A Christmas message…..

Zoe & I would like to wish everyone a very safe & Happy Christmas.

Whilst we cannot celebrate as we would choose to this year, rest assured our amazing team who are working today and in the run up to Christmas have pulled out all the stops – as they always do.

We could not be prouder of the entire team who throughout this year have selflessly made the residents welfare and happiness their priority – many have not seen their own family members as they would normally.

We would also like to thank our wonderful, supportive and understanding relatives/friends of residents throughout the pandemic – who have trusted our decisions when guidance was changed (often at short notice) and also their kindness and appreciation of pressure the Valerie Manor team are continuing to work under.

It would be wrong also not to thank the local community including Steyning Medical Centre & Beeding Pharmacy to name just two. Without their help and guidance things may have been a lot different for our staff and residents.

There are simply no words to express how we felt about the local community by the way they reacted to our need for the visiting pod. In such difficult times for everyone so many gave their time and materials to ensure our residents and relatives can enjoy safe visits. We are extremely fortunate to be part of this community and the way in which Valerie Manor has benefitted from this –  we can assure you will not be forgotten.

We were very pleased to receive a letter from our local MP Andrew Griffith, whose words say it all “simply exemplary”.


Finally it goes without saying that we wish you all a very safe and Happy Christmas as well as a healthy & Happy New Year.