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Shaftesbury Court Residential Care Home in Kent

Selkirk Drive, Erith, Kent, DA8 3QP
Residential care
Respite care

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.

Pre-bookable respite care

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 anytime to find out about our short-term respite breaks.

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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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Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visits) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 29 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Financial reassurance) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 20 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn – Group Director Sanctuary Care 12 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Testing) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 7 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (PPE) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 30 April 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Food) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 27 April 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visits and PPE) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 15 April 2020

At Sanctuary Care our number one priority is to keep our residents, their relatives and our staff safe.

With the increasing number of reported cases of Coronavirus in the UK, we have taken the difficult decision to minimise all non-essential visits to our residential and nursing homes until further notice. These include routine visits from loved ones and friends, entertainers, hairdressers, volunteers, work experience students and school parties.

We have not taken this decision lightly and understand this will be upsetting for relatives who want to visit loved ones. We do feel this is the best way to keep our residents safe and is one of many proactive, preventative measures we are taking to stop this infection getting into our homes.

We do hope you understand why we are taking these precautions. Please don’t hesitate to call if you would like to speak to us directly if you have any questions or concerns.

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