Heron House

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Key Features

Heron House is a specialised support service for 5 individuals with mild to moderate learning disability.  Our aim is to support your transition from child and adolescent services to younger adults.  Heron House is situated in the countryside village of Beltinge, just a five-minute walk from the seafront, with excellent personalised accommodation.


We provide a transition service which endeavours to help people make choices and promote independence. Our individualised assessment and care plan will help to build confidence in order to reach goals and aspirations. Our staff team will continuously encourage the development of individuals’ social skills.

Further information


Dedicated staff will assist individuals to develop a full support plan to enhance their skills, daily living skills, independence and confidence. We will encourage people to choose individual interests and hobbies to support educational, recreational and social development.

We will ensure access to health and social care professionals including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, GP services, psychiatry and specialist learning disability teams, ensuring individuals’ physical and emotional needs are met in a holistic way.


Heron House is just a short walk away from Herne Bay sea front; it is located along a main bus route allowing regular access to Herne Bay, Thanet and Canterbury. Our extensive programme of activities includes:

Outdoor activities

  • Beach walks
  • Trips out shopping
  • Visiting animal parks
  • Ice skating
  • Bowling
  • Swimming
  • Dining out
  • Cinema
  • Horse riding
  • Golf
  • Support in accessing adult education courses

We also have unlimited use of group holiday homes located at St Margaret’s Bay in Dover.

Indoor activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Arts and crafts
  • Music sessions
  • Preparing/cooking meals
  • Gardening
  • Eastry Day Centre
  • Aromatherapy and massage sessions are also available to those who enjoy alternative medicine therapy

You will also have the opportunity to engage in various fun days and themed parties with the support of staff throughout the year.


We are committed to providing the best support to meet individual needs by ensuring our staff members are highly trained in positive behaviour support and mental health needs.  Staff members are encouraged to build on existing links with educational and academic centres to ensure the most up-to-date models of support.


For further information or to make a referral please contact:

  • telephone: 01843 822508
  • email: enquiries@optimacare.co.uk

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