As the only accredited external Training Centre of Excellence in Kent, Pelham House has begun a programme of training other care home staff in the Folkestone area, to help raise standards in the care industry locally – with the first training event taking place at nearby Brampton Lodge.

We are offering a high level of training in Moving & Handling Skills, Medication and Health & Safety which is delivered by our own qualified staff as well as the deputy manager of our sister business, Aspire Home Carers.

“We are delighted to have such well-qualified staff who can deliver these courses to other care homes in our area,” said Pelham House Owner and Manager, Roger Waluube. “The care home business suffers disproportionately from bad media, which detracts from the generally excellent service we provide to our residents. But this project demonstrates the initiative we are taking to raise standards in our area.”

Nine care staff at Brampton Lodge took part in the first training session of its kind in the area delivered by our Deputy Manager, Chris Towner, and a further 20 staff from the Home are due to take part in November.

“It’s a great example of co-operation among care homes in Folkestone,” said Alison Sarginson, Deputy Manager of Brampton Lodge. “and by skill-sharing at this level, we can be confident that we are providing the best care and service possible for our own residents”

Pelham House is the only Centre of Excellence for Training in Kent accredited by the Advantage Accredition, an independent certification and quality body, dedicated to improving skills and standards in the health and social care sector.

The accreditation means that course materials and the trainers from Pelham House have reached national standards in a variety of subject areas.

We have contacted all the other care homes in Folkestone and Hythe, and are hoping that we can extend our programme to include as many of them as possible.