Offering the Pinnacle of Care

A family run group of five specialist dementia care homes in Rugby, Warwickshire is celebrating over thirty years in delivering specialist care to individuals, with more recent training support and guidance from Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.

Since 2010, Pinnacle Care Ltd has gained a close employer partnership with the team at Chamber Training. They have jointly sourced a record number of successful Apprentices who have achieved qualifications including Diplomas and Leadership qualifications in Health and Social Care.

In addition, as part of a pilot scheme for Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace training, the team at Pinnacle Care were more than happy to participate as they appreciated the importance of the training and its implications.

Gaynor Bintley, Business Development Manager at Pinnacle Care commented: “The programme consisted of three mandatory learning days at Chamber Training which can be evidenced as Continual Professional Development (CPD) and it provided us with a more detailed understanding of mental health problems.  Our team now feel competent to support people with mental health problems whilst also achieving a recognised qualification.

“The course provided our team with the necessary training required that will close skills gaps in our business and lead to accredited qualifications. It is also a useful learning curve for employers as it can potentially help to reduce lost working hours due to mental health issues and stress which will ultimately increase productivity. Once we completed the certificate, Chamber Training, joined us at special awards evening in recognition of our achievements.”

Jan Ryan, Operations Director at Chamber Training remarked: “According to the Office of National Statistics 2017, the number of days taken off work for mental health problems soars 25% year on year. We are delighted to have formed such a fantastic working relationship with the team at Pinnacle Care and it’s great to see so many members of their team getting involved. “

Chamber Training offers the Mental Health Awareness Training courses as a one day introduction and a three day accredited course. For employers looking for a greater knowledge and understanding of mental health awareness, the three day accredited course attracts Skills 4 Growth Funding. Up to 50% funding may be available for the course, subject to organisation eligibility through Coventry & Warwickshire’s Skills 4 Growth.  To find out more, contact our Business Development Team on 024 7623 1122 or email

Photo caption: Pinnacle Care are shown receiving their awards for achieving the Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems - Level 2 Accredited.