Update – 1 April 2020:

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus), we are pausing this process. This means we will be delaying the decision on the future of the care home and it will not be taken in May/June as stated in the consultation document.

This page will be updated once the situation has improved and we are in a position to re-start the process. There will be an additional short period of consultation for anyone that was unable to give their views during the last 2 weeks of the 10-week consultation period.

For any queries, please contact:


03000 422557

Original Text

KCC wants to hear the views of residents on the future of Blackburn Lodge Care Home on the Isle of Sheppey.  

The council has launched a 10 – week consultation about the home, which currently houses a residential unit and a day care service for older people. 

KCC has been exploring the way forward for Blackburn Lodge and now seeks the views of residents on the future of the home and its proposal to close the home and find alternative provision for residents. The council is seeking to explore options for developing older people’s accommodation, preferably on the Isle of Sheppey, in the form of Housing with Care. 

During the consultation, KCC will be meeting with staff, residents and their families to gather their views and answer any queries.  

Have your say

We would like to hear your views about the future of Blackburn Lodge. 

We recommend you read the consultation document which can be found in the ‘Documents' section below. 

You can share your comments by completing the online questionnaire by clicking on the Respond link below the documents or by clicking the Have Your Say box. Alternatively, you can download the Word version of the questionnaire from this page. Paper copies and Freepost envelopes are available from Blackburn Lodge and libraries in Sheerness, Queenborough and Minster-on-Sea, or on request. 

Please provide your comments by 31 March 2020.

Alternative formats: If you require any of the consultation material in an alternative format or language please email alternativeformats@kent.gov.uk or call 03000 42 15 53 (text relay service number: 18001 03000 42 15 53). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.

Privacy:  KCC collects and processes personal information in order to provide a range of public services. KCC respects the privacy of individuals and endeavours to ensure personal information is collected fairly, lawfully, and in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. Read the full Privacy Notice.


  • Opened
    21 Jan 2020 at 14:00
  • Closed
    31 Mar 2020 at 23:59


Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Swale
Consultation Topic
  • General interest
  • Adult social care
Consultation Methods
  • Online survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Other survey / questionnaire / forms
Contact Details

You can contact the team directly via email at olderpeopleprovision@kent.gov.uk or by telephone 03000 422 557.