Dudwell St Mary Care Home in Burwash, East Sussex
Dudwell St Mary is a well-respected care home housed in the stunning setting of a former convent. We provide high quality nursing and residential care for elderly people and for people living with dementia, including planned and emergency respite breaks. Our dedicated team of highly qualified, attentive and experienced staff create a welcoming atmosphere full of smiles and laughter, which is enjoyed by the people we support, their families, and visitors.
The home's specialist Memory Lane Community utilises a careful blend of skills and techniques developed by leading experts in the field of dementia care, incorporating person-centred design in its use of colour and cues to help individuals navigate through the home, whilst thoughtful interior design features, such us adapted crockery and tableware assists with reminiscence. Communities are broken up into separate units with a family feel so people can feel safe and comfortable. Care is focused on independence, dignity and choice, with a person-centred approach. Staffing levels reflect the needs of residents, and people living with dementia are offered a range of activities to help preserve life skills, support interactions and retain a sense of purpose and selfhood.
Our focus is on making a difference to the lives of those we care for, supporting family and friends to ensure that moving from familiar surroundings to our home is a smooth transition. Staff work as a team and are passionate about our quality of care, facilities and the overall environment. Our dedication can be seen in the quality of our cooking, hospitality and of our social activities, which are matched to individual preferences.
The home is located on the outskirts of Burwash in East Sussex, just 2 miles from Etchingham and 15 miles from Tunbridge Wells. We welcome visitors at any time, so why not come and see Dudwell St Mary for yourself.
Read our brochure ‘Life in our home. Providing care through coronavirus’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.
Types of care
We provide high quality 24-hour nursing and residential care and skilled support for frail older people and for people living with dementia, including planned and emergency respite breaks.Read more
Respite / Short stay
Click here to read our latest brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support for your loved one.
Click here to read our latest brochure 'A-Z Directory of Demential Care' for a useful toolkit for providing good dementia care.
- Wi-fi available
- En-suite rooms
- Step-free access
- Activity classes
- Activity room
- Day trips
- Disabled bathroom
- Disabled WC/facilities
- Disabled parking
- Disability awareness/equality training
- Double rooms
- Electric profiling bed
- En-suite toilet
- En-suite toilet plus bath/shower
The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.
Hi, my name is Kirsty and I am the General Manager here at Dudwell St Mary. Welcome to our website!
I began my career in the care industry in 1997, working in a small private care home for 17 years, which I enjoyed every day. I provided individualised care, support, social interaction, comfort & compassion to residents.
In 2003, I decided to study Nursing at Brighton University, as it had been my ambition since an early age. I continued to work at the care home during evenings & weekends, throughout my training, and received my nursing qualification in 2006. Becoming a nurse gave me such fulfillment, along with a great responsibility, which made me extremely proud about what I do.
I joined Dudwell's sister home, Hurstwood View in 2012 – and that is where my journey at Barchester began.
I love to spend time with my family & friends and I also enjoy travelling. I played football for 15 years in a woman’s team, but I’ve hung the boots up now!Get in touch Meet my team
Our staff are like family
At Barchester, we’re cultivating an environment where you’ll have more than just a career – you’ll have a family.Our people
Barchester’s Charitable Foundation distributes over £150,000 per year to individuals and small community groups/charities across England, Scotland and Wales.Find out more
Life at Dudwell St Mary Care Home
Care, activities, facilities and food are all major focuses at our home. It is important that each of these services are tailored to the individual needs and preferences of residents, which is why we employ a wonderful team of professionals who can deliver support using a warm and person-centred approach.