The main entrance leads into a large spacious reception area revealing a beautiful elegant staircase. This area is a permanent hive of activity and is a popular haunt for our residents to meet and interact. In the adjoining small hallway, a passenger lift is available to provide wheelchair access to the first floor. The house has been fully adapted to be wheelchair accessible for all.
To the right of the entrance hall is our main residents lounge area, a large spacious living room with an abundance of natural light. French doors lead to the patio and gazebo on the right hand side of the garden. This lounge is a very pleasant room and becomes a central hub for TV watching, people-watching, bingo and karaoke and is a natural place for social gatherings. The dining area within this room provides space to eat and drink and the tables can be utilised for board games, arts and crafts or beauty therapies.
To the left of the entrance hall is our second lounge which is also used as a dining area. This is the quieter of the two lounges where residents can watch TV or just sit and chat. This room overlooks the driveway allowing a good view point to see the interesting comings and goings of the house and beautiful grounds.
All bedrooms in the house are decorated and furnished with the individual resident in mind. We encourage residents to choose their colour schemes and carpets. The rooms vary in size, character and outlook, but all are light and airy with views over the gardens. All rooms have TV points. All bathrooms have ample space for residents in their wheelchairs to be hoisted on to equipment with the support of care staff.
Sandgate Manor has a team of approximately 60 staff, all trained to the highest standard. Our own maintenance and gardening team ensures that Sandgate Manor is kept in a good state of repair, tastefully decorated, with well-maintained grounds.
We have a modern spacious kitchen where our cooks prepare a wonderful choice of wholesome daily meals. All meals are freshly prepared, to a high nutritional standard and menus vary from day to day so our residents can enjoy a well balanced mix of flavours and tastes. We also cater for special dietary needs.
Whilst we use the services of a commercial laundry unit, Sandgate Manor also has its own on-site laundry facilities staffed by a member of our housekeeping team who undertakes the washing, drying and ironing of residents personal items.
Our woodland grounds are pleasantly shaded by an area of mature trees. This natural conservation area is an ideal habitat for wildlife, including resident squirrels, foxes and visiting badgers.
The sides and rear of the house have mainly been laid to lawn. The well-used barbecue area comes into its own during the summer months. Residents families and friends are always welcome to join these social occasions. The grounds are wheelchair friendly, with pathways leading from the car parking area at the front of the house to the side and rear gardens. Benches are set on the footpath down to the enclosed gardens at the rear. Well-stocked flower borders and garden tubs surround the outside of the house with our colourful displays of flowers.
The vehicle entrance to Sandgate Manor is secured with an electronic barrier to ensure vehicle speed is kept to a minimum near the house.
Our high staffing ratios enable us to respond to all our residents needs 24 hours a day.
Our own maintenance team ensures that Sandgate Manor avoids any major emergency or breakdown inconvenience. We undergo regular checks and carry out routine maintenance to all equipment and materials in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive.
Sandgate Manor is situated approximately one mile from junction 12 off the M20 motorway within the village of Sandgate. Local and national bus services are available from the nearby A259 Coastal Road and the mainline railway station Folkestone West is about 20 minutes walk away. The nearest beach is within easy distance by foot or car.
Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Acquired Brain Injury, Hearing Impairment, Multiple Sclerosis, Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilities, Speech Impairment, Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus, Stroke, and Visual Impairment.
Some residents also have neurological disorders and are PEG fed via a gastrostomy tube and others have a secondary health condition like Type 1 Diabetes. We have also cared for residents approaching end of life.