QVSR provides a secure, comfortable and homely living environment for retired and non-active seafarers. Short term accommodation is also available for active seafarers whether they are transferring between ships or just visiting London.




Active and retired seafarers are always given priority with regards to accommodation. Ongoing since 2009, our modernisation programme is aimed at replacing the existing small cabin like bedrooms and communal bathrooms with larger, more comfortable and modern bedrooms each with its own en-suite toilet and shower facility.

In June 2012, with the help of generous grants from the MNWB, Seafarers UK, ITF, and Trinity House we opened a dedicated Maritime Wing called “Seafarers Wharf”.

Our welfare service provides daily support to seafarers, giving advice and guidance in relation to a wide range of welfare benefits, assistance with emotional and health issues, access to employment and training opportunities and appropriate move-on options.

We act as an agent for Shipwrecked Mariners assisting resident and non–resident seafarers and their dependents with individual maritime grants.  We also host monthly outreach sessions for SAIL (Seafarers Advice and Information Line).

Although providing support and accommodation is at the foundation of what we do, we also help our seafarers to make the most of their potential through technology and other therapeutic avenues.

In partnership with the German Seamen’s Mission and the Apostleship of the Sea we have set up an activity centre known as ‘Café Maritime’ which allows both residents and visiting seafarers to take advantage of a wide variety of recreational and communication facilities.
Referrals for accommodation can be made either through an agency or as a self-referral by downloading the form below.

Download Referral Form

You can also get a copy of the form by getting in touch with our Welfare Department.

Tel: 020 7987 5466

Completed forms can be hand delivered, posted, faxed or e-mailed

Fax: 020 7537 0665


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