VINE House care home in Easebourne is celebrating a very special year – its 25th of offering care and support to elderly persons and their families.
The home was opened 25 years ago by brothers Ron and Alan Hill, the latter of whom had left his career as a bank manager to create the new family enterprise.
Together they invested in a rundown property on Easebourne Lane which had a good location, shops nearby and was on a main bus route.
Vine House Elderly Peoples Residence was born and the property was given a new lease of life.
Later, Ron stepped away but Alan continued, committed to providing the highest levels of care with his wife, Jenny, and all the while supported by loyal, compassionate staff.
Alan said: “The popularity of Vine House is driven by our unobtrusive personal attention and the homely atmosphere.
“Our key values are simple; respect for people’s rights and privacy, promoting choice and independence, fulfilment of life and ensuring dignity is always appropriately observed.
“My son Andrew now leads the business and has made a very positive impact alongside care manager Sharron Laparle.
“I would like to thank everyone who has supported or been associated with Vine House over the years.
“I’ve met some great characters and have many fond memories.”