A £7 million care home offers rooms with a view in Woodingdean.

Dean Wood Nursing and Residential Home is a premium standard Bupa home with en suite bedrooms for up to 80 residents.

It has been purpose designed and built to provide individual, high-quality care for people requiring residential or nursing care, and also incorporates a specialist unit designed for people living with dementia.

The home includes a rooftop terrace and cafe which overlooks the South Downs, a cinema, hair salon and private dining room. The cafe is open to the public two days of the week.

The official opening of the flagship care home saw the mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Denise Cobb, and children from Downs View Special School, cut the ribbon.

The pupils from Downs View Special School were also there to reveal a piece of artwork they had created for the home, featuring a seaside theme designed to be both visually appealing and stimulating for the residents.

Graham Brittain, Bupa Care Home’s area director, said: “We wanted to create a place where our residents can live to the full, while receiving the very best in nursing and residential care.

"That’s why we have provided ‘family spaces’ to ensure this is a real home to the people who live here and a very happy place to be."

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