Maurice House is one of five Royal British Legion care homes across the UK with a dedicated dementia care unit.
Near the coastal town of Broadstairs, Kent, our care home provides expert nursing, personal and respite care.
The combination of the lovely coastal setting, beautiful gardens and friendly atmosphere charms both residents and visitors. There are spacious, private rooms, comfortable lounges with sea views, as well as a conservatory overlooking the grounds.
Maurice House Key Summary
We've put together a key summary document of Maurice House to help you consider whether it's the right care home for you.
The friendship and camaraderie our residents share makes all the difference.
Our team are passionate about the work that they do and ensuring there’s always something fun for residents to enjoy is a big part of this.
Activities run seven days a week and include gardening, exercise classes, arts and crafts, flower arranging, and bingo as well as film and computer clubs. We also organise regular days out to the seaside and nearby towns.
But it’s not just the facilities that make our care home so special. As a specialist care home for the Armed Forces community, our residents often share a unique bond. It’s this friendship and camaraderie which makes all the difference.
Care home recruitment
During the COVID-19 outbreak our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our elderly and vulnerable veterans. More than ever the Legion needs skilled staff to help us care for those living in our care homes. So we can keep delivering the care they deserve, we need more staff to cover for sickness and absence.
We are calling on nurses, care assistants, general assistants, catering staff, administrators and maintenance staff, who are available for work now. We’ve got full and part time roles at our six UK care homes in Taunton, Cromer, Broadstairs, Bexhill-on-Sea, Southam and Ripon. The Legion is also looking to recruit an army of casual staff members able to provide temporary support to the homes during this crisis.
If you can help us by filling any of the roles in one of our homes, or know someone who can, please contact the Legion as soon as possible on 0808 802 8080 or LegionNeedsYou@britishlegion.org.uk.
Address and contact
Maurice House, Callis Court Road, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 3AH
Telephone: 01843 603 323
Fax: 020 3207 2112
There are many things to consider when deciding to move yourself, or a family member, into a care home. We've recently put together a key summary document of Maurice House to help you consider whether it's the right care home for you.
The document provides useful details of the following and more:
- Type of care
- Funding options and fees
- Admission requirements
- Trial period
Services and facilities
- 24-hour residential care, including
- Residential dementia care
- Nursing care
- Respite care
- End of life
- Staff at the home helping you to wash, bathe and take medication, and helping with other personal services
- A laundry service for your bedding and clothes
- Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy
- Care planning, your accommodation and your meals (including any dietary requirements), snacks and drinks
- Access to local GP Access to local dentist and optical services
- Access to full range of NHS services via referral from GP or outpatient clinics
- Office services such as photocopying
- Home visits from private hairdresser (additional cost)
- Furnished room including bed, bedding, wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair, carpet, TV socket and landline phone socket
- En-suite facility including wash basin, toilet, shower and towels
- Passenger lift
- Wheelchair access
- Minibus and other transport
- Licensed bar / café on premises
- Resident's kitchenette
- Daily social and leisure activities with support to maintain hobbies
- Shared computer with internet access
- Open visiting hours; family and friends can also join our residents for a meal by booking in advance
- Pets are welcome to visit
Activities run seven days a week and include exercise classes, arts and crafts, flower arranging, bingo, film and computer clubs.
There are weekly days out, shopping trips and regular visits from musicians. Residents who enjoy gardening can continue their hobby in our greenhouse or by tending our raised flowerbeds.
Those who are not able to join the regular shopping trips can make use of a weekly mobile shop and library. A hairdresser also visits our home every week
- Local authority funding
- NHS continuing health care funding
Who can stay?
We provide short-term and long-term care for Serving personnel, veterans and their dependents.
There’s a shared bond at Maurice House because each resident has a Service connection. It means there’s a real team spirit, and a sense that everyone here looks out for each other.
What sets us apart is the extra effort our staff put into ensuring all our residents get the most out of life here. Our dedicated team of care assistants and nurses are proud of the excellent work they do to make Maurice House feel like a really special place.
More about Maurice House
Call our team on 01843 603 323 or download our brochure to find out more.