Priory Eden Cottage

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About this location

Eden Cottage is located in Dymchurch Village, in Kent. Our service provides residential support for three females who are autistic or have a learning disability. The home is located within a private residential estate, just a few minutes from the seafront.

Our team are dedicated to promoting independence of our residents within a homely atmosphere so they feel a true belonging to their home.

We can also support women who have:

  • Difficulties with communication
  • Epilepsy
  • Physical disabilities

Services at a glance

There are a total of three bedrooms at the site. Of these:
1 has en-suite facilities
2 are on the ground floor
Female only accommodation

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Eden Cottage 6 The Oval Dymchurch Romney Marsh Kent TN29 0LR

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

The 1950s-style chalet bungalow has lots of space and offers a relaxed, homely environment. There are three bedrooms, with two on the ground floor. One of the ground floor bedrooms has en-suite facilities. The other bedroom has access to a communal bathroom with a shower and a bath. There is also a toilet in the first floor bedroom.

The accommodation is for female residents only.

In summary, we offer:

  • A large lounge with plenty of seating
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Communal bathroom

We also have a garden, complete with:

  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Communal seating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Vegetable patch

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. One of the bedrooms has en-suite facilities, containing a shower and wheelchair access.

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Eden Cottage has their own person-centred care plan, which is co-produced with input from the individual, their family members and professionals involved in their care. We aim to help everyone in our care to make their own choices about the support they receive. This may include support in a number of areas, such as going out in the community, personal care, cooking and cleaning, and maintaining family relationships.

Our support approaches at Eden Cottage include:

  • Positive behaviour support (PBS)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Psychology

We also have support from a local multidisciplinary team to offer these services. In addition, we use tools such as the Outcomes Star™ and Active Support to support our residents to achieve their goals.

The lengths of the placements that we offer at Eden Cottage can be medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.


Everyone who lives at Eden Cottage has their own personalised activities planner and are encouraged to take part in activities which are meaningful and fulfilling to them. Our dedicated team organise a variety of activities at the home, as well as out in the community.

We focus on supporting our residents to grow their independence. For some people, this may mean developing their daily living skills within the home. For others, this could be accessing work or educational opportunities in the local community.


Through our network of healthcare, residential and supported living facilities, we provide unique care pathways which help the people we support to progress towards greater independence. Every individual we support is provided with a bespoke pathway plan, tailored according to their individual needs. We aim to ensure that each person is supported to live a fulfilling and active life in the community. At Eden Cottage we have close links with Priory Supported Living Kent.

Our team

Our highly experienced team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support workers
  • Senior support workers
  • Gardener

Our team receive specialist staff training, designed to meet the needs of each individual we support. This includes epilepsy awareness training.

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At Priory, we want to ensure we provide the very best service to each individual we support. Contact us for more information, or to make a referral.

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About the local area


Eden Cottage is a few minutes from the seafront. Nearby amenities include:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Post office
  • Blue Flag Beach
  • Park

Transport links

Eden Cottage also has excellent transport links, including:

  • On a local bus route
  • Easy access to A260 to Folkestone and Hastings
  • Dymchurch Station is a mile away

A message from our site leader

Seeing the ladies at Eden Cottage living a fulfilled life and experiencing many activities within and outside of the home is very rewarding for those who care for them and for our visitors.

Eden Cottage’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

I like the staff and I am good friends with the other ladies I live with. I like my bedroom, and I really like my key worker.
Person supported by Eden Cottage Eden Cottage

Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

We support our residents to keep in contact with family via email, telephone, cards, letters, WhatsApp and social media.

Can friends and families visit?

Family and friends are welcome to visit. Visits are usually planned in advance to support individual needs. Unfortunately, family members cannot stay overnight.

Will I be involved and kept up to date with the progress of my loved one’s care and support?

We strive to keep the loved ones of our residents involved in their care. Every month family members are invited to a meeting at the home, where they will meet with the residents’ support team and hear about recent happenings at the home. We can also arrange more regular catch-ups if they prefer, either in person or via telephone, to ensure they are kept informed.

Will my loved one be able to have a phone or call me?

We have landlines within the phones and cordless handsets for residents to use. We can support the people who live here to use these to stay in touch with their loved ones.

What are the bedrooms like?

Bedrooms are all furnished and residents are supported to personalise them. Some of the furniture is fitted and has been specially purchased, so these items cannot be removed.

Are external doors kept locked?

Our doors are only locked at night, as you would with your own home.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

Residents go shopping twice a week and are supported to plan their own meals and to take on the cooking. We will ensure that residents have choice and variety, and that we accommodate for any special dietary requirements. Snacks and drinks are available at all times.

How does laundry work?

Residents do their own laundry with support. We encourage independence here at Eden Cottage, and laundry is an aspect of this.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

Many domiciliary tasks such as cleaning are completed by our residents who follow the home’s rota. Our care team support them with these tasks, and task allocation is also discussed in our monthly resident meetings.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Residents are not allowed to bring illegal substances onto the premises.

How do activities work?

Everyone has a tailored planner, which includes in-house activities as well as visits into the community. We will consider each person’s preferences, hobbies and goals when planning activities. Their key worker may use a variety of communication tools so they can have an input into their planner.

How will residents be supported with their behavioural needs?

We use the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® framework, which means we focus on proactive strategies, rather than physical intervention. We require our care plans which include restrictions to be assessed frequently, and promote the least restrictive practices at all times.

Do residents and families have an input into the care plans?

Yes, we encourage families, social workers and residents to be involved with the development of care plans and value their input. We use a variety of communication tools to work collaboratively with the person we care for to co-produce and review the plans regularly, so they are tailored to their needs.

What are the car parking facilities?

There is parking for three cars on-site.

What is the smoking policy?

None of our current residents at the home are smokers. If this were to change, we would require people to go outside of the home to smoke cigarettes or vapes.

What are your fees and how are they funded?

Our fees can vary and are based on an assessment of each individual's needs. Many people are eligible for financial help towards the cost of support, and this funding can be accessed by contacting your local authority. Once funding has been agreed, we will work with your local care team to put together a bespoke package of care. Please note, referrals for NHS or Local Authority funded services must come from a referring organisation.

How to make a referral

Our service provides high quality support to people with varying levels of need. Referrals can be made through the individual’s social care team or, if relevant, their local health authority. If you are a professional looking to make a referral, please call us or fill in our enquiry form.

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