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Care homes in Canterbury

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Care homes in with bed availability

The list below includes care homes with confirmed bed availability and are accepting new residents.

Please note, all new residencies are subject to a health assessment and being able to meet the care needs of the prospective resident.

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Herne Place care home

Herne Place

Herne Bay, CT6 5DNBarchester Healthcare

Ideally located in the stunning Herne Bay in Kent, Herne Place is a modern, stylish care home that provides expert residential, respite and dementia care to those in need. Specifically designed with residents in mind, this Barchester Healthcare home boasts an array of high-spec facilities, including beautifully decorated rooms, a cosy café with bar offerings, private dining rooms, a choice of comfortable lounges, sumptuous spa bath facilities, a hair salon and landscaped gardens equipped with their very own vegetable plot, perfect for those who enjoy a spot of gardening. The keen activities team at Herne Place strive to ensure no two days are the same by creating an activities programme tailored to the needs and interests of each resident.

Care available

  • Residential
  • Dementia
  • Respite
  • GoodCQC Rating
  • Care residencies from £1,482 weekly

Communal Area of Harrier Lodge Care Home in Whitstable, Canterbury

Harrier Lodge

Whitstable, CT5 3DECare UK

Located in Whitstable, Kent, Harrier Lodge care home delivers expert 24-hour nursing care, residential care, short term respite care and specialist dementia care, in addition to compassionate end of life care. As well as a bar and café, Harrier Lodge has a cinema room, hair and beauty salon and stunning landscaped gardens for residents to enjoy. There’s a strong community spirit at Harrier Lodge and the packed activities programme includes events with local schools and churches, plus quizzes, music classes, yoga sessions, cooking and live entertainment, helping residents to stay active and independent.

Care available

  • Residential
  • Dementia
  • Nursing
  • Respite
  • GoodCQC Rating
  • Care residencies from £1,489 weekly

Dining Area of Bradbury Grange Care Home in Whitstable, South East England

Bradbury Grange

Whitstable, CT5 4HEMHA (Methodist Homes)

Located in the stunning town of Whitstable in Kent, less than a mile from the Whitstable beachfront, is Bradbury Grange care home that offers residential, dementia and respite care for older people. This well established MHA care home has an array of facilities to help residents feel at home, including comfortably furnished bedrooms with en-suite facilities, a in-house hair salon and a coffee shop. Bradbury Grange's varied activity programme ensures residents stay engaged and happy, whether it be enjoying the award winning music therapy to help alleviate isolation for dementia resident or arts and craft. Residents can also access support from MHA's dedicated Chaplain.

Care available

  • Residential
  • Dementia
  • Respite
  • Requires improvementCQC Rating
  • Care residencies from £1,102 weekly

Miramar  care home


Herne Bay, CT6 6PXAvery

Miramar care home is located in Herne Bay in Kent and provides residential care, dementia care, respite care, assisted living and independent living services. Part of the Avery Healthcare group, Miramar offers stunning views of the Thames Estuary and beautiful coastal settings overlooking the sea. Facilities include a cinema room, hair salon, café and therapy suite and there are wellbeing and activities and games programmes to keep residents occupied. The home has free parking and is well-located to nearby towns Whitstable and Margate, making shopping, trips to pubs and restaurants and days out a breeze.

Care available

  • Residential
  • Dementia
  • Respite
  • GoodCQC Rating
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Frequently asked questions

Here is some further information about care homes in Canterbury.

How many care homes are there in Canterbury?

We have 8 care homes in Canterbury, including Harrier Lodge and Bridge Haven. All our homes have been hand-picked by our team of care experts based on a number of factors, including the quality of care and the home's culture.

What is the average cost of care in Canterbury?

Care home costs vary significantly across the country. If you're looking for a care home in Canterbury, the average cost of care is £2,005. You may be eligible for care home funding - you can check through a care needs assessment.

How many nursing homes are there in Canterbury?

We have 1 in Canterbury that provide specialist, 24/7 support. All of our nursing care homes offer personalised support for anyone who has a medical condition or disability that requires round-the-clock care from registered nurses in a home-from-home environment.

How many Canterbury care homes offer residential care?

We have 8 care homes in Canterbury that offer residential care, which provides support and care for those who may find it difficult to live independently. Our residential care homes provide support for everyday tasks, including washing, mobility, and dressing.

What care homes in Canterbury offer dementia care?

We have 8 Canterbury care homes that provide round-the-clock dementia care. Those with dementia will need more care as the condition progresses, and specialist dementia care homes can provide the level of support they need.

We've rounded up the best Alzheimer's care homes across the UK - they've been handpicked by our team of care experts for their specialised care, round-the-clock support and comforting environments.

What Canterbury care homes offer respite care?

If you're looking for temporary respite care, we have 8 care homes in Canterbury that provide short-term stays.

Respite care homes provide relief for caregivers, offering a few weeks of support in a care home for a loved one while you recuperate. We've rounded up the best respite care homes in the UK to ease your care search.

Are there any care homes in Canterbury that offer end-of-life or palliative care?

4 Canterbury care homes provide palliative care for your loved one. A palliative care home aims to provide the highest level of support and comfort to every resident. End-of-life care can be an emotional experience for everyone, so our care experts will support you at every step.

Are you open to other locations nearby?

Explore other nearby locations to help find your dream care home at the right budget. Care homes vary in price enormously between different towns and villages.

Lottie’s guide to Canterbury

Need more guidance? Lottie’s team of Care Experts have prepared the ultimate guide to care homes in Canterbury. Here you’ll find an overview of the local area and recommendations for elderly-friendly places to visit.

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Welcome to Canterbury

Containing some of the country’s best care homes, the city of Canterbury is one of the most popular places for older adults and care seekers to live in Kent.

Here, you can find a care home in Canterbury to suit your loved one’s elderly care needs - whether they require specialist care, dignified personal care or something else. People living in a Canterbury care home will benefit from the highest standard of care, 24 hours a day if needed. These homes are regulated by the Care Quality Commission to ensure standards are maintained, with many being rated Good or Outstanding.

Our care home listings contain useful information such as care home costs per week, what types of care are offered and facilities within the home - including things like landscaped gardens and communal lounges.

Care home types available include specialist dementia care homes and nursing care homes with qualified nurses. If your loved one needs assistance with day-to-day tasks, a residential care home will likely be the most suitable option.

If you’re unsure about the type of care your loved one requires or you’ve got a query about any of our care homes in Canterbury, our experts are on-hand to help. Get in touch today and let us do the rest.

Popular Locations in Canterbury

Canterbury Cathedral

During the Middle Ages, Canterbury Cathedral was Northern Europe’s most respected pilgrimage site for the tomb of Thomas Becket. Be sure to give yourself and your loved ones plenty of time to explore this feat of architecture.

St Augustine’s Abbey

A testament to the revival of Christianity in England, St Augustine's Abbey was founded by the first Archbishop of Canterbury in 598. For centuries, this abbey was Kent’s only religious building of genuine significance.

Canterbury City Walls

Towards the end of the 3rd century, the Romans were the first to build walls around Canterbury. As the layout of the city streets changed through Anglo-Saxon and Norman times, these walls remained a near-constant and can be walked along in many sections.

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