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Building has begun for a 65-bed care home in Wadhurst in Station Road on the site of .the old Freight Training Association conference centre.

The new home, set in a beautiful, semi-rural location, will open in October this year and will deliver quality care services as well as personalised dementia care in one of Barchester's unique Memory Lane Communities.

Wadhurst Manor
The Kent & Sussex Courier reported:  The name of the new 65-bed care home on Station Road, which was chosen via a competition for Wadhurst Primary pupils, was unveiled at the school.
The winner - Mia Town, aged four - was announced last Friday, along with her choice of Wadhurst Manor for the name.
Mia said: "I named the home Wadhurst Manor because I think the manner in which you care for someone is important
and what better place than in a manor."
She won a family trip to the cinema and £100 of book vouchers for her school.
Jo Bown, general manager of the newly named care home, said: "Congratulations to Mia for winning the naming competition. The name is befitting as the home will be grand and set in stately grounds and a great place for our prospective residents to live."


There are exciting job opportunities at award-winning Barchester Healthcare’s new Care Home. There will be a number of exciting new roles including Nursing, Catering, Administration, Care, House Keeping and Maintenance! 

To view all positions, please search under East Sussex on our jobs page, phone 01608 645831 or click on the links below

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The Memory Lane Community is specially designed for those living with a dementia using colour schemes that easily enable residents to identify areas within the home, yellow for dining areas for example.

The whole home is designed to be a warm, welcoming place with furnishings designed with older people in mind, from the sofas and chairs in the living rooms to the sculpted gardens. The home will also feature life skills kitchens, where residents can be involved in everyday kitchen activities such as baking and setting the table.Throughout the home there will be a range of communal and dining facilities to suit people who enjoy socialising as well as those who prefer quieter activities.

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The General Manager Jo Bown can be contacted on  01892 628 053  or by  e-mail

Visit our website for further details about our plans and the other care homes we run.