Welcome to the Healthwatch Team.

We were recently contacted by the local Healthwatch team, asking if they could come along and see how Valerie Manor provides care to our residents.

You may be aware that Healthwatch is a National organisation who are the independent national champion for people who use health and social care services.

They are about to start a new project to offer assistance to organisations who are not meeting the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) standards and wanted to see how an Outstanding rated Home operates to be able to suggest ways of improvement.

We are always very happy to share what we do and so we arranged for the team to meet with as many residents, family members and staff as possible. Mike Slator from Upper Beeding Pharmacy also made time to come in to discuss how the pharmacy and Valerie Manor work closely together to provide the best possible service to our residents.

A huge thank you to the Healthwatch team for their time, very positive comments and also to everyone who made themselves available to the team.


Our local Healthwatch Team from left to right.
Jo Tuck, Jane MacDonald, Louise Mosey, Jennie Wright and Katrina Broadhill.

Welcome to Shirley, Assistant Curate

A warm welcome to Shirley who joins the Parish and the lovely team at 3b’s who support Valerie Manor’s residents, relatives and staff.

Here are a few words to introduce Shirley to everyone:

I moved to Upper Beeding in June 2019 to be the Assistant Curate at the parish churches of Beeding and Bramber with Botolophs. I haven’t moved far, as for the past 30 years I have lived in Worthing. I love the outdoors and, although I miss the sea, I am really enjoying being surrounded by beautiful countryside. My dog Barney, a Sproodle, (Springer cross Poodle) is delighted he has landed up here and is particularly enjoying walks along the river. Before training for ministry, I worked for 25 years as a mental health nurse and psychotherapist, first in Worthing and then in Brighton. I am married to Steve and between us we have five sons. They are nearly all adults now but we love to keep in touch and spend fun times together when we can. 

South East Regional Care Awards!

We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for 4 awards this year! 

  • Izzy – Rose – Best Newcomer
  • Debs Goodman – Best assessor and care planner
  • Team Valerie Manor – Best end of life / palliative care
  • Mike Slator, Upper Beeding Pharmacy – Care Innovator for his innovative services to Valerie Manor

Fingers crossed for the interviews on the 8th October and for the awards ceremony on the 9th November!