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Horney Common
East Sussex
TN22 3EA


Profile Strength
Very Good 77%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,200.00
Regulator's Rating Requires Improvement
Meet The Manager

Lissy Verghese is The Registered Manager at Forest Lodge.

SHC celebrates its 35-year anniversary in 2020 and is the largest provider of residential services in the County. With more than 600 employees, SHC provides residential and nursing care services within Sussex, offering specialist care for individuals with a range of personalised care packages, promoting person-centred care and support. With a head office in Warnham, West Sussex, the company also has an onsite training academy providing around 9,800 courses a year.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, Palliative, Personal care.
Disability Support Hearing Impairment, Physically Frail, Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Nursing Specialisms Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Picks Disease, Vascular Dementia.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

Covid-19 Emergency Support Framework
The regulatory body has assessed care providers on their ability to manage four key areas during the pandemic.  Click here to download their assessment.
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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Our Building and Facilities

The house has single and shared rooms, many with en-suite WC facilities. All rooms have been individually designed and decorated and are furnished comfortably. In addition, there are three spacious lounges, a large airy dining room and two purpose-built activity rooms. Forest Lodge also has two reminiscence areas for visitors to have quality time with the family, including a country store and a post office.

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Chiropodist, Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Seating, Secure Garden, Sensory Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.


All rooms have been individually designed and decorated and are furnished comfortably.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 73
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 24

Type Of Room
Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Telephone Point.

Our Photos

All staff undertake an induction programme when they join SHC. Thereafter, a system of supervision and support enables them to gain experience and increase their skills. Extensive in-house training is provided by the SHC Training Academy to develop skills in dementia care, and QCF courses are undertaken in conjunction with local colleges. Outside courses are also attended.

Our Team
Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese
The Registered Manager
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,200.00

The Importance Of Meal Times

Our experienced chef prepares interesting and homely meals, with attention to individual requirements and special diets. Meals are offered to families in special circumstances who are visiting, in order for them to be able to spend mealtimes with the people we support.

Food is prepared by our chef for special events, such as Halloween and Christmas.

We Serve Food At
All day snacks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegetarian.

Activities Are So Important

The activities programme is one of the most important aspects of life at Forest Lodge. A huge range of activities are undertaken by the people we support including handicrafts, quizzes, reminiscence sessions, music and movement, cookery and art therapy. The key aim of the programme is to provide mental stimulation, engage attention and interest, and to prolong mobility.

A mini-bus is available to take the people we support out for trips, such as having lunch in a pub, shopping, visiting places of interest (e.g. the Cats Protection Centre in Chelwood Gate and the Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare near Ringmer), local community college productions and a summer trip to Seaford.

Our Photos

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping.

Horney Common
East Sussex
TN22 3EA

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Requires Improvement
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Requires Improvement
Responsive Requires Improvement
Effective Requires Improvement
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Report Published 27th March 2021
Registration Date 31st October 2014
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Forest Lodge

Forest Lodge was given an overall rating of "Requires Improvement" by the CQC in March 2021.
Forest Lodge provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Forest Lodge has 73 rooms.
Prices for Forest Lodge start from £1,200.00 per week.
Forest Lodge is owned by Sussex Health Care.
No. Forest Lodge does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Forest Lodge does offer Respite care.
Yes. Forest Lodge does provide care for people with Dementia.
Forest Lodge comes under East Sussex.
Lissy Verghese is the manager of Forest Lodge.

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