Dovedale Court Care Home

Dovedale Avenue,





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Care enquiries 01772 507 129
New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am-8pm
All other calls 01772 761 616

Dovedale Court Care Home in Preston

Dovedale Court is residential care home located in Ingol, a quiet and delightful suburb of Preston.

Key to the success of the service at Dovedale Court is our top quality staff, who provide 24-hour care, including nursing care, to the lovely ladies and gentlemen living with us. We also take great pride in the high standard of our hospitality, food and environment.

Dovedale has a dedicated Memory Lane Community that provides a safe, homely environment for people living with dementia, which has been designed following these guidelines: the care we provide supports residents’ freedom of choice. We aim to maintain their life-skills, improving their self-esteem and helping them to maintain and develop their independence while they are living with us at Dovedale.

We have created a home-like feel where the environment has been appropriately adapted to meet the needs of the ladies and gentlemen we support. The environment includes memory boxes, carefully designed corridors and interior decoration, special crockery, tableware and kitchens, alongside enclosed sensory gardens with low risk walkways. Staff undertake specialist dementia care training via Barchester’s Dementia Care Programme. Staff also regularly attend and participate in Dementia Care Forums, ensuring that we are delivering quality care based on best practice.

We ensure that the ladies and gentlemen we support us feel comfortable and safe in their surrounding environment, helping ensure they live life with dementia to the full rather than simply existing.

Choosing a care home for a loved one or friend who may be experiencing dementia can be difficult. In partnership with Dementia Care Matters, Barchester Healthcare produced a guide which may assist you - 'Choosing a dementia care home - what's important'. Many people find it really helpful. 

The Tesseyman Suite is our dedicated Dementia Unit here at Dovedale Court. Please click here for more information.

Alternatively why not pop in to Dovedale to pick up a copy? Perhaps over a cup of coffee we can talk about your own individual needs and discuss how Dovedale Court may be able to help.

Types of care

The care we provide is delivered in a way that promotes independence for those who live in our home. Where possible, it is important that residents are encouraged to perform daily tasks independently or with minor support. Our services are devised with individualised treatment in mind for each person, so getting to know everyone and understanding their needs is imperative to delivering bespoke, person-centred care.

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Nursing Care

Residential Care

Dementia Care

Respite / Short Stay

Services for Under 65


  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Night bite menu


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Activity room
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Laundry


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training


  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system
  • Room with garden views

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Rachael Watson

General Manager

Hello, my name is Rachael, and I am the General Manager here at Dovedale Court. Welcome to our website!

I have worked in the care sector for over 20 years, working my way up from a Carer all the way to General Manager, and I have managed care homes since 2010.

I'm an RMN and extremely passionate about elderly care – especially those living with dementia. I am a hands-on manager, promoting and expecting high standards of care for those we support.

I'm approachable and always have time to chat with residents, staff and visitors.

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Susan Carroll


Susan is responsible for the administrative aspects of running the home and joined Dovedale in 2011. Susan has helped so many of our relatives in their search for a suitable home for their loved one and the mine field that can feel so confusing when trying to arrange for payment of fees. She welcomes visitors to the home, and is always happy to help residents and their families.

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Katie Kearsley

Activities Coordinator

I started work at Dovedale in April 2016. I have a background in care and love working with people with dementia, which is why I became an Activities Coordinator; I want the residents to be able to enjoy life to the best of their abilities. I like to learn about residents' passions and try my best to implement them some way into our activities programme.

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Sarah Fryer

Head Housekeeper

I have worked at Dovedale Court since May 2014 as a Domestic Assistant and was promoted to Head Housekeeper in February 2016. I have years of experience in housekeeping, but have never worked in a care home before starting at Dovedale. I worked for many years at a solicitors and then worked at Old Holly Farm as the Deputy Manager before I started here.

I love working at Dovedale and have enjoyed spending time getting to know the residents here and learning more about people living with dementia. I strive with my team to make the home look as good as it can to ensure that the residents enjoy living in a clean environment.

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Peter Flemming

Maintenance Manager

My Name is Peter Flemming, I Joined Barchester in 2014, before working here I have never worked in a care setting before. I have learnt so much in the two years that I have been here.

I have 15 years working within the building trade, being my first time I have worked in this setting I am looking forward to this new challenge, the experience I have gained I hope will reflect in the work I do here at Dovedale.

I look forward to working hard in the team here at Dovedale and improving and making a difference in the experience of the Residents who live here.

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Susan Kearns

Head of Care - Memory Lane

I’m Susan and I have worked for Barchester since 2008, I first started at Sherwood Court as a care assistant, where I then progressed and became a Senior Carer, I moved to Dovedale Court in 2010 as a Senior Carer also, but applied for the Head Of Care on Memory Lane position which I was given and since have been working hard alongside Mark Neal (Deputy Manager) and the staff team on the Memory Lane Community. I enjoy my job and love the fact that the hard work we do on a daily basis impacts the residents Lived experience hugely, I look forward to carrying on working hard here on Memory Lane.

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Life at Dovedale Court Care Home

Our home is designed so that each person we care for feels completely supported in every aspect of their lives. First and foremost, the care and services we provide are delivered by trained professionals who are dedicated to looking after the health of each resident. Our activities programme is tailored around particular interests and our facilities are designed to enhance the lives of everyone living at the home. We also offer tasty and nutritious food that is prepared by a skilled team of chefs.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

Our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious food with fresh, seasonal produce that is cooked to the highest of standards.

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Activities & events


Our varied activities programme reflects the dedication of our skilled staff, who bring a certain uniqueness to the home, which can’t be found anywhere else.

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Care & Facilties

Care and facilities

Our home is equipped with a number of facilities and features that serve to enhance the lives of those we support.

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08 November 2017

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