You'll find Greenbanks at the heart
of a very supportive community
Nestled in the beautiful Elham valley below gently wooded downland, Barham is close to the historic Cathedral City of Canterbury and the Kent coast. Folkestone and Dover are a short ride by bus. The meandering lanes are leafy, it's charming buildings are listed and over the years Barham's residents could
not have been more supportive of Greenbanks.
The grounds at Greenbanks include one of the life skills centres operated by the Fifth Trust which provides a range of activities
for the residents including a nursery growing shrubs and plants
for the Garden Centre at the Elham Valley Vineyard and a Local
Food allotment area.
Our home life
We elect our own group to draw up our home Policies and Procedures which uses clip art for those who find the written
word difficult to understand. We have our own Resident Guide
and contract of residence and help select new members of the
Our Home and its Directors
Greenbanks House Limited is a limited company. The shareholders
are the families or guardians of the residents. There is no top heavy management structure. If there is a surplus at the end of the year it goes back into improving our service. We are considering making an application to become a charity.
The directors of the company are representatives of the families voted for at the AGM. They are unpaid. They hold regular meetings at the home to discuss the care of the residents and all aspects
of the company and its future development. After each meeting,
the chair informs shareholders of progress and issues of interest
by means of a Newsletter and the “Greenbanks family events” pages. A nominated Director does an inspection each month to ensure quality and standards are maintained.
The registered manager is also a member of the board and is actively involved in the planning and achieving our objectives.
We benefit from the wide range of personal and professional skills and talents that our residents, parents, families and others bring into our home, which enables us to continue to improve our service. Our priority remains the best interest of each individual within
Over the years the development of our home environment
has evolved and grown to ensure our residents benefit from
a comfortable home life which also meets their assessed needs