We know how life changing it can be when a loved one is diagnosed with dementia.

We also know what a challenge it is for families when they have to make the very difficult decision to find the right care home for their loved one. 

Haviland House is our charity's not-for-profit specialist dementia nursing home in Goring, West Sussex, which is run by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

Our key focus is to provide a truly person-centred approach. It is important to us that Haviland House feels like a real home, so we have created an environment that our residents, or ‘family members’ as well call them, feel engaged with.

Our staff no longer wears uniforms or name badges and the living spaces have been made to look less clinical and more like a family home.

We strongly believe that this approach makes a real difference, not just to our resident’s physical health, but also to their emotional well-being.

Haviland house was the first purpose-built care home in the area to be devoted solely to supporting people living with dementia.

We are currently working with international charity Dementia Care Matters to improve our family members’ quality of life. Haviland House is currently the only dementia nursing home on the south coast to have achieved Level 1 accreditation from DCM. For more information, please click here.

Dementia Care West Sussex   

Please click on the link below to view a virtual tour of Haviland House.

Why choose Haviland House?

"Haviland House is beautiful but it wasn’t long before I knew that not only was it a beautiful building but it had the staff to match it.  It took mum a very short time to settle in.

She went from strength to strength, gaining weight and confidence and forming wonderful relationships with all the staff from the carers, nurses, Sam’s cafe, the entertainment co-odinators and management. 

It was a joy to watch her transformation. We were one big family. Haviland House is mum’s home and everyone loves her and we love them."  Lorraine, Daughter of Dora, Haviland House resident 

Please view a video of Lorraine and Dora talking about their experiences at Haviland House:


"The best thing about my job is knowing my contribution has made a real difference to the enjoyment of a family member’s day. It’s hugely satisfying to see moments like these and I feel privileged to spend time in the company of an extraordinary generation. It’s hard not to be become emotionally invested in their world and to develop close bonds with them and their visitors too." Neil, Dementia Support Worker                                              

Key features of Haviland House

  • 63 spacious single en-suite rooms
  • 24-hour dedicated and caring staff
  • High staff to resident ratio
  • Five households suited to particular stages of dementia
  • Landscaped gardens with a summer house 
  • Person-centred care bespoke to residents’ needs
  • Regular entertainment, social activities and outings
  • Sam's cafe open daily offering light refreshments for visitors

What is the cost of the home?

The cost of care, especially dementia care is expensive and our price is reflective of the quality of the care, accommodation and service provided and the high ratio of staff to resident which is above recommended levels. The provision of nursing is also available should you require it. You will always have a home at Guild Care.

To discuss payment plans please call our Customer Services Team on 01903 327327 or complete the online enquiry form here.

Where is it?

Robin Road, Goring-by-sea, West Sussex - a five minute drive to the seafront and close to the train station.

How to book a tour

Please call our Customer Services Team on 01903 327327 or complete the online booking form here.

Get in touch with the home directly

You can call Haviland House directly on 01903 528500.

Registered Manager

Jo Burnell