insideSUSSEX Magazine Issue 15 - May 2016 - Page 12

NEWS HORLEY CARE HOME BUILDS BRAND NEW SUITE FOR PEOPLE WITH EARLY ONSET DEMENTIA Smallbrook Care Home cares passionately for individuals with dementia and the recently opened Upfield Suite is designed for early onset dementia specifically; to care for younger people who wish to live within a self-contained, supportive and caring environment. The original building was built in 1988 by the MS Society, and in 2011 the property was sold. A couple of years later, Asprey commenced extensive alterations creating 27 new spacious ensuites, and, most recently, a carefully matched extension to provide dementia care for younger people was constructed. Named the Upfield Suite, it comprises a further 14 ensuite bedrooms and has been designed as something quite special with residents in mind. The Upfield Suite offers brand new, spacious and stylishly decorated ensuite bedrooms, with telephone extensions, televisions, 24-hour call bell, and a full laundry service. Residents can enjoy new lounges and a dining area, as well as library and computer facilities, wonderfully large gardens and a suntrap terrace and BBQ area. Set in over an acre of grounds, Smallbrook Care Home is conveniently located down a quiet residential cul-de-sac in the town of Horley, within close proximity to local amenities. Smallbrook’s passion is centred upon delivering the very best standard of care for those entrusted to them. Maintaining high standards is hard work and a constant challenge, but staff are dedicated, and many are complimented for their outstanding care. The staff know that keeping active, maintaining independence and getting involved is important for early onset dementia sufferers, and the chef delivers delicious and nutritious home-cooked meals to ensure healthy eating. If your loved one is in the early stages of dementia and you would like to know more about Smallbrook, please call the friendly and helpful manager, Diane Trill on 01293 772 576. SUSSEX STUDENT TO PUT ON FASHION SHOW AT HILTON BRIGHTON METROPOLE A young student from Northbrook College, Worthing, is helping fundraise for local charity, the Starr Trust by putting on a showcase of talent on Sunday 22nd May at Brighton’s Hilton Metropole hotel. 20-year-old student, Harleigh Slaughter, from Brighton, and around 80 of her peers studying fashion and textiles, or make-up and hair, will be showcasing their work and creating a new look for their catwalk models in this fabulous fashion competition. The students will compete against one another to impress the judges who will include Robin Cousins MBE; Julian Caddy, director of Brighton Fringe; hair designer, Simon Webster; and Juice FM’s Guy Lloyd as compere. Harleigh said: “I wanted to raise money for the Starr Trust, who are all about helping kids achieve their potential. I thought a show like this, giving talented students the platform they need to showcase their skills, would be perfect. It was meant to start quite small with a handful of Northbrook students, but we now have others participating from places like DV8 Sussex and the London School of Fashion. It’s been a lot of hard work, but a great experience and we’re really grateful to Northbrook and the Hilton Brighton for sponsoring our event.” With an estimated 200 guests attending, as well as industry experts, the Starr Trust is also offering young designers of fashion, jewellery, or textiles the chance to showcase their products in return for just 10 percent of any sales on the day. All monies raised will go towards supporting young people living in the BN postcode area. Tickets £7, or £15 VIP. Any young designers wanting to sell their products at this event should contact rosie@starrtrust.com, or to purchase tickets for the event email alex@starrtrust.com, call 01273 715882, or go to www.starrtrust.com 12