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Gainsborough Care Home


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53 Ulwell Road, Swanage, BH19 1LQ

Gainsborough Care Home offers a team of specialist trained staff who welcome residential, dementia and end-of-life care, as well as convalescence and respite.

A versatile interior includes assisted bathrooms and wet rooms. There are passenger lifts and stairways that are ideal for those with physical frailties, as well as a choice of communal areas and well-maintained gardens.

A wide range of outings, entertainments and activities are organised for residents' enjoyment and health benefits, and there is also a flexible menu of home-cooked food.

A recent addition to the home is the development of a specialist Dementia Suite accommodating six residents with advanced dementia needs. The suite has its own large dining and lounge areas and is supported by a team of specially trained ‘Person First’ Care workers.

Information supplied by carehome.co.uk

Registration summary

Managers: Tracy Elizabeth Jennings
Registration Date: 20 November 2012
Last CQC inspection: 23 October 2018
Local Authority: Dorset
Specialist care categories: Caring for adults over 65 yrs • Dementia • Mental health conditions • Physical disabilities • Sensory impairment
Number of beds: 48
Minimum weekly cost: £650
Maximum weekly cost: £1200

CQC Rating for Gainsborough Care Home

Where this care home can improve

Ratings are provided by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and reflects the most recent report for this care home, which was published on 11 August 2017.

See CQC's page explaining ratings for more details about ratings and inspection practices of care homes in England.

Services offered at Gainsborough Care Home

Residential - Shared Spaces

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Smoking is only permitted outside


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Residential - Your Room

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  • TV and telephone point in resident rooms:
  • Shared rooms available for couples:

Small Pets considered


We have car parking but not specific disabled only parking

Residential - health and lifestyle

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