Fulford is a real home-from-home in the vibrant West Sussex seaside town of Littlehampton, providing high-quality 24-hour affordable residential, nursing, palliative, respite and convalescence care.
We care for people with:
We cater for both long- and short-term stays, and can also arrange regular respite care.
As well as caring for our residents we care about their families too.
Our door is always open for a chat, and our residents’ and families’ forum gives residents and relatives a way to support each other and get involved in making decisions about how the home is run.
All our residents are different, and we offer a range of activities and menu options so every person feels happy, stimulated and cared-for.
When someone arrives at Fulford, they immediately become part of the Agincare family. We care for them and help them maintain their independence, decision-making and control as much as they can.
Fulford is their home, and we support their changing physical and emotional needs so they can stay here as long as they want to.
Our prices include accommodation, personalised care, meals, laundry, and activities. Use our free cost calculator today for a personalised quote.
We understand that families have real concerns over the safety of residents at this time and would like to provide reassurance that we are doing everything in our power to minimise the risk to residents.
We’re only 10 minutes from the beach and shops in Littlehampton. We’re within easy reach of the A27 and two train stations. The 700 bus route stops right outside and goes all the way to Brighton or Portsmouth.
After a major refurbishment programme, Fulford is fully equipped to deal with a range of needs and requirements.
We want residents to feel safe and secure, but to also feel that they’re living in a friendly, comfortable and homely environment.
Our communal lounge and two dining rooms mean there’s plenty of space for group activities, or somewhere to find a quieter spot.
One of our dining rooms is in a stunning 200-year-old listed barn which has been carefully restored. There’s also a lovely sunny conservatory.
Residents and visitors are welcome to use the free Fulford Wi-Fi. All our care homes have an iPad for residents to use – Skype calls work really well – and for families to use when they visit.
Visitors often bring in their own devices and use our Wi-Fi to show loved ones videos and photos, and to play games. And our Wi-Fi has proved very popular with the children of visiting families!
We have 74 spacious bedrooms (all en-suite), with some able to accommodate couples – if there’s availability.
Each bedroom’s front door is a different colour and style, which makes it more recognisable. And we encourage our residents to personalise their rooms with their own photos and furniture.
Personal possessions help residents feel at home, and provide extra stimulation and time for reminiscence. They also give our staff an important understanding of a resident’s history and what’s important to them.
We have a large secure lawned garden and lovely enclosed courtyards where residents can join in outdoor activities or simply enjoy being outside.
All our staff go on an intensive three-day Agincare training course before starting at Fulford.
As well as regular reviews and supervisions we carry out mandatory annual and two-year refresher training, plus specialist training including subjects such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke and Parkinson’s.
We use an online care planning tool to give our staff immediate real-time access to residents’ likes, dislikes and care information on a handset.
Our care workers can easily keep track of a resident’s day, including medication, repositioning, hydration and how much they’ve eaten.
We have our own activities co-ordinator who works with people one-to-one – spending time with them in their own rooms – and organises the group activities.
Our activity schedule is varied, and our week could include:
Good, wholesome home-cooked food is essential at a care home. Our two talented chefs cook with locally-sourced ingredients as much as possible.
We cater for all dietary needs, from Coeliac and gluten-free, to vegetarian and vegan.
Our chefs always ask for feedback from our residents, including through our residents’ forum. They are more than willing to adapt menus.
We serve three main meals a day and mealtimes are really important. We encourage our residents to eat together as there are so many social and nutritional benefits.
However, people can choose to eat their meals in private too, if they prefer.
We have picture and written menus. However, we always re-offer before serving, to check our residents haven’t changed their minds about what they’d like to eat.
Residents can eat meals with guests, either in private or in our dining room.
Read more about food and nutrition in our care homes.
I’m excited to take Fulford to its full potential. We have a great team here, a great community of residents. Residents living their lives the way they want to is what it’s all about, and we have big plans for the future. The feel of Fulford is very special, it’s really just like home.
Mum moved into the care home eight months ago. She is well cared for, well fed and the staff are always helpful. The care home is always clean and tidy. As are the staff. Nothing is too much trouble. I would not hesitate to recommend this care home to anyone.
You have looked after my mum in a very caring and friendly way. She was treated with respect and dignity at all times. This all helped in her swift recovery. I would like to thank all the staff for the friendship they showed towards myself and the rest of the family when visiting.
Very friendly staff, refreshments offered when we attend.Documentation always ready and ledgable.Residents look well looked after and cared for.Staff always smiling and happy.Environment clean and tidy.
My dad is here for respite for a few weeks. We are really impressed with the level of care he has received. He feels safe and well looked after which is what he wanted. We can’t thank you enough for all your help.
Tim Buckley, Chief Operating Officer of Agincare Homes said:
“The Fulford team is committed to providing high quality care to all its residents, so we are naturally disappointed with the home’s rating following inspection by the CQC.
“The inspection came at a time of considerable change with a new manager just coming into post. Julie our new manager has subsequently had opportunity to embed significant improvements with strong leadership at Fulford, which has resulted in positive recognition by the team and the local wider professional community.
“We are pleased that the CQC’s report includes feedback from people that they enjoyed living at the home, and felt that they had been looked after very well, particularly during the Coronavirus pandemic.
“We are committed to getting care right at the home, and have already completed all actions required at the end of inspection report.
“We are supporting the Fulford team with clear action to bring further improvement, and I’m confident that CQC inspectors will find positive change in their next visit.”
We’re only 10 minutes from the beach and the shops in Littlehampton. We’re within easy reach of the A27 and two local train stations (Littlehampton and Angmering).
The 700 bus route stops right outside Fulford and can take you all the way to Brighton or to Portsmouth. We’re also really lucky to be close to the South Downs National Park.
We are doing everything in our power to keep residents and staff safe during Covid.
Yes, we are delighted to be able to welcome visitors back into our home. Our care home visiting policy is based on a strict protocol and risk assessment that takes into account the individual circumstances of each home.
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