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…is to provide excellent care and support, to continuously improve the quality of our services; to make people’s lives better, every day and to make a difference, not a profit.
…is to develop our Home based on integrity, reliability and trust. Our focus will be on improving and developing;
...is firmly set in the past, but our thinking and our approach to care is towards the future.
Rusthall Lodge began life as the former home of Miss Margaret Fremlin; a rather grand Victorian/Edwardian house that sat in beautiful grounds. In the mid-60s, the Council of Service Housing Society based in Monson Road in Tunbridge Wells had seen a need to “provide for local people of limited means and in need of care and attention”.
As a result of Miss Fremlin’s generosity and the dedication and hard work and kindness of a number of other local benefactors and supporters, Rusthall Lodge opened on 1st January 1968.
…are integrity, trust, kindness, dignity, compassion and respect, hence;
...determines that the majority of surplus funds from the Lodge are re-invested for the benefit of our residents and staff; ensuring they have a safe and caring Home to live in and a well-equipped and safe setting to work in. As a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 - 17413R, this reinvestment of funds into the fabric and daily life at Rusthall Lodge helps us provide a unique Home in the care market; stand-alone, not-for-profit, with a heritage that's over fifty years old.
At Rusthall Lodge we offer you a homely, safe and enabling environment that encourages our staff to support the people we care for. Our primary aim is to be a centre of excellence to better help people in our home.
Rusthall Lodge believes that every person in our care has the right to fulfil an independent lifestyle in a safe environment that offers freedom of choice, privacy, and dignity. Our staff deliver that individualised care compassionately with years of experience.
We ensure that our values of...
...are upheld and embedded within the fabric of our Home.