Carlton House

We provide a home from home, in a residential based setting, for up to 25 men and women who are living with Dementia. We do not provide Nursing care but we work closely with the local Community Nurse teams. As well as providing long term support we also offer respite care when we have availability. We are not always able to offer emergency support but when possible this can be considered.

To ensure that Carlton House is the right home for you we welcome visitors to come and have a look around and meet our team. When in agreement the Manager will come and meet you, your family and friends to gather information about you to make sure we are able to offer all the support you require, in the ways you prefer to be supported and to ensure you are still able to live your life the way you have chosen.

We have an abundance of information available and anybody visiting the home will receive a copy of our brochure, our Statement of Purpose and Residents Guide.

We are currently in the process of recruiting a manager for the home. In the meantime, the Area Manager Karen Howe is managing the service and she is supported by senior carers and a team of care and support staff.  Care staff are on duty 24 hours a day. There is also a team of ancillary staff who ensure Carlton House is maintained to the very best standard of tidiness and cleanliness.

The home is non-smoking.


Carlton House is an Edwardian House situated in a residential area of Hove which boasts many attractions including the Hove Museum, Hove Library, King Alfred Leisure Centre, the beach and Hove Lagoon. There is also an extensive shopping area in George Street. There is an excellent bus service close by and Hove Railway Station is situated locally, offering easy access to London and the South Coast.

We offer limited parking at the rear of the house and there is restricted street parking in the surrounding area.


There are 19 bedrooms, which include 15 single rooms and 4 shared rooms, over 4 floors. When possible any of the shared rooms can be occupied as a single room at an increased rate.

Three of the single rooms and two of the shared rooms offer full en-suite facilities. Four of the single rooms offer an en-suite WC and wash basin. The remainder of the rooms offer wash basins. Residents are encouraged to bring small personal items with them to add that familiar touch to their surroundings. Small items of furniture are also acceptable, as long as the room space permits.

In addition to bedrooms there are 2 lounges, a large one at the front of the house and a smaller one at the rear that looks on to and provides access to the patio and our beautiful garden. In the summer months residents are encouraged to sit outside and or help tend the raised flower beds and potted plants. There is a sheltered area for residents to sit and relax.

We also have a garden and patio area at the front of the house with raised flower beds and comfortable seating areas where many of our residents like to sit out and chat with our neighbours and people walking by.

There is a bright dining room, a specially designed wet room, and a separate bathroom with assisted seating for those less able to hop in or out of the bath; toilets are situated on every floor. There is a lift which visits all floors but is only accessible to the front of the house.


We offer a wide variety of food and choice and are able to cater for anybody who has particular dietary requirements. We offer snacks and refreshments regularly throughout the day and we like to welcome visitors with snacks and refreshments to enjoy with their loved ones.

Meals can be taken at a time and place of your choice and are available in the dining room, lounge or your own bedroom.

The main meal is served in the evening and the main dishes are supplied from an outside food supplier called Apetito. They specialise in catering for older and vulnerable people with an aim to bring nutritious and enticing food to the table.

To find out more about Apetito please visit

Entertainment / Recreation

We offer a daily range of activities which are designed around personal interest, hobbies and preferences.

Outside entertainers visit us on a regular basis and they offer music, singing, dance, and visiting pets.

We enjoy hosting at least two parties a year and families and friends are invited in to the home whenever they wish.

The home organises summer fairs and raffles, etc. and funds raised from these is used to help subsidise the cost of outings or transport etc.

The home aims to ensure that the continuing religious interests of individual residents, are provided for, and we will endeavor to assist where necessary by providing support or transport to church services etc.


  • 24-hour care
  • Full central heating
  • Emergency nurse call points
  • Personal laundry
  • Assisted baths/shower rooms and dressing
  • Monitored medication and dispensing
  • Individual shopping undertaken
  • Choice of menu/special diets catered for
  • Extra drinks and snacks 24 hrs a day
  • Attractive front and rear gardens
  • Daily activities and occasional outings
  • Daily newspaper (optional extra)