"I can not praise the staff at Upper Mead enough! Staff are friendly, helpful and willing to go that extra mile."

"I've always found the staff extremely caring, never anything too much trouble in these very difficult times. "

"My sister and I could not have asked for a nicer care home for our mum. During this pandemic, all the staff have done their utmost to make mum feel safe and secure."

Upper Mead




Fabians Way, Henfield, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9PX

At our care home in the heart of historic Henfield, you’ll find a warm welcome, a true family atmosphere and a team determined to go the extra mile to enable you to live your best life. Set in a peaceful part of this quintessential West Sussex village, we’re proud to deliver residential, nursing, and dementia care for older people that you can trust.

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About Us

Embracing Life

Life at Upper Mead is pretty free and easy, with choice, dignity and respect at the heart of everything we do. There are plenty of opportunities to embrace an active life, with a dynamic activities programme catering to all interests and abilities. For more quiet moments, you’ll find plenty of tranquil seating areas, a beautiful private dining space, and a courtyard sanctuary for relaxing in the warmer months.

A Safe Environment

We are committed to managing safety and working hard to keep our home free from infection. Our COVID-19 Safe programme is built around robust infection control procedures backed by a data-driven digital care system. This ensures that our highly trained and experienced staff fully understand the challenges facing us, making Upper Mead a safe and comfortable place to be.

At the Heart of the Community

With an excellent reputation for residential and nursing care in the local area, we are proud to have formed strong bonds with other businesses and organisations in the village. This enables us to keep our residents actively involved in the community and led to some heartwarming support from local people throughout the pandemic.

Care Information

Person in charge

Lynn Lovett

Care Home Type

Nursing Care Home

Number of rooms

47 Rooms

Local Authority

West Sussex County Council

Registered Care Categories

Old Age
Physical Disability

Specialist Care Categories


Available Care Services

Respite Care
Nursing Care
Palliative Care
Residential Care
Separate Dementia Care Unit

Care Home Facilities

Hair Salon
Dining Room
Outdoor area
En-Suite Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Pets by arrangement
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
Lynn Lovett

Meet the Manager

Lynn Lovett, Care Home Manager

Welcome to our warm and inviting home from home in the beautiful historic village of Henfield.
Set in a quiet area at the heart of the community, Upper Mead has always been known for its excellent care and for our team’s determination to go the extra mile to ensure every resident lives their best life.

I started working nights as a care assistant when I had my two children and soon realised that care was the perfect career for me. I was thrilled to move into dementia care at Upper Mead in 1996, soon taking on the role of dementia unit leader. Having supported other managers for a number of years, I was delighted to be offered the position of home manager in 2013.

Upper Mead has been my 2nd home for 25 years. With proud achievements including my Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and two outstanding performance awards, I am pleased to use my experience to nurture and develop our fantastic team.

It is an honour to work with my colleagues here at Upper Mead, they are amazing and always give 100%. We all care for our residents as we would care for our own families, with kindness at the heart of everything we do.


Sandra A. (Daughter of Resident)

Mum has been in Upper Mead for over 2-years and has been very well cared for. When we went into lockdown in March, I was very concerned how Mum would cope without any visitors as she loves to see people, but the staff have been fantastic and looked after her as part of a family rather than just a resident, and because of this, she has remained content and stimulated which is so important for someone with dementia. When I see Mum, she is always clean and tidy and smiling (apart from the odd grumpy day), and I feel confident she is being well looked after, which gives me great peace of mind.

The staff have to work incredibly hard but are always cheerful and approachable. If I have any issues, I know they will be listened to and feel able to talk to the management freely. After visits, Mum is happy to return to the main seating area, which she recognises as home, and this is a real measure of how well she has been looked after.

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Fabians Way, Henfield, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9PX

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