Healthwatch Kent visits 24 Care Homes in Kent

Across the country, Independent Age has been working with Healthwatch to explore what people are looking for when choosing a care home.

They have identified 10 key indicators that they feel make a good Care Home. For example, they highlight important areas of dignity and choice such as residents being able to continue their hobbies and have an input into the running of the home.

Many Healthwatches already use the Independent Age indicators when visiting Care Homes and we have decided to adopt this approach here in Kent.

We have visited 24 Care Homes in total in recent months, two per District.

Our volunteers visited

  • Cedardale Care Home, Maidstone 
  • Maidstone Care Centre 
  • Ashminster House, Ashford 
  • Park View Care Centre, Ashford 
  • Alexandria’s Care Home, Gravesend 
  • The Withens Nursing Home, Gravesend 
  • Bridge Haven Bridge, Canterbury
  • Montague House Care Home, Ramsgate
  • Beech Care Home, Darenth
  • Darenth Grange Residential Home, Dartford
  • Birkin Lodge Care Home, Tunbridge Wells 
  • Pinehurst Care Home, Sevenoaks 
  • Creedy House, Nether Avenue, New Romney
  • The Grange, Folkestone
  • High Hilden, Tonbridge
  • Barnes Lodge, Stonebridge
  • Meadow Dean, Dover 
  • Port Regis, Port Regis, Broadstairs 
  • St Johns, Whitstable
  • Little Court, Tunbridge Wells 
  • Woodstock, Sittingbourne
  • Abbey Court Nursing Home, Sevenoaks 
  • The Island Residential Home, Sheppey
  • Brambling Lodge, Dover 


You can read our report summarising all the visits, or the individual reports

Healthwatch Kent Care Home summary report
The Withens, Gravesend
Woodstock Care Home, Sittingbourne
The Island, Sheppey
The Grange, Folkestone
St John's Care Home, Canterbury
Pinehurst Care Home, Sevenoaks
Montague House Care Home, Ramsgate
Park View Care Home, Ashford
Meadow Dean Care Home, Dover
Port Regis Care Home, Broadstairs
Maidstone Care Centre, Maidstone
Little Court Care Home, Tunbridge Wells
High Hilden Care Home, Tonbridge
Darenth Grange, Dartford
Bridge Haven Care Home, Canterbury
Brambling Lodge, Dover
Birkin Lodge, Tunbridge Wells
Alexandrias Care Home, Gravesend
Ashminster Care Home, Ashford
Beech Care Home, Darenth
Barnes Lodge, Tonbridge

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