Friston House Care Home

414 City Way,




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New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm
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Friston House Care Home in Rochester

Friston House is a modern, purpose-built care home, located near the historic city of Rochester. The home has lovely courtyard gardens and good access to public transport.

It is split into three units and offers services to people who require nursing and personal care, people living with working age dementia and people living with dementia, who are supported in dedicated Memory Lane communities.

There is 24-hour nursing cover and links with local NHS services are extremely good. Care at Friston House is based on careful assessment and care planning, linked to activities on a group and one-to-one basis, which include regular parties, entertainments and outings. Community links are good and a number of volunteers visit the home to help out.

The best way to get to know Friston House is to give us a visit or a call, we're happy to help and advise.

Types of care

At Friston House we are committed to ensuring that all our residents receive the highest quality of person-centred nursing care in a safe environment. Each resident has an individualised care plan, tailored to their individual nursing needs. Here at Friston House we understand that it is important to improve and maintain our residents physical and psychological well-being, and that our care services are delivered in a way that celebrates each persons individuality. Our latest CQC inspection report gave us a rating of 'Good' outcome for 'Caring' and as a team we do care.

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Nursing Care

Dementia Care

Respite / Short Stay

Services for Under 65


  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon


  • Activity room
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Internet access/wifi
  • Laundry


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training


  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Sharon Meaney

General Manager

Hi, my name is Sharon and I am the General Manager here at Friston House. Welcome to the website!

I joined the team at Friston House in 2017 and have worked in the health and social care sector for many years, starting out as a Cadet Nurse at the age of 16. I then went on to complete my nursing studies before working in a range of settings with different client groups. I moved into management in the 1990s, remaining in social care, where I developed a passion for supporting older people.

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Peter Corbett

Head of Residential

Hi, my name is Peter, and I am the Head of Residential here at Friston House. I have been here since 2014, and have been supported to develop both my in-house skills and profession qualifications to NVQ Level 3, and I am now enjoying the opportunity to support like-minded colleague to develop our environment and person-centred values.

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Ruth Mckandawire

Head of Memory Lane

Hi, my name is Ruth, and I am the Head of Memory Lane here at Friston House. I joined Barchester in 2006, and I have been supporting people living with dementia since 2008. I love the team at Friston House and enjoy my work.

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Sabrina Howat

Head of Elderly Frail

My name is Sabrina and I am the Head of Elderly Frail here at Friston House. I have been a qualified RGN since 2013 and have specialised in elderly care in both hospital and community settings.

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Sarah Beautridge & Bridie Birrell

Lifestyle Coordinators

We are the Lifestyle Coordinators here at Friston House. Both of us are eager to engage residents in activities and encourage them to get involved in as much as they can.

We take a person-centred approach and our main aim is to make residents happy. Nothing pleases us more than seeing residents smile!

We aim to promote interaction among residents so that their quality of life is not diminished. This is done through good quality, stimulating activities for each individual, taking into consideration personalities, abilities and backgrounds.

It is important to us to ensure that each resident feels significant and we will always try to alleviate feelings of isolation and depression where necessary.

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Life at Friston House Care Home

Care, activities, facilities and food are all major focuses at our home. It is important that each of these services are tailored to the individual needs and preferences of residents, which is why we employ a wonderful team of professionals who can deliver support using a warm and person-centred approach.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

Our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious food with fresh, seasonal produce that is cooked to the highest of standards.

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Activities & events


Our varied activities programme reflects the dedication of our skilled staff, who bring a certain uniqueness to the home, which can’t be found anywhere else.

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Care & Facilties

Care and facilities

Our home is equipped with a number of facilities and features that serve to enhance the lives of those we support.

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What people say about us

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CQC Overall rating


05 September 2018

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