The Hollies Residential Home

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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £650.00
Regulator's Rating Requires Improvement
Meet The Manager

Jon Rogers is Managing Director at The Hollies Residential Home.

Jon Rogers is the managing director of The Hollies and is available every day to answer any queries or concerns you might have. Jon has been managing The Hollies since 2016, he has an NVQ level 5 in health and social care.

Jon Rogers

The Hollies is a family led and future focused 40 bed care home, specialising in care of older people, located in Gravesend, Kent. The Hollies is a large home set in attractive landscaped gardens. The home has been owned by the Rogers family for over 30 years.

The Hollies
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
Nursing Specialisms Aids, Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Depression, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Huntington Disease, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Muscular Dystrophy (MD), Pain Management, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Ulcerative Colitis.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe
  • We have a dedicated staff changing room, uniforms are washed on site and not worn home to avoid cross contamination 
  • 99% of our staff are fully vaccinated against Covid, we also test all staff 3x weekly 
  • All staff have undergone infection control training and Covid safe training 
  • All policies and procedures relating to Covid are regularly assessed 
  • We have purchased anti viral washing machines and an anti viral fogging machine in order to extend our infection control measures 
Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Air Filtration & Purification We are using air filtration and/or air purification devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

We have an enclosed  room where residents and families can enjoy private visits. 

Current covid restrictions mean we have the use of a visiting screen. We also offer outside visits and will continue to update our visiting policy in line with government guidelines. 

The Hollies Residential Home safe visiting space
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

Yes, our care home has WiFi in all our resident’s rooms.

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

Yes, our care home has mobile phone signal in all our resident’s rooms.

Telephone for external calling

Our care home provides a telephone in some of our residents’ rooms.

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Minimum Age

LGBTQ Welcome
Our Building and Facilities

We bought The Hollies in 1989 and converted it from an eight bedded home to 18 beds. 

It is now only with the purchase of the adjoining property that we have been able to realise our ambition, which is of one large, 40 bedded home, which meets all of the National Care Standards and includes a coffee shop, residents shop, hair dressing salon and clinical rooms. The majority of rooms all have an ensuite and are decorated in modern decor. All rooms can be personalised to suit residents requirements and we encourage personal belongings such as photos and pictures to be brought in 

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Coffee Shop / Café, Conservatory, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Coffee Shop, Hairdressers, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Greenhouse, Private Garden(s), Scenic Views, Seating, Secure Garden, Sensory Garden, Vegetable Plot, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Individual Heating Controls, Reduce Plastic Use.

Our Photos


All bedrooms are spacious and well equipped and have been designed to make sure our residents feel at home in the warm and comfortable settings. Residents are encouraged to bring personal items with them to promote an atmosphere of familiarity.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 40

Type Of Room
Double Room, Separate Sitting Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Balcony, Direct Garden Access, Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Telephone Point, Wifi.

Our Photos

All our staff are employed under a rigorous process which enables us to find the best candidates for the job. All our care staff have, or at least are working towards a QCF (formerly NVQ) Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care.

Our staff only work at The Hollies and we use no agencies so residents always have familiar faces to care for them. Most of our staff have been here for many many years and are more like family.

Our Team
Jon Rogers
Jon Rogers
Managing Director

Jon Rogers is the managing director of The Hollies and is available every day to answer any queries or concerns you might have. Jon has been managing The Hollies since 2016, he has an NVQ level 5 in health and social care.

Peter and Helen Rogers
Peter and Helen Rogers

Peter and Helen Rogers have owned The Hollies for over 25 years, both qualified nurses they are still actively involved in the everyday running of the home.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £650.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £800.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Kent
Region South East
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

A balanced, nutritious diet is essential to maintaining health and wellbeing, our carers can prepare all types of meals for our clients, taking likes and dislikes into consideration.

We Serve Food At
Afternoon Tea, All day snacks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegetarian.

Our Photos

Menu Week 1 summer.pdf The Hollies Sandwich Menu.pdf
Activities Are So Important

We have lots going on at The Hollies, our activities coordinator works three times a week, we have our own on site hair dressers and weekly exercise sessions. All our staff love to get involved and you will always find music being played, themed food events, crafts and lots more. 

Prior to Covid we had monthly trips out including to the seaside, pub lunches, garden centres and much more. We hope as restrictions ease we can do this again.

Our Photos

activity planner draft.pdf

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Choir, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Music Therapy, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Residents' Committee, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping, Shopping Centre, Theatre.
Our Pets

Could be discussed.

86-90 Darnley Road
DA11 0SE

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Good
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Requires Improvement
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 26th November 2020
Last rated 28th August 2019

6th January 2021

Registration Date 2nd November 2020
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site, Ferry, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Buddhist Temple, Catholic Church, Gurdwara Temple, Methodist Church, Mosque, Synagogue.

Nearby Services
Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about The Hollies Residential Home

The Hollies Residential Home was given an overall rating of "Requires Improvement" by the CQC in August 2019.
The Hollies Residential Home provides Respite and Residential care.
The Hollies Residential Home has 40 rooms.
Prices for The Hollies Residential Home start from £650.00 per week.
The Hollies Residential Home comes under Kent.
The Hollies Residential Home accepts Local Authority clients.
The Hollies Residential Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Jon Rogers is the manager of The Hollies Residential Home.

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