Welcome to Downing Care

Downing Care has been providing high-quality residential care and support for adults with Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Epilepsy, and Autism for more than twenty years. We have four homes across Hampshire and Surrey, all of which have been rated Good by the Care Quality Commission.

We understand that choosing a home for a loved one with support needs and disabilities can be a difficult and very stressful time. At Downing Care we endeavour to build trusting and open relationships with families and those needing our support, guiding and assisting them throughout the admission process.

We respect the rights of our residents to lead a safe, happy and fulfilled life and our staff are fully committed to supporting them to achieve this.

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Dignified care

At Downing Care we implement a personalised and integrated care planning approach which addresses the full range of the resident’s needs while taking into account their abilities, health, communication needs, social interests, family support and cultural background.

Individual activities

Every resident is involved in the development of their own programme of activities, based around their interests and desires, whether that might be in the arts, music, drama , sport, cooking, or just going to the pub or shopping.

Homely facilities

All our care homes are fully furnished with a home from home look and feel. It is important to us to make sure that the atmosphere remains relaxed and comfortable for all residents and staff work in a way that encourages a positive and stress-free environment.

Book a visit with us

If you would like to know more about our homes and the services we provide please contact us:

Meet our dedicated team

Elaine Baigrie – Operations Manager
Downing Care

Elaine has more than 30 years experience in the delivery of healthcare services both in the NHS and the independent sector, previously managing neurological, musculoskeletal, brain injury, learning disability and mental health services. She has held senior management posts with leading independent health and social care providers at both Hospital Director and Regional Manager level. For the past 13 years Elaine has held the position of Operations Manager within Downing Care and has also been a Registered Home Manager for six of these. Elaine is driven to ensuring that every resident living in a Downing Care home receives the highest standard of care delivered by a team of well trained, caring, professional staff. Elaine is also committed to ensuring that each of the Downing Care homes is compliant with all legislation and the Care Quality Commission standards.

Beata Czapla – Home Manager
The Chestnuts

Previously a qualified Nurse in Poland for eleven years Beata joined Downing Care as a Support Worker in 2008. Through her studies, hard work and dedication she has gained both Management qualifications and experience for which she has been awarded promotion to senior posts within the Chestnuts. Having worked as Deputy Manager for three years she was registered by the Care Quality Commission as Home Manager for The Chestnuts in February 2019. Beata has always been passionate about the need to provide excellent care for people with disabilities and to continually look to improve the quality of their lives.


Helen Jones – Home Manager
Tall Oaks & Acting Manager, Blue Cedars

Helen has worked in care, and specifically in the provision of care for adults with learning disabilities, for more than 20 years. Her initial experience of working in and managing challenging behaviour services gave her an insight into understanding the potential that exists in every individual, no matter what their level of ability, to achieve even the smallest of goals. Helen loves working in care and is passionate about supporting every resident to be as independent as possible and to enjoy life. Helen joined Downing Care in 2007 and is the Registered Home Manager for Blue Cedars and Acting Manager at Tall Oaks in Farnborough.

We would love to hear from you

Tel: 01932 336 200
Email: info@downingcare.co.uk

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