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Shaftesbury Court Residential Care Home in Kent

Selkirk Drive, Erith, Kent, DA8 3QP
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.

Located in a residential area of Erith, our care home is within easy reach of local transport in and around Kent.

Something that always takes visitors by surprise is the size of the bedrooms in our care home. The spacious, residential apartment-style bedrooms have their own lounge areas, complete with kitchenette facilities. They also have en-suite wet rooms, telephone and television points. With a living space that residents can call home, these rooms really enhance that feeling of independence for many of them.

Shaftesbury Court even has double bedroom apartments available for couples.

More than just a care home

Residents have access to wonderful communal facilities, including the beautiful garden. The grounds are truly glorious, with harbour style seating areas where the residents enjoy summer barbecues. We even have raised flower beds for our green-fingered residents to continue a pastime they’ve always adored. These beds are the perfect height for residents with limited mobility or in wheelchairs.  

Engaging activities

No two days are the same here at Shaftesbury Court, with person-centred and engaging activities taking place every single day. We support residents with hobbies they have always loved, inspiring them to try new things and helping them to get out and about to places they enjoy visiting across Erith and Kent.

You can find us taking part in arts and crafts with local schoolchildren or our volunteers, enjoying a spot of animal therapy, or even indulging in a hand massage in the hairdressing salon. Some of the residents enjoy going to the Diamond Jubilee Club and a monthly film club in Slade Green.

A team that feels like family

At the heart of the home is a truly dedicated team, managed by home manager Blessing. We have many long-serving members of the team who have been with us for years and years. People often praise the home for its family feel and loved ones are reassured to see a familiar face. It’s more than just delivering high-quality residential care and respite care. We go above and beyond to make our residents and those closest to them to feel part of something special.

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Pre-bookable respite care at Shaftesbury Court

Join us for a short break and pre-book your residential respite care, staying in one of our beautiful bedroom suites at Shaftesbury Court.

Call our care home anytime on 01322 33 1985, or fill out our online form for more information about our short-term respite breaks.

Stories from the home

Shaftesbury Court resident sitting in the garden

Green-fingered residents

Our weekly gardening club, where residents take a lead role in maintaining our raised flower beds, is a very popular activity.

Kitchen at Shaftesbury Court

Treats for the little ones

Our residents live in apartments complete with their very own kitchenette, the perfect place to enjoy cake with grandchildren.

Communal living area at Shaftesbury Court

More than just a room

Along with kitchenettes, our rooms include lounge and dining areas to unwind and relax in, away from hustle of the home.

Dining area at Shaftesbury Court

Dining with friends

The home’s dining room is a relaxed and calm place for residents to enjoy mouth-watering meals in the company of others.

Sweet treats

Join us for free weekly events

Join us every Thursday for afternoon tea and games to sherry social

Resident at Abercorn House

Quote from a loved one

"I'd like to thank all of the staff for the care and warmth they showed my dad."

Daughter of resident

Facilities at this home


  • Double rooms
  • Ensuite
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Kitchenette
  • Lounges
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi


  • Children visits
  • Fizz Fridays
  • Knit and natter
  • Light exercise
  • Movies
  • Nail care
  • Pet therapy

Care and support

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

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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 (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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