Pilgrim Home, Brighton Services Eligibility Criteria Residential Care Dementia Care Retirement Living Retirement Living Plus Respite Care Residents will be over 60 years of age for retirement living, or over 65 years of age for residential or dementia care. Residents will be in active agreement with our Protestant Christian ethos and have a personal testimony consistent with our basis of faith. Life at Brighton Home Fulfilled Living In every one of our homes and schemes we express God’s love through compassion and care that helps people live life to the full - fulfilled living. The Brighton Home has an active social life, in which residents can take part or follow their own pursuits. We appreciate that each resident has their own individual interests, hobbies and pastimes, and we endeavour to support our residents to maintain this important part of their lives. Our residents are encouraged to lead the lifestyle that they choose, doing as much or as little as they want. Activities include a range of craft including card making, cooking and painting. There are also other recreations such as music and movement, musical expression, pampering, chair exercises, and outings. Clothing sales by mobile outlets are arranged and the home is regularly visited by local Christian choirs. Our Christian background is at the heart of both our values and our actions. Our residents at Brighton enjoy daily devotions and prayer groups and services are held every day in the home each week. Communion is held once a month and a Bible study is held fortnightly. The home also benefits from visits by local college students and many of the residents find real enjoyment in sharing their life experiences with these young people. The home is well supported by the local Friends Group who befriend the residents and visit on a regular basis. Around the Home Brighton Home is one of the Society’s earliest homes and has been extensively and tastefully refurbished. Set in a sheltered valley, Queens Park is less than five minutes’ walk from the home. Accessible by wheelchair, this park is a popular place to stroll around or meet up with family and friends. There is a regular bus service which can take you to the Sea Front, the famous ‘Lanes’, or to the shops. The Brighton Home has 21 single rooms. To ensure the privacy of our residents, the rooms have been fitted with hand basins (some with toilets). There are bathrooms with assisted baths and a walk-in shower. There is a spacious lounge/dining room on the ground floor, along with a separate small lounge which is often appreciated by residents for its atmosphere for peace and quiet. Residents particularly enjoy the sheltered garden which has areas to catch the sunshine and areas for those who prefer to sit in shade, perhaps to read a book or just enjoy the peacefulness. We enjoy showing visitors around the home, but request that if this is the purpose of your visit you call us first to arrange a suitable time. This allows us to allocate a member of staff to answer your questions. Relatives and friends are welcome to visit at any time during the day, and there is the opportunity to purchase a meal in the home if they wish to do so, by prior arrangement. Accommodation 21 residential care places, 12 single flats, and 1 large single flat. Further Information The retirement living section is in a separate residential block Online Tour Take a brief tour of our Brighton Home by clicking on the video below. Staff Manager - Sue Jones, RMN Sue is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and a committed Christian, who has been in the caring profession for many years. Together with the Business Manager, Sue leads a dedicated and professional care team, and strives to deliver the highest quality and standards of service for all our residents. Business Manager - Sarah Hopwood Sarah recently joined the team at Brighton. Early in her career she trained as a district nurse; in recent years she was awarded Fellow of the PSA pursuing her career as a Motivational Speaker - specialising in Emotional Intelligence. Married with two independent adult children, Sarah enjoys time away with her husband in their caravan. They are also keen amateur golfers coupled with a love for reading & walking. Next to her love of Christ, her great passion is music. Sarah sang with one of the top 5 amateur choirs in the UK for 3 years, each year joining the main choirs in the Royal Albert Hall recording Songs of Praise “Big Sing”. Sarah also joined the 2012 Jubilant Commonwealth Choir on the River Thames for the Queen’s Jubilee. A committed Christian, Sarah is a former Church warden and currently a member of Shoreham Baptist Church, playing keyboard in the Worship Team. She is also Executive Director of “Family, Faith and Fun… the happiness debate” broadcast on Channel 7, Brighton TV. Contact & Location 35/36 Egremont Place, Brighton BN2 0GB Tel: 0300 303 1440 Email: [email protected] How to find us: By Car The Brighton home is only a couple of minutes’ drive from the A23 and Brighton town centre. By Train/Bus Brighton train station is one mile from the home and a short taxi ride. The number 18 bus travels from Brighton train station into Egremont Place. Governance Information In order to reduce the charities' governance and administration costs, on 21st December 2016 we re-registered our care homes with CQC under the name of Pilgrims' Friend Society. Previously this home was registered under the name of Pilgrim Homes. None of our staff, management or ways of working in the home changed as a result. The results of the most recent inspection by CQC under the old registration of Pilgrim Homes can be seen by clicking on the CQC link and looking at the “old profile”.