Maria Holliday-Welch together with her husband Scott and sister Denise Holliday, decided to buy Grosvenor Lodge in 1997, and transform it into the beautiful property it is now, using determination, team work, and a lot of love.
Maria was introduced to the care home business by her father, Tom, who purchased Fairdene Lodge, also in Hove, back in 1984. Tom always intended for his daughters to join him in the family business and together they made a formidable team. Fairdene Lodge is still a successful care home today, run and managed by Maria. Sadly Denise passed away suddenly in 2003 and Tom later passed away in 2004. After the passing of Denise, her daughter Angela then became involved in the care homes and remains so today.
Inspired by the philosophy of compassionate care that their father instilled in them while running Fairdene Lodge, the family have created a culture of empathy, kindness and meaningful activity in Grosvenor Lodge. Maria’s wish is to continue their father’s legacy to provide a safe and comforting home where dementia sufferers can enjoy a real quality of life. These values are upheld at Grosvenor Lodge every day, assisted by a strong and stable team of staff led by manager Kim Long, who has been at Grosvenor Lodge since 1999.
At Grosvenor Lodge we seek to provide an environment that enables the individual to maintain independence and exercise freedom of choice, whilst maximising privacy and dignity and encouraging a fulfilling life. Our aim is to provide Person Centred Care based on up to date research using tried and trusted methods and new approaches that focus on the individual in a holistic way. We aim to create a relaxing and welcoming homely atmosphere whilst at the same time, preserving the independence and privacy of our residents and providing the highest quality of professional health and dementia care.
Our caring and thoughtful staff will contribute actively to promote individuality amongst our residents, to help them to achieve and maintain the maximum level of independence allowed by resident’s physical and emotional requirements.