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.

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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