We are safely able to support new residents. For more information, please speak with the Home Manager or fill out an enquiry form.
Sussexdown sits in the West Sussex village of Storrington, ‘the gateway to the South Downs’. The care home is surrounded by stunning countryside and has its own equally stunning garden to match.
As a former Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) home, the home has great links with the veteran community and was visited by the late Dame Vera Lynn who would spend time socialising with residents in the home, which is full of character and charm.
Sussexdown has 77 rooms, some of which have en-suite facilities, and provides specialist dementia support in the Princess Alexandra House wing of the home. The wing has been specifically designed to create a calming and supportive environment, aiding independence and engagement for people living with dementia. Facilities at Sussexdown include a chapel, residents’ bar and the Dame Vera Lynn library, while nurses are on hand 24-hours a day to provide care and peace of mind.
We know looking for a care home can be a difficult process, but you are not alone. Please fill out an enquiry form or give us a call and we would be happy to guide you through the process. We can also answer any questions and talk you through life at Sussexdown.
We have adapted our admissions process to meet the challenges of COVID-19 and help new and existing residents stay safe. You can find out more about these changes in our Assisi Admissions Plan by clicking here.
Sussexdown is not just a home for your later years, it’s a place to enjoy life in a supported and social way. As a former RAFA home, we have strong links with the veterans community and regularly welcome groups such as the Lest We Forget Association to sing and dance in special themed performances for residents.
We put our residents at the heart of everything we do, and know that no two are the same. That is why we get to know residents and their life stories, hobbies and interests, helping us to create events around their likes.
The Daily Sparkle
We are also supported by The Daily Sparkle, a newspaper and app featuring news stories from the past and familiar activities. Using these resources has opened up conversations for our less sociable residents, who reveal the smaller details of their lives, allowing carers to get to know residents on a close, personal level. Click here to find out more.
Look below for some of the things we have been up to recently.
“I’ve worked in many different areas as a chef, but I made a conscious decision to move to the care sector, where I could support and improve the lives of the residents through our dining experience… I’m very proud of it.” – Howard Duran, Sussexdown chef
Meals are more than just the food on the plate, they bring people together. At Sussexdown, residents meet for meal times in our relaxed and comfortable dining rooms, with wholesome, well-balanced meals.
We talk to residents to help create flexible menus around their likes and needs, also working within any special dietary requirements. Snacks and afternoon teas are also available to residents.
Raphy Perez – General Manager
My aim is simple, to provide the best care to each residents by having caring and well-trained staff in an environment that is safe, supportive and comfortable for all. My motto at Sussexdown is “quality without compromise”.
It’s a privilege to be trusted by families to care for their loved ones and it is, and will always be, an honour to manage a care home where the main priority is to have a safe and happy life for residents, relatives, visitors and staff.
Although we can’t welcome you for a look around our care homes just yet, you can still view inside thanks to our remote tours.
To ensure our care homes remain free from COVID-19, our helpful Home Managers can guide you around during a video call, so you get a feel of what life is like with Care South.
Simply fill out the form below and we will be in touch to discuss how we can create a new home for you or a loved one with peace of mind.
The care home is supported by the Friends of Sussexdown group, which regularly holds fundraising events to support activities, entertainment and outings for the residents, many of whom are RAF veterans.
How it all began In 1998, Sussexdown – whilst still under the ownership of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) – held a garden party to help raise money for the residents. This became the first of many events and subsequently, over the years, a dedicated group of individuals from RAFA and the home, now known as Friends of Sussexdown, has raised many tens of thousands of pounds from similar events.
If you would like to find out more about Friends of Sussexdown or make a donation, please contact Paula Keene on 01273 452801 or email [email protected]
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