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Welcome to Barton Court

Barton Court is a family owned care home that has been operating for over 30 years on the Isle of Sheppey. The home was previously owned by Kent Community Housing Trust and Avante Partnership. It was acquired by the current owners in January 2016 with a view to expanding the home and improving operations.

The home prides itself on delivering quality care in a homely environment, and enjoys an enviable reputation in the local community. We aim to enable older people to continue living as independently as possible by giving them care and support consistent with their needs. Barton Court is registered with the Care Quality Commission to offer care for up to 41 residents. The last inspection was carried out in August 2017 when it achieved a "Good" rating in all categories.

There are 35 single rooms and three double rooms, and several lounges and communal areas. The Dementia Café area is well established in the community as a centre of dementia support for residents and carers in the community. All the rooms are individually furnished and residents are welcome to bring in their own furniture and prized possessions.

Barton Court is registered with CQC to provide care and accommodation for up to 41 residents. The latest CQC report can be found here: http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-2237528462

Food and Drink

Food & Drink

Our chefs use fresh local produce to provide a wonderful choice of meals on a daily basis. Residents may choose where they take their meals, be it in the privacy of their own room or together with other residents (and often friends and relatives) in the dining room. We have two dining areas – the main area near the kitchen and in the Dementia Café where residents can choose to enjoy a quite meal with their friends. Visitors are welcome to join us for mealtimes. Barton Court achieved a food hygiene rating of 5 Stars in 2016. Residents are assisted to eat if necessary and staff are on hand to ensure mealtimes are an enjoyable experience.

Activity

Activities

Our activities and well-being coordinator is Elaine Bashford. We are very active in the community, working with dementia projects, local authorities, schools and volunteers to ensure all residents participate in meaningful activities. Recent projects have included an art collaboration called Lapwing which involved local artists helping residents to create a large hand painted, ceramic mosaic that will be displayed in the home lobby. Click here to hear local radio coverage of the event. We also offer a arrange of traditional activities such as crafts and reminiscent musical events.

Quality Care

Quality Care

At the heart of our home is the delivery of high quality and kind care. All are staff are expected to meet the highest standards, not just in their training, but also in the way they treat and respect the residents in their care. The manager expects staff to always deliver the best possible care while adhering to care standards. A system of checks and balances ensures the home is constantly monitoring the health and happiness of residents and their satisfaction with the care.

Recent News

Visit by River's Rodents and Reptiles

River's Rodents and Reptiles visited the home in August.  The residents loved the exotic animals, including snakes, a rat, lizards, a guinea pig and tortoises.  Chanel the snake was the star,...

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Boat Trip

The residents enjoy regular boat trips on the Kingfisher down the River Medway near Wateringbury.  They enjoy a packed lunch, cream cakes and tea while enjoying the views and spotting the wildlife.

 

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Lapwing Artist and Barton Court

Chris Reed is one of eight artists who worked on the Lapwing project.  In this radio interview she explains the interaction with the Barton resdients and the impact on their lives:- 

 

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