Ashurst Park Care Home, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Ashurst Park Care Home, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Ashurst Park Care Home, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Ashurst Park is located in peaceful countryside in Kent. The home is just five miles from Tunbridge Wells and is convenient for local amenities and public transport.

This purpose built care home is on the edge of Fordcombe village and is surrounded by landscaped gardens.

Accommodation at Ashurst Park is in single occupancy rooms and some are large enough for sharing. Some rooms have en-suite facilities and all have television and telephone points and all are linked to a nurse call system.

Ashurst Park has several quiet sitting rooms (one with a grand piano) and TV lounges for residents use.   Residents can enjoy traditional home cooked food in the separate dining areas, where they can socialise with others.

A qualified chiropodist and complementary therapies can be arranged for residents. The home has its own salon, run by an experienced hair stylist.

An activities therapist provides a varied programme of activities.

Group: brighterkind

Person in charge: Emma Rich-Spice (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 53 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Filipino, Polish, Swahili

Single Rooms: 47

Shared Rooms: 3

Rooms with ensuite WC: 29

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Ashurst Park Care Home: click here

*Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 8 (7.971)

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In the time the manager has been at Ashurst Park, Fordcombe, she has made such an incredible difference. The home has "come alive" in so many ways, laughter, fun, events, entertainment, activities and care. The residents, relatives and all the staff have become a "family" thanks to the manager. She combines being professional with compassion and care and I can't thank her and her incredible team for ensuring my mum is so well cared for in her "twilight years". Thank you.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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Staff Profiles


Emma-Louise Rich-Spice

Job Title: Manager


Home Manager

Emma has been a home manager in various health care sectors for the past 12 years. NVQ trained and with a degree in mental health and other disciplines, Emma brings a vast knowledge of care management to the team in order to ensure compliance is met. Emma has also undergone IOSH training to ensure health and safety standards are to the highest level. Emma has a real drive and enthusiasm for high end health care and has a real passion for the role.


Mental Health Forensics Care Management

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Julie McClung

Job Title: Deputy Manager


Jules recently joined Ashurst Park this year and has already introduced better ways of working to support the complex needs of the residents. Jules is very passionate about health care and has a real drive for top end clincal care.

Pressure Area Care Mental Health/Dementia Venepuncture


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