A real and lasting difference for everyone we support


Stubb Lane
East Sussex
TN31 6EH

T: 01424 882600

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The Old Rectory Brede

About The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory in Brede supports adults with learning disabilities, who may also have an attached diagnosis such as autism, diabetes, Down's syndrome or epilepsy. We promote independence, equality, dignity and respect and as a team we are focused on building positive outcomes for everyone.

Our approach to care:

At The Old Rectory, all staff receive training in communication to suit the varying needs of each individual. Our staffing ratio is dependent on individual needs and 1:1 support is available, where necessary. We provide 24 hour support and there is an on-call system for use in emergency situations.

Everyone is involved in designing their own Person Centred Plan, with staff support. The plans are tailored to suit individual needs and provide the correct level of support required. They also enable all individuals to make their own choices about the support they receive. We encourage and support everyone at The Old Rectory to recognise and identify their goals and ambitions and decide how they would like to go about achieving them.

We empower those living here to take ownership of their Person Centred Plans and their home. In "Your Voice" meetings, individuals can provide their feedback, and are able to represent the views and voices of others living at The Old Rectory.

What it’s like to live here:

We offer a wide variety of activities at The Old Rectory, both in and out of the service. Many individuals attend day care centres, get involved with art projects and join theatre groups and gardening groups. We have an in-house day centre, which we also invite individuals from other services to attend, and to join us on trips out. We organise regular trips to the cinema and the theatre and we often go bowling, swimming and shopping.

The Old Rectory is situated in the countryside, where individuals can enjoy the tranquillity of the local surroundings. Everyone has a bus pass and just a short walk away there are bus stops to Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne.

The service is seven miles from Hastings town centre which has plenty of shops and leisure facilities.

“I like my home and I like going to the day centre and the staff are really nice.” – Person supported by The Old Rectory


The Old Rectory is made up of a large, detached property and a small cottage within its own grounds, with substantial gardens. People who live here enjoy spending time in the gardens and enjoy holding regular barbecues, weather permitting. The main house supports up to 13 people and the cottage supports up to 3 people.

The cottage is situated in its own garden and is within close proximity of the main house. The cottage is a stepping stone to independent living for those who are more independent, but require support before moving on to their own property.

People living at The Old Rectory are encouraged to personalise their bedrooms and community rooms.

Admissions criteria:

The Old Rectory may be suitable for those who meet the following admissions criteria:

  • Individuals with learning disabilities
  • Individuals with autism, diabetes, Down’s syndrome or epilepsy
  • May also present with challenging behaviour (mild to severe)