Eight care homes in Kent have been deemed ‘inadequate’ and 51 need improvement, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC). CQC inspections are carried out throughout the year to ensure that nursing homes across our country provide safe, efficient, caring, responsive and well-directed service.

Four ratings are assigned to health and social care services: Exceptional, Good, Needs Improvement and Inadequate. However, it would appear that a number of care homes in Kent are not quite up to standard.

A number of homes across the county have been rated on the lower end of the scale, demonstrating a need for improvement. Here are all the care homes in Kent that have been rated ‘Inadequate’ or ‘Needs Improvement’ in the last 12 months, June 2021 to June 2022.

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This list does not include care homes currently under review or those awaiting review after a change in ownership. All ratings are consistent with the Care Quality Commission website and correct as of June 28, 2022.

Inadequate

Reception center – Les Cèdres



A general view of the Cedars

Address: 2 Hartlip Hill, Hartlip, Sittingbourne, ME9 7PA

Last report: January 29, 2022

Saint Brelades

Address: 5-6 Beacon Hill, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 6AU

Last report: June 22, 2022

Shottendane retirement home

Address: Shottendane Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 4BS

Last report: April 30, 2022

Newlyn Residential House

Address: 2 Cliftonville Ave, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 6DS

Last report: May 28, 2022

Sonia Lodge



Sonia Lodge at Deal
Sonia Lodge at Deal

Address: 5-7 Warwick Road, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7JF

Last report: April 21, 2022

Redcot Lodge Residential Home

Address: 1 Lower Northdown Avenue, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent, CT9 2NJ

Last report: May 7, 2022

Kent House residential house

Address: Fairfield Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2JZ

Last report: April 7, 2022

Sheringham House

Address: 54 Old Road East, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1NR

Last report: March 16, 2022

Needs improvement

Maidstone Care Center

Address: 259 Boxley Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 2AR

Last report: October 12, 2021

Lukestone Dementia Nursing Home

Address: 7 St Michaels Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8BS

Last report: December 2, 2021

Bradbury House

Address: 12 Milner Road, Aylesford, ME20 7FU

Last report: May 31, 2022

Ashley Gardens Care Center



Ashley Gardens care center in Maidstone
Ashley Gardens care center in Maidstone

Address: 419 Sutton Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8RA

Last report: May 4, 2022

Valley View Care Home Ltd

Address: Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3LT

Last report: December 15, 2021

The White House

Address: 95-97 Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6HY

Last report: July 3, 2021

Berengrove Park Retirement Home



A general view of Berengrove Park
A general view of Berengrove Park

Address: 45 Park Avenue, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 4AQ

Last report: December 10, 2021

Woodbridge House

Address: 151 Sturdee Ave, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 2HH

Last report: June 9, 2022

Maison Simon Therapeutic Clinic

Address: 16 The Terrace, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1XN

Last report: February 4, 2022

Grafton Lodge

Address: 40 Goddington Road, Rochester, Kent, ME2 3DE

Last report: August 24, 2021

Byfield Court

Address: Sheppey Way, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 8PJ

Last report: December 30, 2021

The hunt

Address: 53 Ethelbert Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3NH

Last report: April 29, 2022

New territories

Address: 4 Church Lane, Westbere, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0HA

Last report: March 18, 2022

Ashford Lodge

Address: Bagham’s Cross, Chilham, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 8DU

Last report: March 1, 2022

Mayland

Address: Grosvenor Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 4NN

Last report: December 1, 2021

Hamilton residential house

Address: 26 Island Road, Upstreet, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 4DA

Last report: June 9, 2022

The Laleham

Address: 117-121, central defile, bay of Herne, CT6 5JN

Last report: July 14, 2021

Springfield House



Springfield House in Birchington
Springfield House in Birchington

Address: 81 Epple Bay Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9EW

Last report: March 12, 2022

Hawkinge House

Address: Hurricane Path, Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 7SS

Last report: April 2, 2022

Heathfield residential house

Address: Canterbury Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8HQ

Last report: July 17, 2021

Brabourne Care Center

Address: 209 Hythe Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8PL

Last report: January 12, 2022

Woodside Residential Care Home

Address: Whitfield Hill, Dover, Kent, CT16 3BE

Last report: June 14, 2022

Roxburgh House

Address: 29-31 Roxburgh Road, Westgate On Sea, Kent, CT8 8RX

Last report: December 2, 2021

The Chilterns

Address: 5-9 Sea Road, Westgate On Sea, Kent, CT8 8SA

Last report: September 9, 2021

Willow Park Lodge care home

Address: 57 Coombe Valley Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 0EX

Last report: November 24, 2021

The cherries

Address: 30 Julian Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5HW

Last report: April 6, 2022

Pelham House

Address: 5-6 Pelham Gardens, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2LF

Last report: March 18, 2022

Park View Care Center

Address: Field View, Park Farm, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3NZ

Last report: May 19, 2022

Wellington House



Wellington House in Deal
Wellington House in Deal

Address: 371 Dover Road, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7NZ

Last report: March 1, 2022

tulip house

Address: 13 Shottendane Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 4NA

Last report: May 28, 2022

St Anselme retirement home

Address: St Clare Road, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7QB

Last report: April 29, 2022

Dwelling house of the Brenan house

Address: 21 Vale Square, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9DE

Last report: November 12, 2021

Keele House

Address: 176/178 High Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9TS

Last report: November 9, 2021

Winchester House

Address: 455 Minster Road, Minster On Sea, Sheerness, ME12 3NS

Last report: April 28, 2022

marine haven

Address: 110 Wellington Parade, Kingsdown, Deal, Kent, CT14 8AF

Last report: January 8, 2022

The Avenues care center

Address: 1-5 First Avenue, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent, CT9 2LF

Last report: June 15, 2022

Dee Park Care Center

Address: Detlinglane, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1SR

Last report: August 6, 2021

Byfield Court

Address: Sheppey Way, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 8PJ

Last report: December 30, 2021

Crossways Community – 71 London Road

Address: 71 London Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 0NS

Last report: January 25, 2022

Garland House



Garland House in Tunbridge Wells
Garland House in Tunbridge Wells

Address: Garland House, 2 Garlinge Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 0NR

Last report: June 30, 2021

Baycroft Grays Farm Road

Address: Baycroft, Grays Farm Road, Orpington, Kent, BR5 3BD

Last report: September 11, 2021

Beechcare integrating the Peter Gidney Neurological Center

Address: Darenth Road South, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7QT

Last report: November 19, 2021

Howard Goble House

Address: Harland Avenue, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 7NU

Last report: January 19, 2021

Lyndhurst Retirement Home

Address: 238 Upton Road South, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1QS

Last report: October 12, 2021

Rowena House Limited

Address: 28 Oakwood Avenue, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PJ

Last report: October 7, 2021

Guest House – Ruby Lodge

Address: 58 Pelham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0HZ

Last report: February 10, 2022

Riverdale Court



Riverdale Court in Welling
Riverdale Court in Welling

Address: 17 Dovedale Close, Welling, Kent, DA16 3BU

Last report: August 6, 2021

Meyer House nursing and residential care home

Address: 28 Meyer Road, Erith, Kent, DA8 3SJ

Last report: February 2, 2022

Therapeutic unit Home Otherwise

Address: 16 The Terrace, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1XN

Last report: February 4, 2022

Kingsdown House

Address: 46 Goddington Road, Strood, Kent, ME2 3DE

Last report: May 10, 2022

Yew Tree Holdings Limited

Address: Yew Tree Lodge, Stoke Road, Hoo, Rochester, Kent, ME3 9BJ

Last report: July 17, 2021

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