The ladies at Teapot Island

Watling Court Residents Grab a Cuppa at Teapot Island

There was plenty of fun brewing at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend last week, when residents took a trip to Teapot Island.

Nicole and Cheryl

World Alzheimer’s Month: Nicole and Cheryl’s Stories

To mark World Alzheimer’s Month, Rapport Housing & Care is speaking to those working and living in our care homes about their experiences. Cheryl Poyner-Weeks and Nicole Mercer, who work at Barnes Lodge in Tonbridge, shared their stories of working in such a challenging role.

Tenants at Herne Bay

Watling Court Residents Take Trip to Seaside

Summer isn’t quite over for residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend, as they took a trip to the Kent coastline to enjoy a day by the sea.

Time for High Tea at Rogers House

Residents of Rogers House Residential Care Home enjoyed an afternoon tea celebration fit for a queen last Wednesday, following a competition win.

World Alzheimer’s Month: Lindsay’s Story

To mark World Alzheimer’s Month, Rapport Housing & Care is speaking to those working and living in our care homes about their experiences. Lindsay Reece, whose mum, Doreen Embling, lives at Barnes Lodge in Tonbridge, kindly shared her story of choosing a care home for her mum.

Barnes Lodge Residents Dive into Beach day

Summer may be almost over but that didn’t stop residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home spending a day at the seaside, without even needing to leave their home!

Canterbury Residents do Like to be Beside the Seaside

As the summer draws to a close, residents of Connors House Residential Care Home made the most of the final warm days and headed to Whitstable for a day trip.

Northfleet Residents Enjoy all the fun of the Fair

Nostalgia was in the air at Dene Holm Residential Care Home last week, when residents enjoyed a reminiscent afternoon at the fairground, without even needing to leave the home!

Green Fingered Residents Visit Garden Centre

Making the most of the long summer days, residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home in Tonbridge enjoyed a day out at a nearby Garden Centre.

Northfleet Residents Enjoy Flying Visit to Butterfly Experience

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home visited the tropical garden at Millbrook Garden Centre last week, eager to see a variety of butterflies flying around them.

Baking Boosts Wellbeing for Barnes Lodge Residents

The smell of freshly made pies filled the corridors at Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home last week, when residents enjoyed a spot of baking.

Weather Doesn’t Rain on Rogers House’s Parade!

The heatwave sadly ended abruptly last week, meaning the annual garden party Rogers House in Wigmore took place inside, again!

Rogers Residents Explore Castle on Summer Outing

Residents of Rogers House Residential Care Home took a day trip fit for a king, to visit the magnificent Castle and quaint coastal town of Whitstable.

Residents Relish Doggy Day Care at Barnes Lodge

Amidst the dog days of summer, residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home in Tonbridge were visited by their furry friend, the local PAT dog.

Barnes Lodge Residents Create Coastal Canvases

Embracing the heatwave, residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home spent some time trying their hand at contemporary art and making their own beach inspired collage canvases.

Extra Care Housing Scheme is Life Changing for new Resident

Jessie Marshall, a new resident of Rosewell House Extra Care Housing Scheme in Tonbridge, is thrilled to be in her new home, which has already improved her wellbeing and reduced her anxiety.

Animal Therapy Boosts Rogers House Residents

Wild Science brought some animal magic to Rogers House Residential Care Home last week when they visited residents with their mini zoo!

Barnes Lodge Residents Grab a Pizza the Action

Residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home enjoyed an activity that couldn’t be topped last week, when staff assisted them to create own pizzas.

Life's a Beach at Barnes Lodge

Along with the sunshine, a taste of the seaside came to Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home this week, when residents enjoyed a seafood taster activity.

Connors House Residents Take Break from Heatwave to Enjoy Different Kind of Baking

As the heatwave continues to bake across the UK, residents of Connors House Residential Care Home did a spot of baking of their own, in the kitchen!

Extra Care Housing Scheme Serves up Wimbledon Inspired Afternoon tea

Residents of our new Extra Care Housing Scheme in Tonbridge, Rosewell House, celebrated the Wimbledon finals last weekend with an afternoon tea fit for a champion.

Connors House Basks in Sunshine for Annual Summer Fete

Connors House Care Home in Canterbury hosted its annual summer fete at the weekend, raising an excellent £300 for the residents’ amenities fund.

Watling Court in Bloom - Extra Care Residents Spruce Garden for Summer

With summer having well and truly arrived this week, residents of the Ifield Way housing scheme decided to soak up the sun and spruce up the garden.

Extra Care Housing Schemes Lessen Impact of Housing Crisis in Kent

With a great deal of people on waiting lists for homes across Kent, Rapport Housing & Care has committed to build 235 new homes for over 55s, freeing up family homes within the county.

Lawson House Extra Care Housing Scheme Opens its Doors

Lawson House, Rapport Housing & Care’s brand new Extra Care Housing Scheme in Martin Square, Larkfield, opened its doors and welcomed its first residents this week.

Northwood Road Residents Enjoy Strawberry Tea

Making the most of the heatwave, residents of Northwood Road Supported Home spent a sunny weekend enjoying music and lunch together in the garden.

Northfleet Residents Enjoy Sunny pub Lunch

Making the most of the heatwave, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home in Northfleet headed out for lunch in the sunshine at the local pub.

Barnes Lodge Residents Relish Dog Days

Residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home in Tonbridge welcomed man’s best friend last week, when the Canine Performers dropped in.

Resident Delighted to Bring dog to new Tonbridge Extra Care Housing Scheme

Patricia Cooper, a new resident of Rosewell House Extra Care Housing Scheme in Tonbridge, was delighted that Rapport Housing & Care’s Pet Policy meant she could bring her dog, Winnie, with her to her new home.

New Tonbridge Extra Care Housing Scheme Open for Business

Rosewell House Extra Care Housing scheme opened for business this week, welcoming the first of its residents to their new home in Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge.

Wigmore Residents Knit for Mums and Babies

Residents of Rogers House Residential Care Home in Wigmore have been spending the rainy afternoons knitting mother and baby bonding squares for the baby unit at St Thomas’s Hospital.

Tonbridge Residents Enjoy all the fun of the Fair

Residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home in Tonbridge made the most of the spring heatwave and enjoyed all the fun of the fair, in the comfort of their own garden.

Watling Court Hosts Right Royal Knees up!

Residents of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend enjoyed a week of royal activities fit for a queen, in celebration of the Royal Wedding.

Beckenham Homes Toast Harry & Meghan With Special Celebration

David Baxter House and Rob Copeland House, Rapport Housing & Care’s supported homes in Beckenham, marked Harry and Meghan’s special day with a party.

Gravesend Residents' Sunny day out

Residents of Edward Moore House made the most of the early summer sunshine and took a day trip.

School Children Join Barnes Lodge Residents for Royal Wedding fun

With the Royal Wedding just days away, pupils of Bishop Chavasse Primary School visited residents of Barnes Lodge Care Home in Tonbridge to celebrate the special occasion and prepare for the big day.

Dene Holm Residents Prepare for Right Royal Knees up!

As the final preparations for the royal wedding are being made in Windsor, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home have been making theirs too, ready for the big day on Saturday!

Rapport Housing & Care Welcomes New Recruits to Training Academy

Rapport Housing & Care welcomed staff members from across the organisation to its in-house training academy, ACE, The Academy: Centre of Excellence this week.

Canterbury Residents Get Busy in Garden

Residents of Connors House Residential Care Home in Canterbury put their gardening skills to good use and decided to grow their own vegetables.

Northfleet Residents Commemorate St George’s Day

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home celebrated the feast of Saint George, with a themed party and live entertainment.

Barnes Lodge Residents Welcome Spring

A spot of seasonal flower arranging and rare glimpse of sunshine gave Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home residents a spring in their step this week.

Animal Therapy Boosts Gillingham Residents

A group of residents of Rogers House Residential Care Home in Wigmore, sampled a spot of animal therapy when Wild Science dropped in for a visit.

We pledge our support to the National Care Forum’s ‘Quality First’ framework

Rapport Housing & Care, will be officially pledging its support to the National Care Forum’s (NCF) ‘Quality First’ framework, signing the Quality First Commitment to provide safe, high quality care and support services with an aim to continuously improving quality

Tonbridge Residents Enjoy Animal Therapy

Residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home in Tonbridge enjoyed a spring day out at the Rare Breeds Centre in Ashford.

Tenants Treated to Cracking Weekend of Easter Activities

Tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend spent an egg-cellent week together embracing Easter activities.

Tonbridge Residents Enjoy Cracking Easter Visit From Local School

Following the success of their recent visit to Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home, pupils of Bishop Chavasse Primary School dropped in again this week to create some Easter bonnets with the residents.

Hats off to Tenants at Watling Court

The Easter Bunny dropped by to Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme this week and inspired the tenants to get creative and make some special Easter bonnets.

Tonbridge Residents Welcome Spring With Beaver Group

Residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home in Tonbridge welcomed the 1st West Malling Beaver Group to help them plant some spring flowers.

Easter Treats on the Menu at Edward Moore House

The Easter Bunny hopped in to Edward Moore House Residential Care Home this week and inspired the residents to throw on their aprons and enjoy some Easter baking.

Children Deliver Daffodils to Residents for Mother’s Day

Residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home in Tonbridge enjoyed a visit from children at a local school in celebration of Mother’s Day.

Easter Comes Early for Northfleet Care Home Residents

The Easter Bunny dropped by to Dene Holm Care Home this week and inspired the residents to create some special Easter bonnets for the occasion.

Mum's the Word at Connors House

Staff of Connors House Residential Care Home in Canterbury made sure it was a Mother’s Day to remember for its residents and their families.

Gillingham Residents Celebrate Mother’s Day Together

Residents of Drewery House, Rapport Housing & Care’s supported home in Wigmore, enjoyed a Mother’s Day afternoon tea celebration on Sunday afternoon.

Planning Permission Granted for Extra Care Housing in Kemsing

Sevenoaks District Council have approved plans for not for profit care provider and housing association, Rapport Housing & Care to develop an extra care housing scheme in Nightingale Road, Kemsing.

Keen Painter Brings sunshine to a Grey day

Eileen, a resident of Dene Holm Residential Care Home spent an afternoon doing one her favourite things, painting.

CEO Thanks Staff for Commitment During Snow

Rapport Housing & Care Chief Executive, Leon Steer, visited each of the organisation's services to thank staff for their commitment during the bad weather.

Gravesend Residents Make a Song and Dance of Snow day

Residents of Edward Moore Residential Care Home enjoyed an afternoon of singing and dancing.

Watling Court Tenants Delighted to Bring dog to new Home

Dave and Gillian Sayer, new tenants at Watling Court in Gravesend, were delighted they could bring their border collie of seven years, Rusty, to their new extra care apartment.

Tonbridge Care Home Residents Welcome Chinese New Year

Artistic residents at Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home in Tonbridge rang in the Chinese New Year last week, with a morning of oriental themed crafting.

Love is in the air for Residents' Valentine's tea Party

Romance was in the air at Connors House Residential Care Home on Valentine's Day, when residents gathered together for a special Valentine's themed afternoon tea.

Tenants Enjoy Valentine's tea Dance

Love was in the air at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme on Valentine's Day when tenants got together for a themed afternoon tea celebration.

Pancake Day is Stacks of fun for Dene Holm Residents

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home in Northfleet had some flipping good fun on Shrove Tuesday, tossing and tucking into their pancakes.

Home is Where the Heart is for Gravesend Residents

Residents at Edward Moore Residential Care Home came together to cook up a treat for Valentine's Day.

Canterbury Residents Relish Painting and Pancakes

Residents of Connors House Care Home in Canterbury enjoyed some flipping good fun on Shrove Tuesday, getting into the spirit of Valentine's Day too!

Former Bomb Inspector Shares Stories From the Forties

Edna Neilson, a tenant at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme, shared her stories of her time spent working as a bomb inspector during World War Two.

Residents Enjoy Game of Special Edition Local Monopoly

Residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home in Tonbridge spent an afternoon getting stuck in to the Tunbridge Wells edition of Monopoly.

Northfleet Residents Make Some Noise

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home enjoyed a morning of singing and play musical instruments.

Burns Night Brings Taste of Scotland to Barnes Lodge

Residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home in Tonbridge gave a toast to the Haggis this Burns Night, enjoying a day of Scottish themed fun.

Beauty Students Pamper Care Home Residents

Beauty students from West Kent College have been spending time at Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home, pampering the residents and improving their skills.

Weald of Kent Pupils Join First Homeowner to Open Tonbridge Showflat

Guests gathered at Rosewell House Extra Care Housing Scheme in Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge on Thursday 18th January, to celebrate the launch of the showflat.

Dene Holm Residents Dance Into 2018

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home welcomed 2018 with a party full of fun and laughter.

Tonbridge Care Worker Saves Baby’s Life Whilst Shopping

A routine shopping trip took a rather unexpected turn for Natasha Page, a carer at Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home in Tonbridge, when she noticed a baby had stopped breathing.

New Name, Old Ethos – Introducing Rapport Housing & Care

The Abbeyfield Society and The Abbeyfield Kent Society confirm that Abbeyfield Kent will operate under the new name Rapport Housing and Care from January 2018 and will continue to provide much-needed care and support across the region as an independent organisation.

Festive Fun for Rogers Residents

Residents at Rogers House Residential Care Home have been enjoying a bundle of festive celebrations over the past few weeks.

Northfleet Residents Have Christmas to Remember

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home opened their doors to celebrate Christmas with their loved ones.

Northfleet Residents go Back to School for Nativity

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home wrapped up warm to enjoy a Christmas nativity at a local nursery school.

Gillingham Residents Sing Along with Children’s Choir

Residents of Drewery Drive, the Society’s supported home in Wigmore, had a wonderful afternoon of entertainment from the children at Fairview Primary School.

Gravesend Tenants Festivities Continue

Tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme spent a day at Ruxley Manor Garden Centre, browsing the festive displays and finishing their Christmas shopping.

Extra Care Tenants Enjoy Evening of Festive fun

Tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Scheme in Gravesend had a great time enjoying a tipple or two at their annual Christmas Party.

Dene Holm Hosts Christmas Bonanza

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home opened their doors to the community, for their annual Christmas Bonanza.

Northfleet Care Home Residents Deck the Halls

Creative Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home got themselves into the festive spirit, decking the halls ready for the upcoming holiday.

It’s a Traditional Christmas for Tonbridge Residents

Residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home enjoyed a traditional Christmas Carol Service with a twist, as Baby Jesus dropped in!

School Children Join Canterbury Residents for Carols

Residents of Connors House Residential Care Home welcomed visitors for a day of Christmas cheer and singing carols together.

Northfleet Care Home Residents Have Flower Power

Despite the chilly weather, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home enjoyed a bright and summery afternoon of flower arranging.

Canterbury Care Home Residents Sing the Blues

Residents at Connors House Residential Care Home got into the festive spirit and enjoyed an afternoon of singing and dancing!

Watling Court's Festive Fete Raises £800

With Christmas in their sights, tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme helped staff with their annual Christmas Fete, raising £800 for their future activities.

Watling Court Tenants Kick Start Festive Celebrations

Christmas cheer was in the air at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme last week, when tenants got together to put their Christmas decorations up.

Jammy Residents Bake at Edward Moore House

Residents at Edward Moore Residential Care Home got sticky in the kitchen this week, enjoying a morning baking a classic favourite of jam tarts.

Connors House Enjoys a Good old Sing Along

Residents at Connors House Residential Care Home enjoyed an afternoon of entertainment and sang a song or two.

Northfleet Care Home Residents Turn Back Time

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home spent a morning painting and decorating their own memory boxes.

Christmas Comes Early for Medway Homes

Staff at Rogers House Residential Care Home and Drewery Drive Supported Home have been busy preparing for Christmas, making their annual Christmas cake.

Barnes Lodge Residents Have Cupcake Fun

Staff and residents at Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home have been having fun in the kitchen, baking and decorating cupcakes together.

Dene Holm Residents Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

Residents at Dene Holm Residential Care Home spent an afternoon reminiscing about the good old days.

Connors House's Christmas Cake Sale Raises Cash for Residents

Kitchen staff at Connors House Residential Care Home got into the spirit of Christmas by baking an array of festive delicacies, to raise money for the residents of the home.

New Tonbridge Extra Care Scheme Reaches Milestone

Rosewell House, The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s new extra care housing scheme in Tonbridge, was topped out last week, as representatives of the charity joined contractors, Jenner to place the final tile.

Tonbridge Residents Make Poppies to Remember

Residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home in Tudeley Lane Tonbridge, honoured Remembrance Day last week by making their own poppies.

Gillingham Residents Swap Chippy Tea for High Tea

Residents at Drewery House, our supported home in Wigmore, enjoyed a vintage afternoon tea party on Friday afternoon.

New Larkfield Extra Care Scheme is ‘Topped Out’

Lawson House, The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s extra care housing scheme in Martin Square, Larkfield, reached a key milestone in the development this week, as the final roof tiles were fitted.

Bonfire Night Goes off With a Bang

Sparks were flying at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend on Saturday night, when tenants got together for a special Bonfire Night Bonanza.

Fireworks Party Goes off With a Bang

Sparks were flying at Dene Holm Residential Care Home in Northfleet on Saturday night, when residents got together for a special Bonfire Night Bonanza.

Gravesend Extra Care Scheme Hosts Halloween Spooktacular

Tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme got together on Saturday evening for some frighteningly good fun, to celebrate Halloween!

Gravesend Residents Prepare Pumpkins

Residents of Edward Moore House Residential Care Home prepared their home for Fright Night by getting together to carve some pumpkins.

Canterbury Residents Carve Creepy Pumpkins

Getting into the spooky spirit of Halloween, residents of Connors House Residential Care Home spent a morning carving pumpkins, ahead of fright night.

Gillingham Residents’ Halloween Bakes are Frightfully Good

Residents of Rogers House Residential Care Home in Wigmore got into the spooky spirit of Halloween and spent a morning baking some creepy cupcakes.

Creative Care Staff Give Gravesend Care Home Face Lift

A team of creative staff at Edward Moore House Residential Care Home in Gravesend have used their imagination and resourcefulness to breathe new life into the home.

Green Fingered Residents Visit Broadview Gardens

As the summer ends, residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home made the most of the final warm days by taking a trip to the nearby Broadview Gardens.

Residents Enjoy Creative and Creepy Crafting for Halloween

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home have been getting into the spooky spirit of Halloween and enjoying a spot of creepy crafting, making decorations for their upcoming party.

Gillingham Care Home Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Rogers House Residential Care Home in Wigmore, Gillingham, celebrated its 25th anniversary this week, with a party alongside family and friends.

Whitstable Supported Home Residents Form Creative Club

A group of residents at the Society’s supported home in Northwood Road have formed the Whitstable Creative Expression Group, enabling them to meet weekly and express themselves through creativity.

Charity Celebrates 50 Years of Caring for Kent with Canterbury Cathedral Service

From humble beginnings in Kingswood Road, Gillingham, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has grown to become the biggest independent Abbeyfield in the world. On 10th October, it celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Canterbury Cathedral service and a performance by the prestigious Invictus Games choir.

Kemsing Care Home to be Redeveloped as Extra Care Housing Scheme

The Abbeyfield Kent Society, a not for profit care provider and housing association, will be closing The Dynes Residential Care Home in Nightingale Road, Kemsing, with plans to redevelop the property as extra care housing.

Volunteer Youngsters Help out at Northfleet Care Home

Teenagers from Charlton Athletics Community Trust visited residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home in Northfleet for a day of gardening and games.

Coffee and Cake Raises £270 for MacMillan

Staff at Watling Court hosted a coffee morning at the Extra Care Housing Scheme on Friday 29th September, raising £270 for MacMillan.

Northfleet Residents Relive Young Days at Fort in the Forties

Surrounded by retro records and vintage vehicles, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home enjoyed a nostalgic day out at the Fort in the Forties event.

Volunteer of 30 Years Wins Spirit of Abbeyfield 2017

Noel Dawes, a long serving volunteer at the Society’s supported home in Sevenoaks, was presented the charity’s Spirit of Abbeyfield Award at the annual ceremony on 28th September.

Snow White Sings for Residents

Residents of Connors House in Canterbury were invited to a magical land this weekend, when Snow White visited the Craddock Road residential care home.

Northfleet Resident Still Knitting After 75 Years

Despite having macular generation disease, a condition which has caused her to lose her eyesight, Dene Holm resident, Grace McKee, can still knit perfectly, so she continues to do so!

Canterbury Care Home’s Summer Fete Raises Cash for Residents

Connors House Residential Care Home hosted its annual summer fete on Saturday 9th September, raising £250 for the residents of the home.

Northfleet Residents Have Flower Power

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Home in Northfleet enjoyed a spot of flower arranging with a twist, incorporating potpourri into their beautiful bouquets.

Residents Seas the day With Coast Trip

As summer is seemingly slipping away, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home took a trip to the beach, to enjoy the last few rare rays of sun.

Bad Weather Won't Rain on our Parade!

Despite the torrential rain, residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home enjoyed all the fun of the fair, when they got together to celebrate the home’s first birthday on 30th August.

Northfleet Residents Celebrate end of Summer With Garden Party

With a break in the rain, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home in Northfleet enjoyed a garden party this weekend, complete with entertainment.

Bake off Fever Hits Connors House

Plenty of tasty tea and cake was on the menu this week for Connors House Residential Care Home residents, as they enjoyed an alfresco afternoon tea party.

Sky is the Limit for Dene Holm Residents' day out

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home took their annual trip to Herne Bay to watch the eagerly anticipated airshow.

Residents Hooked on Trips to Local Fish Farm

Residents of Margaret Fisher House Supported Home in Paddock Wood enjoyed a fintastic sunny summer day out at Hawkhurst Fish Farm in Cranbrook.

Summer House in Resident’s Memory Officially Opens

Staff and residents at Edward Moore House Residential Care Home recently celebrated the opening of their lovely new summer house, which was kindly donated by former resident, Raymond Simmons.

Pampering and Preening is Bliss for Tonbridge Residents

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, staff of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home decided to treat their residents to a spot of pampering and relaxation.

Edward Moore House gets Involved With Doorstep Challenge

Edward Moore House staff have used their creativity to brighten up their welcome area.

Abbeyfield Kent Merges With Abbeyfield Bromley

Abbeyfield Bromley has merged with The Abbeyfield Kent Society bringing with it two supported homes within the borough.

Care Staff’s Fundraiser Raises Cash for Outings

Staff of Edward Moore House Residential Home challenged themselves to a sponsored walk, to raise money for the residents of the home.

Beckenham Home Hosts Celebratory BBQ

Staff, residents and friends of Bromley Road Supported Home got together at the weekend to host a celebratory barbecue, to commemorate Abbeyfield Kent turning 50 this year.

Tonbridge Residents Branch out for Flower Arranging

With summer in full bloom, residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home spent an afternoon embracing a seasonal activity of flower arranging.

Gravesend Residents in Good Hands for Morning of Manicures

As the Great British Summer paused for a spot of torrential rain, residents of Dene Holm Residential Home were treated to an indulgent afternoon of pampering.

Lettuce Enjoy the Garden say Connors House Residents

Residents of Connors House Residential Care Home pulled on their gardening gloves for an alfresco afternoon sprucing up the outside areas.

Garden Party Goes Ahead Come Rain or Shine

Despite the torrential rain, Rogers House Residential Care Home’s garden party went ahead on Saturday 29th July, even if it did take place in the dining room!

Tonbridge Resident Celebrates 90th Birthday

Barnes Lodge resident, Doreen Hardy, celebrated her 90th birthday on Saturday at the new Tudeley Lane residential care home.

Choir Sings for Tonbridge Residents

Residents at Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home were treated to a special performance by Rochester Choral Society Chamber Choir and Friends.

Life's a Beach at Connors House

Surrounded by seagulls, blue skies and salty sea, residents of the Craddock Road residential care home were transported to a reminiscent seaside setting.

Three Staff Members Achieve 75 Years of Care

Three members of staff from Rogers House, Abbeyfield Kent’s care home in Gillingham, have a combined total of 75 years of caring for our residents.

Residents Seas the day for Annual Boat Trip

As the sun continues to shine, residents of Margaret Fisher House Supported Home took their annual expedition with the Kingfisher Medway Trust.

Sun Shines on Care Home Resident’s day out

With the weather cooling ever so slightly, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home enjoyed a summer day out at Mote Park in Maidstone.

Gravesend Care Home Grants Wedding Wish

Staff at Edward Moore House granted a wish through The Wish Appeal, enabling resident, Brian Barnes, to attend his son’s wedding on Saturday 3rd June along with two of his carers.

Grass is Greener for Wigmore Residents

As the heatwave continues, residents of Rogers House Residential Care Home spent a morning sprucing up their garden, ready for the summer months ahead.

Gravesend Tenants Spruce up Garden for Summer

With the Great British Summer seemingly in full bloom, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme spent an afternoon preparing their garden for the warmer months ahead.

Care Home's Cupcake Day Raises Cash for Alzheimer's Society

Staff at Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home baked their way to raising £50 for the Alzheimer’s Society, by getting involved with National Cupcake Day.

Tonbridge Residents Welcome Kitten to the Family

They may already have a coop full of chickens in the garden but residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home recently welcomed a new pet to their family.

Work Progresses at Tonbridge Site

Our Tonbridge extra care housing scheme, which is scheduled for completion in April, is progressing nicely, with the apartment frames being put in up to the first floor level.

Extra Care Scheme Event Concludes 50th Celebrations

From humble beginnings in Kingswood Road, Gillingham, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has grown to become the biggest independent Abbeyfield in the world. On 17th May, it celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Connors House Fires up the BBQ to Celebrate 50 Years of History

From humble beginnings in Kingswood Road, Gillingham, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has grown to become the biggest independent Abbeyfield in the world. In May, it celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Residents Take Afternoon Tea Alfresco

With summer well and truly on its way, residents of Connors House Residential Care Home opted to enjoy the heatwave and take their afternoon tea outside.

Dene Holm Hosts 50th Party

Dene Holm Residential Care Home hosted its 50th anniversary party, with live entertainment and a buffet.

St Mary's Coffee Morning Celebrates 50 Years of Caring for Kent

From humble beginnings in Kingswood Road, Gillingham, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has grown to become the biggest independent Abbeyfield in the world. Last week, it celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Sun Shines on Margaret Fisher’s Anniversary Celebrations

From humble beginnings in Kingswood Road, Gillingham, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has grown to become the biggest independent Abbeyfield in the world. Last week, it celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Barnes Lodge Marks 50th Anniversary

From humble beginnings in Kingswood Road, Gillingham, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has grown to become the biggest independent Abbeyfield in the world. This week, it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Gravesend Care Home Celebrates 50 Years of Caring for Kent

From humble beginnings in Kingswood Road, Gillingham, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has grown to become the biggest independent Abbeyfield in the world. On Tuesday, it celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Work Underway on New Extra Care Housing Schemes

The Abbeyfield Kent Society's forthcoming extra care housing schemes in Larkfield and Tonbridge are progressing well.

Wigmore Residents Visit Bloom of Bluebells

With a slight break in the week’s bad weather and spring having well and truly arrived, residents of Rogers House Residential Care Home took a stroll to observe the bluebells in bloom.

Preparing Lunch is Easy as Pie for Canterbury Care Home Residents

Whilst many of us might be thrilled at the thought of having our lunch prepared for us each day, residents at Connors House in Canterbury, decided they’d like to cook for themselves for a change!

Barnes Lodge Residents Make Feathered Friends

For residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home, Easter was all about a different kind of egg this year, as they welcomed some adorable little chicks to their family.

Tonbridge Residents Enjoy Spring Visit to Manor Park

Residents of Barnes Lodge Care Home welcomed the sunny spring weather and spent an afternoon at Manor Park Country Park in West Malling.

Canterbury Residents Enjoy Eggcellent Week of Easter Activities

Residents at Connors House Care Home in Canterbury enjoyed an Easter themed egg-xtravaganza of activities and events over the weekend.

Gravesend Tenants Have Hoppy Easter!

Tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme didn’t put all of their eggs in one basket over the Easter holidays, with plenty of fun activities taking place.

Hats off to Care Home Residents’ Easter Bonnets

The Easter Bunny paid an early visit to Dene Holm Care Home this week, where residents have been enjoying a spot of eggstra special Easter themed crafting.

Northfleet Residents Take Crack at Easter Crafting

With spring having well and truly arrived, residents of Dene Holm Care Home in Northfleet took the opportunity to enjoy a spot of seasonal crafting.

Tenants Bake Eggcellent Cakes

With the Easter weekend just around the corner, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme whipped up a batch of Easter themed goodies.

Lord Lieutenant of Kent Officially Opens New Tonbridge Care Home

Together with The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s former Chairman, Bobby Barnes, after whom Barnes Lodge was named, The Viscount Lord De L’Isle officially declared the flagship care home open on 31st March.

Don't Rain on our Parade!

Charity Joined by Local Mayor for Groundbreaking Celebration

Extra Care Tenants Spring into Spirit of Easter

The spirit of spring was in the air at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme last week, when tenants got together to enjoy a spot of seasonal crafting.

Tonbridge Residents Step Into Spring With Flower Arranging

With the sun finally shining and spring looking like it’s on its way, residents of Barnes Lodge Care Home in Tonbridge enjoyed a seasonal activity of flower arranging.

Tonbridge Residents Visit Dame Kelly Holmes’ Cafe

A storm may have been raging outside but that didn’t stop residents of Barnes Lodge Care Home from nipping out to enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake.

Paddock Wood Supported Home’s Race Night is Great Success

Margaret Fisher House hosted its annual race night on Friday 24th February at the Paddock Wood supported home.

Pancake Day is Stacks of fun for Dene Holm Residents

Pancake Day certainly didn’t fall flat at Dene Holm Residential Care Home, with residents and staff getting involved with a pancake tossing tournament.

Pizza Making Serves up fun for Gravesend Residents

Who needs a takeaway when you can make your own? Residents of Edward Moore House Care Home in Gravesend topped off their week by making their own pizzas.

Afternoon of Baking is Icing on Cake for Tonbridge Residents

An exciting afternoon of baking and decorating cupcakes was on the menu for residents of Barnes Lodge Care Home in Tonbridge last week.

Baking is Piece of Cake for Gravesend Residents

Residents of Edward Moore House whisked up a delicious batch of cupcakes last week, with the help of staff of the residential care home.

Tonbridge Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday With Family and Friends

One hundred year old Gladys Joyce, who has lived with The Abbeyfield Kent Society for 13 years, celebrated her centenary birthday surrounded by her friends at family at Barnes Lodge.

Love is in the air for Valentine’s Tea Party

Romance was in the air at Watling Court on Tuesday 14th February, when tenants of the housing scheme were treated to a special Valentine’s Day tea party.

Canterbury Residents Relish Romantic Valentine’s Celebrations

Staff at Connors House Care Home in Canterbury hosted a special Valentine’s themed celebration for the residents of the home on Tuesday 14th February.

Northfleet Care Home Residents Relish Spot of Pampering

A morning of pampering treatments went down a treat with residents at The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s Dene Holm Residential Care Home in Northfleet.

Canterbury Residents Make Pizzas for National Pizza Day

Residents of Connors House Care Home in Canterbury grabbed a slice of the action on National Pizza Day, and spent a morning making their own tasty pizzas from scratch.

Gravesend Tenants Grab a Slice of the Action on National Pizza Day

Tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend grabbed a slice of the action on National Pizza Day and enjoyed tucking into a tasty treat.

Gillingham MP Visits Constituency's Oldest Resident

Rehman Chishti, Member of Parliament for Gillingham and Rainham, dropped by to visit Victoria Middlemiss at Rogers House Residential Care Home after discovering she was the oldest person in his constituency.

Rogers House Residents Mark Dignity Action Day

Residents and friends of Rogers House Residential Care Home in Wigmore honored Dignity Action Day on Wednesday 1st February, with a coffee morning and bake sale at the home.

“On a Good Day I Feel Like a Teenager” - Victoria Celebrates 107th Birthday

Abbeyfield Kent resident, Victoria Middlemiss may have turned 107 today, but she still likes to have a laugh with the staff at Rogers House residential home, where she has lived for almost eight years.

Tenants get a Taste of Chinese New Year

A taste of the Orient was on the menu at Watling Court in Gravesend on Saturday, when tenants got together to get into the spirit of celebrating the Chinese New Year.

Barnes Lodge Residents Boost Wellbeing With Reminiscence

Residents of Barnes Lodge enjoyed a morning of memory boosting reminiscence, using a variety of tools, including sounds and images.

Dene Holm Residents get Creative

With the snow falling and storms on their way, residents of Dene Holm in Northfleet spent a cosy morning enjoying some creative crafting on Thursday 12th January.

Manicures and Makeovers at Barnes Lodge

With the frosty weather well and truly underway, residents at Barnes Lodge were treated to an afternoon of pampering in the home’s salon and therapy room.

In its 50th Year, Abbeyfield Kent Starts Work on 184 Apartments for Over 55s

Now celebrating its 50th year, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has started work on its Maidstone extra care housing scheme, one of three planned projects in Kent, which combined, will provide care and housing for hundreds of older people.

Tonbridge Residents Dine on Cheese and Wine

Whilst many others are starting their new year diet regime, residents at Barnes Lodge in Tonbridge have been spending the cold and dark afternoons enjoying a little indulgence.

Sheriff of Canterbury Visits Connors House

Sheriff of Canterbury, Councillor Rosemary Doyle, made a festive visit to meet the residents and staff at Connors House Care Home in Canterbury.

Santa’s Reindeer Visit New Tonbridge Care Home

Christmas spirit was in the air at Barnes Lodge today, when Santa’s reindeer and elves flew in to visit the residents of the new Tonbridge care home.

Rowley Leigh 1942-2016

Local School Choir Joins Residents for Carols

Christmas spirit was in the air at Barnes Lodge this week, when residents of the home were treated to an afternoon of carol singing by pupils of a nearby school.

Tenants get Together for Evening of Festive fun

Tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Scheme in Gravesend had a great time enjoying a tipple or two at their annual Christmas Party.

‘Tis the Season for Panto for Extra Care Tenants

Following their Christmas party this week, tenants of Watling Court spent another festive evening getting to the spirit of Christmas watching the annual pantomime at The Orchard Theatre.

Salvation Army Visit Wigmore Care Home

Residents of Rogers House in Wigmore were treated to a special festive visit from The Salvation Army, for an afternoon of Christmas Carol singing.

Meet Santa's Reindeer at Barnes Lodge!

Joined by their elves, Santa's reindeer will be flying into Barnes Lodge on Wednesday 21st December, from 12-4pm.

Friends Join Society for Annual Lantern Parade

Joined by its residents, friends and the local school, The Abbeyfield Kent Society, a charity that provides housing and care for older people, celebrated Christmas with a seasonal church service and lantern parade.

Whitstable Resident Florrie Turns 100!

Florrie Wilson, a resident at The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s supported home in Whitstable, celebrated her 100th birthday on 30th November.

Gravesend Extra Care Tenants get Into Spirit of Christmas

Christmas spirit was in the air at Watling Court this week, when tenants got together to decorate their home for the season and indulge in some festive fun.

Connors House Hosts Fundraising Restaurant Night

Residents and their loved ones indulged in a special night of fine dining at Connors House Care Home in Canterbury, when staff treated them to a restaurant themed evening.

Gravesend Tenant get Crafty for Christmas

With Christmas quickly approaching, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme decided to turn their hand to some festive crafting.

Activities at Connors House Boost Residents' Health

After years of being unable to write anything at all, Pat Sharpe, a resident at Connors House in Canterbury, has signed her first birthday card for several years.

Gillingham Residents Enjoy Visit to Local Garden Centre

Residents of Rogers House Residential Home in Wigmore, spent an afternoon at Notcutts Garden Centre in Maidstone, browsing the plants and enjoying a cup of tea.

Gravesend Residents Attend Remembrance Service

Residents of Edward Moore House Care Home paid their respects to fallen soldiers on Friday, attending a Remembrance Service in Gravesend.

Barnes Lodge Residents Have Flower Power

Using flowers kindly donated by their local Sainsbury’s store, residents of Barnes Lodge, the Society’s new care home in Tonbridge, brightened up a grey autumn day with a spot of flower arranging.

Nostalgia in the air at Vintage tea Dance

Reminiscence was in the air at Edward Moore House Residential Home on Tuesday 8th October, as residents had a ball at a vintage themed tea dance.

Canterbury Residents get Creative With Scrapbooking Session

Residents of Connors House Care Home in Canterbury spent a chilly autumn afternoon releasing their inner artists and getting stuck in to their scrapbooks.

Bonfire Night Goes off With a Bang at Gravesend Extra Care Scheme

Sparks were in the air at Watling Court on Friday 4th November, when tenants and staff were joined by their friends and family, for an evening of fireworks and fun.

Former Chairman Visits new Care Home Named in his Honour

The Abbeyfield Kent Society Trustee, Bobby Barnes, who chaired the Society for 17 years, visited the charity’s new care home named in his honour, Barnes Lodge.

Watling Court Tenants Enjoy Spooktacular Halloween Party

Staff and tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend, enjoyed a spooktacular Halloween, filled with lots of ghostly games.

Dene Holm Residents Join Grammar Pupils for Afternoon Tea

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Home in Northfleet were invited to the nearby Mayfield Grammar School, for an afternoon of tea and cake and nattering to the pupils.

Wigmore Residents Enjoy Coastal day out

Residents of Rogers House Care Home in Wigmore made the most of the early autumn sunshine and took a day trip to Minster in Ramsgate, to spend a day at the coast.

Bake Off Inspires Connors House Residents

The smell of freshly baked treats filled the corridors of the Canterbury care home, as the residents turned their hand to making a delicious batch of pasties.

Barnes Lodge Residents Take Autumnal Trip to Knole Park

Residents of Barnes Lodge Care Home in Tonbridge embraced the sunny autumnal weather and took a trip to the beautiful Knole Park in Sevenoaks.

Watling Court Hosts Coffee Morning for MacMillan

Staff at Watling Court hosted a coffee morning at the Extra Care Housing Scheme on Wednesday 28th September, raising £310 for MacMillan.

Edward Moore House Hosts end of Summer Party

With the warm days coming to an end and the chilly evenings drawing in, Edward Moore House Residential Home hosted a party for residents and their families to mark the end of summer.

Abbeyfield Kent Merges With Abbeyfield Beckenham

The Abbeyfield Kent Society has merged with The Abbeyfield Beckenham Society, acquiring three new supported homes in Greater London.

Mark Addison Awarded Spirit of Abbeyfield 2016

Mark Addison, Household Domestic at Dene Holm Care Home in Northfleet, was presented The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s Spirit of Abbeyfield Award at the annual ceremony on 29th September.

Paddock Wood Residents Enjoy Fintastic Day at Fish Farm

Residents from The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s supported home in Paddock Wood, enjoyed a summer day out at the nearby picturesque Hawkhurst Fish Farm.

Lord Lieutenant of Kent Marks Start on Site of new Larkfield Extra Care Scheme

The Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Mayor of Tonbridge and Malling and a host of guests joined The Abbeyfield Kent Society, to celebrate work starting on site for its new extra care housing scheme in Larkfield.

Music Boosts Health at Rogers House

Residents at Rogers House Care Home in Wigmore enjoyed an energetic and animated morning of singing and dancing with Music for Health.

Barnes Lodge Resident Reunited With Sister After 16 Years Apart

Jack Angus, a resident at The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s new Tonbridge care home, Barnes Lodge, was reunited with his sister last week, after over a decade apart.

Keen Artist Helps Transform Corridors at Dene Holm

Sam Warman-Townsend has painted a number of striking works of art throughout the corridors at Dene Holm, adding to their growing display of wall art.

Connors House Summer Fete Raises £190 for Residents

Connors House Residential Home in Canterbury hosted its annual summer fete on Friday 26th August, raising £190 for the residents of the home.

Barnes Lodge's Oldest Resident Celebrates 101st Birthday at 101 bed Care Home

Ivy Busey, a resident at Abbeyfield Kent’s new care home in Tonbridge, celebrated her 101st birthday on Sunday 28th August in her new home, Barnes Lodge.

NCS Students Volunteer in Gardens at Gravesend Care Homes

Working with the National Citizen Service as part of a social action project, a group of 13 school leavers have been busy fundraising and volunteering at Abbeyfield Kent’s two Gravesend care homes.

Keen Painters and Residents Meet for Tea

Two residents and keen artists from separate Abbeyfield Kent care homes spent an afternoon meeting one another and discussing their love of painting over afternoon tea.

Paddock Wood Residents Cruise on River Medway

Residents of Margaret Fisher House in Paddock Wood spent a summer afternoon soaking up the sunshine whilst cruising along the River Medway in the Kingfisher boat.

Rogers House Residents Enjoy Flower Arranging Fun

With summer in full swing, residents at Rogers House Care Home in Wigmore embraced a seasonal activity in the form of flower arranging on Tuesday 16th August

Gravesend Care Home Residents’ Day Trip Reaches New Heights

Residents from The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s two Gravesend care homes, Dene Holm and Edward Moore House, took a trip to Herne Bay to watch their annual air show.

New Tonbridge Care Home Barnes Lodge Welcomes First Residents

The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s new residential home for older people officially opened this week, welcoming its first residents on 15th August.

Rogers House Hosts Annual Garden Party

The annual garden party at Rogers House took place on Saturday 6th August, with residents, their relatives and staff getting together to enjoy some fun in the sun

Rogers House Resident Celebrates Birthday at Broadstairs

Residents at Rogers House Residential Home in Wigmore, celebrated resident, Margaret Carver’s birthday with a celebratory trip to Broadstairs.

A Right Royal Picnic for Gravesend Residents

Residents from both Abbeyfield Kent’s Gravesend residential homes, Edward Moore House and Dene Holm embraced the sunshine and took a trip to Greenwich Park for a picnic.

Food Donor Scheme Cuts Care Home Bills

Staff at Rogers House Residential Home in Wigmore, Gillingham have been working with FareShare, a global initiative that redistributes food that would otherwise have gone to waste.

Ponies are the Mane Attraction at Dene Holm

Residents of Dene Holm in Northfleet spent an afternoon horsing around, when some furry four-legged friends trotted along to the Dene Holm Road care home.

Tenants Celebrate Her Majesty's 90th With Tea Party Fit For a Queen

Tenants at Watling Court got together on Friday 10th June for an afternoon tea party fit for a queen, to commemorate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

Connors House Marks Queen's 90th With Alfresco Tea Party

Residents at Connors House made the most of their recently renovated courtyard by enjoying an alfresco tea party, to commemorate Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday.

Tenants get Arty for Ascot

Tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend got into the spirit of the upcoming Royal Ascot by injecting a bit of extravagance into their weekly craft sessions.

Dene Holm Residents mix fun in the sun With Gentle Exercise

Residents at Dene Holm Care Home in Northfleet made the most of the early summer weather by incorporating some seasonal fun into their exercise routine.

Connors House Commemorates Dementia Awareness Week

Staff and residents at Connors House Residential Home in Canterbury have embraced a week of activities to raise awareness and commemorate Dementia Awareness Week.

Gravesend Tenants Ring in National Doughnut Week

Never ones to miss out on a celebration, tenants at Watling Court in Gravesend marked National Doughnut Week by tucking into some tasty treats in the sunny garden.

Gravesend Care Homes Come Together for Queen's Birthday Celebration

The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s two Gravesend residential homes, Dene Holm and Edward Moore House, both came together at the weekend for a special celebration to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Abbeyfield Kent Marks 49th Birthday

The Abbeyfield Kent Society, a leading Kent based charity and housing association, marks its 49th birthday on Monday 16th May.

Sunshine Inspires Care Staff to Rejuvenate Garden

Inspired by the long awaited sunshine, Natalie Muers, a cook at Rogers House Residential Home in Wigmore, has decided to revitalise the garden, with the help of the home’s residents.

Abbeyfield Kent Celebrates Topping Out of New Care Home, Barnes Lodge

Joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Tonbridge, the leader of Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, local councilors and trustees of Abbeyfield Kent, the charity and housing association marked its new care home nearing completion with a Topping Out Ceremony.

Dene Holm Residents Relish St George's Day Celebration

Residents and staff of Dene Holm Residential Home in Northfleet got into the patriotic spirit of St George’s Day on Sunday, with a British themed party.

Connors House Hosts Courtyard Opening Event

Residents, their relatives and staff at Connors House Residential Home were joined by guests, for the official opening of their revamped courtyard.

Northwood Road Resident Grace Celebrates Centenary Birthday

After a lifetime spent travelling and working as a nurse, Grace Greenwood, settled down in Abbeyfield Kent’s supported home, Northwood Road and celebrated her centenary birthday on Saturday 9th April, with a party alongside family and friends at the Whitstable home.

Gravesend Tenants Take a Crack at Easter Activities

Tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend got into the spirit of spring with some cracking Easter activities, including making bonnets and tucking into hot cross buns.

Spring is in the air for Easter Celebrations at Dene Holm

Residents at Dene Holm Residential Home in Northfleet didn’t let the wet and windy weather ruin their Easter weekend; instead, they got stuck into some creative crafting.

Tenants Treated to Special St Patrick's Celebration

Tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend flew the Irish flag and got into the spirit of St Patrick’s Day with a visit from some very special guests.

Announcement: Incident at Watling Court

Tenants Tuck Into Pies for British Pie Week

Tenants at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme in Gravesend got into the spirit of National Pie Week by tucking into some classic British favourites.

Sons and Daughters Join Mums for Afternoon Tea

A number of sons and daughters joined their mothers at Connors House Residential Home on Mother’s Day, where they celebrated with a special afternoon tea.

World Book Day - Rogers House Resident Writes Reflective Book

Bill Baker, a resident at Rogers House has spent the past 12 years putting his memoirs into words to create a book of his life story.

Planning Permission Granted for Tonbridge Extra Care Housing Scheme

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council has approved plans for Abbeyfield Kent to build an extra care housing scheme in place of its current care home in Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge.

Wish Appeal Brings Separated Couple Back Together

The Wish Appeal granted a surprise wish on Thursday 28th January, for Watling Court tenant Ray to be visited by his wife, Joan who had to leave their home to move into a nursing home.

Planning Permission Granted for Larkfield Extra Care Scheme

The Abbeyfield Kent Society has succeeded in ensuring that the needs of the older people in the Larkfield area are met. Plans to build a much-needed extra care scheme to replace St Martins, our residential home in Martin Square have now been approved by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council.

A Care Worker's Christmas

For many of us, Christmas is a time for relaxing with our families but for the majority of care staff, that isn't always the case. After working the past 12 Christmases, Sue Ferry, a care assistant at Dene Holm Residential Home in Northfleet, is looking forward to spending her first Christmas Day for 12 years with her family.

Society Discusses Loneliness Epidemic Following John Lewis Xmas Ad

Every year, the John Lewis Christmas advert is one of the most highly anticipated dates on the festive calendar, but with such a grave message behind this year’s offering, John Lewis and Age UK are calling for your support on a crucial issue.

Choosing a Care Home: A Positive Outcome

Deciding to move yourself, or a loved one into care can be the toughest decision you ever have to make, but it can have a great outcome. We spoke to our residents’ relatives and staff about moving into a residential home and the benefits it had for residents and their families.

Enthusiastic Helper Shares Reasons for Volunteering

Lynda Davis, a volunteer at Edward Moore House Residential Home, has worked many varied jobs but for her, nothing makes her as happy as volunteering.

Young Volunteer Says More Youngsters Should Give up Their Time

Not many 20-year-olds would choose to volunteer with older people but that’s exactly what Lauren Brown, a volunteer at Rogers House in Wigmore, has been doing since she was 15.

Why I Work in Care: Catherine's Story

In honour of Carers Week, Catherine Reid, a carer at Dene Holm residential home in Northfleet, shared her story of why she works in the care industry.

Gillingham Care Staff Open up for Carers Week

To mark Carers Week, Linda Bartlett and Julie Norman, carers at Rogers House in Wigmore, shared their stories of working in the care industry.

Working for us: Christina's Story

Christina Adebayo has been working with the organisation for just 10 months and has already progressed in her role, here she tells us her story of working for the us.