"Very friendly staff, always polite and ready to help you. The staff are all committed and dedicated to their jobs and role. "

"They have been remarkable throughout COVID and before, going the extra mile to care for every resident."

"I would like to thank all the staff at Longfield Manor for their tremendous work during this difficult period."

Derwent Lodge




West Street, Billingshurst, Horsham, West Sussex RH14 9LX

Our care home in Billingshurst, West Sussex, provides a spacious and vibrant retreat for older people requiring residential, nursing and dementia care. A mere stone’s throw from the bustling village centre, Derwent Lodge has a tranquil courtyard garden at its heart, which provides many of our rooms with delightful views all year round. With a highly skilled team focused on supporting our residents to achieve their full potential, we take great pride in delivering personalised care you can trust.

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About Us

Homely Spaces

Our purpose-built home has been carefully planned to provide environments for a wide range of needs and lifestyles. With spacious living and dining areas, as well as cosy lounges and a library, you’ll find the perfect space to suit any mood.

Always There to Care

The comfort, safety and wellbeing of our residents always come first. With around the clock professional care, a qualified nurse on hand 24/7 and a specially trained dementia care team, you can focus on doing the things you love most, while we take care of everything else.

Your Reason to Smile

Bringing smiles to the faces of those in our care fills our hearts with warmth, which is why we work hard to ensure our residents can live their best life. Whether it’s enjoying a chat and a cupcake in our Café, an afternoon of live entertainment, or relaxing with a book in our courtyard, we are ready to be your reason to smile!

Care Information

Person in charge

Maria Wedd

Care Home Type

Nursing Care Home

Number of rooms

60 Ensuite Rooms

Local Authority

West Sussex County Council

Registered Care Categories

Old Age

Specialist Care Categories


Available Care Services

Respite Care
Nursing Care
Palliative Care
Residential Care
Convalescent Care
Own GP if required
Separate Dementia Care Unit

Care Home Facilities

Own GP
Quiet Room
Dining Room
Outdoor area
En-Suite Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Close to Local shops
Residents Kitchenette
Gardens for residents
Smoking not permitted
Near Public Transport
Own Furniture if required
Television point in own room
Phone point in own room / Mobile
Maria Wedd

Meet the Manager

Maria Wedd, Care Home Manager

Welcome to our spacious and dynamic home just a short walk from the picturesque high street of Billingshurst, West Sussex.

As a purpose-built home, we offer a variety of homely environments and a professional care team ready to cater for any needs.

We are proud to deliver personalised care tailored to each individual and encourage people to have control over their own lives.

Having started my career in Health and Social Care as an apprentice, I completed a variety of training courses and soon gained my Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care.

I have been a registered manager for 7 years, first in domiciliary care and for the last 3 years in residential and nursing care homes.

Thanks to this, I have vast experience in supporting individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

I moved here in 2021, and am proud to work with a dedicated team, enhancing their knowledge of person-centred care. I believe that going the extra mile to be kind and compassionate and supporting people to make their own life choices are the key foundations of great care.

Every day at Derwent Lodge is a joy thanks to our brilliant residents, with their wonderful sense of humour and sparkling personalities. I’m also hugely proud of our team, who are innovative, keen to progress and learn and care about each resident as if they were family.


Ray D. (Son of Resident)

We were very happy with the care my mother received.

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West Street, Billingshurst, Horsham, West Sussex RH14 9LX

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