Located between London and the south coast of England, West Sussex seems to have it all: countryside, coastlines, towns and cities, plus good connections to London, creating the perfect blend of city and country life for both residents and tourist alike. Towns like Chichester serve up a slice of local history and culture, including an impressive collection of modern British artwork at Pallant House Gallery and visits to the planetarium and science centre. Alternatively, pretty coastal towns like Worthing and the Witterings offer beaches, eateries and picturesque piers.
West Sussex is also home to some spectacular care homes, perfect for care seekers in the area. The cost of care homes in West Sussex varies according to location, with the average fees for the county looking at around £1,200. So, if you’re hunting for a care home in this vibrant and unique southern county, we’ve put together a handy list of the UK’s best care homes in West Sussex. For more ideas, check out our full list of care homes in West Sussex here.
Wellington Grange (Colten Care)
Lottie’s Verdict: Best for care quality and local history
The first care home on our list, Wellington Grange is the newest of the Colten Care homes and was purpose-built on grounds steeped in history. Offering the highest standards of residential and nursing care and with a desired Good rating from Care Quality Commission, the warm and friendly care team, managed by Helen Smith, are dedicated to supporting residents in everything they do.
Wellington Grange was specially designed to reflect the local history and culture of Chichester and the interiors are bursting with colour, art and patterns. Residents are encouraged to infuse their bedrooms with their own personality, including sentimental items from home.
Facilities include a therapy room, beauty salon, library, cinema and cosy study, in addition to several bistros and cafés. As well as daily activities created by the in-house activities team, there are regular minibus trips running to and from the countryside and the seaside for daily getaways and exciting new experiences.
Skylark House (Care UK)
Lottie’s Verdict: Best for facilities and home experiences
One of the best care homes Horsham can provide, Skylark House is a premium establishment, providing a range of different care services: from residential and nursing care to dementia and end-of-life care. The excellent care team, led by manager Dorota Woloszyn, treat all residents with the utmost respect, taking special care to promote dignity and independence.
Facilities include a coffee shop, hair and beauty salon and cinema, with residents’ family members and friends welcome to visit whenever they like. Relatives can even join the home’s outings and activities, or enjoy a meal with their loved ones. Outings and activities at Skylark House are varied and include both group and one-to-one activities. All activities have been specifically designed to appeal to residents’ interests.
With a coveted rating of Good from Care Quality Commission, care seekers after a luxury lifestyle will surely find it at Skylark House.
Residencies From: £1,585 per week
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Walberton Place (Country Court)
Lottie’s Verdict: Best for activities and home experiences
Walberton Place in Arundel provides luxury care in a comforting family atmosphere. Part of the Country Court Care group, Walberton Place is led by manager Avallon McCormack and holds a high rating of 9.5 from carehome.co.uk.
All bedrooms are tastefully decorated and the premium rooms have unique seating areas that lead directly onto the courtyard. There are several spacious lounges and dining areas in which residents can relax and enjoy a meal made using locally-sourced ingredients overlooking the enclosed courtyard garden, as well as stroll in the beautifully landscaped gardens surrounded by fields and countryside.
Care seekers won’t want for activities at Walberton Place: the ‘Elegance’ hair salon, cinema room, bistro cafe and ‘Horse & Jockey’ pub will keep you occupied for hours, while the Honey Pot café is always open for business to visitors, family and friends. There’s even a dedicated activities room, with sensory games and activities designed to stimulate residents with dementia. With games, light exercise, singing and gardening also on the menu, residents are encouraged to keep up with hobbies and interests, as well as build links with the local area.
Residencies From: £1,300 per week
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Lottie’s Verdict: Best for affordability and dementia care
Greenways care home is situated in seaside town Bognor Regis and was specially designed to offer professional care services, including dementia care. With a Good rating from Care Quality Commission, the care team pride themselves in helping residents to live a fulfilled and independent lifestyle, where respect and dignity are at the core of the care home’s philosophy.
Residents can choose to relax in their bedrooms, communal spaces, or the gardens, or take day trips in the care home’s minibus to nearby towns like the charming Bognor Regis for some sun and sea air. It’s care like this that really makes the process of choosing a care home so much easier for care seekers.
Residencies From: £842 per week
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Mill View (Care UK)
Lottie’s Verdict: Best for care quality and luxury facilities
Mill View is our last stop on the tour of West Sussex’s best care homes. A purpose-built property just a stone’s throw from East Grinstead town centre, Mill View provides luxury accommodation and facilities that cater to a range of personal needs.
There’s lots to love about Mill View, from the spacious bedroom suites and top-notch restaurant, to the fun-loving activities team on-hand to create unforgettable experiences every day.
Headed up by manager Rachael Woodward, the Mill View team put dignity at the centre of all their care, fostering independence in their residents and always providing clear communication for family and friends, creating a care home experience like no other.
Residencies From: £1,431 per week
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