The Whitebeach (formerly St Peters Grange) has an interesting history as it formed the accommodation quarters for St Augustine’s Nursing Home sisters, after the original building became full. It was more recently a Residential Care Home, St Peters Grange and after that it was used for student accommodation for several years. Kevin Dewhurst, proprietor of Coast Care Homes Limited took on the building in Spring 2013 and went to work on extensive internal and external refurbishment of the property. Now, it is a beautiful, bright and spacious Care Home for older people with Dementia.
The Whitebeach can accommodate 39 residents. All of the bedrooms have en-suite facilities, and some are perfectly suited to couples, due to their proportions. They are individually decorated and all have a bright outlook. There are two living areas, one of which is our large newly extended day centre, along with a coffee bar where drinks and snacks can be made. This day centre opens out onto a large decking area over looking the extensive gardens, through double bi-fold doors. The garden has recently been re-modelled and landscaped to create a beautiful sensory garden with stimulating colours smells and running water. At the end of the garden is a decorated reminiscing caravan that is used to recreate happy holiday times, BBQ’s, parties etc. The dining room is partitioned in the middle to create a more personal dining experience. There is a lift to all floors, and a wide ramp at the front of the property for ease of access.
The Whitebeach occupies a prominent position at the crossroads of Pevensey Road, diagonally opposite the attractive St John the Evangelist church. It is also neighbour to St Michaels Hospice which is well known in the area. The St Leonards Warrior Square train station is a 10 minute walk from the home, and Hastings Seafront is a 15 minute downhill walk.