Who we are Our history Today In 2013 we launched Ashdown Extra for 18 to 30 year olds with learning disabilities. Dementia Day Breaks, a self-funded day service for people with dementia, also commenced at our Linfield House care home and continues to be in demand. In our 80th anniversary year (2013) we commenced an ambitious project to build a new £7.5 million dementia care home and community centre near Northbrook College in Goring. Our Ashmount care home closed in April 2012. Although we were very sad to bid farewell to the home, it was no doubt the right decision to sell the land and invest in the new dementia care home and community facilities. In 2014 we launched Home from Hospital in partnership with Age UK West Sussex and Age UK Horsham. A year later, and again in partnership with Age UK, we added Take Home and Settle and Relative Support services. In January 2015 Haviland House, our new purpose built dementia care home, and the Bradbury Centre, a day service for people living with dementia, opened. In January 2015 we commenced a new catering contract with Connect Catering who deliver a wider range of fresh healthy and nutritious meals to our homes and day centres. On 25th March 2015 Guild Care took on the running of the Bell Memorial Home, Lancing, to ensure the home could remain open as a charity protecting residents and saving local jobs. In 2016 Guild Care had to close The Bell. In 2017 the difficult decision was made to close Irene House, as it was no-longer fit for purpose. All residents were rehoused in our other care homes and the majority of them moved to other services. In 2017 we received a £48,500 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund Grant to produce an archive history of The Bell. In 2018 Worthing Scope, a local charity for adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, joined forces with Guild Care. In 2018 Guild Care celebrated its 85th anniversary by launching a major recruitment drive to expand its services as well as a fundraising campaign to buy a new minibus for the community transport service. In July 2018 Guild Care was awarded a massive £440,000 of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. The funding will be used to re-develop part of Guild Care's headquarters to deliver new vital community lifeline services which will reduce loneliness and social isolation for people in Worthing and surrounding areas. In January 2019 Haviland House became the first dementia nursing home on the south coast to achieve 'Butterfly Homes' accreditation.