Double celebration at Wellington Grange

Staff and residents at the garden party

A party to mark the first birthday of Wellington Grange turned into a double celebration after it was named among the top care homes in the South East.

The Chichester home was one of just 20 from a field of 3,118 in the region to receive 9.9 out of a maximum ten on the independent site

The rating is based on actual reviews from residents, friends and relatives.

Claire Gibson, Home Manager, hailed the result as testament to her staff’s hard work, adding: “We couldn’t have asked for a better present to celebrate our first birthday.”

Chichester Mayor Cllr Peter Budge with home manager Clare Gibson (left of Cllr Budge)

Chichester Mayor Cllr Peter Budge, who officially opened the home in 2016, was guest of honour at the anniversary garden party.

He said: “Colten Care enriched Chichester by opening Wellington Grange and the home has been a great addition to the city.

“I have been very impressed by Colten Care’s charitable works and also support for the community in so many ways, from sponsoring Chichester Rugby Club to their involvement with the Chichester Festival Theatre.”

Watch the video

videocameraWe’ve produced a short film of Wellington Grange residents visiting Chichester Rugby Club. The contact with the club has been of particular interest to resident Josie Allman as she worked behind the bar there in the late 1960s. To watch our film, visit

Wellington Grange resident Josie Allman tries on some rugby headgear at Chichester Rugby Club.

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