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Fulford Care and Nursing Home in Littlehampton, West Sussex

Fulford Care and Nursing Home 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:

  • Physical disabilities
  • Limited mobility
  • Severe cognitive impairment

We cater for both long- and short-term stays, and can also arrange regular respite care.

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.

Where is Fulford Nursing Home?

We’re only 10 minutes from the beach and the shops in Littlehampton. We’re within easy reach of the A27 and three local train stations.

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 only three miles from the South Downs National Park.

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.

Friends and family members are welcome to visit at any time, and there’s always tea and coffee on hand.

We’re proud that the CQC has given Fulford a rating of ‘good’ (November 2018).

Call us on 01903 718877 to arrange a visit to Fulford or an informal chat, we’d love to introduce you to the home, our staff and our residents.

Care home facilities

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!

The bedrooms at Fulford

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.

The garden at Fulford

We have a large secure lawned garden and lovely enclosed courtyards where residents can join in outdoor activities or simply enjoy being outside.

Our staff

Kim Maw is the manager of Fulford Care and Nursing Home in Littlehampton.

Kim Maw - Fulford Care home Manager

I love every minute of my  working day in Fulford, being a care home manager is a dream come true for me. We strive to ensure that Fulford is a place where our residents feel contented each and every day. We are a caring family and believe that the small things can make a difference.

Some examples of how our staff go the extra mile for our residents:

  • We have facilitated bingo sessions for a resident who used to be a bingo caller; she now leads the session with friends and relatives from the community coming in to take part
  • Another of our residents’ daughters lives in New Zealand and one of our healthcare assistants has downloaded WhatsApp onto her phone so as well as being able to speak to her he can also see her
  • A resident whose daughter is a florist has set up a small factory line in her room so that she can help out her daughter

Staff training

All our staff go on an intensive three-day Agincare induction 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.

Care worker at Fulford care home

Social activities

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:

  • Exercise classes
  • Arts and crafts
  • Bingo
  • Hair-dressing
  • Cooking and eating!

Food and nutrition

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.

If you’d like to find out more about Fulford and how we could support you or a family member, call us on 01903 718877.

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Features
  • 24-hour care and support
  • 74 spacious en-suite bedrooms
  • Highly-trained staff group
  • Delicious home-cooked meals
  • Communal lounges and dining areas
  • Sunny conservatory
  • Secluded courtyards and grounds
  • No set visiting times
  • Car parking and disabled access
What our residents, their family and friends say about Fulford Care 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.

Colin P – Son of Resident

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. Also, I would like to thank all the staff for the friendship they showed towards myself and husband and the rest of the family when visiting.

Rosemary R – Daughter of Resident

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.

Charlotte T

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.

Hayley E – Daughter of Resident

Find Us

Address

East Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 6AJ

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