Sutton Valence Care Home

North Street, Sutton Valence, Maidstone, ME17 3LW

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Nursing care

Residential care

Respite / Short stay

Robert Dura-May

Senior General Manager
For friends and family 01622 843999

Sutton Valence Care Home in Maidstone

Set in the picturesque Kent countryside, surrounded by parks and greenery, Sutton Valence is a bright and spacious residence five miles from Maidstone town centre. All of our bedrooms are suitable for those requiring residential care and nursing care. We also offer respite care for those who require shorter stays.

When you arrive at Sutton Valence, we’ll sit down together to understand you, your life story and your needs. This includes any objectives you have, or specific health concerns. We’ll then create a personal care plan together with you, your relatives and our carers. If your care needs change while you’re with us, there is no need for you to relocate to a different room.

As well as our team of carers and nurses, GPs and other healthcare professionals visit the home regularly and are on call to provide services, should they be needed at any time. And everyone gets stuck in together – whether to serve breakfast or perform at our music nights. The best thing about working at Sutton Valence is being part of a caring community and feeling part of an extended family.

At Sutton Valence, we love our food. We firmly believe that when you eat well, you live well too. This is a core part of our philosophy of care, centring on good nutrition and the importance of mealtimes as a social occasion.


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Types of care

Celebrating life, individuality and dignity is all part of the Barchester philosophy, so the care we provide is designed around these values. We understand that each person has individual needs, so our staff are trained to deliver bespoke, person-centred care to those we support.

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Nursing care

Residential care

Respite / Short stay


  • Hairdressing salon


  • Conservatory
  • Laundry
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge


  • Lift
  • Nearby amenities (church, synagogue, mosque, leisure centre, park, shops, etc.)
  • Wheelchair access within home
  • Near public transport links (bus, train, etc.)


  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Telephone points can be installed in bedroom
  • TV in bedroom

Our Team

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

Robert Dura-May

Senior General Manager

Hi, my name is Robert, and I am the Senior General Manager here at Sutton Valence. Welcome to our website!

I joined Barchester HealthCare, as I  was looking to use my life skills to enhance both the life of residents and team members,  I liked the values and description of Sutton Valance and Barchester as a care provider.

I really enjoy the daily challenges, team recruitment and always pushing and exceeding performance where I can.  I also enjoy adding value, enhancing care and giving elder life purpose to enable them to engage in a fulfilled life.

I am passionate about delivering the levels and standards of care that I would expect for my own parents who are sadly no longer with us. If I had known about Barchester when my own parents required care, my family would have not experienced such pain and anxiety, this is why I chose Barchester to ensure that other families do not, where possible, have to endure what I had experienced in the past.

I have over 20 years’ experience in the NHS, Private and Public business and have worked in the care sector with children, young adults, adults with acquired brain injury and last 10 years in elderly care.

I have recently studied open university course to ensure decisions made at the home reflected best practice providing a safe community.

Making a difference to people's lives throughout my career has been my biggest achievement. I strive to continually develop to ensure that the individuals I care for, experience the very best care and life enrichment in later life.

Every day is an achievement delivering and pushing the levels of care to exceed the expectations of Barchester and myself.

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Our staff are like family

Our staff are like family

At Barchester, we’re cultivating an environment where you’ll have more than just a career – you’ll have a family.

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Barchester’s Charitable Foundation distributes over £150,000 per year to individuals and small community groups/charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

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Life at Sutton Valence Care Home

Our home is designed so that each person we care for feels completely supported in every aspect of their lives. First and foremost, the care and services we provide are delivered by trained professionals who are dedicated to looking after the health of each resident. Our activities programme is tailored around particular interests and our facilities are designed to enhance the lives of everyone living at the home. We also offer tasty and nutritious food that is prepared by a skilled team of chefs.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events


Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care and Facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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Sutton Valence Care Home

CQC Overall rating


22 July 2022

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