A belated Thankyou

We owe a belated thank you to The Sussex Produce Company  who were able to step in and supply our beautiful Christmas Tree’s this year.

This local company has really helped over this difficult period and we wanted to recognise their assistance.



CQC Podcast

I was delighted to be contacted by the CQC to ask me to do a POD cast with them before Christmas.

Please do have a listen below – it’s nice that they celebrate what we are doing in Social Care and was honoured to be asked to be part of it.

Visitors POD – Thank you to Neil Pringle Productions

Please do watch the special video below to see what a difference the local Community has made to our residents lives. 

Again, I have to thank Neil for providing the Video for us – such a very kind gesture.




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.