well as long-term residential nursing care, we offer palliative, respite and short break care. Two of our homes also offer residential care for those who do not require nursing care.

The Charity operates five Erskine homes, caring for over 1,000 residents each year; the homes provide veterans with the companionship of like-minded people. We not only care for our veterans – we care about them.

In addition, cottages for veterans and their families have been a feature of the Erskine 80 acre estate for many years. We have recently completed an extensive £7 million rebuilding programme of 44 single-storey houses, built to the highest amenity and energy conservation standards.

Erskine’s proud history extends beyond its provision of nursing care as a number of highly-skilled veterans are employed by Erskine to support our charitable activities.

Our Service personnel display the highest levels of bravery and courage throughout the world, and it is only right that we, as a military charity, are there for them should they need us in the future. 

Our Mission Statement: To enable members of the ex-Service community to get the best care and support to achieve maximum quality of life.

Interesting facts:

  • We have to raise £8.9m in 2015 to support veterans in our care, that’s £171k each week.
  • 57% of the veterans we care for have served with the Army, 17% Navy and 26% RAF.
  • For every £1 we spend on fundraising £4 is returned in donations
  • Erskine has cared for over 85,000 veterans since 1916.



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The Rangers Supporters Erskine Appeal is an independent, voluntary group raising funds for Erskine.

Erskine are incorporated in Scotland as a non profit-making company limited by guarantee. No. 174103 at Companies House, 37 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EB. Scottish Charity No: SC006609. Registered Office: 7 West George St, Glasgow, G2 1BA

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