If you are heading north on the A26 to Crowborough take the second right onto Ashengate Way and then the first left onto Linum Lane. We are located at the end of the road.

We are proud to be one of the first homes to be accredited as part of Barchester’s 10-60-06 Dementia Care programme, reflecting the enhanced quality of dementia care and improved quality of life experienced by residents here at Hurstwood View. 

Opened in September 2012 Barchester Hurstwood View provides 24 hour general nursing and residential care, as well as expert care for those living with dementia in our Memory Lane community. Situated in the glorious East Sussex countryside and a stone’s throw from the renowned Ashdown Forest, Hurstwood View, known locally as the Care Hotel, is a popular destination for people with a variety of care needs.

Ash Down Walk, our Nursing Floor, has been designed to a high specification and offers exclusive single room en-suite accommodation. Each room is tastefully decorated with coordinating soft furnishings, a nurse call point, TV point and Telephone point are in situe. Wifi is available throughout the building. As well as 26 sizeable single on-suites the Ground floor comprises of two spacious lounges with patio doors leading out to the extensive gardens and outside seating areas. Also on the nursing floor a dining room with views over the East Sussex countryside. There are additional bathrooms and rest room facilities throughout the nursing floor area. Our Clinical Team is committed to providing professional and respectful care and maintaining Barchester’s exceptional standards.

Expert Dementia Care

Our Memory Lane Community is a dedicated part of our home which provides supportive and enabling care for people living with Dementia and other related challenges to memory. Here you will find the highest standards in care and support for people living with dementia and their families and friends. Our daily activities programme managed by two dedicated Activities Coordinators enables our memory lane residents to maintain their self-esteem, encourage independence and promote freedom of choice. Memory Lane in designed and managed to allow our residents to thrive by stimulation and to an enriching life and giving their families peace of mind that their loved ones are in a safe and loving environment.

Assisted Living 

We have a number of Assisted Living apartments available here at Hurstwood View. Please click here for more information.

Putting your needs first

At Hurstwood View we work in conjunction with Local GPs, health and Social Services to ensure the best possible package of care and support is available to every resident. As well as supporting your care needs we like to deliver a variety of services to make your stay with us an enjoyable experience other services would include our hair and beauty salon, chiropody, a daily newspaper, weekly trips out to various places of interest in our own minibus, and regular visits from people from different faith groups.

Life at Hurstwood View 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.

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Our team

Our team here at Hurstwood View strive to provide the best possible care to each and every resident at the home. We have a committed, energised team who always go that extra mile to ensure that new residents have their every need catered for. This could range from bringing your beloved pet with you to your new home or making sure you have your favourite piece of furniture in your new suite; we will do our utmost to facilitate your home from home comforts. Access to the community is very important; part of our personable approach means we like to make sure each and every resident has a seamless transition into our care facility, so maintaining community connections is a big part of this. We have our own minibus and careful drivers who can help residents meet their social needs.

Care Home in Uckfield | Hurstwood View

Sam Kirwan

General Manager

Welcome to Hurstwood View Care Home, my name is Sam and I am the General Manager here.

I started to work in the care industry in 1998; I worked for an organisation called Southdown Housing and supported people with learning disabilities in their own homes - one-to-one - due to the nature of their complex needs. During this time I also supported a woman with mental health needs and became interested in this area, as I would accompany her when attending a day centre once a week. I volunteered to do group work in the day centre and then, when a vacancy became available, I applied for the position and was successful.

I also worked at Brighton Family Service - a family substance misuse rehabilitation unit for parents and children - from 2002 to 2008.

I developed an interest in training and development and I worked for an organisation called Revolutions Training, whom I had completed my NVQ Level 4 and Registered Manager Award qualification with. I worked with them until 2009 when I took the opportunity to become self-employed, and spent the first six months of this managing a day service for people with learning disabilities.

Following this, I then worked freelance as a trainer and an assessor for qualifications in Health and Social Care. I was also the main trainer in dementia qualifications level II and III for a number of organisations across Sussex.

I have also received a Humanitarian Award from the Suffolk Police Constabulary for saving a man’s life in 2013 by administering CPR when he had had a heart attack whilst driving - he lived because of this action. As a result, my partner and I made the front page of their Ipswich Star newspaper for our bravery.

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Our care

Here at Hurstwood, we value our friends and relatives as much as the residents. These very important people are vital to helping us provide the best person centred care we can. Some residents with memory loss cannot tell us their preferences and wishes very easily, so we are always grateful to the family and friends of Hurstwood who can help us to build life stories of the individuals we care for. This information assists us to go that extra mile and give residents and their loved ones the highly professional and sought after care they deserve.

We have an excellent catering team who will cook home cooked meals every day and cater for all dietary requirements; nothing is ever too much bother for our friendly team. Our activities team provide daily entertainment, from having a knit and natter afternoon, to bringing choirs and magicians in for live entertainment! We are a strong, focused group of caring individuals and together we make Hurstwood a continuing success. We can't wait for you to be part of this.

Types of care

Nursing Care

Nursing care is for people who need a qualified nursing care team available to them 24 hours a day.

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Residential Care

Our residential care is ideal for frail older people that would benefit from additional care and support, but without the need for specialist nursing or dementia care.

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Dementia Care

Our highly skilled team of dementia experts work hard to ensure the highest quality of care, based on the latest research.

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Respite Care & Short Breaks

Whether you care for a relative or are in need of care yourself, taking a break from your usual routine can do the world of good.

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Nothing short of great food is prepared and served in our homes

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Facilities

  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon

On-site

  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Activity room
  • Bar/café
  • Flexible mealtimes

Accessibility

  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training

Accommodation

  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • En-suite toilet plus bath/shower
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
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