A 90th birthday Celebration!!

4th March 2019:

One of our lovely residents celebrates her 90th birthday today. With our best voices we were sure to sing our hearts out to ensure a loud rendition of ‘Happy Birthday to youuuu’  –  heard echoing down the hallways!

Chef Alison cooked up a pretty (and delicious) birthday cake and our resident received many cards and gifts………….

What a fantastic age and what a fantastic lady! Happy 90th Birthday to you…

New Staff

We are very please to welcome the following new staff.

Carrie – Office Assistant.

Carrie will be working in the office from Wednesday to Friday job sharing with Sally-Ann who works on a Monday and Tuesday.

Having lived in Upper Beeding for 30 years, I know Valerie Manor by reputation and am looking forward to working with and getting to know all of the residents, their families and friends and of course my colleagues!

When I’m not working my time is spent looking after my animals, Morris Dancing and on a recently acquired interest in patchwork quilting.




Brenda – Deputy Manager

Brenda is joining the team to replace Alison who is retiring in April. So until then we have a team of three deputy managers (Debs, Alison & Brenda). Brenda brings with her a wealth of experience and has already begun to get to grips with our processes.

I have been in Nursing for over 25 years and in this time I have worked in many different nursing posts which has given me so much experience including working overseas and commissioning 2 Homes working with the General Manager – which was very rewarding.

I am passionate in my role and ensure that the care that is delivered is of the highest quality for each individual residents needs. I enjoy supporting the residents needs and promoting their independence, dignity and quality of life.

My goal is to maintain our residents purpose and a fulfilling life everyday.

I love a challenge and above all I appreciate humour!


Please join us in wishing all our new staff well in their new roles.

Happy New Year!

We would like to wish you a Happy New Year from all the residents and staff at Valerie Manor.

Alan and I would like to thank everyone who has supported us throughout 2018 and look forward to working with you in 2019!

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Food Hygiene Inspection

Well done to Preeda, Alison and the Steve’s for a brilliant inspection on Thursday 8th November – Very proud of them for having such high standards and gaining another 5 star rating!