Latest News from Head Office

The executive team placed the first brick

First Brick Laid on Site at Housing Scheme in Wateringbury

Rapport Housing & Care representatives gathered at The Orpines in Wateringbury to lay the first brick and celebrate work commencing on the site of the extra care housing scheme.

Margaret with one of the pupils

Intergenerational Care - How Older People Can Help the Young – and Themselves

United for All Ages have published a report, claiming that every nursery, childminder, parent-toddler group and children’s centre should develop a relationship with a care home.

Lawson House in Larkfield

New Extra Care Housing Schemes Help to Free up Family Homes

Two new extra care housing schemes for over 55s in Larkfield and Tonbridge, have freed up 90 homes and 162 bedrooms in the Tonbridge and Malling vicinity.

In House Training Programme Boosts Staff’s Skills and Job Prospects

Staff of Rapport Housing & Care came together to enroll on an exciting new training programme, that will see them boost their confidence and improve their career prospects.

In House Training Academy Creates Care Sector’s Leaders of Tomorrow, Today

Staff of Rapport Housing & Care’s 2018 Academy: Centre of Excellence, an in-house leadership & management programme, have successfully completed their 2018 course.

Extra Care Housing Schemes – Everybody Needs Good Neighbours

Recent research from Aviva, found that six million adults in the UK do not know any of their neighbour’s names. However, with one in five wanting to get to know their neighbours better, being a part of a community is aspirational.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Abbeyfield Kent Merges With Abbeyfield Bromley

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

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.

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.

Don't Rain on our Parade!

Charity Joined by Local Mayor for Groundbreaking Celebration

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.

Rowley Leigh 1942-2016

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Announcement: Incident at Watling Court

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.

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.

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.