Terry’s Cross House
Terry’s Cross House is a small and friendly registered care home that offers high standards of care, companionship and security in comfortable surroundings. Terry’s Cross is a home from home for all who apply to live here, but priority is given to retired Anglican clergy and missionaries, together with their dependants, as well as anyone who has had a close association with their Church of England Parish Church.
The house is situated on the A281 Brighton Road in the village of Woodmancote and provides a peaceful place to live. Although the house is owned by the Diocese of Chichester, from 1992 it has been managed by a team of trustees which includes a representative of St. Peter’s Church, Woodmancote, as well as members of the benefice clergy, and is run as an independent charity. The staff and the trustees pride themselves in giving the highest standards of tailored, individual care, that ensures residents can live happy and independent lives.
Well-being and Choice
Terrys Cross House has a fantastic team of staff headed up by registered manager, Sally Loveday. The whole team work together to create a warm family atmosphere and a home from home for all their residents. The first and foremost concern is that all who choose to come and live at Terry’s Cross are involved with all aspects of life in their new home. New residents, together with their close family or friends are involved in all aspects of their care and in tailoring a care plan that suits their needs and gives them all the assistance they require. The staff believe that this gives relatives confidence and peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are cared for in the best possible way.
The main priorities for the Trustees and staff of Terry’s Cross are to ensure that happiness, well-being, dignity and freedom of choice are achieved for all who live there. All food is home cooked and nutritious. The in house cook prepares meals using the best fresh and seasonal produce and can tailor menus to suit any special dietary requirements.
There is an excellent relationship with the local medical centre based in Henfield and regular medication is controlled where necessary. The staff can assist with all arrangements for medical and dental appointments and in obtaining prescriptions.
All residents are encouraged to make their room their own and are invited to bring treasured possessions and items of furniture when they move to the House. Married couples are also welcomed and where possible the staff do their very best to ensure that couples can be accommodated together in one of the larger rooms.
Facilities and accommodation:
Terry’s cross house is a large Victorian home spread over 2 floors situated in spacious grounds with magnificent views over the Sussex Downs.
The house is registered for 12 residents in comfortable en-suite rooms. Every room has its own telephone and television aerial point and there is lift access to the first floor. A full laundry service is included in the fee. As a care home linked so strongly with the Church of England there is a small chapel in which there are 2 services of Holy Communion celebrated each week, on Wednesday’s and Sunday’s. The Parish Church of St.Peter’s, Woodmancote is a short walk from the house and a service takes place there every Sunday.
In addition to the house the Trustees also manage Bramwell lodge. These small self-contained studio/one bedroom flats are ideal for those who need to move from a larger home but can remain independent. Residents of the flats can however pay for additional help, for example full laundry or cleaning services. Those who reside in Bramwell lodge are also welcome to come over to the main house for breakfast, lunch or supper at an additional cost. The price of these additional meals as at 1st September 2016 is £4 for breakfast, £8 for lunch and £6 for supper. Families and friends can also be catered for upon request.
Although Terry’s Cross and Bramwell Lodge are in the small village of Woodmancote, the large village of Henfield is situated approximately 1 mile away, and for its size has a lot going on! The busy high street has a good variety of shops, a post office, hairdressers, supermarket and a couple of banks. There is a also a public library and for the more active residents there are many clubs, societies and other activities.
There is ample parking at Terrys Cross and directly outside the House there is a bus stop with services to Henfield and also to the larger towns of Burgess Hill, Horsham and Brighton.
Henfield can be reached by car in 5 minutes or 15 minutes on the bus. Brighton is further afield and can be reached by car in 30 mins or 45 minutes by bus.
Contact: For all enquries please telephone the registered manager, Sally Loveday on 01273 492821 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry’s Cross is a Registered Charity – 1011373
Our President – The Bishop of Chichester
Our Patron – Local author Peter James