About us

Oakdown House, in Burwash Common provides care and support for up to 45 adults across 6 independent units set in 5 acres of beautiful grounds.

Oakdown House is a residential care home for adults with learning disabilities. Established in 1986, we have many years of experience in supporting residents to live a full and valued life as independently as possible. Person- centred care plans combined with key-worker input and great communication enable our staff to develop an awareness of each individuals needs. We support all of residents to fully participate in making choices about their care, within the safety and security of a residential service.

Set in five acres of mature grounds in the High Weald of Sussex, Oakdown has three separate residential units: The House, The Pavilion & The Bungalows.

‘The Main House’, has three floors each operating as it’s own self contained flat designed so that residents can enjoy the benefits of smaller group living. On the ground floor we are able to support older residents who have more complex physical requirements including dementia.

‘The Pavilion’ is a purpose built unit with incorporated day-service centre & accessible garden that has 14 bedrooms. Fully wheel chair accessible, the living accommodation & bedrooms are individually tailored to support each individuals specific need. Facilities include nurse call & listening-in systems, profile beds, mobile & over head tracking hoists, large wet rooms and bathrooms.

The Pavilion day centre focusses on sensory and communication activities

‘The Bungalows’ nestled next to the main house at Oakdown can facilitate both independent living or high dependency accommodation with 24hr staffing support, should it be required. We have three bungalows, each bungalow has its own private front door, kitchen & bathroom & lounge with french doors that access our extensive & private gardens.

The Bungalow units provide three small flats for residents who prefer a quieter life!

'The Mews’ This is a specialist unit that caters for four residents with severe epilepsy. Residents who live here are able to live independently from the rest of the site but at the same time they are able to access all the facilities that Oakdown has on site.

The newly furnished Mews provides modern living for 4 residents.

Oakdown House has two purpose built day service centres, each providing a full & varied timetable of activities & opportunities including use of our IT Suite & Sensory room. Music sessions & gardening clubs are hugely popular at Oakdown, as is our Summer ‘Open Day’ & Christmas parties. Our dedicated day service team also assist residents in attending college and securing paid & volunteer employment.

The Main House at Oakdown, dating from 1870, is split into three comfortable flats.