ABOUT US

Abbey Lodge

Abbey Lodge has existed as a care home since 1981 having been renovated from a private home. The care home has been managed and owned day-to-day by Elizabeth Bown since 1996. Liz takes a highly active role in the day-to-day running of Abbey Lodge and is supported by Jo Fleming the Deputy Manager who joined Abbey Lodge in 2020. The home has strong links with various community and church groups. Many of its residents come from Hythe and the surrounding areas and we pride ourselves on having an excellent reputation in the area which has been developed and strengthened over three decades. Liz has achieved Level NVQ 5 qualification in care management and is also a NVQ Assessor. She takes pride in training and leading staff in the ethos that she believes care should be provided and this has directly attributed to the reputation Abbey Lodge has.

Abbey Lodge residential care home

Place Farm House - Brighton

Our sister home Place Farm House is situated in the tranquil settings of Patcham, on the outskirts of Brighton, East Sussex. Place Farm House is a 19 bed residential home and began life as a care home since 1992. The home is managed day-to-day by Karen Reid, who joined Place Farm House in 2017 as Deputy Manager where she worked closely with Andrew Bown the previous manager and current owner, before coming the Registered Manager herself in September 2019. Karen has developed Place Farm’s service to ensure it provides intimate care to our residents and that we have the best staff who are supported and enjoy their work.

Please click here to find out more about Place Farm House.

place farm house Brighton

Place Farm House Brighton

The Shelley - Worthing

The Shelley is a 32 bed residential care home set in the residential area of Worthing, 5 minute walk to the seafront. The home has been running for 16 years originally began life as a hotel and was converted into a care home in 2005. Over the years it has developed and built a reputation for being one of the best care home’s in the area, if not in the country with its sophisticated décor and excellence in care. The Shelley was purchased by the Bown family in 2020 and is the third home in the group. The Shelley is managed day-to-day by Andy who takes a highly active role in the day-to-day running of the home and is personally on hand to provide support to the residents and the care staff.

Please click here to find out more about The Shelley.

The Shelley - Worthing

The Shelley - Worthing

  • Family run home with unique character and homely surroundings.
  • An outstanding, professional team with identifiable values which strengthens our desire to provide the best for our residents.
  • Electronic care system which allows you to stay in touch with your loved one’s care.
  • All but two rooms with en-suite and some rooms offering sea views.
  • Home cooked delicious food choices.
  • Comprehensive diary of daily activities and professional entertainers
  • Peaceful garden, front south facing terraced areaand porch for our residents to sit and enjoy their time.

Abbey Lodge residential care home in Hythe

Abbey Lodge Residential Care Home, Hythe

The safety of our residents is of the paramount importance during the COVID 19 pandemic and we are continually adapting our policies in light of changing Government Guidelines. We understand that family would like to see their loved one’s whilst in a care home and it is also important for the wellbeing of residents. We closed our doors to all but essential visitors on 11th March 2020, 12 days prior to the national lockdown began and re-opened in July 2020. During the summer of 2020 we allowed visiting in the gardens of Place Farm (social distancing applying) and in March 2021 visiting was extended to a nominated individual for each resident .

You can read our latest Visiting Policy here.

COVID-19 Health Screening Questionnaire

Report a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test result

covid secure residential care home

The phrases “technology” and “care home” may seem counter-intuitive but we very much strive to run the home with technology in mind because it free’s up time for our staff to spend with the residents and improves the working lives of our staff to enhance morale and motivation. Technology and a “paperless” approach is at the heart of the care we provide at Abbey Lodge and we use an online care system which gives our carers the flexibility to provide bespoke care to the residents at their bedside, rather than having to rely on paper care records which are bulky and sometimes poorly maintained.

To find out more about the technology which we use in our home please book a visit!

Abbey Lodge technology

Abbey Lodge are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who are the national inspectorate body in the United Kingdom. We are regularly inspected against their 5 key questions. You can view our current and past inspections below.

November 2020 Inspection

January 2019 Inspection

June 2016 Inspection

June 2014 Inspection

Abbey Lodge CQC rating

Place Farm House CQC rating

About us
Abbey Lodge

Abbey Lodge has existed as a care home since 1981 having been renovated from a private home. The care home has been managed and owned day-to-day by Elizabeth Bown since 1996. Liz takes a highly active role in the day-to-day running of Abbey Lodge and is supported by Jo Fleming the Deputy Manager who joined Abbey Lodge in 2020. The home has strong links with various community and church groups. Many of its residents come from Hythe and the surrounding areas and we pride ourselves on having an excellent reputation in the area which has been developed and strengthened over three decades. Liz has achieved Level NVQ 5 qualification in care management and is also a NVQ Assessor. She takes pride in training and leading staff in the ethos that she believes care should be provided and this has directly attributed to the reputation Abbey Lodge has.

Abbey Lodge residential care home

Place Farm House - Brighton

Our sister home Place Farm House is situated in the tranquil settings of Patcham, on the outskirts of Brighton, East Sussex. Place Farm House is a 19 bed residential home and began life as a care home since 1992. The home is managed day-to-day by Karen Reid, who joined Place Farm House in 2017 as Deputy Manager where she worked closely with Andrew Bown the previous manager and current owner, before coming the Registered Manager herself in September 2019. Karen has developed Place Farm’s service to ensure it provides intimate care to our residents and that we have the best staff who are supported and enjoy their work.

Please click here to find out more about Place Farm House.

place farm house Brighton

Place Farm House Brighton

The Shelley - Worthing

The Shelley is a 32 bed residential care home set in the residential area of Worthing, 5 minute walk to the seafront. The home has been running for 16 years originally began life as a hotel and was converted into a care home in 2005. Over the years it has developed and built a reputation for being one of the best care home’s in the area, if not in the country with its sophisticated décor and excellence in care. The Shelley was purchased by the Bown family in 2020 and is the third home in the group. The Shelley is managed day-to-day by Andy who takes a highly active role in the day-to-day running of the home and is personally on hand to provide support to the residents and the care staff.

Please click here to find out more about The Shelley.

The Shelley - Worthing

The Shelley - Worthing

Why Choose us?

  • Family run home with unique character and homely surroundings.
  • An outstanding, professional team with identifiable values which strengthens our desire to provide the best for our residents.
  • Electronic care system which allows you to stay in touch with your loved one’s care.
  • All but two rooms with en-suite and some rooms offering sea views.
  • Home cooked delicious food choices.
  • Comprehensive diary of daily activities and professional entertainers
  • Peaceful garden, front south facing terraced areaand porch for our residents to sit and enjoy their time.

Abbey Lodge residential care home in Hythe

Abbey Lodge Residential Care Home, Hythe

COVID 19

The safety of our residents is of the paramount importance during the COVID 19 pandemic and we are continually adapting our policies in light of changing Government Guidelines. We understand that family would like to see their loved one’s whilst in a care home and it is also important for the wellbeing of residents. We closed our doors to all but essential visitors on 11th March 2020, 12 days prior to the national lockdown began and re-opened in July 2020. During the summer of 2020 we allowed visiting in the gardens of Place Farm (social distancing applying) and in March 2021 visiting was extended to a nominated individual for each resident .

You can read our latest Visiting Policy here.

COVID-19 Health Screening Questionnaire

Report a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test result

covid secure residential care home

Embracing technology

The phrases “technology” and “care home” may seem counter-intuitive but we very much strive to run the home with technology in mind because it free’s up time for our staff to spend with the residents and improves the working lives of our staff to enhance morale and motivation. Technology and a “paperless” approach is at the heart of the care we provide at Abbey Lodge and we use an online care system which gives our carers the flexibility to provide bespoke care to the residents at their bedside, rather than having to rely on paper care records which are bulky and sometimes poorly maintained.

To find out more about the technology which we use in our home please book a visit!

Abbey Lodge technology

CQC reports

Abbey Lodge are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who are the national inspectorate body in the United Kingdom. We are regularly inspected against their 5 key questions. You can view our current and past inspections below.

November 2020 Inspection

January 2019 Inspection

June 2016 Inspection

June 2014 Inspection

Abbey Lodge CQC rating

Place Farm House CQC rating