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How well are Kent care homes rated?

  • 8 April 2015
  • From the section Kent

Since last October, there have been seven residential care homes rated inadequate in Kent by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

A further 20 have been rated as requiring further improvement.

Adrian Hughes, CQC deputy chief inspector, said from 1 April those services rated inadequate would be placed into special measures with a requirement to take action to improve, or face further enforcement.

In a statement, Kent County Council (KCC) said most care homes were privately owned but when concerns were raised about the standards of care provided they would be subject to KCC sanctions.

Care Home KCC contract Post Code CQC rating
The Peter Gidney Neurodisability Centre Y DA2 7QT Requires improvement
The Old Rectory Retirement Home Y CT2 8NJ Good
The Grove Residential Home Y ME16 8AU Good
Park House Community Care Y CT20 2RD Requires improvement
Sheringham House Y DA12 1NR Good
Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury N CT2 8JA Good
Pilgrims Hospice Ashford N TN24 0NE Outstanding
Ashley Down Nursing Home Y DA12 1LD Requires improvement
Newlands Residential Home Y CT14 8AA Inadequate
Hythe Nursing Home Y CT21 5ET Good
Balgowan Nursing Home Y CT21 4BX Good
LDC Supported Living N/A CT19 4RJ Good
Direct Care (Kent) N/A ME6 5DF Good
Sovereign House Y CT6 5DJ Good
Westcliffe House N/A CT8 8QW Requires improvement
Rosehurst Care Home N CT14 9TU Inadequate
Beechcare Y TN28 8SW Requires improvement
Oxenden House Care Home Y CT6 8TN Good
Rusthall Lodge Care Home Y TN4 8SJ Good
Mount Ephraim House Y TN4 8BU Good
Roxburgh House Y CT8 8RX Good
Homelands Y TN25 7DT Good
Ivy Cottage Y TN26 3RJ Requires improvement
Saxon Lodge Residential Home Limited Y CT4 5LT Requires improvement
The Old Vicarage Y The Old Vicarage Requires improvement
United Response – 1 St Alphege Road Y CT16 2PU Good
The Beeches Residential Home Y CT1 3NF Good
Magnolia House Y ME15 6BA Good
Kingston House Y CT4 6HZ Good
Church House Y ME17 1HS Good
Welcome House – The Cedars Y ME9 7PA Good
Sunrise Operations Sevenoaks Limited N TN13 2PZ Inadequate
Staplehurst Manor Nursing Home N TN12 0DG Good
Ashdene House Y CT11 0EF Good
Grosvenor Court Y CT19 5HP Requires improvement
Priory Mews Nursing Home Y DA2 6EG Requires improvement
Wombwell Hall Nursing Home Y DA11 8BL Requires improvement
Seaview Y CT18 7HW Good
Ashurst Place Y TN3 0JG Good
Bracknell House Residential Care Home Y CT18 7LQ Inadequate
Kent Shared Lives TN24 8XU Good
Whitstable Nursing Home Y CT5 1DN Requires improvement
Echo Square House DA12 1QH Requires improvement
Yew Tree House Residential Care Home for the Elderly Y TN27 9SB Requires improvement
Hartley House Care Home Y TN17 3QN Good
Creedy House Y TN28 8NB Good
Brabourne Care Centre Y TN24 0QJ Good
Sandgate Manor Y CT20 3BH Requires improvement
Tristford Y CT19 4QF Good
North Lodge Care Home Y CT9 1TJ Good
Bethany House Care Home Y TN29 0PG Requires improvement
The Laleham Y CT6 5JN Inadequate
Prestige Nursing N/A DA1 2JS Good
Mont Calm Sturry Y CT2 0NW Inadequate
Reflective Care Limited N/A TN28 8DW Good
Breton Court Y TN30 6EE Good
The Willows Care Centre Y CT9 2LL Good
St Brannocks Y TN28 8UF Good
The Croft Y TN26 3SF Requires improvement
Mandalay Care Home Y CT19 5HP Requires improvement
St Gabriel’s House – Apartments and Dane End N/A CT8 8LB Requires improvement
Absolute Home Care Kent Ltd N/A ME20 7SE Good
All Seasons & Lauriem Associates LLP N/A ME20 6DQ Requires improvement
Hamilton’s Residential Home Y CT3 4DA Inadequate

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