About Us

St. Brelades and The Cumberland care homes specialise in dementia care and offer a friendly residential service for women and men.

St Brelades and The Cumberland care homes are top local providers of specialist residential dementia care in Herne Bay, Kent, offering women with dementia from across the county a friendly, home-from-home environment.

Our approach to care is based on a firm belief that emotional health and wellbeing is as important as physical health. In our daily lives, our staff and residents get to know each other as friends as well as carers. We look beyond the dementia to see the person, so that we can understand their personal wants and needs even when dementia means they can’t always communicate easily with us.

Skilled, dedicated staff team

Each of our specialist dementia carers is dedicated to maintaining our residents’ dignity and personal privacy, and supporting them to make choices about their daily life whilst at the same time meeting their personal care needs.

We pride ourselves on making sure that we have an abundance of staff on duty at all times. This ensures that carers are always on hand to respond to a resident’s call, and have plenty of quality time to spend with them.

Day-to-day life

Life isn’t just about a high standard of personal care. Although dementia may have changed much for our residents, our approach to care involves finding out as much as we can about their lives and their preferences, so that we can help them find interesting and stimulating things to do.

Our dedicated Activities Co-ordinators plan a varied and full weekly schedule, with a varied programme of things to do, to make sure that all tastes are catered for.

Our location

St Brelades is right on the seafront, close to the centre of Herne Bay, with The Cumberland just behind. We enjoy panoramic sea views and views of the Downs, and being close to local amenities makes it easy for relatives and visitors to enjoy a day out with our residents, or to participate in our regular group outings

St. Brelades

Dementia Care Home for Ladies

St Brelades is a residential Care Home that specialises in providing care for ladies, with different forms of Dementia

The home overlooks the Downs, with panoramic sea views, and is centrally situated to local amenities in Herne Bay, Kent.

St Brelades is registered with the Care Quality Commission, to provide care for a maximum of 37 service users.

With a dedicated team of well trained professional Carers and staff we provide a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Facilities & Services

  • Respite Care
  • Physiotherapy
  • Own GP if required
  • Own Furniture if required
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Close to Local shops
  • Near Public Transport
  • Stairlift
  • Wheelchair access
  • Gardens for residents
  • Television point in own room

The Cumberland

Dementia Care Home for Gentlemen and Ladies

The Cumberland Care Home is a centrally located, pleasant care accommodation based in Herne Bay, Kent.

We can provide care for up to 29 residents and we specialise in support for mental health complications.

Both older and younger people are welcome.

Our carers believe that alongside the care Received that a vibrant and versatile atmosphere can have a great benefit to the emotional health and wellbeing of our residents.

The management and staff at St Brelades & The Cumberland aim to promote these beliefs and values on which we have based our philosophy.

  • We believe each person should be enabled to live as full a life as possible, regardless of age, physical and mental disabilities and that each individual has the right to exercise choise over their lives.
  • We offer a holistic approach to care and will try and work in partnership with each resident to provide individual centered care.
  • We will always try to advocate each residents needs as fully as possible.
  • We aim to provide a homely, friendly environment so that each resident can enjoy their life in comfort.
  • We will endeavour to provide an environment which is non threatening and free from stress, fear, aggression and stereotyping and to also foster ethics that keep the residents rights intact.

Sea Views

St Brelades is  beautifully appointed, overlooking the sea.

Men & Women

St Breades is for Ladies and The Cumberland for Ladies or Gentlemen.


We have over 30 years experience in prvidign professional quality care.