In the area

Meet our staff


Jemma Thompson

- Operations Manager

Jemma has worked at Westall House since 2001 and has at some point carried out all roles within the home, before working her way up to become the Registered Manager in 2015! Jemma has completed her Level 2 and 3 NVQ’s in Health and Social care, including her Assessors award (winning assessor of the year two years running). Jemma has also achieved her Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care.


Lynn Mayfield

- Head Chef

Lynn has worked at Westall House since 2002 and provides all the residents with nutritious home cooked and freshly prepared meals.


Emma Divall

- Administrator

Emma has worked at Westall House since 2009 and is a valued member of the team, she works closely with all staff and residents on a daily basis.


Vivian Schwelgengraber

- Care Co-ordinator

Vivian has been part of the care team since 2010 and was recently promoted.


Heather Rogers

- Activities Organiser

Heather has worked at Westall since 2009 and has completely transformed the activities provided at Westall House.


Ben Corkett

- Cook

Ben joined the team as a Kitchen Assistant and now fills in for the Chef when she is on annual leave, he has worked hard to train to fulfill this role.


Lesley Wilfort

- Senior Care Assistant

NVQ Level 2. Lesley has been part of the team at Westall since 2009.


Ann Hutchings

- Senior Care Assistant

Ann has worked at Westall House since 2011, a long standing member of the team. Ann has her Level 2 & Level 3 in Health and Social care.


Marie Harding

- Senior Care Assistant

Marie is a valued member of the team who joined us in 2013 brining with her years of care experience, Marie has her Level 2 and Level 3 in Health and Social Care.


Sarah Evans

- Senior Night Care Assistant

NVQ Level 2 & 3. Sarah has been part of the team at Westall since 2013.


Tania Tiley

- Senior Care Assistant

Tania has an NVQ Level 2 & 3 and Diploma Level 5. She has been back as part of the senior team since 2016.


Barbara Clark

- Care Assistant

Barbara has a diploma Level 2 and has been part of the care team since 2012.


Molly Worthington

- Care Assistant

Molly has a Diploma Level 2 and has been part of the care team since 2013.


Katie Mayfield

- Care Assistant

Katie has worked at Westall House since 2011, she is a valued and dedicated member of the team and is also a fully trained in sports massage.


Kath Weeding

- Carer


Jill Love

- Care Assistant

Jill has been working at Westall House since 2016, Jill is currently working towards her Level 2 in Health and Social Care.


Linda Hallett

- Care Assistant

Linda is a dedicated and long serving member of the team and has worked as a care assistant since 2011, Linda has her Level 2 in Health and Social care.


Lynn Barnard

- Care Assistant

Lynn joined the team at Westall in 2016 and brings many years of care experience and knowledge with her, Lynn is currently working towards her Level 2 in Health and Social care.


Simon Taylor

- Care Assistant

Simon joined the team at Westall in 2016, he is also training to become a Doctor.



- Volunteer

A previous employee of Westall House who retired in 2015 Brenda is now instrumental in Volunteering and supports the residents with Knit and Natter and Art. Brenda volunteers at all our events


Hollie & Jack

- Volunteers

The residents love to spend time with our youngest volunteers! They help at all of our events, running stalls and helping wherever they can.


Heather provides all our residents with a wide variety of activities and she is always looking to start more groups and keep the residents interested and active.

Here is a list of the weekly or bi weekly activities that take place at Westall House: 

  • Hairdresser
  • Crosswords
  • Reminiscence
  • Chair based exercises
  • Evening Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Quiz Hour
  • Desert Island Discs
  • Talking news of Mid Sussex
  • Film afternoons
  • Knit and Natter group
  • Lynn’s Mini Mart
  • Coffee Morning
  • Bingo
  • Art group
  • Relaxation
  • Music for Health

Heather also arranges the following over the year:

  • Summer Outing
  • Jazz evening
  • Family Fun Day
  • Bond Evening
  • Collectors Fair
  • Easter and Christmas Fairs
  • Fireworks Evening
  • Afternoon Strawberry Tea
  • Family Quiz Night

Click here to download the list of activities taking place at Westall House this month.

Our People

We were thrilled when Westall House achieved outstanding status from CQC in 2018. This is thanks to the amazing team of staff and their dedication to all of our residents. 

Westall House

In The Local Area 

Westall House is situated in a rural setting within Horsted Keynes village, the village and the community is very much a part of Westall House.

Surrounding Westall House we have stunning views across the beautiful landscape.

Local Amenities include:

  • Village Shop
  • St. Giles Church
  • The Crown and Green Man Pub’s
  • Small post office
  • Sheffield Park Gardens
  • Bluebell Railway
  • Bus Service
  • Ashdown Forest
  • Heaven Farm
  • Wakehurst Place
  • Princess Royal Hospital

On the menu

Lynn our Head Chef ensures that all residents’ needs and dietary requirements are met at all times offering a varied menu of nutritious home cooking using fresh vegetables prepared that day.

Lynn has her Level 4 award in managing food safety in catering and is very proud of our 5 star food rating. 

Sample Menu

Breakfast is served to residents in the rooms and they are able to choose from a variety of options including: porridge, cereal, toast, fruit, or bacon sandwich. Breakfast is also served with fresh juices and tea or coffee.

Lunch is served as the main meal in our main dining room where the residential residents and the sheltered Housing residents all come together to eat. The menu is varied and two choices are available each day, other alternatives such as omelet or salad are also offered daily.

Supper is generally a light meal for the evening and again a choice is given to all residents about what they would like with alternatives always being available – The options include soup, sandwiches, salads and cheese and biscuits. 


Contact the house


Birch Grove Road
Horsted Keynes
West Sussex
RH17 7BS
United Kingdom


01825 791157