Welcome
to
Charing House
Care Home

Introduction

Charing House is known in the area as being the former Municipal Buildings, Canterbury Street and has been tastefully converted into a Care Home to an extremely high specification whilst retaining its original architectural beauty. The Home stands in its own grounds and has the added benefit of being adjacent to Gillingham Park. There is a good bus service with a bus stop immediately outside the Home, less than a mile away is the train station. There are a variety of shops just 5 minutes walk away.

Charing House Care Home -  Exterior
Charing House Care Home -  Exterior
Charing House Care Home -  Exterior
Charing House Care Home - Interior
Charing House Care Home - Entrance Hall
Charing House Care Home - Entrance Hall
Charing House Care Home - Waiting Area
Charing House Care Home -  Staircase
Charing House Care Home -  Staircase
Charing House Care Home - Library
Charing House Care Home - Care
Charing House Care Home -  Landing
Charing House Care Home -  Sitting Room
Charing House Care Home - Hallway
Charing House Care Home - Bedroom
Charing House Care Home - Dining Area
Charing House Care Home - Dining Area
Charing House Care Home - Dining Room
Charing House Care Home - Bathroom
Charing House Care Home - Bathroom Equipment
Charing House Care Home - Bathroom Basin
Charing House Care Home - Sitting Room
Charing House Care Home - Seating
Charing House Care Home - Nurse and Resident
Charing House care Home - Group Activity
Charing House Care Home - Resident
Charing House Care Home - Outside Area
Charing House Care Home - Outside Space
Charing House Care Home - Visit
Charing House Care Home - Resident
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Facilities

  • Private Access to Gillingham Park
  • Fire Sprinkler System Throughout the Home
  • Hydrotherapy Room
  • Multi Denomination Prayer Room
  • Hairdressing Salon
  • All Rooms with Ensuite Facilities
  • Library/Quiet Rooms on each Floor
  • Lounges and Dining Rooms on each Floor
  • Large Communal Lounge for Special Occasions
  • Board Room for Multi Professional Meetings
  • Safe and Secure Outside Areas
  • Roof Garden
  • Court Yards
  • Planting Areas for Clients
  • Sensory Room
  • Wi-Fi
  • 50's Room
  • Maintenance Team

Types of care

  • Dementia Residental Care
  • Nursing Care
  • Continuing Care
  • Respite Care
  • Learning Physical Disability Care

About Charing House

The project began in 2010 to provide a total of 88 beds divided up into separate wings named after former mayors and lady mayors of Gillingham. The home is split up into 5 seperate wings: Bessie Parr Wing will be 22 beds, George Smith Wing with 22 beds, William Griffin Wing with 19 beds, Barry Hodgman Wing with 8 beds and Freddie Cooper Wing with 16 beds.

There is a passenger carrying lift to all floors in the building for those unable to manage stairs. A service lift runs separately to 2 floors. The Home has been designed and furnished to ensure wheelchair access in all rooms, and all bathrooms contain either a static bath or a shower tray and are large enough to accommodate lifting aids. The Home has a variety of specialist equipment required to care for our clients. All rooms are fitted with a nurse call system and pressure mats in some rooms which are linked to the call system, a telephone and aerial point, and a suite of furniture one of which has a lockable facility should the client wish to maintain safe keeping for personal effects.

Charing House offers all their clients 3 meals a day, which are breakfast, lunch and high tea, as well as snacks and refreshments throughout the day. We offer a variety of dishes to choose from our menu each day for each meal. Charing House has a seasonal menu, which works on a 4 weekly cycle. All our food is freshly brought in, homemade and nutritionally balanced, which we feel is very important. Our menu's may vary slightly depending on the client's needs/likes. Please feel free to take a look at our  Summer Menu.

At Charing House we encourage all our residents to take part in the wide range of activities. Please feel free to take a look at a weekly planner which we have put together by way of an example.

We believe that coming into a care home should be as smooth as possible and our residents made to feel that they have a home from home experience. To this end we are open to having our very own pets. Residents who wish to be involved in taking care of them can be or can relax and enjoy having them around. Where practicable and safe, we will consider whether or not residents can bring in their own pets from home but this would be at the discretion of the Manager and would involve a risk assessment having to be completed.

News & Activities

Charing House Care Home Newsletter - July 2017

Our newsletter keeps you informed and updated to what goes on here at Charing House Care Home.

View our July 2017 Newsletter

Charing House Care Home Newsletter - June 2017

Our newsletter keeps you informed and updated to what goes on here at Charing House.

View our June 2017 Newsletter

Charing Healthcare Awarded Top 20 Mid-Sized Care Home Group in UK

Charing Healthcare is pleased to announce that it received an award for the Top 20 Mid-Sized Care Home Group in UK

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Charing House Care Home Newsletter - May 2017

Our newsletter keeps you informed and updated to what goes on here at Charing House.

View our May 2017 Newsletter

Contacts

Charing House
Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 5AY (Sat Nav Postcode ME7 5LA)

Tel: 01634 584600

Fax: 01634 584650

Home Manager:
Mrs Karen Ditch

Get in Touch

Send us your details and your enquiry and we will contact you as soon as possible.