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Meadow View Residential Care Home in Kent

Blackthorn Road, Hersden, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 4GB
Dementia care
Residential care
Respite care

Care home admissions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Safe admissions into our care homes includes the option for new residents to self-isolate in the comfort of their own home for 11 days, before joining us in the care home where they will be tested for Covid-19 and supported to self-isolate for 3 more days until the result of the test is known.

Tucked away in a quiet residential area in the village of Hersden, our stunning care home was built in 2015. Finished with some truly wonderful facilities and glorious gardens, it is very much part of the local community.

From the very beginning, we welcomed local school children from the village to mark the official opening of Meadow View. They drew beautiful artwork to put in a time capsule, which is buried in the heart of our gardens, ready to be opened on our 60th anniversary.

The home is a 15-minute drive from the Cathedral city of Canterbury and the beachside town of Herne Bay.

Outstanding care home facilities

Visitors are often surprised at how many special features the home has. The ground floor bedrooms have French doors opening out onto secluded paved patio areas. Meadow View also has its very own hairdressing salon, as well as a sun terrace on the top floor.

Our grounds are also as beautiful, with sensory planting and raised flower beds for the residents to enjoy a spot of light gardening, in the comfort of their wheelchairs. There are also wheelchair friendly pathways and seating areas.

We also have a beautiful dementia café, which our kind-hearted staff raised money to create by taking part in a 24-hour cycle-a-thon. They worked tirelessly to make a really special area for residents to relax in with their loved ones.

Our ethos

We know our care home facilities speak for themselves. But what we think makes us truly special is our team, each and every one of whom is kind and compassionate. Providing person-centred residential care and dementia care, we care for our residents as if they were members of our own family.

In the home’s recent Care Quality Commission Report (CQC) report, which rated the home ‘Good’ in every single area, inspectors described Meadow View as ‘well-led’ with an “open and transparent” culture. The report highlighted how the team treats residents with the utmost dignity and respect, delivering “high quality, person-centred care” that supports residents to live as independently as possible. A quote in the report from the loved one of a resident read: “They seem to be very good at recruiting the right staff, staff with the right values.”

Loved ones have even taken the time to leave independent reviews on independent reviews website Carehome.co.uk, with glowing examples including: “The care given to my husband during his stay at Meadow View was beyond words. There was care and unconditional love. This was also offered to me, as his wife. I shall never forget the staff, we were so lucky to find Meadow View.”

Innovative care home training

We always try to think of innovative ways to enhance the support we provide. That is why we jumped at the opportunity to take part in something very special with the Kent Dementia Action Alliance. Our team tried on the GERT (GERontologic Test) age simulation suit for size. The innovative suit, which adds around 30 to 40 years to the wearer, gave members of our dementia care home team an insight into what it physically feels like to be a generation older and living with dementia.

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Pre-bookable respite care

You can now book pre-book residential and dementia respite care breaks at Meadow View, giving carers across Canterbury and Kent a much-needed break, with the peace of mind their loved one is being looked after by our experienced staff.

Call today to find out more about our pre-bookable respite care breaks in Hersden.

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Stories from the home

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COVID-19 Emergency Support Framework

Review our latest CQC engagement and support call framework information sheet (PDF 337KB) for Meadow View.

Resident bedroom at Meadow View

Beautifully furnished bedrooms

Our bedrooms are not only spacious but also decorated beautifully, making it the perfect place to call home.

Meadow View staff and resident selling cupcakes

Baking up a storm

No two days are the same here and for Cupcake Day, we were busy baking sweet treats for a charity close to our hearts.

Hairdressing salon at Meadow View

More than just a home

Our residents are empowered to remain independent and can easily pop to the hairdressers at our very own salon.

Exterior of Meadow View

Gorgeous outdoor spaces

Our gardens have wheelchair friendly walkways, seasonal planting and peaceful seating, and are a focal point during the summer.

Skittles and ball

Doing what they love

Our residents can spend their time doing the things they love thanks to our inspiring and fulfilling activities calendar.

Facilities at this home


  • Cafe coffee shop
  • Cinema room
  • Ensuite
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Lounges
  • Sun terrace
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi


  • Arts and crafts
  • Gardening
  • Light exercise
  • Magic table
  • Nail care
  • Pet therapy

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Hairdressing
  • Home cooked meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care
Care staff

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Blackthorn Road
Hersden, Canterbury
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New residents can either self-isolate in their own home before coming to the care home, or join us and then self-isolate*.

Sanctuary Care new admissions information

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Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visiting) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 5 November 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Adult Social Care Winter Plan) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 21 September 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visiting) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 14 September 2020

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