Appleton Lodge

Community Care Home In the RBLI Village, Aylesford

 a care home in the heart of the
local community

Appleton Lodge, our on-site extra care nursing home, was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2019. Built to the highest specification to ensure we are able to provide the highest quality of care to our residents, situated on the outskirts of Maidstone, this welcoming home provides 15 spacious rooms with modern en-suite facilities and communal living spaces.

Appleton Lodge, named after WW1 frontline nurse Edith Appleton, is set in the heart of RBLI’s village community in Aylesford, not only providing the utmost quality of care to our residents but also the opportunity to be a part of the wider community.

RBLI has set an overall fee for the provision of care and accomodation from £ 1,906.00 – £ 2,016.00, this includes any registered nursing care (FNC) provided by them. The blance of the fee will then be paid by the individual, this amount is from £ 1,670.00 – £ 1,780.00 dependent on room size.

Safety & COMFORT

So many people want to feel at home, but also need to feel that they are cared for (without putting pressure on their families). We at RBLI know this, we don’t want the feeling of a clinical environment around us, we all wish to be well cared for. So everything about our new home is warm and welcoming, just like being at home, but safer and with lovely people around us.

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A Royal Welcome

Her Majesty The Queen was welcomed to RBLI to unveil a plaque to open Appleton Lodge care home during our centenary year in 2019 before embarking on a tour of the Village, meeting staff and residents.

During her visit, the Queen met the first resident of Appleton Lodge, 99-year-old World War II veteran John Riggs who served in the Middle East and was behind enemy lines in Burma. After living in RBLI’s accommodation on our Village in Aylesford for more than 50 years, Mr. Riggs moved into Appleton Lodge with a welcome just as warm as the one the Queen received when she visited Appleton Lodge.


As well as spacious private rooms with modern en-suite facilities and flexible living spaces where residents can meet and socialise, our dining room provides balanced and nutritious meals offering home from home surroundings for our residents and an excellent quality of care. We also have additional services that benefit our residents.


Use of our hydrotherapy bathroom when residents need it

Social activites

Including animal therapy, arts and crafts, well-being sessions and more.

Outdoor Spaces

Access to our community woodland garden walk and the quiet garden of honour in the heart of the RBLI village.

Home Cooked Food

At Appleton Lodge, our team creates comforting meals using fresh, quality ingredients. We believe in the heartwarming taste of homemade dishes that bring a sense of home to our residents. From hearty stews to delightful desserts, our goal is to provide nutritious and delicious meals that make our residents feel comfortable.


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A Career At Appleton Lodge

We're always looking for passionate, dedicated individuals to provide the highest quality care to our residents at our RBLI living facilities. Our care homes are set in the RBLI village in Aylesford, surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and in a peaceful setting.

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Life on britain’s largest veteran village

Located in the heart of the RBLI’s historic Village in Aylesford, Kent, formed in 1919 to provide support and care for WW1 veterans, residents also benefit from being a part of a community while being able to enjoy amenities such as our Base Camp café and the Garden of Honour – a memorial garden offering a peaceful space to remember those who served.

Situated just outside Maidstone, the RBLI Village has great transport connections and local amenities


Our care homes and assisted living facilities offer beautifully decorated, light and spacious accommodation. There are a number of communal areas offering a great community environment, all within the historic RBLI village in Aylesford. At RBLI we are very proud to offer tailored, personalised care and assistance for your loved one – depending on their individual needs.

Jane Holden

Admissions Manager

Veteran Friendly

We are proud to be a Veteran Friendly Care Home. Please let us know if you, or your family member, have ever served in the UK Armed Forces so that we can best support your care needs.

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Contact Details

14 Milner Road

Royal British Legion Industries Village


ME20 7FU

Telephone – 01622 791 056

Email – [email protected]