Wykeham House Care Home in Horley
Wykeham House was officially opened by Sir Richard Branson in 1998 and is ideally located less than 5 minutes from Gatwick Airport, making it the ideal location for residents with families living abroad. It is also situated within walking distance of the town centre, bus stop and train station.
Wykeham House provides excellent 24-hour nursing and residential care, alongside expert care for people living with dementia in our bespoke Memory Lane Community. Alongside this, we offer respite care and short breaks, which can now be pre-booked up to a year in advance. Our highly skilled and first-class facilities ensure that Wykeham House in a truly exceptional place to live.
'Memory Lane' 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 dedication can be seen across all aspects of life within our home, from cooking and hospitality to the variety of activities residents can enjoy. We welcome families to join us for lunch and also offer a private dining service for special occasions.
We are confident you’ll find us ideally suited to meet your needs, both now and in the future. Please feel free to give us a call or drop in; we are here to support both you and your family.
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 always aim to deliver bespoke care to those who live at our home. We tailor our services to meet the unique requirements of each person and in a way that celebrates their individuality, whilst also helping residents to maintain as much independence as possible and treating them with dignity at all times.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.
- Wi-fi available
- En-suite rooms
- Step-free access
- Hairdressing salon
- Access to kitchen facilities
- Activity classes
- Day trips
- Exercise classes
- Disabled bathroom
- Disabled WC/facilities
- Disabled parking
- Disability awareness/equality training
- Electric profiling bed
- En-suite toilet
- Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
- Nurse call system
The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.
Hi, my name is Julia and I am the General Manager here at Wykeham House. Welcome to our website!
I started working part time as a carer in a local care home when I was 16 whilst finishing my studies. At 18, I left home to start my nursing career and, after qualifying as a registered nurse, I went on to midwifery. After having 2 children,I found working in the NHS difficult to manage and had an opportunity to go back to working in care homes. I got my first management position in 1998 and have never looked back. It is so rewarding to do a job that I enjoy and that I am passionate about.Get in touch Meet my team
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Life at Wykeham House Care Home
Ensuring that we deliver high quality care to those we support isn’t our only priority here – we also want to offer excitement and, most importantly, to ensure that everyone feels at home. That is why we employ trained staff who are committed to delivering a stimulating activities programme and nutritious cuisine, which are supplemented by services and facilities that are designed to make life here as pleasant as possible.