When they first arrive at Dorincourt, most people move into one of the 18 residential rooms. After a while, depending on availability and their own needs, they can sample living in a flat or group home for a period of time. These different styles of living provide practical real-life experience for when the individual becomes ready to move on.
Communal facilities include a sitting room, utility areas, a large central recreational area, a sensory room and the newly refurbished IT room – the Infozone.
These rooms are all single with an ensuite shower wet room. All rooms are designed for wheelchair access, and possess overhead tracking for hoists. They are linked in to a central call alarm system. The rooms are attractive and light with furniture provided, and residents are free to bring additional furniture and items to personalise their rooms. All the cleaning and washing is done by staff, and residents’ meals are provided in the main dining room.
Woodside is a block of 14 self-contained purpose built flats, where residents can experience living in their own home. They can still take advantage of the programme of activities offered. Residents have the option to prepare their own meals with support from the staff, and are encouraged and helped to keep the flat clean and tidy. Support staff are on hand 24/7 to help with anything they need.
We also offer two purpose-built group homes, for five and six residents, where they can learn living skills and further enhance their independence. All rooms are en suite and both homes are equipped with their own laundry, large kitchen and lounge. The residents take turns in helping to cook the meals, undertake cleaning tasks and do their own laundry as far as they are able. It gives them the opportunity to experience living in a home where all meals are planned, prepared and shared as a group, within a family atmosphere. They can still take advantage of the full range of activities in the main Centre.