Place Farm House has existed as a care home for 27 years and is at the heart of the local community with many of its residents having resided in the Patcham area for a number of years. The care home has strong links with various community and church groups and this adds to the connection which the home and its residents have with the local community.

Place Farm House is managed day-to-day by Karen Reid who takes a highly active role in the day-to-day running of Place Farm House and is personally on hand to provide support to the residents and the care staff. Karen joined Place Farm House in 2017 as Deputy Manager and became the Registered Manager in September 2019. Karen has developed Place Farm’s service to ensure it provides intimate care to our residents and that we have the best staff who are supported and enjoy their work.


  • Family run home with unique character and homely surroundings.
  • An outstanding, professional team with identifiable values which strengthens our desire to provide the best for our residents.
  • Electronic care system which allows you to stay in touch with your loved one’s care.
  • En-suite bedrooms furnished to create a homely and cosy retreat for you.
  • Home cooked delicious food choices.
  • Comprehensive diary of daily activities and professional entertainers.
  • Services such as weekly Hairdressing, Chiropody and Newspapers all included within the fees.
  • Clear Residents Charter which puts our residents at the centre of everything we do.

2019 award for being in the top 20 group care homes

Place Farm House is a family run care home and is overseen by Andrew Bown , who lives locally in Brighton. Andrew is a qualified as a nurse and has gained healthcare management experience in NHS as well as commercial experience in the pharmaceutical sales and business development and marketing for BMI Healthcare. This experience has been consolidated by completing a Business Management HND at Brighton Business School in 2015.

Place Farm House is closely connected to our sister home in Kent, Abbey Lodge, which Liz Bown has owned and personally run day-to-day since October 1996. We lived at Abbey Lodge as a family in the early 2000’s and took a very active daily role in the life of the home. This has given us a unique perspective of elderly residential care and our family approach transcends Place Farm House and Abbey Lodge and provides a philosophy of how we want to lead and provide care in our homes.

We believe the environment and care of the home is defined by us and our philosophy as a family makes Place Farm House a homely and forward thinking care home. We pride ourselves on bespoke quality of care where residents can enjoy living their later years.

The phrases “technology” and “care home” may seem counter-intuitive but we very much strive to run the home with technology and a “paperless” approach. It not only free’s up time for our staff to spend with the residents but enhances the morale and motivation of our staff who are key to high level of care and commitment needed in a demanding role. We use an online care system which gives our carers the flexibility to provide bespoke care to the residents at their bedside, rather than having to rely on paper care records which are bulky and sometimes poorly maintained.

To find out more about the technology which we use in our home please contact us

Place Farm House to regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who are the national inspectorate body in the United Kingdom. We are regularly inspected against their 5 key questions. You can view our current and past inspections (from September 2016 onwards) below.

September 2017 inspection

November 2016 inspection