Poetry from Walstead Place

Doreen Knight, a carer who has been at Walstead Place care home for over 30 years, has written a lovely poem about Walstead Place, capturing the essence of our wonderful home:

As the car travels up the short tarmac drive,
I feel my Daughter is by my side,
We pull up at the big black door
I have a feeling I don’t want to be here anymore.

The big door opens, a smiling face,
A lady says ‘’Welcome Joan, to Walstead Place’’
I go inside and look around,
There is laughter coming from the lounge,

People are friendly, they are talking to ME,
Another lady says’’ would you like a cup of Tea’’
I think I will like here it after all,
Because I really do need to recover from my fall.

So, please remember these words as YOU walkaround,
Wear a smile on your face and no hint of a frown,
When you open the door to folks like me,
PLEASE, always offer a cup of tea.

Because, your smile will show that you care about me
And that you want ME to be part of the

Walstead Place Care Home in Haywards Heath is a magnificent 19th century country squire’s residence, sensitively converted to provide the highest standard of residential care for up to 43 elderly residents. The home itself is located in the quietly beautiful hamlet of Walstead, just a mile from Lindfield.

If you would like to find out more about life at Walstead Place, our events and activities, or to arrange a visit, please contact us at Walstead@CaringHomes.org or telephone 0808 223 5543.

Walstead Place Care Home

Home Manager

Jacqueline Ferguson


Scaynes Hill Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex,
RH16 2QG

0808 223 5543
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