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Nestled just a stone’s throw from the historic City Centre of Canterbury, Connors House provides a warm and welcoming environment for older people looking for a home from home.
Our bright and airy conservatory leads to a spacious garden, with plenty of areas to relax and enjoy the flowers. The home also has a modern courtyard, with a built-in barbecue and fish pond, as well as a slip resistant rubber floor for safety. The courtyard is filled with sensory plants and covered with a grape pergola, making it a stunning place to spend the warmer months. Residents can also make use of a purpose-built activity room and cosy seating areas.
Connors House is split into three wings, supporting residents with lower support needs through to those who have advanced dementia and require 24-hour assistance.
We are a pet friendly organisation and Connors House is home to two birds, a rabbit, cat and a dog. We invite you to pop in for a cup of tea to meet our friendly staff (many of whom have been with us a very long time!) and residents and of course, our pets.
What you want to do with your day is your choice at Connors House. Our activity coordinator supports residents to create and implement a stimulating calendar of activities and outings that offers something for everyone.
You could spend the morning baking homemade biscuits, potting plants, or perhaps you’d prefer to join a creative music session. During the summer, alfresco tea parties and barbecues are on the cards, as well as outings to nearby places of interest.
An established residential care home for many years, Connors House has developed some excellent relationships with the local community, in particular, students of the nearby universities.
The activity coordinator also supports residents during one to one time, as well as encouraging them to continue their own hobbies. Some residents also like to help out around the home, which they are more than welcome to do as this is their home.
Bedrooms at Connors House come furnished with a;
• En suite facilities*
• Wash basin with mirror
*Not all rooms have en suite facilities
Our facilities at Connors House comprise:
• Spacious communal lounges
• Dining areas
• Kitchenette for residents to use
• Purpose built activity centre
• Wide corridors with handrails and ramps throughout the home’s bathrooms and toilets
• En-suite rooms available
• Extensive gardens
• Two courtyards (one recently renovated) and sensory area
• Large conservatory
Feedback from our residents has told us that food is very important to them, which is why we are committed to providing nutritious homemade food that is seasonal and to our residents’ taste.
In the morning, residents can enjoy a traditional or continental breakfast, comprising cereals, toast and a Full English. There are two choices at lunch, options vary but can include curries, casseroles and roasts. A range of desserts are also available at lunch, including puddings, pies and tarts. For the evening meal, there is a choice of savouries, such as scones, sandwiches, soups and salads as well as a variety of desserts. Snacks and drinks are available throughout the day and night.
We also like to incorporate food into our activities, regularly holding tea parties, themed restaurant evenings and barbecues in the summer.
Our catering staff are well-trained and can cater for a diverse range of dietary requirements, contact the home to discuss your needs and we will do all we can to help.
Connors House has recently been awarded 5 stars, the highest possible rating, from the Food Standards Agency.
A historic cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Canterbury City Centre is just a 15-minute walk from Connors House, with regular buses and taxi facilities available.
Canterbury has plenty of amenities and attractions for residents and visitors alike. These include Canterbury Cathedral, seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, St Augustine’s Abbey, St Martin’s Church and a variety of museums. There is also an excellent range of leisure facilities, cinemas, bars, cafes and plenty of shops.
The city centre has good transport links to nearby towns, such as Ashford and Dover. Whitstable, Herne Bay and Margate are also nearby, making summer day trips to the beach easy. A high-speed train service also operates from Canterbury, enabling travel to central London within an hour.