Wimborne House

Truro Road, Gravesend DA12 01474 558 697

Wimborne House is a short-term move-on service with 11 one-bedroom apartments, which sits within a larger Retirement Living service. We provide care and support for adults aged 18 to 65, with a range of learning disabilities and mental health needs.

At a glance

  • Staff on-site 24 hours a day
  • Short-term supported housing with care
  • Integrated pull cord system
  • Communal lounge, restaurant, garden and activity room

The staff are lovely, they make me laugh and they help me a lot.

Resident

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Location

Location

A quiet, residential area of Gravesend, close to shops, restaurants, parks, leisure facilities, bus stops and Gravesend train station.

Accommodation type

Accommodation type

11 self-contained, unfurnished one-bedroom flats. There is WiFi in all communal areas.

Communal areas

Communal areas

A lounge, dining room, laundry room, accessible bathroom, restaurant, hair salon, activity room and garden.

Safety and security

Safety and security

Staff office on-site, CCTV, out-of-hours telephone service and a secure door access system to ensure residents’ safety and security.

Assistive technology

Assistive technology

Integrated emergency pull cord alarm system and level access throughout.

Tenancy agreement

Rental agreement type

All apartments are let on an assured shorthold tenancy agreement for up to two years.

Care and support planning

Staff draw up a personalised care and support plan with residents using the Life Star model.

Staff availability

Our highly-trained staff are on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving residents peace of mind that support is always on-hand.

Tailored care, support and assistance includes

  • Daily living skills
  • Maintaining a tenancy
  • Managing finances (budgeting and benefits)
  • Cooking, cleaning and shopping
  • Socialising and community involvement
  • Managing personal care and medication
  • Building confidence, resilience and self-esteem
  • Managing mental health needs
  • Signposting and accessing other services
  • Planning a successful move-on

Additional support services

We also provide follow-on support when residents move on to live independently.

Taste restaurant at Wimborne House

Eligibility

To be eligible for a place at Wimborne House, applicants must:

  • Be aged 18 to 65 years
  • Have a disability or mental health need
  • Require a minimum of 14 hours care and support
  • Meet the criteria for funding from Kent County Council

How to apply

We accept referrals from Kent County Council. All care and support needs will be assessed before an application is accepted.

I can do what I want. I can go out when I want and I can go to bed when I want. I couldn't do that before.

Resident

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