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ivy house dementia day centre

Improving the lives of families
living with dementia

We understand that finding support for a loved one with dementia isn't easy and choosing the right level of care can be a tough decision

We are Ivy House, a day centre like no other, providing care and support for people diagnosed with dementia. We cater for all stages of dementia and with one single objective; to improve the quality of life for those with dementia as well as their families and carers.

Our unique approach has proven results and, in many cases, home life can continue for much longer than would otherwise be the case. 

At Ivy House, our award-winning team work to create a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment with an emphasis on enjoyment and engagement. Our handpicked team of experienced ‘companions’, are fully trained in ‘the Ivy way’ and we pride ourselves on our high staff to client ratios. The Companion team create tailored support plans that incorporate individual interests, hobbies and normal routines, with a focus on reigniting confidence and redeveloping lost skills and provide a platform for all those who attend to thrive.      

Ivy House provides a varied (and lively!) activities programme that supports our holistic approach to dementia therapy, but also provides family members the necessary support and respite from their often-demanding caring roles with the aid of, family forums as and when you need them, a dedicated monthly support group as well as access to email and telephone support. In addition we have also partnered with others in the community to create our Dementia Café initiative; it’s a free drop-in advice clinic, a place to ask questions, an impartial ear, a chat over a nice cup of coffee...or tea of course!  

We think our house, Ivy House speaks for itself and we warmly welcome visits by appointment. Our team can answer any questions you may have, and you will see first-hand what happens during a typical day at Ivy House. 


To book your visit contact us, or find out more about our sessions, please call one of the Ivy team on 01323 431 801

The Ivy Dementia Centre Lime Cross Nursery, Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 4RS

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