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 are delighted to announce the purchase of Churchgate Healthcare Ltd, a group of five new build care homes located in Essex and Kent.
The acquisition follows Canford Healthcare’s restructure and successful partnership with Ventas REIT in January. 

The link with Ventas REIT, one of the largest healthcare real estate investment trusts in the US with assets of approximately $37 billion, secures funding for further expansion for Canford Healthcare.

With the Churchgate Healthcare acquisition, which was finalised in June 2015, Canford Healthcare has added 351 beds with the purchase of the five new build care homes. This doubles the existing portfolio to 10 homes, with 661 beds, in addition to 2 south coast domiciliary care services. 

Canford Healthcare enjoys an excellent reputation for care. Director Barry Lambert commented “We are delighted at the opportunities to grow with a group of high quality care homes, located adjacent to our existing portfolio, while continuing to provide the high level of care and excellent environments that Canford is known for”

Canford would like to acknowledge the expert advice of specialist law firms Charles Russell Speechly and Lester Aldridge. Ventas were advised by Berwin Leighton Paisner.

Following the acquisitions, Canford is now recruiting for a variety of positions at all homes. Details can be found on our Current vacancies page.



One of our recently acquired homes, Maples Care Home, will be celebrating its second birthday with a tea party on Saturday 8th August 2pm - 6pm. We welcome all friends and family of residents to come and celebrate with us for the afternoon!

With live music, children’s entertainment, birds of prey and pimms on the lawn it’s sure to be a great day so why not come along?


Pentlow and Ashridge Community Care are holding a community event for our clients, their families, friends and staff, to raise money for Age UK’s Great Chinwag Campaign. 

Canford Healthcare are very proud to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of 12 of its employees from its domiciliary care business, Pentlow Community in Eastbourne.  The company marked the occasion with a stylish afternoon tea and gift presentation at Eastbourne’s  prestigious Hydro hotel.

A career in care

Canford Healthcare offers many excellent job opportunities in the South East at our care homes and home care agency in Kent and East Sussex.  We offer a variety of different positions such as care staff both day and night , kitchen staff,  maintenance people, activity teams and domestic staff.  

Take a look at what we have to offer with in our list of current vacancies

Talk To Us

You can call Canford on
Tel: +44 (0)1202 545967

Canford Healthcare Ltd
2-6 Cromer Road
Poole, Dorset
BH12 1NB, UK
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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