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Encombe, Dorchester

Encombe provides short-term respite care breaks for up to 8 adults ages 18-65 and 65+ and up to two children (age 16-18 years) who have learning disabilities and may have additional complex needs.

This could include physical disabilities, dementia, complex health needs, complex behaviour and autism.  This facility is registered as a Care Home with the CQC (Care Quality Commission).

Encombe, Encompass' Respite Care Facility, comprises of 8 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 for people with a learning disability who live in the Dorset area.  Stays may be arranged from an occasional overnight to regular planned breaks.  Private self-funded referrals are also accepted following assessment of support needs to ensure all requirements can be met.

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Where We Are:

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

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