Situated in the lovely village of Icklesham,
Five Villages House provides safe and affordable housing for people aged 60 years and over.
Our flats are designed for Independent Living, this allows residents to live completely self-sufficient lives with communal hubs to socialise and connect with their neighbours.
Five Villages started out as an idea to set up a home for the elderly where they could be cherished, but maintain their independence, with their own things around them, by a lady called Daphne Davis.
Daphne started looking for a place to set up as sheltered housing in 1972. In 1973 the land was given as a gift by a local landowner Mr Dick Merricks and through Daphne’s hard work and determination, Five Villages came about.
Five Villages House ‘Phase 1’ consisting of 30 flats was officially opened on 18th July 1979 by The Bishop of Lewes.
Then in 1987 building started on Phase 2 consisting of another 20 flats which was officially opened in 1989 - again by The Bishop of Lewes.
Daphne and her husband Bob became the first wardens of Five Villages, when they retired they stayed on as residents in one of the flats, Daphne was an ispiration and we hold an annual Daphne Davis Day in celebration of all she achieved.
At Five Villages we have a committee of eight board members including a resident board member and a General Manager/Company Secretary who hold regular board meetings, there is also an Annual General Meeting (AGM) where residents can get involved.