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.

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.

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Our team

Our staff members are the life and soul of the services we provide, and are always excited when a new resident comes to join us. Each team, from nurses to housekeepers, are part of the reason why our home is such a unique place to live. They consistently deliver care and services to a high standard and strive to ensure that residents can live their lives to the fullest.

Dovedale Court Care Home in Preston

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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Our 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.

Types of care

Nursing Care

Nursing care is for people who need a qualified nursing care team available to them 24 hours a day.

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Residential Care

Our residential care is ideal for frail older people that would benefit from additional care and support, but without the need for specialist nursing or dementia care.

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Dementia Care

Our highly skilled team of dementia experts work hard to ensure the highest quality of care, based on the latest research.

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Respite Care & Short Breaks

Whether you care for a relative or are in need of care yourself, taking a break from your usual routine can do the world of good.

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  • 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
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New care enquiries 01772 507 129

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am-8pm

All other calls 01772 761 616

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Dovedale Avenue Ingol Preston PR2 3WQ Get directions