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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.

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Safe admissions into our care homes include the option for new residents to self-isolate in their own home before joining us.

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View our homes to find out more about life in our care home and ask any questions you may have to a senior member of our team.

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Our home has a pre-bookable designated visiting space to enable families to visit their loved ones safely. Please contact our home directly to pre-book.

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 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 below for more information about our short-term respite breaks.

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 maybe 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.

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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

Stories from the home

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).

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.

Sweet treats

Join us for free weekly events

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

Care staff

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Care Enquiry Form

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Book your show-around

Our show-arounds enable you and your loved one to see the care home facilities and meet a senior member of staff who can answer any of the questions you may have at a time to suit you.

To request a show-around, please fill out the form below. A member of our Enquiry Support Team will be in touch to confirm or discuss your show-around slot shortly.

Alternatively, if you are unable to visit our home in person, our Enquiry Support Team are more than happy to arrange a virtual tour for you. Our virtual tours are normally via FaceTime or Skype and are a great way to view many parts of our homes.

Please note, our tours are usually available on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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