Encompass Care Respite, Short Breaks and Outreach Services - Encombe, Dorchester


Encombe provides residential respite care breaks for up to 8 adults ages 16-65 and 65+ with learning disabilities, specialist and, mental health overlay, complex social, emotional and behavioural support needs. This could include physical disabilities, dementia, complex health needs, complex behaviour and autism. 


The service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year


Encombe is registered as a Care Home with the CQC (Care Quality Commission) and is also the registered office providing Personal Care to support to people in their own homes.

Encombe, Encompass Care's Respite Care Facility, comprises of 7 single bedrooms and 1 self-contained flat (no kitchen), with a separate lounge and dining room.  All bedrooms have en-suite facilities and there are also separate toilet and washing facilities provided on both floors of the house.  A lift allows free access to both floors.  To the rear of the house is a pleasant courtyard, accessed by ramps, which is regularly used for a variety of recreational and leisure pursuits.

The service is available throughout the year on a planned but flexible basis predominantly for people who live across the South West but we can accept stays for people across the county if needed.  Stays may be arranged from an occasional overnight to regular planned breaks and we also accept emergency stays.  Private self-funded referrals are also accepted following assessment of support needs to ensure all requirements can be met.

Services Provided

Where We Are:

  • In the heart of Dorchester
  • Within walking distance of shops, pubs, cinema, museums
  • Walking distance of train station, buses and taxis


Michelle Vincent

Service Manager

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