“Choosing a care home for your partner, friend or relative can be stressful for everyone involved. You need to be sure that they will be respected as well as professionally cared for, within an environment that is safe, comfortable and supportive.

At Cobham Care, we aim to provide security and reassurance. We understand that dementia is a progressive journey that often begins with care being given by family and friends, and eventually develops to the point where there is a need for professional care around the clock. We are proud of our ability to provide the high level of skilled care that our teams at Avon House and Avon Manor bring to our residents and we empathise with the anxiety that their families and friends often feel.

We offer the reassurance of open lines of communication to all and we support the understanding of how the condition of dementia will progress through its recognised stages, helping all parties to prepare for the journey ahead.

All of our residents are regarded as members of a caring household that respects, supports and encourages them to pursue the best possible quality-of-life. We offer free trial days to all prospective residents so that you can assess if ours is the right environment for your loved one.

We look forward to meeting you.”

Alan Brookes
Co-Founder & Director of Cobham Care

Our ethos


Treatment with integrity and care

Our team of staff are professionally trained to ensure that the care that they give is reliably and emphatically provided at all times.

We understand the need to ensure that our staff are fully supported so that the care that they deliver always meets our exceptionally high standards.

Our management team


Alan Brookes

Alan Brookes

Co-Founder & Director of Cobham Care

  • Served in the Australian Army Psychology Corps and saw first-hand the impact of stress and anxiety on an individual when affected by combat-induced mental trauma
  • Studied Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance and Psychology at University
  • Formed Cobham Care Limited in 2003 with the objective of providing high quality dementia care for vulnerable older people
  • Has overseen the administration of Cobham Care Limited for the last 15 years and provides hands-on assistance to both managers
Margaret Brookes

Margaret Brookes

Co-Founder & Director of Cobham Care

  • Trainee Accountant
  • Worked in the Press Office at the Ministry of Defence
  • Bookkeeper & administrator for an international travel company
  • Personal Assistant to the Personnel Director of SERCO
  • Personal Assistant to a Director of BOVIS
  • Diploma in Administrative Management
  • Director of Cobham Care and actively involved in all administration and policy matters with particular emphasis on all personnel matters and the general welfare and wellbeing of residents
Lisa Moulding

Lisa Moulding

Avon Manor Registered Manager

  • Over 24 years experience in all aspects of care at Avon Manor
  • Qualified to NVQ Level 4
  • Registered Managers Award (RMA)
  • West Sussex Care Accolades 2014 – the Lifelong Learner Award
  • 6 Steps For End Of Life Care course, run by St Barnabas Hospice
  • Regularly attends conferences and seminars to keep abreast of the changing approaches to dementia
  • Works with the outside community to encourage interest in care, as a career option for school leavers
  • Completed a Foundation Degree course at the University of Brighton in ‘Dementia: A Person-centred Approach’
Michele Gerrish

Michele Gerrish

Avon House Registered Manager

  • Over 20 years experience in all aspects of care
  • Worked as a Senior Carer at our sister home Avon Manor before being promoted to Registered Manager at Avon House in 2017
  • Very much aware of the roles and responsibilities of her team
  • Qualified to NVQ Level 5 (RMA)
  • Keeps abreast of the latest developments in dementia care and works closely with the Registered Manager at Avon Manor

Contact us


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