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Care Enterprises

Our aims and objectives

Our primary aim is to create a home with nursing care for elderly people who can no longer manage their own homes. We want our residents to live as they would wish to and in a way in which their individuality, independence and personal dignity is respected. We want to provide a relaxed and caring atmosphere and to enable a fulfilling and meaningful life for our residents. We aim for our residents to consider our Home as their home.

Our objective is to provide high-quality individual care to our residents with dignity and understanding whilst promoting independence and autonomy, allowing them and their relatives peace of mind and security in the knowledge that this will be their home for as long as they wish.

We encourage our residents to go out and about in the community with family and friends and to engage in those activities that they enjoy. Alternatively, residents can invite friends and family into our Home for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee, or join in any of the many activities we have running.


Situated in a picturesque village, Temple Ewell Nursing Home presents a tranquil setting in the heart of the countryside. Our premises consist of a beautiful large Georgian building that has been tastefully extended over the years. We have a long garden to the rear of the property that our residents enjoy. Easy access is afforded from the front of the property and there is plenty of parking for visitors.

Temple Ewell Nursing Home is ideally located with Dover town centre only 2 miles away, the seaside town of Folkestone 7 miles away and the historic city of Canterbury 14 miles away along the A2. There are regular bus services to and from all the local towns that pass directly past our Home and the Home is just 3 minutes’ walk from Kearnsey railway station. There is a post office, shops, a Parish Church and public houses within walking distance from our Home.


Temple Ewell Nursing Home was originally opened in 1986 having just 20 beds. The Home has since been tastefully extended to provide the 44 beds that we now have. The Home’s accommodation compromises of 3 double rooms for those wishing to share and 38 single bedrooms. All rooms have WC and bathroom facilities close by, with 10 rooms having en-suites. The rooms are located on two floors, the main entrance being on the first floor and there is a large passenger carrying lift for those unable to manage stairs.

The Home is well equipped with a variety of mobility and nursing aids to ensure we can meet the needs of our residents and has been designed and furnished to ensure wheelchair access to all rooms, including WCs and bathrooms. Both bathrooms are equipped with modern state of the art Parker baths and we also have two wet rooms for those who prefer a shower, one of which has a variable height shower trolley. The bedrooms are large enough for all equipment required to support nursing care including a nurse call system and a suite of furniture with a lockable facility should the client wish to maintain safe keeping of personal effects. Residents are welcome to bring their own personal belongings and other items to their rooms. All rooms have television points to a digital aerial, and sky television can be arranged if needed. Personal telephone lines can also be fitted if preferred. All bedrooms will soon also benefit from free Wi-Fi access.

The Home has several communal areas including a lounge, a sun-lounge, a dining room, two patios, one of which has a water feature, as well as garden areas. It is in these areas that we run our activities programmes and encourage our residents to socialise with other residents and guests, should they wish to do so. We also welcome and assist family and friends to use these communal areas on special occasions, such as celebrating their loved one’s birthdays.

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