The Express (p29) reports that carers punched and swore at vulnerable adults with learning difficulties at the Brompton Home in Gillingham.
Staff even boasted of wrapping a male resident in a carpet, blasting another with a fire extinguisher and using a third resident as a punchbag to vent their frustration.
Viewers will see the scenes of cruelty on MacIntyre Undercover, which is shown tomorrow night on BBC1. Investigative reporter Donal MacIntyre was given a job as a trainee assistant in the home despite having no qualifications or references.
In a statement, Medway social services said: 'The council has launched a full investigation into the programme's allegations. It has already visited the home and carried out a detailed inspection.'
It added that action could involve removing patients from the home, closing it down and disciplining staff.
A spokesman for Kent Police said: 'We are aware of the contents of this programme and will be working with social services during their investigation.'
A spokesman for the home confirmed that two members of staff had been suspended and said the company would co-operate with the inquiry.