Residential and Nursing Home Care

What does it do?

Residential care is for people who can no longer manage living in their own home, even with support from home care services. You can stay in residential care for a short time (known as respite care) or over a long period. You would stay in a comfortable furnished room with staff available 24 hours a day.
In some places you can bring your own furniture with you. Meals are provided along with other facilities such as hairdressing, and you can come and go as you please.

There are two main types of homes available:

  • residential
  • nursing

Both provide 24 hour care. Nursing home care provides nursing care by qualified nurses, or under their supervision. It is beneficial for people who are ill, injured or frail.

Who it is for?

Residential care is available to older people and adults with a mental health problem or physical, sensory or learning disability. It can help you to continue living safely, whilst giving your carer peace of mind knowing you are in a safe and supportive environment.

Where it is available?

Local service (Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Wealden, Rother).

What it costs:

We will ask you to pay for or contribute towards the cost of residential care. This is the case whether you stay in one of our own homes or if we arrange for an independent provider monitored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to provide it. The amount you pay depends on how much you can afford and is worked out when we make a financial assessment.

How to access or apply for it:

To apply for respite care you should have a community care assessment which assesses your needs. Call our contact centre: telephone 0345 60 80 191


Info last updated:

County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex, BH7 1UE