Training Annexe · Local Room Hire

Yoakley House

Training Annexe


In 2008, to coincide with the Charity’s 300th anniversary celebrations, an extension was built to Yoakley House to provide a fully equipped Training Annexe. The Charity recognises that its continued success in the care field is dependent on a happy, competent, suitably qualified staff team. Regular training helps to ensure this is maintained.

The training annexe together with the creation of the post of In-House Trainer has meant that the Charity can now comfortably deliver most of the essential training required by its own staff and also to staff from other local homes who wish to join us.

The training annexe is self contained and available to let to other organisations. This has provided a good source of income for the Charity since its opening. Those who attend courses or meetings here appreciate the air conditioned room with full facilities, the beautiful surroundings, on-site parking and excellent lunches provided!

The Training Annexe has been named the Saunders Suite in honour of former resident, Mrs Mavis Saunders, who generously donated funds to provide all the training room equipment. It is fully equipped for modern methods of training and the hire of the equipment is included within the hire costs of the room.

Suitable for training sessions or board meetings
Option to divide into 2 separate meeting rooms
Air conditioning
Interactive Smartboard
Data projection facility
Laptop plug in stations
Variable furniture arrangement
Ensuite toilet facilities
Buffet lunch available (at additional cost)

For details and bookings, please contact Yoakley House on 01843 223652.

Hire costs:
£80 per day (9am – 5pm)
Special rates for multiple bookings or regular users
Refreshments: Tea or coffee or fruit juice and biscuits £1.50 per person

Light buffet lunch £5.00 per person (minimum 12 persons – sample menu below)
With lunch booking, day hire charge is reduced to £90.

Selection of sandwiches
Sausage rolls
Mini scotch eggs
Selection of small cakes
Fruit basket


Contact Details


Yoakley House
Drapers Homes
Drapers Close


Phone number

01843 223652

Room Facilities

Air conditioning Catering Projector Table & chairs Wifi

Room Details

Capacity standing 50
Capacity seating 40
Cost per day £80