Claydon House brings Italy to Lewes


For Brian, one of the newest residents of Claydon House Care Home, visiting Italy has always been his dream.

Brian is a celebrated wine connoisseur whose expertise is so renowned that vineyards regularly seek his advice. Yet, due to his mobility issues, Brian thought he would never get to experience the rich culture and cuisine of Italy firsthand.

In a heartwarming gesture, the Activity and Wellbeing team at Claydon House decided to bring Italy to Brian. Over the week, they meticulously tailored a series of activities to allow every resident to partake in the Italian experience.

The week’s Italian-themed activities included pizza making, singing sessions, and photoshoots. Residents were offered a variety of Italian cuisine. There was Italian-themed bingo and “Armchair Travel to Italy,” an innovative programme designed to provide an immersive experience for residents.

For Brian, the highlight was sampling the Mediterranean flavours he had longed to try. The team delivered a selection of meats, cheeses, breads, and oils, bringing a taste of Italy directly to his room. To top it all off, they presented him with a special bottle of Italian wine, a gesture he deeply appreciated.

Claydon House care home provides residential care, nursing care and dementia care on a short term and permanent basis. For more information, please visit