RNIB Wavertree House

With 150 years of experience providing world renowned support for people with sight problems, our homes have been designed to make life easy, in a warm, homely environment.

Located in Hove, East Sussex, we aim to promote independence and a community feel while respecting your individual needs, all in a beautiful and peaceful setting.

About our home

Our aim is to make your transition in to our home, as smooth as possible. All of our residents benefit from a tailored support plan, so you can be sure you will get the right level of care for your needs. Whether you choose to stay with us for respite, short-term care, or plan to stay with us for longer, your needs will be fully assessed and a care plan agreed.

For your leisure time, our social programmes are developed in conjunction with residents, so you can continue to do the things you enjoy. When it comes to meal times, our chefs are able to adapt our delicious menus to fit in with any individual requirements you may have.

We've been awarded the top rating for food hygiene: 5 stars (very good).


CQC rating

We are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and are a Founder Member of The National Skills Academy for Social Care.

Our CQC overall rating is: Requires improvement

We were rated Good for the following three areas: caring, responsive, well-led.

Read our latest CQC report in full:


People were supported by responsive and attentive staff who showed patience and compassion to the people they were supporting. Staff respected people’s privacy. People were supported to express their views and wishes about all aspects of life in the home.

CQC, July 2015.

Download our brochure

For more information about what we offer, download our brochure below:

Come to our next event

Throughout the year we host a number of events to welcome people into our lovely home.

Our summer fete is on Saturday 18 June 2016 at 2-4pm. Come along and enjoy yourselves! 

We’ll have a variety of different stalls selling hand-made crafts, cakes, toys and much more, there will be a range of activities going on for people of all ages to get involved in.

Visit us!

The best way to find out about RNIB Wavertree House is to visit us and have a look around. We welcome visits from prospective residents, their families and professionals. Get in touch with us to book your visit today.

Contact details

Registered Care Home Manager: Carole Porter

RNIB Wavertree House
Somerhill Road
East Sussex

Telephone: 01273 262 200
Email: wavertreehouse@rnib.org.uk

Volunteering at Wavertree House

Volunteering for RNIB is a rewarding experience, and can make an enormous difference to the lives of people with sight loss. If you are interested in volunteering at RNIB Wavertree House, call 01273 262 200 or email wavertreehouse@rnib.org.uk.