News

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from South Downs Care as well as information on events and developments at both our homes.

JULY 16 2018

Winners of Petersfield in Bloom


JUNE 13 2018

Grow your Own

Thats what we are doing - our gardening club are growing all sorts Potatoes, Strawberries, Runner Beans and Herbs to name a few. This is our first little green tomato. 


JUNE 6 2018

Petersfield Heath

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon at the Heath Pond 


JUNE 1 2018

Slithers & Wriggles

Slithers & Wriggles popped in with some friends and not the fury kind!


MAY 23 2018

A breath taking view at the Spinnaker Tower


MAY 19 2018

Celebrating the Royal Wedding in Style!

We had a lovely day celebrating the Royal Wedding. The ceremony was wonderful, the homes were at a stand still, everyone glued to the screen as the happy couple took their vowles. Residents & staff celebrated wearing home made fascinators & holding flags, this was followed by a delightful lunch  and a traditinal cream tea.

   

 


MAY 14 2018

There's something in the water!

There's something in the water at Downs House! Today we say goodbye to another member of our amazing care team. The lovely Amy is the third carer to take a break this year to become a Mummy. We celabrated her last day with some goodies and a vist from our friends at Pony Pals

                           


MAY 8 2018

Today's Dessert yum!

Freshly made by our wounderful Chef Lawrence. 


APRIL 2 2018

Ellie

Today we said goodbye to Ellie one of lovely night staff, shes not leaving us just taking some time to have a baby. 

   


APRIL 1 2018

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from everyone at South Downs Care 


MARCH 19 2018

We are having a crafty time!

Take a look at what we have been upto 

 

 


MARCH 9 2018

Josie

Today we said goodbye to Josie one of our lovely carers. Shes not leaving us just taking a break to have a baby. Josie is an amazing carer and she is going to be an amazing Mum.  


FEBRUARY 28 2018

Alpaca's Visit

Dunreyth Alpacas vist South Downs Care 

 


FEBRUARY 2 2018

Drumming

The sound of drums was echoing throughout Downs House today during an African Drumming lesson with Kim. 


JANUARY 15 2018

Basket Ball

Shooting some hoops with a game of Innie Outie 


DECEMBER 25 2017

Santa Claus Came to Town


NOVEMBER 6 2017

Happy Halloween


OCTOBER 27 2017

Meow

We were lucky enough to have a pro with us this Halloween.

Christine worked as a make-up artist for a dramatic society, helping the actors and actresses mutate into character with a  bit of imagination and a flick of her brush. 

Christine explained with great enthusiasm how she really enjoyed this part of her life. One show she was particularly fond of was "CATS". 

On hearing this our manager Amanda jumped at the chance to be transformed. 

The transformation took place in the lounge where many residents and staff witnessed Amanda take the form of a feline. 

The atmosphere was magical as Christine got to work with the creams and powders of her trade. 

Residents and staff looked on with anticipation and they were not disappointed with the result. 


OCTOBER 6 2017

Summer Party Puppet Show

After a delicious lunch we were delighted to welcome Carousel Theatre Productions back to our homes today. They put on a very funny puppet show which was enjoyed by all.  

        


SEPTEMBER 9 2017

Summer BBQ

" What a terrific party you all laid on for the residents and their families today. It was a really happy event and great to see everyone enjoying themselves. The food was excellent and so was the very professional entertainment enjoyed by every generation!"

" I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed Saturdays summer party. It was lovely to be able to sit out on the new patio in the sun, eating a delicious barbeque lunch with a glass of wine- it felt like a very happy and relaxed occasion."

           


AUGUST 11 2017

Donkey Love

Donkey Cuddles will always brighten the day and bring a smile.  


JULY 26 2017

Dementia friendly Petersfield

We are delighted to be a part of Dementia friendly Petersfield. Dementia Friends is building the knowledge of our community to help support people living with Dementia. The Alzheimer's Society is spreading 5 key messages -

1- Dementia is not a natural part of aging.

2-Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain.

3- Dementia is not just about losing your memory-it can affect thinking, communication and doing everyday tasks. 

4- It's possible to live well with Dementia.

5- There's more to a person than the dementia. 

click here to find out more about Dementia Friendly Petersfiled or for information, support and advice about Dementia call the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122.

You can find local services at alzheimers.org.uk/dementiaconnect  

Vist dementiafriends.org.uk 


APRIL 5 2017

Stepping Stones Vist for Easter

Stepping Sones Nursery Vist

Stepping Stones Vist for Easter

Stepping Stones Visit for Easter

It was "Eggsellent" to see the children from Stepping Stones Nursery today. Robbie the Magician made us all laugh with his magic show and the residents helped the children on an Easter egg hunt.


FEBRUARY 14 2017

Valentines Day

Valentines Day 2017

Happy Valantines Day 


JANUARY 28 2017

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Cock-a-doodle-doo!2017 is the year of the Rooster. 

We celebrated this week with themed activites including arts and crafts ( see one of our dragons made by some of our residents), chiniese music and movment and readings of Chinese stories and legends to name a few. We finished the week with a Chinese dinner party.  


DECEMBER 30 2016

Charity Christmas Raffle

Well done to all the residents and staff, we raised £165 for Cancer Research UK with our Christmas raffle.  


DECEMBER 6 2016

Christmas Panto - oh no its not!

Dick whittington

Residents at Downs House had a fabulous afternoon recently enjoying a Christmas Panto. Partytime Productions delivered a delightful show of the traditional 'Dick Whittington' story. Much fun was had and everyone said what a lovely time they'd enjoyed. The event has really kicked off the festive season for us all, roll on the next panto afternoon next week which will be 'Let it Snow', again by Partytime Productions. Ho Ho Ho!


MAY 19 2016

Building the future - construction at Downs House

Building the future

The last year has been an exciting one that has largely been focussed on the planning and construction of the new wing at Downs House. This is a fantastic addition to the main house and has been a wonderful opportunity to improve the excellent facilities we already offer to our residents. The building has been designed with our residents needs at the forefront of our minds, ensuring that we continue to offer the highest possible standard of care and maintaining compliance with the Quality Care Commission (CQC).

The new facilities, which are due for completion in Summer 2016, include:

  • 12 new bedrooms, over two floors, all with ensuite wetrooms. Many of the ground floor rooms open out on to new patio areas.
  • A beautiful new dining room and coffee shop for residents and guests to enjoy.
  • New commercial grade kitchen and office administration space.
  • An inspiring new terrace and woodland walk. The garden has been designed to be fully accessible to all residents including wheelchair users, including raised, accessible flower beds to encourage them to take part in outdoor activities.


The biggest challenge has been to carry out the building work with minimal disruption to our residents and we hope that we have managed to achieve this as much as possible. 

We are planning on holding a garden party to celebrate and officially open the new wing, we are hopeful that we may also have a local celebrity come along to do the honours too so watch this space!


APRIL 29 2016

Digital dynamism!

South Downs Care New Responsive Website

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website.

At South Downs Care we are continually striving to ensure that we provide the most up to date and best possible service and care for our residents and their families. This commitment to ongoing improvement drives our planned long term programme of development which, to date, has been rolled out across many areas of our operation including the development of our new website and the construction of the new wing at Downs House.

The new expanded website has been designed to be as accessible, easy to use, attractive and informative as possible for all users. The site includes more information about our homes, our ethos and what we offer and we have endeavoured to offer answers to as many questions as we can.

However, we always value feedback so if you have any comment about the site or would like to see additional information added, perhaps in the form of extra FAQs please do let us know. You can contact us using the contact form on the website or by emailing us here.

We very much hope you like the site and enjoy using it, happy surfing!

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