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More Various Activities

Enjoying the garden at Whitebriars Residential Care Home, Bexhill, Sussex. Specialist dementia careOur wonderful activity co-ordinators continue to run a full programme of meaningful activities giving great outcomes for our residents.  We have been grateful for the support of Everyday Activities who have continued to support us throughout May.It has been so good... READ MORE >>



Various May Activities

Birthday celebrations at Whitebeach Residential Care Home, St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex. Specialist dementia careOur wonderful activity co-ordinators continue to run a full programme of meaningful activities giving great outcomes for our residents.  We have been grateful for the support of Everyday Activities who have continued to support us throughout May.It has been so good... READ MORE >>



The Great British Coast Care Bake Off

The Great British Coast Care Bake Off was held at all of the Coast Care Homes, Bexhill and St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex.There was tough competition between the staff members for 'The Great British Coast Care Bake Off'.The judges (our residents) were very particular and fastidious in their judgements. The final decision on the winning bakes were; Whitebriars - Tia, Whitecliff - Gemma, and... READ MORE >>



National Nurse Day

Residents at Whitebeach residential care home, specialist dementia are celebrated National Nurse Day. St Leonards, Hastings, SussexOn May 12th the UK celebrated 'National Nurses Day'.Residents at all of our homes spent the day reminiscing about nursing and nurses over the decades. Great discussions and memories were shared and first aid boxes and medical equipment was available to be experimented... READ MORE >>



Looking after the birds

Residents from Whitebeach residential care home, specialist dementia care, St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex enjoy an afternoon of bird box making.Our ladies and gentlemen loved making bird boxes for the garden at Whitebeach in St Leonards.Pete on the maintenance team worked along side the activity team to support our residents creating the boxes.Residents also made bird feeders to make sure our feathered friends... READ MORE >>



Its Great to be Out!

Residents from Whitecliff are enjoying getting out and about on the mini bus once again. Specialist dementia care, St Leonards, Sussex.The weather in May was a little unpredictable but we managed to get out and about into the fresh air as much as possible.Our mini bus trips have been re-introduced. Residents have enjoyed little tours of the area as well as trips to our holiday home at Combe Haven... READ MORE >>



May Day Celebrations

Residents and staff looking beautiful for May Day Celebrations at Whitebriars residential care home, specialist dementia care, Bexhill, East SussexResidents and staff had a fun day for May Day. Residents enjoyed an arts and crafts session making flowers to wear in their hair. Martha our activity co-ordinator made a pole with ribbon, residents then enjoyed a traditional dance around the pole. This activity... READ MORE >>



More Various April Activities

one to one working with Everyday Creativity at Whitebriars residential care home, Bexhill, sussexThe variety of our wonderful activities continued into April.Every month the activity co-ordinators get together to discuss ideas and create their own planner for the next month with particular activities that would benefit their residents. We have been privileged... READ MORE >>



Various April Activities

Head basket ball fun at Whitebeach residential care home, St Leonards, Hastings, SussexThe variety of our wonderful activities continued into April.Every month the activity co-ordinators get together to discuss ideas and create their own planner for the next month with particular activities that would benefit their residents. We have been privileged... READ MORE >>



Fabulous kitchen teams

Great kitchen teams at Coast Care Homes, providing a varied and nutritious menu. Whitebriars, Whitecliff, Whitebeach and Coast Care Centre, Bexhill and St Leonards,Hastings,SussexThe kitchen teams across Coast Care Homes provided a varied, nutritious and balanced diet for our residents. Ingredients are fresh and sourced locally.The kitchen staff work closely with the care and activity teams, getting to know the likes and dislikes of all of the... READ MORE >>



Arm Chair Travel to France and Spain

Whitebriars arm chair travel to Spain, specialist dementia care, Bexhill on Sea, SussexEach month residents 'Arm Chair Travel' to various different destinations.In April residents from Whitebriars travelled to a previous favourite Spain. While Whitecliff and Whitebeach residents travelled to France.In the lead up to their travel days, residents decorated... READ MORE >>



Celebrating the life of HRH Prince Phillip

Celebrating HRH Prince Philips life. Coast Care Homes, Bexhill, St Leonards, Hastings, sussexAfter the sad passing of HRH Prince Phillip in April, our residents celebrated his life. At Whitebriars an afternoon of horse racing followed by a typical English picnic was enjoyed. Residents dressed up and wore wonderfully created hats for the occasion.We spent a lot... READ MORE >>



Happy Easter

Easter bonnet making at Whitebriars Residential Care Home, Specialist Dementia Care, Bexhill, East SussexCoast Care Homes residents participated in several Easter themed activities.All of the homes looked colourful and 'Spring' like, walls adorned with pictures of chicks, lambs, Spring flowers and eggs.Residents at Whitebriars made homemade, delicious hot cross buns with... READ MORE >>



More Activities and Outcomes in March

Reminiscing at Whitebriars residential care home, Bexhill, SussexMarch welcomed Spring with some dry sunny weather which enabled residents to take strolls in the  park and on the sea front. We celebrated Mothering Sunday with many gifts arriving for 'Mum's', a delicious afternoon tea and some flower making crafts. ... READ MORE >>



Various March Activities

Self portraits at Whitebriars residential care home, Bexhill, SussexMarch welcomed Spring with some dry sunny weather which enabled residents to take strolls in the  park and on the sea front. We celebrated Mothering Sunday with many gifts arriving for 'Mum's', a delicious afternoon tea and some flower making crafts. ... READ MORE >>



Arm Chair Travel to India and the USA

Residents at Whitebriars residential care home travel to India, Specialist dementia care, Bexhill, SussexDuring March residents at Whitebriars 'arm chair travelled' to India and residents from Whitecliff and Whitebeach enjoyed a trip to the USA.A delicious lunch of traditional chicken sag, madras curry and lemon and cardamon posset was on the menu at Whitebriars, while... READ MORE >>



Happy Mothers Day

Mothers Day at Whitebeach residential care home, Specialist Dementia Care,Bexhill, St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex.Although we have welcomed visitors back into our homes, unfortunately visits are limited. We still had a lovely Mothering Sunday enjoying gifts, pampering makeovers, arts and crafts and a delicious afternoon tea.Our ladies made cards for their children, celebrating being... READ MORE >>



Welcome Back!

Wonderful to have our family and friends visits back at Whitebriars residential care home. Bexhill SussexWe welcomed back family and friends into our homes during March. Following Government guidelines, one allocated person per family visited their loved one on a pre-arranged visit.Residents, staff and of-course families were thrilled, we are so happy to have you back.April... READ MORE >>



Busy Bakers

Whitebriars Residents enjoy baking, specialist dementia care, Bexhill, Sussex.Baking is a regular activity at all of Coast Care Homes.  Often residents are encouraged to help prepare supper by making pizza's, or sausage rolls/pasties. Afternoon tea is regularly accompanied by the residents homemade delights.... READ MORE >>



Whitebriars Sewing Bee's

Residents at Whitebriars residential care home, Bexhill on Sea, Sussex enjoy an afternoon sewing little birds.We have our very own 'Sewing Bee's' at Whitebriars.  Using felt and lots of skill, residents made little Spring birds to hang in the lounge window for everyone to enjoy.The project has been really successful, we hope to complete another project soon.... READ MORE >>



More Activities and Outcomes in February

Spending time with the dog at Whitecliff Residential Care Home, Specialist dementia care, St Leonards, Hastings, SusseAs always we had a packed month of activities giving wonderful outcomes for all of our residents.We celebrated Shrove Tuesday traditionally with pancake tossing, fun was had by all residents and staff as well as enjoying delicious pancakes with various... READ MORE >>



More February Activities and Outcomes

Mocktails at Whitecliff Residential Care Home, St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex. Specialist dementia care.As always we had a packed month of activities giving wonderful outcomes for all of our residents.We celebrated Shrove Tuesday traditionally with pancake tossing, fun was had by all residents and staff as well as enjoying delicious pancakes with various... READ MORE >>



Arm Chair Travel to India and Italy

Arm chair travel to Italy at Whitebriars Residential Care Home, Bexhill, Sussex. Wonderful food tasting.At Coast Care homes we regularly travel in our arm chairs to countries far and wide.In February Whitebeach and Whitecliff travelled to India. Residents enjoyed a delicious curry with onion bhajis, naan breads with all the accompanying condiments.   The morning... READ MORE >>



Reminiscing Activities

Reminiscing activities at Coast Care Homes, Whitebriars, Whitecliff, Whitebeach, Bexhill Care Centre, Bexhill, St Leonards, Hastings, SussexWhitebriars were fortunate to of borrowed some wonderful vintage items from the Bexhill Museum. Residents enjoyed sharing the items in an afternoon of plenty of chatter about times gone by.Reminiscing is an important regular activity. Residents are given opportunities to... READ MORE >>



Coast Care's delicious food throughout February

A sample of the delicious food that is prepared for our residents at Coast Care Homes, Whitebriars, Whitecliff, Whitebeach and the Bexhill Care Centre, Bexhill, St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex.We have a fabulous kitchen teams across all of Coast Care Homes.They produce a well balanced and varied diet for all of our residents. A choice of two options is always given, but if something else is requested this is never too much trouble.We do not follow a strict... READ MORE >>



Silent Disco

A silent disco was enjoyed by residents at Whitebeach residential care home, specialist dementia care, St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex.Martha our activities co-ordinator at Whitebriars decided to try the activity of a silent disco.  She found a generous offer from @silentdisco4u, they are supporting care home's throughout lockdown by hiring at a discounted rate.The activity was hugely successful at... READ MORE >>



Valentines Day

Valentines love at Coast Care Homes, Specialist Dementia Care, Whitebriars, Whitecliff and Whitebeach Residential Care Homes, Bexhill, St Leonards, HastingsLove filled all the homes particularly on February 14th, Valentines Day.Residents baked heart biscuits, decorated windows and wall murals, enjoyed a Valentine lucky dip and a delicious afternoon tea.... READ MORE >>



January 2021 Activities

Creative art making Spring place mats at Coast Care Homes, Bexhill, St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex. Specialist Dementia Care.After all the Christmas festivities, January often feels a dull month.  But we at Coast Care embraced the beginning of 2021 with positivity and hope. Residents enjoyed many diverse activities including; Art and crafts, concentrating on making Spring themed... READ MORE >>



Staff Acheivements

Gift bags were given to every member of the Coast Care team in recognition of a difficult year 2020 has been. Bexhill and St Leonards, Sussex. Specialist dementia care.We celebrate our staff's achievements quarterly and at the end of the year the awards of employee of the year are announced. The Employee of the year is voted by all staff members. The night staff and day staff of the year is voted by the management... READ MORE >>



Christmas Day

Christmas day wouldn't be the same without traditional mince pies, Coast Care Homes, Bexhill and St Leonards, Hastings, SussexAll members of the Coast Care team made Christmas day a warm family day. With the Covid restrictions in place, it was a day without family and friends visits, but the Coast Care family made it a happy day of gift exchange, and lots of traditional delicious festive... READ MORE >>



Christmas Celebrations

Afternoon festive fun at Whitecliff Residential Care Home, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, Sussex.This year our 'Crazy Activities Team' had planned and rehearsed a pantomime. It was going to be performed by all the activities team across all the homes and the Bexhill Care Centre. The team with the residents made scenery, organised fabulous costumes kindly supplied... READ MORE >>



Christmas Preparations

Residents decorate the tree in preparation for Christmas 2020. Coast Care Homes, Specialist Dementia Care, Bexhill and St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex.Residents throughout December were creative in many ways in the preparations for Christmas.Apart from decorating their home in the traditional way with a tree, paperchains, and tinsel, all three homes created a fabulous Christmas mural. Residents were busy in art and... READ MORE >>



Christmas Gifts from our Residents

Residents have a photo shoot ready to make gifts for their nearest and dearest. Coast Care Homes, Specialist dementia care, Bexhill, St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex.Residents from all of our homes enjoyed a Christmas photoshoot in preparation to make a Christmas gift for their nearest and dearest.Each photo went into a bauble, was decorated and then posted to the grateful recipient.This Christmas more than ever, we wanted relatives... READ MORE >>



Other November Activities

Movie afternoon with popcorn at Whitebriars, Bexhill on Sea, SussexAlthough we are now into the Winter months and continue to live under restrictions that do not allow us to move around in our community with our usual bus trips, residents have been kept very busy.Regular activities baking, flower arranging, floor games, parachute games,... READ MORE >>



If you can't go to the pub, the pub will come to you.

An 'afternoon at the Pub' enjoyed by residents at Whitebriars, Residential Care Home, Bexhill, Sussex, including a pub quiz.Residents at Whitebriars enjoyed an afternoon at the pub without having to leave the building!Because of Covid19 we have been unable to make our regular trips in our minibus to the pub. So we arranged to have a traditional pub afternoon in our residents home.Lunch was... READ MORE >>



Arm Chair Travel to France and Hungry

Arm chair travel to France at Whitebriars Residential Care Home, Bexhill, SussexResidents from Whitebriars were whisked off to France for an afternoon of cheese, wine, pastries, and plenty of discussion.


While residents from Whitecliff enjoyed an afternoon discovering Hungry. Margo our activity co-ordinator is from Hungry, she shared lots of... READ MORE >>



Coast Care has got Talent

Coast got talent afternoon at Whitebeach and Whitecliff, St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex. Specialist dementia care.What fabulous afternoons we had at Whitecliff and Whitebeach in the 'Coast Care has got Talent' afternoons.Residents and staff got involved for an afternoon of lots of fun and laughter.We all enjoyed a diverse collection of talents including poetry reading, singing,... READ MORE >>



Remembrance Day 2020

Poppy cakes for Remembrance day 2020 at Coast Care Homes, Specialist dementia care. St Leonards on Sea, Bexhill on Sea, Sussex.Remembrance Sunday is a time of reflection for everyone.  This year was slightly different, we made poppies to wear, we still watched television coverage and quietly reminisced.The homes were decorated with poppies and at Whitebriars, residents made 'poppy'... READ MORE >>



Remember Remember the 5th of November

Residents at Whitebriars Residential Care Home, Bexhill, Sussex, enjoy the fireworks celebrations on the 5th November. Specialist Dementia Care.We always celebrate November 5th, Guy Fawkes at Coast Care Homes.In preparation for the evenings events residents from Whitebriars prepared their burgers for supper later that day.Residents at Whitebriars also made a 'Guy' to burn on their bonfire. Whitebeach residents... READ MORE >>



Finalist in the National Care Awards 2020

Finalist in the National Care Awards 2020, Activity Co-Ordinator/Facilitator, Coast Care Homes, Specialist Dementia Care. POPPY OUR ACTIVITIES CO-ORDINATOR HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THE FINAL FOR THE CARE ACTIVITIES CO-ORDINATOR / FACILITATOR CATEGORY IN THE NATIONAL CARE AWARDS 2020. Poppy Bellchambers said “I am so honoured to have been selected for the final in the National... READ MORE >>



More October Activities

Baking enjoyed at Whitebriars residential care home, specialist dementia care, Bexhill on Sea, East SussexThere is no reason that our residents should get bored. There is always something available to join in, a large group activity, a small group activity, some one to one time or an activity set up just for the resident to enjoy by themselves for some quiet time.Throughout... READ MORE >>



Various October Activities

Residents at Whitecliff lend a hand to prepare the vegetables. Dementia care, St Leonards, Hastings, SussexThere is no reason that our residents should get bored. There is always something available to join in, a large group activity, a small group activity, some one to one time or an activity set up just for the resident to enjoy by themselves for some quiet time.Throughout... READ MORE >>



Spooky Halloween

Spooky Halloween fun at Whitebriars residential care home, Bexhill on sea, SussexA spooky Halloween time was had by all across the Coast Care Group.Pumpkins were carved, arts and crafts were created, games were played, fancy dress and makeup was worn, and movies were enjoyed with popcorn and hot chocolate.Residents and staff joined in a fun day of... READ MORE >>



A trip to Spain

Spanish tapas tasting for arm chair travel at Whitebriars Residential Care Home, Bexhill on Sea, SussexResidents from Whitebriars were taken to Spain by arm chair travel this month.Lots of fun was had at the Whitebriars Spanish Fiesta which residents had chosen as their arm chair travel country to visit.Leading up to the event, residents decorated their lounge and dining... READ MORE >>



Various September Activities

Word games at Whitecliff Residential Care Home, St Leonards, Hastings, SussexA jam packed activity programme is run from all of the homes which is supported by a fantastic and enthusiastic activity team.Whether it be a small group, large group or one to one activity, our residents positive outcome is at the heart of our planned programme.Although... READ MORE >>



September Celebrations

Birthday celebrations at Whitebeach Residential Care Home, Specialist Dementia Care, St Leonards, Hastings, SussexSeptember was a busy month for birthday celebrations.Every resident celebrates their birthday in a way of their own choice. Some residents enjoy a birthday party with all the other residents involved. This month we held a large 1960's themed celebration party.  This... READ MORE >>



September's Creative Residents

Residents at Coast Care Homes get busy with creating Autumnal art works this September, Whitebriars, Whitecliff, Whitebeach and Bexhill Care Centre, specialist dementia care, Bexhill, St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex.Residents enjoyed being creative throughout September with plenty of Autumnal themed arts and crafts.We were supported by Sarah from @CreativeMinds who supplied some art boxes with projects for the activity team to implement. Residents loved using the sensory medium of... READ MORE >>



Gastronomic Delights

Residents are encouraged to help out in the family chores at Coast Care Homes, Whitebriars, Whitecliff, Whitebeach and Bexhill Care Centre, specialist dementia care, Bexhill, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, Sussex.Our residents have an opportunity to enjoy a baking activity at least once a week. Various delights are made including, cup cakes, tray bakes, bread, pizzas, and pastries.Residents are also encouraged to join in general 'chore' activities to support the kitchen staff.... READ MORE >>



Various August Activities - part 2

An Ice cream is enjoyed on a sunny hot day for a resident at Whitebriars Residential Care Home, Bexhill, SussexOur activities team continue to work really hard creating a varied, fun and stimulating environment for our residents.Although we work to a well thought out programme of activities, this is a flexible programme that can easily be changed or moved around to fit with the... READ MORE >>



Sunny September

Residents from Whitebeach Residential Care Home, St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex. Specialist dementia care, enjoy the September sunshine. Residents enjoy walking their dog.Our summer continued to give us some lovely weather into September.Residents from all of our homes were able to enjoy their outside spaces, whether it be in our gardens, the local parks, a stroll along the prom or a visit to Hastings pier.All guidelines have been... READ MORE >>



Various August Activities - part 1

Being Creative making a wall mural at Whitebriars Residential Care Home, Bexhill on Sea, East SussexOur activities team continue to work really hard creating a varied, fun and stimulating environment for our residents.Although we work to a well thought out programme of activities, this is a flexible programme that can easily be changed or moved around to fit with the... READ MORE >>



Hanging basket competitions and fun in the gardens

Winning hanging basket in the Coast Care Homes Hanging basket competition 2020.For the last few years we have run a 'Hanging Basket Competition' between the homes, Whitebriars, Whitecliff, Whitebeach and the Bexhill Care Centre.  The maintenance team took the challenge very seriously, tending their hanging baskets with love and... READ MORE >>



Our Wonderful Kitchen Teams

Lemon sponge pudding created by the the kitchen teams at Coast Care. Whitebriars and Bexhill Care Centre, Bexhill and Whitecliff, Whitebeach in St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex.Across all of our homes we have passionate, enthusiastic and creative kitchen teams.The homes work to a well balanced menu but also the kitchen teams are encouraged to be creative and to liase  with the residents and the care teams to find out what are particular... READ MORE >>



FA Cup Final

Residents prepare to watch the FA Cup Final Saturday 1st August at Whitebeach Residential Care Home, St Leonards, Hastings SussexThis year the FA Cup Final was held on August 1st between Arsenal and Chelsea.Residents spent the morning making banners for the teams and decorating the quiet lounge at Whitebeach.Then for those who were interested we converted the quiet lounge into a 'football... READ MORE >>



Various other activities in July

Listening to his favourite music at Whitebriars residential care home, specialist dementia care in Bexhill, SussexWe were lucky enough to once again enjoy some lovely sunny weather during July.  This enabled our residents to get outside and enjoy the gardens as well as gradually introducing outings slightly further afield on the minibus.In our gardens we enjoyed eating... READ MORE >>



Busy Creating

Residents enjoy art work at Whitebriars, specialists in dementia care, Bexhill on Sea, Sussex.Residents at all of the homes have been busy creating during July. Whether it is with knitting, jewellery making, baking, flower arranging or general arts and crafts, they have all been keeping busy.Their home is decorated with their wonderful works from the wall mural... READ MORE >>



National Chocolate Day

National Chocolate Day has been enjoyed by residents at Whitebriars,Whitecliff, and Whitebeach, specialist dementia care, Bexhill and Hastings Sussex. Tasting and quiz fun.July 7th celebrates 'National Chocolate Day'.Our residents (and staff) enjoyed a day of chocolate tasting and reminiscing about our favourite chocolates of over the years and what those chocolate memories mean to us.We enjoyed quizzes today with the theme of 'chocolate... READ MORE >>



One World, Many Nations

'One World, Many Nations' Themed Wall Mural at  Whitebeach and Whitecliff Residential Care Homes, Specialist dementia care, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, SussexAll of the homes have a wall mural that the residents with the support from the activities team and Sarah from Creative Minds, decorate with a new  themed piece of art work, at least four times a year.Throughout lockdown, when we have been so restricted with... READ MORE >>



Harvesting the Crop

Vegetable harvest at Whitebeach residential care home, specialist dementia care, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, East Sussex.Dom's Food Mission very kindly donated some carrot seedlings to Whitecliff and Whitebeach in St Leonards.Residents really enjoyed planting carrots earlier in the year, tending to them and now harvesting them! Great excitement was had preparing and eating them for... READ MORE >>



Easing back into the community

KFC lunch over looking the sea after lockdown eases. Whitebeach Resdiential Care home, specialist dementia care, St Leonards Hastings SussexAfter four months of isolating during lockdown residents have warmly welcomed slowing getting back into the community.Danny our bus driver who has remained a valuable member of the Coast Care team during lockdown within the homes, was able to get back behind the wheel... READ MORE >>



Week beginning 22nd June

Visiting dogs are loved by our residents at Whitebriars Residential Care Home, Bexhill, SussexFor a limited period we have decided to temporarily cease to update facebook/instagram daily, instead we will be updating the website every week with what has been going on in our day to day lives throughout isolation at Coast Care Homes.Once again the week has seen a... READ MORE >>



Week beginning 15th June

Happy Fathers Day in Lockdown at Whitebeach Residential Care Home, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, SussexFor a limited period we have decided to temporarily cease to update facebook/instagram daily, instead we will be updating the website every week with what has been going on in our day to day lives throughout isolation at Coast Care Homes.This week staff and residents... READ MORE >>



Week beginning 9th June

Birthday celebrations at Whitebriars Residential Care Home, Bexhill on Sea, Sussex, specialist dementia care.For a limited period we have decided to temporarily cease to update facebook/instagram daily, instead we will be updating the website every week with what has been going on in our day to day lives throughout isolation at Coast Care Homes.This week the Coast Care teams... READ MORE >>



Week beginning 1st June

An ice cream van went between the Coast Care Homes to treat both staff and residents, Whitebriars, Whitecliff, Whitebeach and Bexhill Care Centre, Bexhill on Sea, St Leonards on Sea, East SussexFor a limited period we have decided to temporarily cease to update facebook/instagram daily, instead we will be updating the website every week with what has been going on in our day to day lives throughout isolation at Coast Care Homes. This week a lot of time was... READ MORE >>



Week beginning 25th May

Dessert being served at Bexhill Care Centre Bexhill on Sea, SussexFor a limited period we have decided to temporarily cease to update facebook/instagram daily, instead we will be updating the website every week with what has been going on in our day to day lives throughout isolation at Coast Care Homes.The weather has continued to be... READ MORE >>



Week beginning 18th May

Birthday queen at Whitecliff Residential Care Home, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, SussexFor a limited period we have decided to temporarily cease to update facebook/instagram daily, instead we will be updating the website every week with what has been going on in our day to day lives throughout isolation at Coast Care Homes. We were again lucky to enjoy... READ MORE >>



Week beginning 11th May

One to one time with residents at Whitebeach residential care home, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, SussexFor a limited period we have decided to temporarily cease to update facebook/instagram daily, instead we will be updating the website every few days with what has been going on in our day to day lives throughout isolation at Coast Care Homes. This week as usual the... READ MORE >>



Weekend of 9th May 2020

Residents at Whitebeach enjoy gardening in the sunshine, Specialist dementia care, St Leonards, Hastings, SussexFor a limited period we have decided to temporarily cease to update facebook/instagram daily, instead we will be updating the website every few days with what has been going on in our day to day lives throughout isolation at Coast Care Homes. The weekend of 9th May... READ MORE >>



Isolation, Gratitude and Thanks

Coast Care Home's owner Kevin makes bacon/sausage sandwiches for all the staff during the Covid19 crisis.Bexhill on Sea, St Leonards on Sea, SussexWe have maintained daily life as normal as possible within all of the homes. Keeping our residents safe and well has been our priority.Some of the organised activities have included making colourful rainbows to display in the windows and a large wall mural at Whitebeach... READ MORE >>



More Activities in April

Music therapy at Whitebriars Residential care home, Bexhill on Sea, SussexAs well as spending large parts of April in our gardens, many activities were organised for inside.Because of 'lockdown' we were unable to go on our twice weekly bus trips, and have visits from our loved ones, so keeping busy and fulfilled was a priority.We continue to... READ MORE >>



April Sunshine

Residents enjoy the sunshine in the garden at Whitebeach Residential Care Home, specialist dementia care, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, Sussex.April turned into the sunniest April for many years. Because our residents have been isolating throughout the month and unable to take the many regular bus trips out and about, as well as not being able to see family and friends, it has been wonderful that we have... READ MORE >>



Easter at Coast Care

Easter Egg cakes made by residents at Whitebeach Residential Care Home, Specialist dementia care, St Leonards, SussexCoast Care residents enjoyed the lead up to the Easter celebrations as well as the Easter weekend it self.Residents made Spring decorations to decorate their home and baked delicious cakes with chocolate and mini eggs to enjoy with afternoon tea.A fun Easter weekend was... READ MORE >>



The Bexhill Care Centre

Coast Care has been commissioned by the East Sussex Social Services to support the NHS during the Coronavirus outbreak by opening and operating the Bexhill Care Centre, Bexhill East Sussex.Coast Care are proud to announce the opening of the Bexhill Care Centre nursing facility.  We have been commissioned by East Sussex Social Services to open and operate this 43 bed hospital step down unit, to assist them during the current crisis.Over the past two... READ MORE >>



Various March Activities and Keeping in Touch

Birthday celebrations at Whitebriars Residential care home, Bexhill on Sea, SussexDuring March we all experienced the beginning of the Coronavirus 'lockdown'. Although we could no longer welcome families, friends, mini bus trips out and visiting entertainment, we still managed to have a fun packed programme of activities.The activities team... READ MORE >>



Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday celebrated at Coast Care Homes in isolation March 2020. Bexhill on Sea, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings Sussex. Specialist dementia care.We made sure for all our 'Mum's' in the homes were able to enjoy a special Mothering Sunday, even in isolation.Cards and gifts were delivered and given to the much loved Mum's in the morning.A special afternoon tea was served and enjoyed by all.... READ MORE >>



Arts and Crafts

Residents at Whitebriars residential care home, specialising in dementia care, keeping busy by enjoying arts and crafts, Bexhill on Sea, Sussex.Arts and crafts activities are always popular across all of our homes.  We are very fortunate to have 'Drawing Life' visit the homes regularly. They are a charitable organisation, specialising in working with people with dementia in the care setting. They bring... READ MORE >>



Employee Achievements

Staff are rewarded at our quarterly full staff meeting at Whitebeach residential care home, St Leonards, Hastings, SussexWe hold full staff meetings quarterly at each home.Included in these meetings we recognise our employee's achievements.This quarter the 'employee of the quarter' is Larissa.Special recognition awards went to the whole of the night team and to Philip and Chris.Alex, a... READ MORE >>



Welcome 'Gwen'

We welcome puppy 'Gwen' to the Coast Care Family, Whitecliff residential care home, specialist dementia care, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, East Sussex.Our residents and day care clients love to have the therapeutic company of dogs that are regularly at the homes.We have dogs that live at the homes, they come with their owner (accepted with the agreement of our management). We have dogs that are with us daily with their... READ MORE >>



Out and about (before lockdown)

Out and about before Lockdown, Coast Care Homes Residents enjoy a trip to a cafe. Whitebriars, Whitecliff and Whitebeach Residential Care Homes, Bexhill on Sea, St Leonards on Sea.Before we self imposed a lockdown for our residents, we managed a few trips on the mini bus to the pub, park, supermarket, cafe's and the local 'Posh Club'.We decided to stop the bus trips in the second week of March. Soon after we decided for the safety of our residents... READ MORE >>



Various other February Activities

At  Whitecliff Residential Care Home, Specialist Dementia Care, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, Sussex residents enjoy helping out with the chores.There is always something to be enjoyed in the packed activity programme at Coast Care Homes.Every month we have regular activities that are booked, Life Drawing, Creative Minds, GFitness, and various live music entertainment.All other activities are organised by our... READ MORE >>



Creative Minds

Fabulous creative work at Whitebriars, Whitecliff and Whitebeach Residential Care Homes, Bexhill on Sea, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, SussexWe are privileged to regularly welcome Sarah from Creative Minds to all three homes.Sarah supports our activities team by running sessions totally dedicated to 'creating' by using various art mediums.  Before each session Sarah discusses with the activity... READ MORE >>



Pet Pals visit Whitebriars

Residents at Whitebriars residential care home in Bexhill on Sea enjoy a visit from Pet Pals.Residents at Whitebriars were thrilled to have a visit from Pet Pals.Although our residents have plenty of opportunity to join our bus trips to visit local farms, it is always a treat to have the small animals brought into their home.Residents and day care clients were... READ MORE >>



Keeping fit and strong

Residents from Whitecliff and Whitebeach Residential Care Homes, specialising in dementia care in St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex, enjoy regular visits from Ashley from Gfitness.Ashley from Gfitness visits Whitecliff and Whitebeach regularly.  This is a new activity which we have recently introduced to our residents and day care clients.Although our activity team run exercise classes in house, we have found Ashleys contribution to be... READ MORE >>



Love is in the air

Valentines day at Coast Care Homes, Whitebriars, Whitecliff and Whitebeach Residential Care Homes, specialising in dementia care, Bexhill on Sea, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex.Each home celebrated Valentines day in their own way.We welcomed Sarah from Creative Minds to Whitebriars. Residents and day care clients enjoyed using chalks to make pictures of hearts which were then hung like bunting across the lounge area.Whitecliff discussed what... READ MORE >>



Welcome baby Pearl

Welcome the the world baby Pearl Poore, daughter of our manager Bill and admin assistant Beth. Coast Care Home and Coast Home Care, Bexhill on Sea, St Leonards on Sea, SussexThe manager of Home Care and Whitebriars Care Home Bill and his partner Beth who works in admin at Whitecliff, proudly introduced their four day old daughter Pearl Elsie Poore to her Coast Care family.Clients and staff all loved meeting Pearl. Meeting her prompted much... READ MORE >>



Various January Activities

Pamper afternoon at Whitecliff Residential Care Home, Specialist Dementia Care, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, SussexJanuary proved to be a busy month with a packed activity programme across all three homes.Residents and day care clients were able to enjoy all the regular activities that take place including life drawing from 'drawing life', art activities supported by Sarah from... READ MORE >>



Whitecliff and Whitebeach go back to the 1960's

Items from the 1960's on display at Whitecliff and Whitebeach residential care homes, specialist dementia care, St Leonards, Hastings, SussexWe turned both Whitecliff and Whitebeach into a museum of 1960's memorabilia for the day.Residents and staff loved looking, feeling and even trying on the clothes from yesteryear.There were so many items to reminisce and discuss including a record player, radio, cocktail... READ MORE >>



Indoor Gardening at Whitebriars

Residents at Whitebriars Residential Care Home specialising in dementia care enjoy indoor gardening activities. Bexhill on Sea, East SussexIn January we can miss getting into the garden, so at Whitebriars we brought the garden to the residents.Quite a few residents have 'green fingers', so after some discussion they decided this activity was the one for them.One of our residents was taken on a one to one... READ MORE >>



Out and About

Happy residents enjoy a trip on the bus to the pub for lunch. Whitebriars residential care home, Bexhill on Sea, Sussex.Dull January?.... Not at Coast Care.Whatever the weather our bus still takes our residents and daycare clients out from each home two to three times every week.  In total that's been over 4000 bus trips over the past seven years!This month we have had simple trips... READ MORE >>



Knit and Natter Club

The new Knit and Natter club created at Coast Care Homes are making mittens for the injured animals effected by the fires in Australia. St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, Sussex.After hearing and discussing with the residents the awful tragedy of the wild fires in Australia, we all decided we would like to help in some way.Poppy the activity co-ordinator helped the residents hone in on their past skills of knitting.  Patterns to make... READ MORE >>



Employee Achievements

Awards for the staff team at Whitecliff Residential Care Home, specialist dementia care, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, Sussex.As the year comes to a close we celebrate the achievements of our staff.  Throughout the year we celebrate 'employee of the quarter' where the member of staff that is chosen by the management team, they receive a bonus in their pay packet and a bouquet of... READ MORE >>