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With glorious gardens and apartment-style bedrooms with walk-in wet rooms, we think you’ll agree that Shaftesbury Court has superb, spacious accommodation, compared with other care homes in Kent. And the care our of devoted staff is something special, with a real family feel to the home. Providing residential care, we also offer planned respite care breaks, perfect for local caregivers who support elderly relatives at home.

Something that takes people by surprise is the size of the bedrooms at our care home in Erith. The spacious, residential apartment-style bedrooms have their own lounge areas, complete with kitchenettes. They also have en-suite wet rooms, telephone and television points. And with so much space, our residents can enjoy spending quality time with their family and friends in privacy. We even have double bedroom apartments for couples.

At the heart of the home is a truly dedicated team, with many long-serving members who have been here for many years. People often praise the home for its family feel and we do everything we can to enrich the lives of our residents every day.

What are the gardens like at Shaftesbury Court?

Our landscaped gardens are absolutely glorious, with so much space to explore. With harbour-style seating and raised beds, they are ideal for our residents who are in wheelchairs or have greater physical disabilities. The grounds are surrounded by wheelchair-friendly pathways and are the perfect place to enjoy summer barbecues and relaxing with family and friends.

Engaging activities

Many of our residents enjoy baking, arts and painting, and pampering sessions in the salon. We also have a mobile hairdresser who visits Shaftesbury Court and other care homes in Kent for regular appointments.

We support residents with hobbies they have always loved and inspire them to try new experiences, as well as getting out about. Our residents have enjoyed taking part in activities with local schoolchildren, animal therapy, or indulging in a hand massage in the salon. Some of the residents enjoyed 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 at Shaftesbury Court

As well as providing residential care at our care home in Erith, we offer planned respite or relief care, which can be short stay breaks or long term stays. These are ideal for people caring for an elderly relative who need some time to rest themselves, with the peace of mind of knowing their loved one is in safe hands.

They are also ideal if you are in your senior years and considering transitioning into care, but would like a flavour of what to expect from care home life. Or perhaps you are feeling a little frail and the family and friends who normally support you are away. Whatever your reason for needing respite care, we are here.

Pricing information

It is usual for residents in care homes to contribute to the cost of their own care. Some people have the resources to pay for their care in full, whilst others make means-tested contributions. Our weekly fees are individual to each of our residents and are subject to a pre-admission assessment, which is required to truly understand the level of care and support needed.

Our 2022 weekly care fees for residential care start from £1,098 but may be in the region of 20% more*. This depends on your care needs and the type of bedroom that is right for you, from our standard rooms to our premium bedroom options.

*If you require more specialist care such as 1-2-1 support, your weekly fee could be higher.

If you would like to know more about our care home in Erith, or indeed our other care home in Kent, please fill out our online webform below or speak to our Enquiry Support Team on 0800 138 3684.

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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

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0132 277 1926
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01322 33 1985

Where to find us

Selkirk Drive, Erith, Kent, DA8 3QP

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Look around

Take a look around Shaftesbury Court using our online virtual tour. Click the play button to be guided around our wonderful home and find out what we have to offer. Read our virtual tour transcript (PDF 138KB).

Lenka, Home manager at Shaftesbury Court Residential Care Home

Home manager

Lenka joined the team as home manager in November 2021 and has worked in care for ten years. Her passions are quality of life for her residents and delivering the best care as well as nurturing relationships with the residents and their families.

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.

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Infection Prevention and Control Inspection Report

Review our latest CQC IPC inspection report (PDF 65KB) for Shaftesbury Court. Please refer to page 5 for regulator comments.

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.

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