Wimborne House front exterior

Helen Kilick

Helen Kilick, 57, lives by herself in her own rented apartment at Wimborne House, where she feels happy and secure.


She has retained her independence, turning to Sanctuary Retirement Living’s onsite care team for support and personal care when she needs it. She has been busy making new friends and with a host of social events to choose from in the residents’ lounge and it’s been eyes down for Helen with her favourite regular game of bingo.

Helen came to live at Wimborne House in the early part of 2020. She had previously been renting a one-bedroom flat in Tunbridge Wells and was referred to the Sanctuary Retirement Living service by her social worker, to support her wellbeing. She now has lovely flat which she’s really proud of, and she has quickly settled in, despite the challenges faced by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Helen said: “I like living at Wimborne House and have enjoyed making new friends here”.

Located on the outskirts of Gravesend, Wimborne House provides apartments and communal facilities for over 55s or people who have long term care needs. Designed to offer comfort, independence and peace of mind, residents have their own one- or two-bedroom apartment with access to communal facilities and onsite care and support when they need it.

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