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Commitment is key

​Welcome to your spring Chronicle featuring news and events at our homes. We highlight the April opening of Wellington Grange in Chichester. We’re all very excited about what is our 20th home and the first in Sussex. It’s a project we’ve been committed to for many years. ​You can read all about it in our... read article...

Amberwood’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’

Amberwood House hosted an ‘Antiques roadshow’-style valuation day with two potentially valuable items coming to light – a 19th century indian ivory chess set and an 18th century bureau bookcase. Valuer Charles Wallrock, of Lymington based Wick Antiques, said the chess set was of “exceptional quality”, while the bookcase was the most “charming piece of... read article...

Panto visit is pure magic for everyone

Pantomime performers from Belmore Lodge swapped Peking for Peckham when they staged Aladdin at a nearby primary school. Our intrepid troupe of staff entertained children at Pennington Infant School with an ‘Only Fools and Horses’ take on the traditional story of the genie and the magic lamp. The characters included a baddie called Avabanana and... read article...

Long to reign over us

We have presented each of our 1,100 residents with a 140-page magazine marking the Queen’s achievement in becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history. The magazine includes a picture of Mary Pyle, a resident at Avon reach, as part of a promotional advertisement. Starting with the Queen’s coronation in June 1953, the limited edition... read article...

Giving up their time

How our army of volunteers offer an enriching service. Every week, our homes are visited by a small ‘army’ of volunteers who give their time to enrich the quality of life of our residents. They don’t fulfil the same roles as paid members of staff but, whether helping out at events or simply chatting and... read article...

All ready to play our part

It’s here! Wellington Grange, our twentieth home and first in Sussex, is poised to play a major role in the provision of elderly care in and around Chichester. The architecturally impressive home has 72 bedrooms on three storeys in an elegant ‘country house’-type setting with stunning interiors and peaceful, therapeutic gardens. Offering a colourful, vibrant... read article...

20 Questions

Our Customer Advisors play an important role representing and strengthening our homes’ presence in the communities we serve. As well as managing enquiries, they ensure the admission process runs as smoothly as possible for the resident and their family. Name: Richard Upshall Age: 23 Job title and brief description of role: Customer Advisor, Wellington grange.... read article...