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Dorset Learning Disability Service - 23 Birch Way


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23 Birch Way, Charlton Down, Dorchester, DT2 9XX

Birch Way is a welcoming home providing a range of services for adults with learning disabilities.

You can find our home in a quiet residential area of Dorchester, Dorset. The town is attractive and accessible and close to Weymouth, venue for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events. We are also handily placed for visiting the Jurassic Coast, which is a world heritage site.

Our residents make sure their home has a happy atmosphere. At their request we offer a wide range of activities, including swimming, boating, trampolining, shopping, eating out and visits to places of interest. We also like to hold events in the home, such as parties, discos, music nights and film afternoons.

Our fully-trained staff work hard to ensure everyone is happy in their home. We pride ourselves on putting our residents first, and we support people to be independent and to take part in community activities as they wish.

Registration summary

Managers: Nicola Anne Payne
Registration Date: 12 January 2011
Last CQC inspection: 14 April 2018
Local Authority: Dorset
Specialist care categories: Caring for adults over 65 yrs • Caring for adults under 65 yrs • Learning disabilities
Number of beds: 4

CQC Rating for Dorset Learning Disability Service - 23 Birch Way

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 18 May 2018.

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

Services offered at Dorset Learning Disability Service - 23 Birch Way

Residential - Your Room

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