I wanted to thank you once again for the excellent care which Daddy received from you and from all the Summerdown and Pentlow staff during his stay. He really could not have been in a better place for this closing chapter of his life, and once he had settled in and got to know the staff he was really happy to be so well looked after.

— A Canford Resident's Family



Canford Healthcare prides itself on a quality home life for all residents.

Activities are at the heart of our everyday provisions. Be it for mind, body or soul, you can be assured that we have interesting fun past times planned - and sometimes something a little out of the ordinary!


Read about what we have been up to lately across the Canford Healthcare Group of homes, in Kent and Sussex, and view our photographs.


In light of recent troubling events at Southern Cross, Canford Healthcare as a quality provider has been asked to comment on the situation, which has sparked national debate.

Brian Cooney, Director of Canford Healthcare Group, a Nursing Home provider in the South East, makes a good comment on the latest nursing home crisis:

Resident’s from the Tunbridge Wells Care Centre recently publicly exhibited their artwork in an exhibition at Tunbridge Wells Library entitled ‘The Big White Wall’.


‘I can’t do that’ or ‘art is what you see in a gallery’ is a common misconception for many people. In its simplest form, making one mark on a canvas is producing a unique piece of artwork because you have determined where the mark goes and in what colour – it’s your own piece of self expression.

Ashridge Court Care Centre, a member of the Canford Healthcare group is sponsoring this years 2011 Senior Person of the Year, in association with the Bexhill Observer. 

Liz Young, of Ashridge Court Care Centre, said: “Bexhill’s senior citizens are key contributors to the local community yet their input, which makes a big difference to other people’s lives, often goes without public recognition. This campaign offers a platform for the people of Bexhill and its surrounding areas to honour seniors who have inspired or helped others and played a positive role in their life."

Readers have the opportunity to nominate over the next six weeks.

Residents at Ashridge Court did their bit for Birdwatch when they set aside an hour to document activity in their garden

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It was comforting for my family to know that he was being looked after by caring and dedicated staff throughout his short stay, who made his final days as comfortable and pain free as possible.

— A Canford Resident's Family