Wimborne House

Truro Road, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5FG
For sale

Located on the outskirts of Gravesend, Wimborne House provides apartments and communal facilities for over 55s.

Designed to offer comfort, independence and peace of mind, Wimborne House has everything you need to enjoy a happy, fulfilling retirement.

Read our Guide to Moving Home Safely.

Wimborne House front exterior
Wimborne House apartment living area
Wimborne House spacious communal lounges
 A typical bedroom in an apartment at Wimborne House
Wimborne House pool table and games room
Wimborne House assisted bathroom
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Life at Wimborne House

At Wimborne House, you choose the lifestyle that suits you.

After breakfast in your apartment or the restaurant, you might choose to meet friends in our social lounge, or take part in one of our regular activities. During the day, we’ll give you a call to check you’re okay. At lunchtime, the restaurant serves delicious hot meals, or you may want to prepare lunch for yourself or for friends or family in your apartment.

If you fancy a change of scenery, you can visit Gravesend town centre for a spot of shopping or lunch. Alternatively, Bluewater Shopping Centre is only 30 minutes away by car or bus. The seaside towns of Whitstable, Herne Bay, Margate and Ramsgate are all less than an hour’s car or train ride away. You can also get to London by train in less than half an hour. 

In the afternoon, you might join us in the lounge or our games room for one of our regular social events, take part in a game of bingo, darts or pool, or visit our onsite hairdressing salon for a bit of pampering. By evening, you may want to take it easy after all the activity! If not, you can always join friends to watch TV, or for a chat, a game of cards or a mutual hobby.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the national independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. They inspect and monitor care homes, nursing homes and supported housing where personal care is provided and produce reports about them, to help you find a service that suits you.

Restaurant at Wimborne House

Taste restaurant

Our Taste restaurant is open to residents and visitors seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and snacks. We regularly have special menus to celebrate special occasions throughout the year and our Taste restaurant has a 5* hygiene rating from the Food Standards Agency.

View sample menus and read more about our Taste restaurants.

Activities leader Jackie Croxford with Moreton Court resident Beth Thomas and David Faulkner

Activities and events

We hold regular social activities, offering you a chance to meet new people and be part of our friendly community. Activities include:

  • Quizzes, bingo and games
  • Exercise classes
  • Arts and crafts
  • Gardening

Our programme of organised events includes entertainers, visiting animals and coffee mornings. Themed events are also held throughout the year, such as a summer fete, Macmillan coffee morning and a Christmas fayre. Find out more about what's on.

 A typical bedroom in an apartment at Wimborne House

You’ll feel right at home in your apartment. It has everything you need and is unfurnished so you can make it your own. Features include:

  • Open plan lounge and kitchen
  • One or two double bedrooms
  • Fitted kitchen with fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, oven and hob
  • Level-access shower room
  • Emergency alert system featuring intercom, pull cord and pendant or wrist alarms

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to live at Wimborne House, you must:

  • Be aged 55 or over, or have long-term care needs
  • Reside in, or have a family connection to, the local area

We aim to offer a lively atmosphere and mixed community of people who have a range of care needs. 

You do not need to have any immediate care or support needs when you apply, but our kind and caring staff can support you if anything changes. 

Wimborne House may not be suitable if you require a substantial amount of regular nursing care.

How do I apply?

  1. Contact us for an application form, or contact Kent County Council’s adult social care team.
  2. We’ll arrange for you to visit and meet us.
  3. We’ll help you to complete a housing assessment and affordability form, as you may be eligible for financial assistance towards your rent and part of your service charge.
  4. While you’re here, we may assess if you would benefit from our care and support services, and we may arrange to visit you at home to discuss your needs. For your care to be funded by Kent County Council, you must have had your needs assessed and approved by the adult social care team.

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