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Ivy House

Dementia Care Specialist of the Year 2020

We are proud to announce that Ivy is the winner of an award!

During lockdown we continued supporting families living with Dementia in our community .. and we are thrilled that it has been recognised.  

We have been awarded Dementia Care Specialists of the Year by Corporate LiveWire Prestige Awards.

The team and I would like to thank ALL our families for all their ongoing trust and support during the pandemic, it's an indescribable bond. Those that know just know - and dementia is a team game.

We proudly play our part.

Ivy House Dementi Specialist, Birley Centre

Ivy House Variety Musical Performance

CANCELLED - Sunday 17 May 2019 from 3pm

The Ivy House Variety Musical Performance is back by popular demand. Save the date!



Sunday 17 May from 3pm (doors open at 2.30pm) for an afternoon of entertainment and laughter. 

at The Birley Centre, Eastbourne


The Ivy Performers will be back in the studio rehearsing from February and we have a fantastic line up already secured!  

Everyone is encouraged to attend!  

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Christmas Supper Club

Thursday 19 December from 5.30pm

Our regular Supper Club is a valuable opportunity to meet others and enjoy a home cooked meal in a safe environment. All are welcome. Held on the 3rd Thursday of the month.


We have changed the timing so it begins earlier.  This means that for people attending Ivy during the day can help us lay the table and prepare for our guests and don't need to go home in between! 


There is of course a Christmas theme for this coming Supper Club


Tickets are £12 per person and there is limited space available! Please come and join us!

support@ivyhouse-dementiacare.com | 01323 431801

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Christmas Show - THANK YOU!

Our dementia friendly Christmas concert entertained clients, families and friends of Ivy to mark the first Sunday in advent and the beginning of the festive season. 


Amongst the 160 strong audience was Cllr Pat Hearn who talked about community and family. There was a strong message running through the entire event of the importance of acceptance and inclusion. 


Special thanks goes to All Saints Chapel for the hire of their stunning venue, Cllr Pat Hearn, Wendy McKevitt & Jenny Eldridge who both read and East Dean Choir who sung so beautifully.

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Christmas Show - An Invitation

Round up your family and friends and let’s raise the roof of the All Saints Chapel!

We are delighted to invite you, your loved ones and friends to our 3rd annual Christmas Concert at the All Saints Chapel

As you know there is plenty of opportunity for singing at Ivy House – it is rare for there not to be some music playing or someone singing a song


All Saints Chapel, 22 Darley Road, BN20 7GE


Sunday 1st December from 4pm

Doors open at 4pm with the concert starting at 5pm


We anticipate the concert lasting one hour.  There will be tea, coffee, mulled wine and mince pies served before and after the concert


To reserve your ticket(s) please complete and return the booking form (a donation of £7 per person would be appreciated)

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Just Because with Jim Pyle - Thursday 14th November

A "Just Because" party! All are welcome whether you typically attend a Thursday session or not but PLEASE let us know you are coming. Entertainment by the brilliant Jim Pyle from Full Beam Productions followed by a buffet lunch.

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Halloween Celebrations

You know we love a party! We had a spooky time at our Halloween party on Thursday 31 October.  Visit our Facebook page to see some of the photographs.  If you are an Ivy House client you can just drop into these sessions if it's not your usual day!  


Ivy House is OPEN this Christmas

Christmas can be a lonely time for people living and caring for loved ones with dementia.


If you would like to spend Christmas in a safe, caring and fun environment why not come to the Ivy House to celebrate this year? 


Contact the House and speak to Emma to get booked in.  Limited availability.  

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Good Life Show - Thursday 26th November 2019

Ivy House hosted an information stand at The Good Life Show, put on by the Eastbourne Seniors Forum. The event was well attended by the general public despite the rain and the Ivy team were able to share with visitors to the stand how Ivy House can support families who are living with dementia through the free activities or attending the day centre. 


Thank you to all who we met - we thoroughly enjoyed meeting you.  


Last Days of Summer Party - Tuesday 24th September 2019

To mark the end of the summer we hosted a little party for our clients. It's important to mix things up and everyone had a great time!  Our clients enjoyed a buffet lunch and entertainment by the brilliant Jim Pyle from Full Beam Productions.


Enjoy looking at the photographs on our Facebook page.  


Eastbourne & District Community Awards 2019

Ivy House are delighted to share that we were awarded Highly Commended in the recent Corporate Social Responsibility category at Eastbourne District Community Awards!

The awards themselves took place on Thursday 12 September and was a fantastic evening recognising the hard work of those who make our community so special and unique.  See you next year!   

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Musical Variety Performance, Sunday 19th May 2019

Ivy House raised the roof of the Birley Centre on Sunday.  A letter from Dame Vera Lynn was read out at the concert by Jane (see left) and boasted a start studded group of acts who gave their time for free.  Thanks to Tom Fitzpatrick, The Naked Poet, Stephen Lloyd, Angelica Choir, June Aitken and of course the incredible team at Ivy House!  With an audience of over 200 pax it was an afternoon to remember - and we are looking forward already to planning 2020! See you then!  To keep in touch and find out more about our events, contact us here.

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Business Awards Winners - 2nd November 2018

Ivy House was awarded Team of the Year at the Business Awards 2018 hosted at the Grand Hotel on Friday 2nd November! The Business Awards are a celebration of business excellence within the circulation of the Eastbourne Herald newspaper and the awards are there to recognise, reward, and celebrate local businesses. 


Jane Lowe, Founder, Director of Care and Dementia Consultant spoke on behalf of Ivy House and said: “I am proud of the Ivy House team.  Each staff member works tirelessly and joyfully at Ivy House.  We have an incredible skill set with each individual playing their part. I am enormously proud of this award as should they!”


Women in Business Awards Winners - 20th July 2018

It was a very special day on Friday 20th July when Ivy House received an award from the Women in Business Awards for Contribution to the Community (LINK)

Having learnt in May that Ivy House had been nominated for two categories 

  • Contribution to the Community

  • Business Woman of the Year

was excitement enough but then, finalists felt beyond our wildest dreams and then we won!  Ivy House received the award for Contribution to the Community 2018! 


Jane Lowe, Founder, Director of Care and Dementia Consultant spoke on behalf of Ivy House and said: ‘This award means a huge amount to the team at Ivy House.  What is more exhilarating is that this award puts dementia on the map.  An award of this kind, for a business of this kind, has not been given before at the Women in Business Awards East Sussex and is a real accolade to the work of the team and our community reach. Dementia is not something that is going away and to share knowledge and educate our community that you can live well with dementia is something that Ivy House is passionate about.  Thank you so much!’


Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Ivy House submission and for people who too, want to make a change to our community and those who live with dementia.  If you would like to find out more about the work that Ivy House does please do get in touch.

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Eastbourne Herald - 13th June 2018

Ivy House is a finalist for the East Sussex Women in Business awards

We have been shortlisted into two categories:

  • Contribution to the Community

  • Business Woman of the Year

The results will be shared at a dinner on Friday 20 July 2018. We’ll keep you posted!


Eastbourne Herald – 20th January 2017

Social Care Cuts “Devastating” Warns Eastbourne Day Centre Founder

Devastating cuts to adult social care including support for dementia sufferers have been labelled ‘disgraceful’ by one Eastbourne health professional. Jane Lowe, who founded Ivy House based in Hartfield Road back in 2010, described their day care services as an ‘essential lifeline’ for all her clients and their families……

On Air Sign

BBC Sussex – 17th January 2017

Jane Lowe talks to Danny Pike

Listen just after 2hr 10mins commenting on the news of budget cuts that the Council will face impacting on the Elderly Services provision and in particular Day Centres for Older People.


Eastbourne Independent – February 2016

Eastbourne and Willingdon MP Caroline Ansell went back in time when she visited the 1940s themed Valentine’s Ball at the Ivy House Day Centre