Ashley Down care home in Gravesend nominated as worst care home of the year

Chris Hunter, Kent Online, UK

A Gravesend care home has won the inauspicious honour of being nominated for a Worst Care Home of the Year Award. Ashley Down in Clarence Place was one of 14 homes named among the worst care providers in England by The awards organisers said each home listed was rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission, and careful consideration had been given of the poor track records of the nominated homes.

Owner Richard Mahomed said: “We’ve been trying our very best to rectify things and obviously we’ve been waiting for the next inspection. What has happened has happened. Some things you can argue and some things you can’t.” He said it was frustrating to be named in the worst care home awards. He added: “Obviously we are changing things. We’re taking each category as it comes. We’re just doing our best to achieve what is expected of us.”

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