Bannow Retirement Home

Bannow Retirement Home

gallery-image4Situated in St Leonards on Sea we specialise in caring for those with dementia and confusion. Bannow is a fine Grade II listed Victorian house and was built in 1877 by the architect Norman Shaw. The home is EMI registered. All rooms are decorated to a high standard, and we pride ourselves on providing round the clock care in a hotel type homely and friendly atmosphere. We have 26 en-suite rooms some with a sea view. All floors are accessible via the use of the lift. Our clients are encouraged to furnish their room according to their wishes. All bedrooms have en suite facilities have their own telephone. We have our own transport where we take our clients out shopping and other places of interest. The seafront is just 5 minutes drive away. The home has a lovely secure large mature garden in which clients can enjoy on warm days.

Our Accommodation

A choice of 2 lounges is provided and a separate dining room where clients can dine if they wish. There is also a library which can also be used as a quite seating area. All medical appointments are escorted by a member of staff and are accessed via our own transport. The clients are encouraged to maintain their existing GP if they wish to do so. A hair salon is provided but the clients are welcome to use their own hairdresser if they prefer. The manager holds a Registered Managers Award and has also completed a dementia mapping course. All our staff have a minimum of NVQ level 2 or above in care.

Our care home clients are encouraged to personalise their rooms to make them feel more at home. Each has a care plan drawn up with the help of other care professionals and their family. This is regularly reviewed as we tailor their care to meet changing needs.

Caring for a person with confusion or dementia involves the whole family and we pride ourselves on providing excellent on-going support. Relatives are welcome to visit the care home at any time and to contact us with any requests or concerns they may have. We hold regular client meetings to keep everyone fully up to date with the latest information and publish a written report.

We know how important a healthy, nutritious and varied menu is for our residents and high quality food is something we take very seriously at Bannow. We like to ensure everyone’s personal dining preferences and dietary requirements are met. We also enjoy celebrating special occasions with our clients and organising favourite treats and parties.

Bannow is situated in a select residential area of Burton St Leonards. Unrestricted on-site and street parking is available for visitors and guests.

Fully compliant with CQC


  • Most rooms en-suite facilities
  • Attractive gardens
  • Activities and entertainment
  • Home cooked varied meals
  • Visiting hairdresser, dentist chiropodist and optician
  • Palliative care with the support of the GP and district nurses
  • Respite Care
  • Convalescent Care
  • Own GP if required
  • Own Furniture if required
  • Pets by arrangement
  • Near Public Transport

Care Philosophy

To look after our residents in the best possible way, in a home from home environment, creating an atmosphere to meet all social, spiritual and psychological needs of the individual.

Each resident is treated as a special individual. We recognise each person’s right to air their views, voice their opinions, make choices, be informed of their condition and be given the help and understanding to accept the required treatment and actively encourage their relatives/friends/advocates to assist the resident and the Bannow Retirement Home to meet their individual needs. Bannow Retirement Home actively promotes links with local community. Offering sensitive and conscientious social care from competent and committed well-trained staff, who understand the needs of elderly people.

We are also aware of the spiritual requirements of the individual and act accordingly to ensure those needs are meet. Bannow Retirement Home operates an ‘open door’ facility; allowing family and friends to visit their relatives and discuss care needs and plans with staff. It is an important part of our philosophy to provide quality care on an individually catered basis.

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