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Profile Strength
Very Good 84%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Call for details
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Kim Drury is Care Home Manager at Bridge Haven.

Kim Drury

Bridge Haven Care Centre has a rural setting in the village of Bridge, close to the city of Canterbury in Kent. It provides care and support for older people living with dementia and strives to give them a new and exciting quality of life during their time at the home.

The home’s philosophy of care is to eradicate loneliness and boredom by promoting social interaction and engagement.

Avante Care and Support understands the importance of a good environment for residents living with dementia. Bridge Haven's refurbishment means it offers two beautifully designed suites called Bluebell and Primrose.

Many of the rooms have an added luxury of patio doors leading out to the secure gardens surrounding Bridge Haven. The home boasts a number of open plan lounges and dining areas with a style and view to suit everyone.

Bridge Haven provides a safe, warm and friendly environment with support for daily tasks such as washing, cleaning and laundry. 

Bridge Haven also delivers a respite care service allowing a crucial break for carers, for just a few hours or for several weeks. This offers family carers the chance to go on holiday or simply have some well-earned time off.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, Independent Living, Palliative, Personal care, Rehabilitation.
Disability Support Hearing Impairment, Physically Frail, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Challenging Behaviour, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

In December 2020 Avante Care & Support proudly launched their new visitor cabins across all 10 of their care homes across Kent, Bexley and Greenwich, so that residents can meet safely with family members despite the coronavirus outbreak. This has meant families are able to keep in contact with loved ones until actual physical contact is possible once again. 

Fitted out with comfortable chairs and decorated with pictures, the cabins will support families to visit loved ones in a safe and welcoming environment. The cabins have separate entrances for the resident and visitor and all furniture and the inside of the structure is thoroughly cleaned after each visit.

When the new visitor cabins opened in December families were keen to make use of the new visiting facility and immediately booked visiting times to see their loved ones. The cabins have been warmly welcomed by everyone and staff have been inundated with positive messages and feedback about the new visiting facilities. 

Bridge Haven safe visiting space
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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Minimum Age

Admission Category Support For
LGBTQ Welcome Yes
Form 11 Agreement of Residence Issue 9.doc
Our Building and Facilities

A single storey, purpose built, contemporary building, Bridge Haven is a lovely bright, light and airy space with large windows and numerous doors out onto the patio.

Facilities at Bridge Haven include the pub known as `The Snug´, for residents to enjoy a drink or two with friends, and a cinema room to catch up on all the latest films or revisit classics. 

Gregory’s Tea Room offers a great place to relax and have an afternoon tea with family and friends, surrounded by beautiful gardens. 

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Bar / Pub, Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Cinema, Coffee Shop, Hairdressers, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Seating, Summer House, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

Bridge Haven Brochure.pdf

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Bridge Haven provides well equipped, bright en-suite bedrooms to support person centred care, overlooking the gardens that surround the home. The names of the suites follow a floral theme - Primrose and Bluebell.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 53
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 23

Type Of Room
Double Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Step Free Access.

Room Facilities

Our Photos

We place a high value on our staff and we support them to develop a range of skills which is why we have many loyal staff who joined the team in a junior role and through consistent hard work have progressed to more senior roles, in the organisation

Our Team
Kim Drury
Kim Drury
Care Home Manager
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,002.98

The Importance Of Meal Times

Our catering team are on hand every day to ensure that the nutritional requirements of all our residents are met, with all special diets catered for. Our chefs come meet our residents daily to discuss meal choices, likes and dislikes.

Sharing meal times with others can provide structure to the day and increase the enjoyment of food. The impact of good nutrition on the health of our brains cannot be dismissed; our brains need nutrients to work and remain healthy.  Eating well is vital to maintain the health, independence and wellbeing of people with dementia

The way food is presented and served, the surroundings and the company in which it is eaten all add to the satisfaction and enjoyment of eating a meal. This is equally important for a person with dementia: a good mealtime experience can have a positive impact on their health and sense of wellbeing. 

We Serve Food At
Afternoon Tea, All day snacks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegetarian.

Our Photos

Activities Are So Important

Residents can join in with a daily programme of activities throughout the home and our own minibus provides the opportunity for day trips out to the many local places of interest.

Our Philosophy of Care is The Eden Alternative which is based on the core belief that ageing should be a continued stage of development and growth, rather than a period of decline.  In a culture that typically views aging as a period of decline, the Eden Alternative philosophy asserts that no matter how old we are or what challenges we live with, life is about continuing to grow. The Eden Alternative seeks to cure loneliness, not with medication, but by providing residents with companionship and surrounding them with life

Studies show that implementation of the Eden Alternative is a powerful tool for improving quality of life and quality of care for those living in care homes. Also, homes that have adopted Eden as an organisational-wide philosophy have found that there is improved staff satisfaction and retention and significant decreases in use of medication.

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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.
Can You Bring Your Pet

How We Help With Your Pet
Feeding, Sanitation, Walking.

We Welcome
Cats, Dogs, Others (subject to review).

Conyngham Lane

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Requires Improvement
Effective Good
Read More
Report Published 31st July 2018
Registration Date 9th November 2010
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Bridge Haven

Bridge Haven was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in July 2018.
Bridge Haven provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Bridge Haven is owned by Avante Care & Support.
Yes. Bridge Haven does offer Residential care.
Yes. Bridge Haven does offer Respite care.
Yes. Bridge Haven does provide care for people with Dementia.
Kim Drury is the manager of Bridge Haven.

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