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Dovedale Court Care Home

Dovedale Court Care Home

Dovedale Avenue, Ingol, Preston, PR2 3WQ
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Dementia care
Respite / Short stay
Services for under 65
George Appleton-Carroll
General Manager
For friends and family01772 761 616

Dovedale Court Care Home in Preston

Dovedale Court Care Home is 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 dementia care and respite 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. 

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.

Our 'Paying to live in a care home' guide is designed to try and help you understand more about the funding options available and what to consider when choosing a care home.
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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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Dementia care

Respite / Short stay

Services for under 65

Read our brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support.
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Read our brochure 'Providing great quality care and wellbeing' for more information on how we're here to help you and your loved one.
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Wi-fi available

En-suite rooms

Digital care planning

Hairdressing salon


Access to kitchen facilities
Activity classes
Activity room
Day trips


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.

George Appleton-Carroll

General Manager

Hi, my name is George, and I am the General Manager here at Dovedale. Welcome to our website!

I have worked in the care sector for many years, and started my career as a cleaner. Over the years, I have completed numerous training courses and have had varied roles, constantly striving for an excellent standard of care for the residents I support.

I am passionate about ensuring that the residents here at Dovedale Court receive the highest standard of care whilst providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere in their home away from home. I am also one of the home's LGBT champions, and offer sign post advice for those seeking it.

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Barchester’s Charitable Foundation distributes over £150,000 per year to individuals and small community groups/charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

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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


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&apost be found anywhere else.

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Care & 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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What people say about us


Dovedale Court Care Home in Preston

CQC Overall rating


13 December 2023

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Your next steps to finding care

Our team are here to help you when you are ready to talk about the care and support you need. Please call our team to arrange a visit and come and take a look around our home.

Call our team

Call our team for more information about our care home and to arrange a visit. Phone lines are open 8am-8pm

01772 507 129
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We'll be happy to answer your questions about the next steps for moving into our care home. Send us a message online

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Download our brochure to find out more about life in our care home

Our fees and contract

We want to be as transparent as possible about how we charge for the different services we provide as well as what's included in our contract.

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