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The Coach House

Lower Herne Road, Herne, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7NE

The Coach House is a lovely period building which was converted in 1988 to create a residential and respite centre for young adults with disabilities.
Guests are welcomed by Zoe and her enthusiastic team who provide support and advice to ensure their stay is enjoyable and safe.

For more information, to discuss your requirements or to make a referral please call Zoe Lee on 01227 373292 or email zoe.lee@strodepark.org.uk

The accommodation includes single bedrooms, a communal dining room and a spacious lounge equipped with computers and television. There’s lots to enjoy outdoors too as The Coach House has its own fully wheelchairaccessible garden for barbecues and relaxing in the summer months.

Our clients are supported and encouraged to prepare and assist in making their own meals. They are supported in making their key meals throughout the day.

The Coach House is staffed overnight by a single staff member. Additional night care can be provided where required, subject to assessment and as part of the funding package.

Care staff are fully trained to meet all aspects of personal care and The Coach House is well equipped although in the case of specialised or personalised equipment, clients may be required to bring this with them.  All aspects of required care are included in each client’s person-centred care plan, following a thorough assessment

The Coach House offers an extensive programme of daytime and evening activities and our clients are supported to access community and sociable experiences such as pubs, clubs, cinema, restaurants, cafes and our onsite Theatre in the Park.

Every other Tuesday night some of our clients (on a turn taking basis) attend an includive nightclub experience in Canterbury.

We also assist them in pursuing their hobbies – we take one of our clients to regular football matches, they go to watch their favourite bands and one in particular has a real love for birds and wildlife.

Clients are encouraged to continue with their education and attend college. They are also offered opportunities to go on holidays to places like Centre Parcs and on Revitalise Holidays, which are disabled-friendly accessible holidays.

The Coach House prides itself on working inclusively with the local community.  We provide placements for trainee professionals included nurses and police constables who join our staff team on a short term basis, to increase their skills working with those who have disabilities.