Rectory House Nursing Home

West Street
West Sussex
BN15 0DA


Tel: 01844 392832

Care Provider: Caring Homes Healthcare Group Limited

Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing, Respite.
Availability Call for details
Overall CQC Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Fiona Wiederkehr is Care Home Manager at Rectory House Nursing Home.

As the Home Manager at Rectory House Nursing Home, I lead a professional team in providing the highest standards of residential and nursing care for up to 41 residents.

I qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 1986 and have worked in a number of specialities for nearly 30 years. In 2009 I started part time Higher Education studies and qualified as a sign off mentor for student nurses in 2010, a practice teacher in 2011 and as a qualified teacher of Health Education in 2013. In 2015 I moved into management after successfully getting my first Care Home Manager position.

I am passionate about developing and supporting a team of staff who work well together creating a home where everyone feels part of a family. It is important that high standards of care are delivered in a kind and caring manner, with laughter in the home offering a warm, friendly and homely environment.

Fiona Wiederkehr

Rectory House nursing home in Sompting is a magnificent period house which has been carefully and sympathetically converted into a wonderful home for up to 41 elderly residents.

We offer a full range of nursing care support, including facilities for residents with higher nursing care needs. We offer trial stays, short stay and convalescent care, as well as long-term care.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care, Palliative.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Wheel Chair Bound, Walking Frame, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist .
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

The sense of occasion derived from approaching the home along the beech, oak and chestnut lined drive is more than matched by Rectory House’s magnificent Georgian frontage and beautiful interior. Large and airy communal spaces and bedrooms benefit from the retention of many distinctive period features including ornate cornices and imposing fireplaces.

The house is complemented by two acres of well tended gardens and grounds, in which residents can take the air or simply enjoy from the comfort of the conservatory.

Indoor facilities
• Secure Entrance
• Nurse Call System
• Receptionist (Weekdays)
• Receptionist (Weekends)
• Hair Salon on site
• Free WiFi in Communal Areas
• Private Dining Room
• Assisted Bathroom
• Assisted Shower Room
• Lift
• Quiet Lounge
• Television Lounge
• Dining Room(s)
• Tray/Room Service
• Self Serve Kitchenette
• 24 Hour Snack Menu
• Themed Food Events
• Activity Timetable
• Visiting Entertainment
• Air Conditioning
• Pets Allowed
• In-House Head Chef
• In-House Laundry
• In-House Handyman
• Visiting Multi-Faith Clergy
• In-house Shop
• Daily Newspapers

Outdoor facilities:

• Car Park
• Extensive Grounds
• Landscaped Garden
• Raised Beds (Gardening)
• Vegetable Garden
• Historic/Listed Building
• Urban Environment
• Visit Any Day or Time

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 1785

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, TV Lounges, Sitting Rooms, Conservatory.

What Else Do We Provide
GP, Physiotherapy, Hairdressers, Assisted Bathroom, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Seating.

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We have rooms for 41 residents available. 
Bedrooms benefit from the retention of many distinctive period features including ornate cornices and imposing fireplaces.

Residents are encouraged to bring cherished possessions to personalise their rooms.

Room facilities include:

• Double Aspect Rooms Available
• Fully Furnished
• Bring Your Own Furniture
• Traditional Fixtures & Fittings (D)

        About Our Rooms
        Number Of Rooms 48

        Type Of Room
        Single Room.

        Room Features
        Furnished, Unfurnished.

        Our Photos

        All Caring Homes colleagues are given appropriate training and support to carry out their roles effectively.

        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.

        The Importance Of Meal Times

        At meal times, our experienced and trained head chef, creates a huge choice of meals to suit every palate. Light, airy and temperature controlled dining rooms, make the perfect environment for our residents to enjoy their meals. Our residents also have the option of eating meals in their own room, thanks to our popular and reliable room service.

        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.

        We Serve Food At
        Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

        Dietary Options
        Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

        Our Photos

        Activities Are So Important

        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.

        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.

        Our Photos


        Activities At Home
        Music, Painting, Gardening, Crafts, Flower Arranging, Excursions, Reminiscence, Dancing, Card Games, Themed Events, Birthday Celebrations, Visiting Entertainment.

        Our Pets

        Cats and dogs are welcome in our centre (by arrangement), providing friendship and a special kind of therapy to our residents.

        West Street
        West Sussex
        BN15 0DA

        Category Rating
        Overall Good
        Safe Good
        Well Led Good
        Caring Good
        Responsive Good
        Effective Good
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        Report Published 15th January 2020
        Registration Date 4th July 2013
        Bus Stop nearby, Train Station nearby, Car Park on-site.

        Places of Worship
        Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

        Nearby Services
        Shops, Restaurant, Park, Pub.

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