Visitors Pod Update

Wow! – In just the space of a few days the volunteer team from the local community has really pulled together!

The residents and staff have enjoyed watching the progress and over the weekend wanted to thank everyone for giving up their time and materials for this project.

What a wonderful community we are part of!

Please also follow the project on Facebook & Twitter

DIY SOS – Project Valerie Manor

We are extremely pleased to say that the team building the Pod started work yesterday!


James for Timberrooms is leading the team of volunteers and has confirmed all materials are now ready – kindly supplied and built by these generous local companies, contractors and organisations.


Benchmark Windows

Matt Hodson Electrician

Gardner & Scardifield

Steyning Rugby Club

Southdown Flooring

I also understand from the local Facebook page that other very kind companies/individuals are supporting in different ways – offering refreshments etc – all of course within the current COVID-19 restrictions. We cannot thank you all enough.

We would normally encourage anyone to come along but during these very difficult times we need to ensure our volunteer team, staff and residents remain safe. So please do coordinate with James to ensure all offers of support can be managed correctly.

Please CLICK HERE to contact the volunteer team on the local Facebook Spotted Page.

This project will make a huge difference to our residents and their families who currently are only able to meet in the outside area.

Do please keep an eye out for the progress of the project here on the blog. We have all been very humbled by the local communities response to the project and wanted to let everyone concerned know that this really will make a huge difference not only to our residents but also their visitors.


Team Leaders

Our new position of Team leaders started at the beginning of the month and both Vikki and Lindsay have really made such a positive impact already especially during COVID, thank you to Debs and Lucy for developing this role, constantly exploring ways of improving and supporting staff with development within the home.

Congratulations Vikki and Lindsay from all at Valerie Manor!

Hi, so I am Vikki. I started my care journey at Valerie Manor 5 years ago. I had no care experience, but with support from colleagues and training, I have come so far.

Becoming a team leader, which has meant the world to me as I love my job.

We are lucky that with the amazing support we receive from management means that we will always give the best possible care to your loved ones. I am always available if you want a chat.

My name is Lindsay and I joined Valerie Manor in December 2019 as a Care Assistant and 

now I have been promoted to Team Leader. I have been working in the Care industry for 11 years, and during those years completed NVQ qualifications. I like to keep a positive attitude, and I like everything I do to be organised, I get on with well with all kinds of people.

I enjoy working at Valerie Manor.

Flu Jabs

We were extremely grateful to both Steyning Medical Practice and Upper Beeding Pharmacy for ensuring residents and staff received their Flu jabs last week.

We have always encouraged people to have one but with the flu season nearly upon us, it is more important then ever with COVID-19

A special thank you to Dr Jain and Mike Slator for giving the jabs.

As you can see Mike created a ‘pop-up’ flu jab station in the garden to ensure he could maintain strict distancing and infection control measures. It was decided to provide the jabs at Valerie Manor rather than in the pharmacy as this reduced the risk to staff.