About Us

A relaxed & homely environment

The West Gate, formerly known as The Hockeredge, is a modern home providing restful nursing and residential care for those with dementia and mental health illness. Our home offers a warm and caring environment, with a reputation for high standards of care, accommodation and catering of which we are justifiably proud.

The West Gate is conveniently located a five minute walk away from the small coastal town of Westgate-on-Sea and offers easy access to shops, cafes, cinema, library and churches, as well as the sea-front gardens, promenade walks and safe beaches of Margate.

Family and friends are always welcome, and visits
by prospective clients are encouraged.

What do we do?

  • Learn when things go wrong.
  • Encourage staff to have a work life balance.
  • Celebrate success and try and make life enjoyable for all.
  • Strive to be honest, transparent, fair and ethical in everything we do.
  • Support  our people to achieve their aspirations.
  • Actively listen and respond to the people we support.
  • Put people and individual needs first.
  • Treat people with dignity and respect.
  • Encourage skill and expertise throughout the organisation.
  • Welcome and support innovation and idea.
  • Promote leadership and learning.

Additional Services

  • Long Term & Respite Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Day Care
  • Respite Care
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dementia Care
  • Home cooked seasonal meals
  • Special dietary requirements
  • Chiropodist
  • Hairdresser
  • Activities
  • Own GP if required
  • Pets by arrangement
  • Close to local amenities
  • Minibus
  • Lift & Wheelchair access

The Management Team

The service has a structured and experienced management team which includes a Senior Register Manager, A Registered Home Manager, A Clinical Lead and Head of Care and supervisors across all the departments. Alongside this experienced and skilled team, we have a directors team providing daily support to ensure the home is always well-led.

The Corporate Team

Suat Yilmaz


Mr Suat Yilmaz is the CEO/Proprietor who has had over 20 years of experience in the care industry.

Vanessa Cornfoot

Executive Director

Miss Vanessa Cornfoot is The nominated Individual/Executive Director for the company with over 20 years experience of working within the care industry.

Maria Marsh

Account & Payroll Director

Mrs Maria Marsh is the Accounts & Payroll Director who has been working for the company for over 10 years.

Associated Care Centres

Associated Care Centres has over 20 years experience providing residential and nursing care across Kent. Our dedicated facilties provide a range of services, including specialist dementia and mental health support.

For information about our other homes, please follow the links below:

Grenham Bay Court

Grenham Bay in Birchington provides residential care for elderly clients, as well as specialist dementia care, in a friendly environment with beautiful clifftop views.


Terrance House

Terrance House is an established care home in the heart of Margate offering professional, supportive care in a friendly, welcoming environment for adults (18+) with ongoing mental health issues.


House 21

House 21 is a supported living centre in Margate offering individual and therapeutic intervention to adults (18+) experiencing difficulties with mental health and addiction.


Get in touch

Bedstone Limited t/a The West Gate.

Registered Address:
2-4 Canterbury Road,
Westgate-on-Sea, Kent CT8 8JJ.

Tel: 01843 831 585

Registered in England and Wales.
Company Number: 4073394.

Privacy Policy

The West Gate takes the privacy of our staff, service users and website visitors very seriously. For more information, please see our formal Privacy Policy below. For more detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, please see our cookie policy which can also be found in the document below.

As of 25th May 2018 we will comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/279. We are the data controller of data you pass to us pursuant to this policy.

Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at info@the-westgate.co.uk.

Care Quality Commission

The West Gate is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – the organisation established by Parliament to assess whether services are meeting the needs of people who use them. A copy of the latest inspection report can be accessed below and is available from the CQC website.

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