New dementia village opening soon in Dover

Carrie Mandeville shares a cup of tea with visitors to Harmonia Village at Dover

Published on 23 December 2019

A new village that will support people with dementia to live healthier and happier lives is to open early next year in Dover.

Open days take place throughout January and February for potential residents, families and carers to see inside the homes, meet the team and find out about life at Harmonia Village.

Houses and land owned by East Kent Hospitals, at the back of Buckland Hospital, have been transformed into a dementia-friendly village, with support from European funding and the local NHS.

Harmonia Village has six houses that look and feel like everyday homes, each with en-suite bedrooms for five residents that are equipped to meet people’s needs, with care available 24 hours a day by a skilled team of nurses and carers.

The village Hub is the heart of the village with a café and regular activities for residents and the local community. Rooms in the Hub are also available for local groups to hire.

There is also be a guest house with six en-suite bedrooms, fully equipped for people living with dementia, so they and their friends and family can have a break together in welcoming and supportive surroundings.

The village is part-funded through a partnership with the Interreg 2 Seas programme, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Open days:

See inside the homes, meet the team and find out about life at Harmonia Village on:

7 January from 9-3pm

21 January from 9-3pm

4 February from 9-3pm

25 February from 9-3pm

Call 01304 222568 or email ekhuft.theharmoniavillage@nhs.net to book.

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