Darlington Court

Trusted to care in Littlehampton


Darlington Court

Welcome to Darlington Court

Darlington Court is a welcoming care home, just three miles from the seaside town of Littlehampton in West Sussex.

Our friendly, experienced team provides residential, nursing and respite care for older people, including individuals with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. We also offer sensitive end of life care.

We have a lovely large, secure and well-maintained garden which includes a patio and lawns. On warmer days it’s a perfect place for residents to enjoy the sunshine. They're very welcome to help us with weeding and planting if they wish to.

We get to know each resident as an individual, so that we can tailor their care to their exact needs. Residents are at the heart of their care, making decisions about the care they receive and how they want to spend their day. Regular residents' and relatives' meetings ensure that the home is exactly how they'd like it to be.

At a glance


The Leas off Station Road
West Sussex
BN16 3SE

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Open to new residents

Life at our home

There's so much happening at Darlington Court. One day we might have a dog agility class, the next day Elvis might be here to entertain us! There's always a resident's birthday to celebrate, and we have lots of interesting and creative activities every day. Residents enjoy getting out and about too - to the coast, to the shops, or to the pub for a drink or some lunch.

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  • Activities room
  • Cinema room
  • Garden
  • Church Services
  • Conservatory
  • Reminiscence room
Life at our home
Life at our home
Life at our home

Care at our home

The Darlington Court team provides a wide range of care for older people, giving you the peace of mind that your loved one can stay here, even if their needs change in future.

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Darlington Court

Types of care offered

  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care

Healthcare services

  • Alternative therapies
  • Chiropody
  • Optician
  • District nursing team
  • Community support services
  • Movement therapy

Meet the team

Every day our colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.

Meet the team

The dedicated and experienced team at Darlington Court will provide your loved one with care that is completely tailored to their individual needs and wishes.


Being a home manager is a bit like being an orchestra conductor. You need to lead and support your team, trusting them to work together. There’s a lot happening at the same time, and when it works well, it’s amazing. I’m passionate about quality in care, so seeing success fuels me and drives me on further. 

Nikki BurkeHome Manager

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How we are doing

When you’re choosing care for a loved one, trust is fundamental to your decision. Take a look at some of our reviews from family members and residents.

How we are doing

Carehome.co.uk reviews

CQC overall rating

We are working very hard to ensure that the service we provide is of the highest quality. We are aware that CQC have highlighted we need to make improvements to our service, we have a comprehensive service improvement plan in place to ensure we are acting to make changes that will be sustained and embedded. Please ask the manager if you wish to discuss the contents of our service improvement plan.

What others have to say

Here are just some of the comments we’ve received from family, friends and residents at Darlington Court care home.

My mother is happy here. Last time she was in hospital she decided to move into a nursing home. She found it strange at first but after 3 weeks she settled in. Everyone is very friendly. They kept me informed when she had Covid tests or any other problems.

Relative of a resident, April 2021

When my Mum was welcomed into the home she initially didn't want to leave the room, but the staff all played their part in getting her out of bed and walking, going to the canteen etc. When she was ill, it was recognised immediately and all steps were taken. Now she needs a hoist which they use and they take her to the dining room. I am amazed at what they are able to do with my Mum and I couldn't be happier.

Mrs. S.S, Relative of a resident, July 2019

If I have a problem or feel something isn't right, I can speak to the staff and they will sort it out.

Relative of a resident, July 2019

Rather than doing all things for him, they let him do things for himself and keep his independence; such as getting dressed. They help him with things he can’t do.

Mrs.M.B, Relative of a resident, July 2019

Mum couldn’t have been in better hands and we hope you know how much we appreciate your professional skills. Mum has always been formidable and yet you looked after her with amazing kindness and understanding. We know that we somehow found a care home in a million for her and we can never thank you all enough.

Son of resident, July 2019

Your next steps

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Our customer care team can guide you through the process step-by-step, whether it’s understanding care types, finding the right care home or understanding more about funding care. 

Want to learn more about this home or arrange a visit?
Speak to our friendly care support team who can answer any questions you may have about the care available at our home and can help arrange a visit to tour the home at a time convenient to you.

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Your next steps

Our response to COVID


As the Government’s latest guidance evolves, keep up to date with the latest information in relation to visiting, new admission procedures, vaccination roll-out, and the protocols in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents.

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