Pembroke House


We believe in high quality care and quality of life. Our resident-focused approach to care at Pembroke House puts respect and camaraderie at the heart of everything we do.

We pride ourselves on our exceptional environment and caring community, with a healthy respect for the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy that makes Pembroke House care home a real ‘home from home’.

Pembroke House is a purpose-built care home for veterans of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines in Gillingham that was converted from an orphanage in 1952. We have been serving Royal Navy and Royal Marines veterans and their dependants for 70 years. Our residents and staff enjoy a varied yet familiar way of life to encourage independence and give each day meaning and purpose.

Our 55 bedrooms have en suite toilet and washing facilities and our care provision is tailored to meet the varied needs of each resident.

To book a tour or find out more call us on 01634 852 431 or email ph@rnbt.org.uk

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Keeping our residents and staff safe at Pembroke House

Following Government guidance we have developed protocols which will enable us to preserve the safety of residents and staff, the home is again open to new residents.

CQC Report - Building on our ‘Good’ Care Home Rating

CQC recently conducted an inspection on 9th August 2021 and concluded the Home remained 'Good' in safety and well led. This means the home retains its overall inspection rating of 'Good', following the 'Good' inspection of all of the Care Quality Commissions Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE) in 2018.

The Summary Record is available for you to read and review, but in essence it confirms that the Home is successfully managing the impact of Covid-19 in all areas, and that the tests on staff and residents have been negative.

It also recognises that the aim of ‘every day to make the residents smile and laugh’ has been achieved.

CQC Emergency Support Framework Summary Record

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Three elderly residents of Pembroke House in wheelchairs looking over pond


Pembroke House Care Home offers an extensive range of outings, functions and in-house activities. We also have a bar, a library, a coffee lounge and a ‘NAAFI’. The top floor lounge we call ‘The Bridge’, with views over the River Medway.

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The beautifully maintained gardens and grounds are a delight on fine days and residents with a love of gardening are encouraged to get involved! Our gardeners are always on hand for help and expert advice.

Resident of Pembroke House wearing yellow and blue flannel shirt with glass of wine in hand


There are three homely dining areas, offering an extensive choice of home cooked nutritious meals using local fresh produce when available. Special dietary needs are catered for and food is available outside normal meal times.

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Residents have access to visiting health care professionals such as chiropodist, optician and dentist. We also provide an extensive range of specialist equipment to meet individual needs.

Care Options

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People in need of residential care

Our residential care services focus on each individual and their need to maintain independence through agreed interventions. Our residential service is a community within a community whilst empowering residents with the freedom to access the wider local facilities at will.

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People in need of nursing care

Our nursing services support people with more complex medical needs. Our philosophy is promoting independence and enabling the living of positive lives that challenge individuals and supports a ‘can-do’ attitude.

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People in need of rehabilitation/therapy

We aim to promote independent living and support our visiting residents with quality care that helps them to return successfully to their own home. As part of this we access veterans services as well as health and social care.

A sense of community at Pembroke House

The staff, volunteers, families of our residents, and our supporters including the serving Navy and retired communities, all have an important role in making the Pembroke House residence a unique place with a very special atmosphere.

“We are from the same background, so we understand one another and I feel like I am still part of a team. Pembroke House is the only home that could have made this happen for me.”
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Friends of Pembroke House Care Home

The Friends of Pembroke House is the name we give to our willing band of volunteers who help us add that little bit extra to the lives of our residents by helping out within the Home and by assisting us with our extensive programme of activities and visits. If you would like to join us please let us know – more always welcome!

Two Pembroke House residents enjoying a pint of beer with staff member conversing while wearing mask
Pembroke House veterans care home from exterior view in Gillingham, Kent

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The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust provides financial assistance and support to Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their families in times of need.

    Pembroke House 11 Oxford Road, GILLINGHAM ME7 4BS
    T: 01634 852431 E: ph@rnbt.org.uk