Welcome to Claydon House

Lewes, East Sussex

Home offering Victorian charm in a tranquil setting

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Key Information

We make sure each resident experiences care that's as unique as they are. Which is why we offer a range of care types and duration.

Things you need to know

The types of care we provide

Living well with Dementia

We are proud to be the only care home group to have our own unique award-winning dementia training ‘My World’ which is accredited by City and Guilds. It highlights the importance of meaningful activities and a stimulating environment for people living with dementia, in addition to addressing clinical aspects of care.

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Daily life

Keeping things personal

At Claydon House

The surroundings at Claydon House are matched by the standard of care our team brings residents. We love learning as much as we can about the people we care for, so your loved one’s time is tailored to their individual needs, interests and preferences. This can be as small as knowing when they like to wake up, to how they like their tea, and everything in between.

We give as much independence as possible, letting individuals choose how to run the home and if they prefer dinner in front of the TV, or even dusting their own room, we’ll make it happen. Just as putting their own stamp on their bedroom, we’ll help them to personalise it with the things they love.

Keep doing what you love

At Claydon House, there’s something to do for everyone – from arts and crafts to the hair salon, as well as our packed schedule of events and activities. And if residents prefer to spend one-on-one time with a member of the team, they can read the paper, pop to the shops or have a catch up over coffee. We have strong connections with the Lewes community, many of our residents invite them to join in our activities or even run their own here.

Meet the Manager

Karen Grainger

I feel privileged to be able to make a difference to people’s lives, knowing that the small things we do really matter to our residents and their loved ones at Claydon House.

I trained as a Registered General Nurse in the Royal Air Force and served for six years, including time spent at Headley Court, the renowned rehabilitation centre for injured service personnel. Having gained valuable end-of-life care experience working as a nurse in a hospice, I then spent nine years working for Continuing Health Care, in which time I was promoted to Lead Nurse for West Sussex and recognised for my dedication to customer service and teamwork.

As well as spending time with residents and making sure they are comfortable, safe and happy, I think it is important to act as a mentor to my Care Team. I firmly believe that a happy, fulfilled and motivated Care Team will be better placed to consistently deliver high standards of care.


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  • Address
    8 Wallands Crescent
    Lewes, East Sussex
    BN7 2QT
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    Local Area
    • Lewes Castle
    • Brighton Pier
    • Lord Mayor’s Tea Party
    • Local cafes and shops at nearby Lewes
    • Lewes Station
    • Bus stop 5 min walk
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Call us free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Last year we helped over 5,000 families find the right care with free advice on anything from funding care to finding the right home and moving in.

We can help with advice on paying for care and how funding works. We can check availability in all of our homes and send you the latest brochure. If you'd like to meet our Home Manager, we'll book an appointment at a time to suit you.

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