History of Encompass

Having grown and evolved over 30 years, DRH rebranded in August 2014 to Encompass (Dorset). To reflect the way in which we work collaboratively in Dorset and across the South West, from January 2022, we are now known as Encompass Care.

Encompass Care have been supporting individuals with learning disabilities and enduring mental health needs since 1991 and was established to develop community care opportunities for people who had previously lived at either Herrison or Coldharbour Hospitals.  Encompass Care played a key role in supporting individuals to be an active part of their community following the closure of these large institutions. 

We began our journey providing support in residential and nursing homes.  We have continued to flourish in the heart of Dorset and now have a thriving support network providing specialist support to adults and young people in a variety of settings across the South West.

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