Established in 1843 as the Seamen’s Mission of the Methodist Church, QVSR has a long history and is now Britain’s largest provider of accommodation of its kind.

Originally set up to provide accommodation and welfare support for merchant sailors, members of the Royal Navy, the Fleet Air Arm and other units with maritime links, we now also welcome servicemen from across all the armed forces and homeless men from many different walks of life.

Our aim is to provide a caring environment where individuals will be helped and encouraged – physically, mentally and spiritually – to meet their full potential regardless of ethnicity or religious background.

The Board of Trustees, Chief Executive and QVSR staff and volunteers work together in liaison with our partner organisations to create a sense of community; a friendly environment where people can live together in harmony.

Fundraising plays an increasing integral role in the quality of service we provide and any donation, no matter how small, can help make a real difference to the lives of our residents.