What do we do?
The West Gate has been a part of Associated Care Centres for 16 years, but enjoyed a long and remarkable history prior to this.
In the early 20th century, The Hockeredge Hotel formed part of an estate owned by a London manufacturer of lavender water. During this time it was surrounded by several acres of land bounding Canterbury Road which formed one complete lavender bed. In the late 1920's, The Hockeredge was sold for use as a guesthouse, the frontage sold to Margate builders Wood & Company and over the next two decades it was developed into houses. After 1950, the remainder of the rear estate was sold and developed into houses and bungalows.
In 1960 The Hockeredge was sold for use as an old people's home. It was purchased by Associated Care Centres as The Hockeredge & Jasmine Centre in 2001, renamed The West Gate in 2017, and is now a 50-bed nursing and residential home for adults and older people with physical and mental health illness.
The West Gate aims to be more than just a nursing home for those living with us. We want our residents to feel happy and at home here. Above all, our care and support is based on the needs of each person and we take a person-centred approach to developing individual Care and Support Plans
Senior Home Manager
Our Corporate Team:
Associated Care Centres has over 20 years experience providing residential and nursing care across Kent. Our dedicated facilities provide a range of services, including specialist dementia and mental health support.
For information about our other homes, please follow the links below:
Terrance House is an established care home in the heart of Margate offering professional, supportive care in a friendly, welcoming environment for adults and older people with ongoing mental health and addiction illness
Grenham Bay Court
Grenham Bay in Birchington provides residential care for elderly clients, as well as specialist dementia care, in a well-presented environment with beautiful clifftop views.
House 21 is a supported living centre in Margate offering individual and therapeutic support and re-enablement to adults (18+) experiencing difficulties with mental health and/or addiction.