A warm and friendly community where everyone is valued

Independent Living Services (ILS) is based at Dorincourt, just outside Leatherhead. We provide a residential care service for up to 43 people with complex physical disabilities and learning disabilities. Dorincourt is a warm and friendly community where everyone is valued.  Our aim is to help residents improve their practical life skills and build their confidence. We actively encourage their personal interests and aspirations, and do all we can to facilitate them – whether it be cooking, birdwatching or an interest in cars.

Residents receive 24-hour care and supervision, a full programme of activities and leisure pursuits and input from a physiotherapist, occupational therapist and speech/language therapists, creating an extremely positive environment for people to live in.

Staff help residents to practice their daily living and social skills, develop friendships, and build confidence to make their own decisions and choices. We have weekly resident meetings to discuss any issues people may have and plan future activities.  

Dorincourt is unique in providing three styles of accommodation on one site:

  • Residential rooms, with meals, washing and cleaning provided
  • Self-contained flats where young people can experience living alone, with a safety net of onsite care
  • Group homes with en suite bedrooms, laundry, kitchen and lounge with opportunities for shared cooking activities.  

We work together to make Dorincourt somewhere special, where residents can learn new skills, make friends, build their confidence and become more independent. We accept funding from social services, private funders and NHS continuing health care, and work with funders to find the best solutions. 

Hear from staff and family members:

Ally is a support worker at Dorincourt and explains why she really enjoys working with residents

A family members perspective of how residents and families were cared for during lockdown

Our services include:

Leisure Activities

Therapy and Care Services

Download the brochure for QEF Independent Living Services here

QEF's Diversity Choir

Watch residents and staff sing and sign to some of their favourite songs as part of QEF's Diversity Choir

'Rise Up' by Andra Day: 

Randy Newman's 'You've got a friend in me' 

Contact us

Contact us to find out more about ILS. We can help you book an assessment quickly and easily.

Tel: 01372 841300
Email: toni.hodges@qef.org.uk 

QEF Independent Living Services
Oaklawn Road
Surrey KT22 0BT