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Welcome to Bethune Court, Hastings

Anchor's Bethune Court in St Leonards on Sea is a trusted provider of residential care for elderly people and we offer specialised services for elderly people who wish to maintain their independence whilst receiving support for personal care, health needs and the early stages of dementia.

Our care home’s well trained and helpful staff provide 24-hour care and support to help you maintain your chosen lifestyle, adapting as your needs change.

At Bethune Court activities play an important role and we aim to enhance our residents’ quality of life by providing a varied range of social activities.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our catering with our chef preparing meals daily from fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Set in a quiet location with views over the English Channel and located in its own beautiful grounds, Bethune Court care home is close to local services and amenities, such as public transport, shops, cafes and pubs.

Come and visit us at any time. We’re here to help and look forward to giving you a warm welcome.

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Bethune Court is a unique, purpose-built residence which was designed to provide care for elderly people. Set in a quiet location and in its own grounds, Bethune Court has 45 flats all of which have en-suite facilities. All flats have attractive views, with the majority featuring the English Channel.

Our home is fully furnished and decorated to a high standard with a call system which ensures that help is at hand 24 hours a day.

We also have:
- The majority of rooms have views of the sea and English Channel
- A television point and connections for satellite and digital TV
- Tea-making facilities available to make drinks for you and your visitors
- Telephone points in each room

Other accommodation facilities include:
- Large cosy lounges with TVs and quiet areas for reading and relaxing
- Bathrooms specially equipped so you can relax in comfort
- Safe, enclosed gardens

We encourage you to bring small personal items to enhance your room.



We know how important mealtimes are and like them to be a sociable and enjoyable part of the day. Our experienced chefs attend Anchor's Cater Craft training course which enables them to understand the nutritional requirements of elderly people and to ensure all meals are prepared from fresh, seasonal ingredients.

We serve tasty, wholesome, good food and our menus change regularly with a daily choice available. We also cater for residents with special dietary needs and create a “dining atmosphere” by decorating these areas in colours that stimulate the appetite and create ambiance.

Our staff respect individual preferences. All these factors boost residents appetites and enable them to enjoy their meal, which is essential in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.



At Bethune Court care home, we provide quality 24-hour residential elderly care and specialist care for residents who wish to maintain their independence though may require support for personal care, health needs or early signs of dementia.

We support and develop our staff on an ongoing basis to enable them to provide the highest quality care for our residents.

At our home we have:
- The services of a visiting library
- Easy access to lounges with views across the English Channel on each floor
- Pets are welcome following a discussion with the Manager
- A mobile shop for small items
- A selection of games and activities
- A hairdressing salon open twice weekly
- All areas are easily wheelchair accessible
- A lift provides easy access to all floors
- A personal laundry facility and laundry service
- A pay telephone or the facility for a private telephone line in each room.
- Regular religious services and meetings should you wish to take part
- Newspapers which can be ordered and delivered daily to your room
- Attractive and private areas for family and visitors
- All flats have an en-suite
- Each floor as a specialist equipped bath
- Visiting entertainers who provide yoga, theatre, martial arts, quizzes etc

Nearby facilities:
- Hastings town centre is 2 miles away and can be reached using excellent bus services
- The nearest hospital is The Conquest
- Warrior Square Railway Station is 0.5 miles away
- A theatre, swimming pool, golf course and supermarket are all within easy travelling distance



Our care home has a dedicated Activities Co-ordinator who organises and arranges a variety of opportunities for our residents to enjoy daily activities in our home and in the local community.

We work in partnership with the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA) and encourage activities that enhance our residents’ lifestyle, health and wellbeing.

Residents preferred activities, interests and ability are discussed when they move in and an agreed plan ensures that these requests are fulfilled. Our residents’ suggestions for activities also help shape the planning process.

We organise supervised day trips to leisure facilities and places of interest as well as social events in the home, including themed restaurant evenings, arts and crafts, quizzes and regular entertainers.



At Bethune Court our caring and attentive staff work with our residents and their loved ones to create a detailed care plan which ensures our residents individual health and care needs are met.

We know how important it is to care for our residents with the dignity and respect they deserve and this is at the heart of what we do at Bethune Court care home.

Our commitment to advanced dementia training for our staff has helped the Department of Health pass its goal of 3,000 Dignity Champions nationwide.

Our health and social care partners include:
- A GP who is available on request
- A hairdresser visits every week
- A chiropodist visits on request
- A dentist and optician who visit the home and other health professionals
- The district nurse and physiotherapist who visit by arrangement
- Holistic therapist – visits can be arranged