Southdowns Nursing Home | Care Home | St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0SY
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1 Hollington Park Road
The Green
St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN38 0SY


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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,542.00
Regulator's Rating Requires Improvement
Meet The Manager

Nikki Stevenson is Manager at Southdowns Nursing Home.

In 1990 I qualified as a registered nurse in Brighton and have over 30 years experience in nursing. Back then, nurses were required to wear hats and capes and perfect the art of hospital corners. I have extensive experience in orthopaedics, urology and renal. Outside of nursing I love to travel although sometimes combine the two, spending time in Australia, working as a nurse in an aboriginal hospital.

I am passionate about dementia and elderly care. This passion began 15 years ago when I took a new role as a care home manager. Since then I have managed a variety of dementia and nursing homes in Sussex and also commissioned the first NHS nursing home. I really enjoy working with residents and families to develop relationships, build trust and make a difference to their lives. My priority is to lead a team which aims to provide the highest levels of care to our residents and their families.

Southdowns Nursing Home is a 48 bed care home within a residential area of St Leonards East Sussex that specialises in the care of adults living with dementia or other mental health conditions.

The home was recently rated as Good in all areas by CQC.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Daily Respite Care, Nursing Dementia / EMI, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
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.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

We are working within the government guidelines to help protect our staff and clients.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) - Regulator’s Assessment
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, regulators have assessed the preparedness of care providers in relation to infection prevention and control. Details of the regulator’s latest findings can be found below.
Regulator: CQC
safe-tick Use of PPE The provider assured the regulator that it was using personal protective equipment effectively and safely.
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Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space
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)

Yes, our care home has WiFi in all our resident’s rooms.

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

Yes, our care home has mobile phone signal in all our resident’s rooms.

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Family Portal

Yes, our care home has provides families with a family portal. Find out more about Family Portals here.

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Our Building and Facilities

Southdowns is located in a quiet residential area of St Leonards, East Sussex and set in lovely gardens and grounds not far from the seafront. It's living areas are extensive with a main lounge and dining area on the ground floor, a lovely front room and two further lounge areas on the first floor.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Lift, Stairlift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Private Garden(s), Seating, Secure Garden.

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About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 51
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 51
We offer these types of ensuite rooms: WC and Basin.

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Internet Access, Telephone Point, Wifi.

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Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,542.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,542.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,542.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,600.00

Funding Types
Local Authority East Sussex
Region South East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

Styles of Food Pink tick icon Gluten-free Pink tick icon Halal Pink tick icon Kosher Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Lounge/Diner
Dining Styles Pink tick icon Hot Trolley
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The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

Pink tick icon Attractive drinks and adaptive cups/glasses are available and accessible where needed.

Pink tick icon Individual dietary needs are person centred.

Pink tick icon Meals reflect the nutritional needs of the residents.

Pink tick icon Our menu is balanced.

Pink tick icon Snacks are provided for residents that require texture-modified food.

Pink tick icon Sweet and savoury foods are provided between meals (this does not just include cakes and biscuits).

Pink tick icon Hot Trolley

A critical component for good health.

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Pink tick icon 5 Star Rated by UK Food Standards.

Pink tick icon Hand hygiene for both residents and staff.

Pink tick icon We are following best practice including NICE guidelines as a standard.

Pink tick icon We are conducting internal and/or 3rd party food safety audits.

Pink tick icon We have allergen management policies in place.

A freedom to eat the food you want, when you want it.

Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have the same food options as elsewhere.

Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have their food presented to same standard as elsewhere.

Pink tick icon Residents have access to Dining Room.

Pink tick icon Residents have the option of dining in their own room.

Pink tick icon Staff sit with the residents they support when they dine.

Pink tick icon Residents can order food not on the menu, or have access to an ‘evergreen menu’.

Pink tick icon More than one option is available at mealtimes for all residents, including those with special and theraputic diets.

Pink tick icon There is a weekly menu.

Pink tick icon The best interest choices are made for residents unable to make their own choices.

Understanding the wants and requirements of every individual be it cultural, religious or dietary.

Pink tick icon Halal food can be served.

Pink tick icon Kosher food can be served.

Pink tick icon Gluten-free food can be served.

Pink tick icon Vegan food can be served.

Pink tick icon Vegetarian food can be served.

Pink tick icon We can support people with Diabetes.

Delivering a respectful and quality service.

Pink tick icon Residents are given appropriate and dignified crockery / glassware and cutlery.

Pink tick icon Tables are well laid.

Pink tick icon Staff understand and pre-empt potential meal-time behaviours which can impact nutritional intake.

Pink tick icon Staff always use appropriate and dignified language (e.g. it is an ‘apron’ not a ‘bib’).

Pink tick icon We promote an inclusive dining experience.

Pink tick icon There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

Pink tick icon We correctly dispose of our waste.

Pink tick icon We have a waste management system.

Pink tick icon We monitor our food waste.

Pink tick icon We use locally sourced and locally grown or reared food.

Pink tick icon We are actively reducing food mileage.

Activities Are So Important

At Southdowns Nursing Home in St Leonards near Hastings, our staff not only provide excellent care but also ensure that the individual needs of our residents are met, tailoring the care plan and activities of each individual. We want our residents to feel a part of a community. Our full time activities co-ordinator is dedicated to ensuring all residents lead an active and interesting life.

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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crosswords, Knitting / Embroidery, Painting, Reminiscence, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.
Our Pets

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed in the home. 

Can You Bring Your Pet

1 Hollington Park Road
The Green
St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN38 0SY

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Requires Improvement
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 4th July 2023
Last rated 25th July 2023
Current Report

Southdowns Nursing Home Care Home - Care Quality Commission (

Historic Reports

Southdowns Nursing Home Care Home - Care Quality Commission (

Registration Date 4th February 2011
Service Provider Paydens (Nursing Homes) Limited, ME15 9NE
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Church, Garden Centre, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Southdowns Nursing Home

Southdowns Nursing Home was given an overall rating of "Requires Improvement" by the CQC in July 2023.
Southdowns Nursing Home provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Southdowns Nursing Home has 51 rooms.
Prices for Southdowns Nursing Home start from £1,542.00 per week.
Southdowns Nursing Home is owned by Integrum Care.
No. Southdowns Nursing Home does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Southdowns Nursing Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Southdowns Nursing Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Southdowns Nursing Home comes under East Sussex.
Southdowns Nursing Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Southdowns Nursing Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Nikki Stevenson is the manager of Southdowns Nursing Home.

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