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Collington Lane East
Bexhill on Sea
East Sussex
TN39 3RJ

Tel: 01424 217688

Midway between Eastbourne and Hastings in East Sussex lies Bexhill-on-Sea, where MHA's Richmond care home was opened in the early 1970s. The town has one of the finest stretches of sea shore on the South Coast and claims "to have retained all the best qualities of English life since the turn of the [19th] century whilst managing to avoid most of the unpleasant influences that have plagued so many other towns." Enjoying a blend of traditional and modern surroundings and amenities, it's little wonder that Dr Leslie Weatherhead, Methodist preacher and bestselling writer, thought Bexhill an ideal spot for an MHA home.

Dr Weatherhead was a former minister of the City Temple in London. Not only did he advocate looking for a site in Bexhill; in memory of his wife he also donated funds for the lift. Appropriately it was Dr Weatherhead who opened the home on 3 March 1971.

One of a growing number of purpose-built properties opened by MHA, Richmond was built on two floors at a cost of £165,000. Next door, MHA also built a block of retirement apartments for former members of staff. This was intended as a place of "enjoyable transition from busy, active service to taking up residence in one of the homes."

Early publicity photos emphasise the variety of communal facilities and the encouragement of social activities - including a residents' choir. Then as now, the intention was to create what residents have described as a "caring" environment. Richmond, extended and updated, is now offering dementia care for 26 residents in addition to 32 residential care places.

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31st Mar 2017

Privacy and independence, friendship and support - 24 hours a day

Richmond offers care and comfort, compassion and friendship. At the heart of all we offer is our assurance that you will be treated with the respect and dignity that we all deserve, and if you need anything at all, we’re here to help, 24 hours a day.

Whether in the privacy of your own room or relaxing in the company of your friends and neighbours, we will support you to spend your time doing the things you enjoy. Let us know if it’s music, a favourite newspaper, exercise or a spot of pampering at the salon. Landscaped gardens invite you to appreciate the fresh air, or tend the plants, if you wish. There’s a wide range of social events, so you never need to feel bored or lonely.

Meal times are a special part of the day for you to savour tasty food, freshly cooked by our chef to suit you and any dietary needs. And, of course refreshments are available throughout the day for you and your visitors, who are welcome at any time.

Richmond has the latest safety and security design features so you can live life to the full with peace of mind.

Our commitment to your well-being

Our highly-trained, dedicated members of staff will always be on hand to provide your care and support in the way that best suits you, in the comfort of your own room with en suite facilities.

We choose the people who work with us very carefully

They need to share our values and respect people, their life experience and personal choices.

We take pride in the cleanliness and maintenance of your home and provide a thorough and friendly cleaning service. Your personal washing will be carefully laundered and returned to you, clean and fresh.

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David H

6th June 2017

Richmond is a friendly welcoming home with a good reputation. The staff are friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is good. Being purpose built makes it a nicer place than other homes which have been converted for the purpose. There are lovely safe gardens. The personal rooms have a toilet and wash basin but are small. Personal property is sometimes apt to move around a bit! The rooms are not locked and so residents can "borrow" other clothes etc.


10th August 2016

I found the Heatherbank part of the home which I visited to be clean and pleasantly smelling. The residents looked happy and there were no problems. It was the hottest day of the year and every effort was made to cool down the rooms. The care offered to each resident was appropriate to their needs and always delivered with dignity. Care staff regularly communicated to the residents. Tip Top service!!!!


20th June 2016

My aunt resides here and at first I found it hard to visit as you do then family go into care of others, however I have always been welcomed and the home is like an extended family. I see her really enjoying activities and enjoying the food. I could ask for a better place for her to be. Thank you.

Jackie W

14th June 2016

My mother has been Richmond for 15 months and we are very pleased with her care from the staff. We think that although difficult so many socks go missing, I am forever buying them for my mother. We would have liked to have seen more use of the garden and sometimes being taken out in the home bus but its not been in use for the past year or so. Also a bit more stimulation for the residents in quizzes or such like. Always feel at peace though leaving my mother in Richmond so that's good.

Diana B

9th June 2016

My mother had a stay at Richmond of nearly five weeks respite, after a short stay in hospital. With their care, kindness and wonderful food, she has made an amazing recovery. We are so grateful. The home was spotless and my mother is telling everyone what a wonderful place it is.

Joan H

9th June 2016

I waited a long time for a room to become available as I was so impressed with the home when I looked into residential homes for my husband. I was impressed very much by the manager, and the care shown by the carers - very kind and loving and it was genuine. The home is very clean, great facilities and grounds and visitors are made very welcome. I would not place my husband in a home where I, myself, wouldn't go to. It was a big decision to let my husband "go" and I am soooo happy and content and so it here. I'm so grateful.

Winifred B

8th June 2016

My relative could not be happier.


7th June 2016

Thank you all at Richmond and Heatherbank for the excellent care for our mum at this special time of year (mums 98th Birthday) You all have become our extended family with such hard work and all the ups and downs involved on this caring journey. Many 'Butterfly' special moments form you all and from visiting services, nurses, doctors, hairdresser, chiropodist, activity, music, therapists, chaplain and team. Thank you for keeping mum smiling and happy.


7th June 2016

I have been visiting since March. On each occasion I find the residents well cared for and staff very caring, giving lots of hugs and attention. The home is always clean. The rooms are well maintained. All staff know all the residents by name. A nice atmosphere.

Natasha W

31st May 2016

I visit a close friend to do her hair.

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Contact info

Collington Lane East
Bexhill on Sea
East Sussex
TN39 3RJ

Tel: 01424 217688

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