Parris Lawn

Lewes , East Sussex

Welcome to Parris Lawn, in Ringmer, East Sussex, our stunning new care home offering the highest quality care and five-star facilities. Our expert team delivers residential, nursing and dementia care, on a short-term or permanent basis, for up to 62 older people. We also provide sensitive and thoughtful end of life care. We were delighted to be rated ‘good’ at our latest CQC inspection.

Superb care in a luxury setting

Parris Lawn is all about enjoying personalised care in luxurious surroundings. Living here is whatever your loved one wants it to be. They can fill their day with enjoyable activities, fine food and great company. Or if a quieter pace of life is more fitting, they can relax in the privacy of their individually-styled en-suite bedroom, or enjoy the view from our lovely gardens.

Why choose Parris Lawn?

  • Call us free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0808 169 8657
  • We can assess your needs at home or in hospital
  • High quality care: we are rated ‘Good’ by CQC
  • Join us for our movie screenings and weekly coffee morning – find out more
  • Our unique, award winning dementia training is accredited by City and Guilds
  • Quality 24-hour person centred care
  • Bistro café, hair salon and cinema room, plus an array of beautiful lounges
  • Enjoy every day: Residents keep busy at Parris Lawn, with outings and entertainment, walks and quizzes
  • A wonderful setting: Parris Lawn is three miles from the bustling town of Lewes, and close to the seaside towns of Brighton and Eastbourne. We overlook the stunning South Downs
  • Warm hospitality: Residents love the range of tempting dishes created by our chef. We cater for a range of dietary needs.

Parris Lawn is a new purpose-built care home where every thought has been given to your loved one’s care and comfort.

Our home is named after Frederick Parris, a renowned cricketer who played for Sussex, who was born in Ringmer in 1867. While the home’s name has a foot in the past, the building itself offers the latest in care and comfort.

Relax in beautiful surroundings

Each of the home’s 62 bedrooms is individually-styled and has an ensuite wet room. Each is decorated and furnished to a very high standard, and your loved one is welcome to personalise their space in any way they wish.

The home’s design incorporates the latest dementia-friendly design standards. There are no dead-ends or blank walls, which can cause confusion. Instead, residents who like to walk around can find their way independently, without getting lost.

The emphasis at Parris Lawn is on enjoying a fantastic lifestyle. There are frequent film showings in our cinema, and residents enjoy being pampered in the hair and beauty salon. The bistro café is popular for entertaining visitors, and on warm days, our lovely gardens are ideal for a stroll or for admiring the views over the South Downs.

Supporting health and wellbeing

Our team of experienced nurses and carers are there when your loved one needs them and just around the corner when they don’t. They work in partnership with a range of community healthcare professionals who regularly visit, including GPs, occupational therapists and podiatrists.  We are happy to organise any appointments that your loved one needs.

Award Winning Training

Our unique, award winning dementia training is accredited by City and Guilds

Every team member receives our unique ‘Living in My World’ dementia training which is accredited by City and Guilds. It highlights the importance of meaningful activities and a stimulating environment for people living with dementia, as well as addressing clinical aspects of care.

Daily life

Living at Parris Lawn is exactly what your loved one wants it to be. They choose how to spend their day, doing as much or as little as they wish.

We get to know every person we care for as individuals, including their needs, likes and what’s important to them. When we understand a person, we can plan activities and experiences that they will love.
Our people are determined to make each day the best it can be for the people we care for. One of our team says, “I have one ambition each day, and that’s to get a smile from everybody.”

Keeping active and independent

Our thoughtful activity team ensures there’s plenty to do at Parris Lawn. Musicians and singers often come and perform for residents, and there’s a church service every Sunday. Other activities include crafts, quizzes, cheese and wine evenings and film afternoons.

Enjoying exercise and fresh air is vital for health and wellbeing, and residents look forward to the wheelchair-friendly walk with our team each morning. A small group goes swimming each week, while other residents continue to take part in community groups, including the WI. As one resident puts it, “My life is my own. I like to call it improved living, because everything is here for me if I need or want it.”

Enjoying a change of scene

Our minibus outings are very popular, whether we’re heading to the shops in Lewes, to a local museum, or the seaside for fresh air and fish and chips. We also have a private chauffeur for anyone who wishes to travel in style.
We always make sure that people who are being nursed in bed, or who simply prefer one-to-one activities, get the quality time that they deserve, whether it’s reading , doing the day’s crossword or simply having a chat.


Meal times at Parris Lawn are a chance to get together with friends over a delicious home-cooked meal.
Our chef learns about your loved one’s unique nutritional needs and preferences and makes sure these are incorporated into the regularly-updated menus. They serve up three tempting meals each day and there’s always a wide choice of dishes, including lighter option, and modified dishes for residents who need a soft, fortified or diabetic diet.
Everything is beautifully presented and full of flavour and made using fresh ingredients that are locally sourced from quality suppliers.

Dine in style

While many residents choose to eat in the dining rooms, your loved one is welcome to eat in their room if they prefer. Tables in our dining rooms are beautifully presented with place mats, cutlery, condiments, juice and water. If your loved one would like a glass of wine or other alcoholic drink, we are happy to bring it for them.

We ensure that each meal time is calm and unhurried and that your loved one is supported to eat at their own pace. We support residents to eat independently but will always provide discreet support if they need it.

Encouraging independence

Light meals, snacks and drinks are available throughout the day at Parris Lawn. If your loved one wishes to, they can also make their own drinks and snacks using the kitchenette in each dining room.
We love to see residents enjoying quality time with their relatives. You’re welcome to have a meal with your loved one at any time. Parris Lawn even has a private dining room for larger family meals and celebrations.

Our door is always open

Visitors are welcome at any time at Parris Lawn, and our bistro is also open to the public. Local groups often use the space for meetings, which gives residents another opportunity to engage with different people.
Discover Parris Lawn for yourself, we hope you enjoy discovering more about our Ringmer care home and if you would like to arrange a viewing of Parris Lawn, please contact our friendly team.

Care Facilities

To promote optimum health in our residents, a personalised nutrition plan is created for each individual, with specific dietary needs taken into account.
We offer reminiscence therapy to give residents an opportunity to recall and share happy memories. This is an enjoyable social activity, which can increase confidence and self esteem.
Our trusted and well-liked visiting physiotherapist is available to treat and advise our residents.
Our local, assigned GP is able to visit our site to treat and advise any of our residents.
A visiting occupational therapist ensures each resident's particular needs are met in our facility.
Residents can enjoy peace of mind, thanks to our retained, registered general nurse who provides comfort and professional advice to residents.
The regular team of visiting nurses are able to provide guidance, support and treatment to our residents.
Residents can relax in our tidy and clean environment, without lifting a finger, thanks to our dedicated daily cleaning service team.
Our laundry is handled in-house, meaning residents do not have the hassle of washing and drying clothing and linen themselves.
We are proud to hold Hospitality Assured Accreditation, which demonstrates our commitment to outstanding service and resident care.
Our dedicated Internal Quality Assurance Team ensure our accreditations are maintained and these high standards are reflected across the facility.
Once we have reviewed the results of the pre-admission assessment, Individual Care Plans are carefully created and a detailed approach to every resident's care is formulised.
Telephone and face to face advice is available to any resident with bladder or bowel concerns. Patients do not need to be incontinent to receive this information.
Our specialist group of activities co-ordinators make sure there are a range of mental, physical and social activities for our residents to participate in and enjoy.

Room Facilities

Residents can use en-suite facilities with added peace of mind with an emergency call point.
Residents are able to enjoy all their favourite television shows and films, thanks to our modern television sets.
Clean, well-maintained furniture can be provided for residents to enjoy their own fully-furnished bedroom without the hassle of sourcing and moving in appropriate furniture.
Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture to personalise their space and create their own homely environment.
Special sensors indicate when doors are opened or when movement is detected in the room. These alarms help reduce risk to vulnerable residents.
Padded headboards aid residents who want to sit up in bed, read and relax in comfort.
Residents can relax and sleep easy, knowing their rooms are fitted with reliable, professionally-fitted locks. These recommended locks are safe and appropriate for our residents.
Clear, big button telephones have been installed to provide ease of use for our residents.

Indoor Facilities

Our simple to use nurse call system allows residents access to a qualified nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our friendly receptionist is on hand to answer any queries throughout the working week.
Our reception desk is always manned, with a knowledgeable weekend receptionist available to help.
Residents and visitors can grab a bite to eat and enjoy a coffee in our relaxing on site café.
We offer full use of our modern hair salon, staffed by qualified stylists, to all residents.
Residents can enjoy the cinema experience in the comfort of our bespoke cinema room, designed specifically with the needs of our residents in mind.
Being able to enjoy great food is one of the simple pleasures in life. We offer a quiet, private area for residents to enjoy their meals.
An engaging activity room, where residents can take part in group activities or enjoy a game of cards or dominoes, is available for use.
Every bathroom has been designed to make it easier to use for our residents' specific needs.
A modern, spacious and regularly serviced lift is available for use to all residents and visitors.
A special quiet lounge is available for guests and visitors to relax and unwind in, free from the distractions of televisions, radios or loud conversations.
A room where all our residents can keep up to date with their favourite soaps and take pleasure in watching shows and films with their friends.
Residents can relax with a book and a cool drink on our outdoor terrace, complete with comfortable furniture.
Light, airy and temperature controlled dining rooms make the perfect environment for our residents to enjoy their meals.
Residents have the option of eating meals in their own room, thanks to our popular and reliable room service.
Having the option of making your own cup of tea in a self serve kitchenette is a simple, but important choice we are proud to offer our residents.
Regardless of the time of day, our residents will not go hungry, thanks to our round the clock snack menu, offering healthy and filling food choices.
A packed schedule of games, activities and trips means there is a social event to suit every resident's taste.
Residents are able to take pleasure in a range of entertainment options, including singers and dance troupes, from the various types of visiting entertainment.
We offer a wide range of external trips, to the seaside, shopping centres, National Trust sites and other local areas of interest.
Reliable, modern and quiet air conditioning units are positioned around our facility to create a comfortable environment, whatever the weather outside.
Convenient handrails have been fitted around our centre to aid mobility.
Gently sloped floors and wide access routes make our centre wholly wheelchair accessible.
Safe, modern hoists are used by our trained staff to make activities such as getting into bed easy and comfortable for residents.
Cats and dogs are welcome in our centre, providing friendship and a special kind of therapy to our residents.
Our fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and sprinkler systems are serviced bi-annually by an external provider to ensure they are fully functioning and safe.
Our experienced and trained head chef creates a huge choice of meals to suit every palate.
Our in-house laundry team ensure every resident's laundry needs are catered for, so they don't have to worry about washing clothing or bedding.
Wonky shelves, dripping taps and a host of other odd jobs can be fixed quickly and efficiently by our friendly in-house handyman.
An independent care fee planning advisory service is available to all residents, providing unbiased information and guidance.
Independent living is supported in our facility and our in-house shop caters for all our residents' needs, offering snacks, magazines and toiletries.
A range of daily newspapers are offered to our residents, so they can keep up to date with local and international news.

Outdoor Facilities

We offer a safe place for friends and family to park their car whilst visiting loved ones.
Our relaxing green spaces mean there is always somewhere to go for residents looking for peace or wanting some light exercise.
Residents are encouraged to explore our state of the art sensory garden, where they can experience the calming influence of the flowers and greenery.
Our beautifully designed landscaped garden houses a range of plants, trees and shrubs, providing scenic surroundings for all our residents.
Gardening is an enjoyable activity for many of our residents, and we offer raised beds for residents to plant their own flowers and shrubs.
We are conveniently located near a bus stop, offering easy access for visitors and residents using the local transport facilities.
A local train station means we are conveniently located for friends and family travelling by railway.
Our new build development provides all the mod cons you would expect from a modern complex, including secure accessibility and comfortably heated rooms.
A regular and comfortable minibus service is offered to residents wanting to explore local towns and visitor centres.
Friends and family are able to visit loved ones at any time they choose. We offer 100% visiting time flexibility.

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Our Address

39 Harvard Road
East Sussex

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