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Pembroke House

PROVIDING A HOME FROM HOME FOR OLDER MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL NAVY

We believe in high quality care and quality of life. Our resident-focused approach to care 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 a real ‘home from home’.

Converted from an orphanage in 1952, Pembroke House has been serving RN and RM 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

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 rating of 'Good', following the 'Good' inspection of all of CQC's Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE) in 2018.

The Summary Record is available for you to read here, 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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Pembroke House activities

Activities

We offer 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.

Pembroke House gardens

Gardens

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.

Pembroke House dining

Dining

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.

Healthcare

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

People in need of residential care

Our residential 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.

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.

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

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 Home 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.”
Resident’s quote

Friends of Pembroke House

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!

Pembroke House community
Pembroke House

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RNBT 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