Let us
entertain you

Our homes have a daily programme of activities and events suited to all interests

We all have more to give

Birthdays are always special celebrations in our homes, full of joy, laughter and fun

You’ll love life at our homes

Whatever your needs, we’ve got you covered. You don’t need to worry about a thing

No two days are
the same

Pet therapy days are always popular with our residents

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Our carers and nurses are available 24/7

You’ll love life in our homes

At Encore, we believe everyone has more to give. Our homes provide a warm and loving home environment where you’ll be cared for by our expert team around the clock and where no two days are the same, with a range of activities and entertainments for you to enjoy.

Each of our homes feels like an extended family, with love and laughter at the heart of everything we do. Encore’s private care homes in Dorset & Hampshire have the finest care, comfort and companionship, offering outstanding quality standards in residential, nursing, dementia & respite care.

Our care team are the best; every day, they purposefully brighten and enrich the lives of those we care for with dedication to our core values. Our values define our team and the care that they give; that’s the Encore difference.

Family-focused

Whether you’re a resident, relative or colleague, we believe you are part of our family.

We are one team, always working together, putting people at the centre of everything we do and striving for excellence in every encounter.

Empowering

We all play our part, doing a bit more, a bit better, to help improve the lives of our residents and reassure their families. We always aspire to be open and act with integrity in all we do. We empower people to be decision-makers in their daily lives.

We value the contribution of all our people, help them reach their full potential, and treat everyone with kindness and respect.

Compassionate

We’re warm and approachable, and human empathy drives our decision-making. We’re kind, we’re honest, we listen, and we see things from the perspective of others.

We take ownership to address issues and solve problems, doing all we can to help and support others, and not shying away from challenges.

Joyful

Life is about collecting beautiful moments. The small, happy moments add up. Creating surprise moments of joy goes a long way to improving lives.

We treat every person with the same kindness, empathy and respect we would want for ourselves or our families. It’s caring, with a smile.

Happy Birthday, Hamble Heights


We hosted a party to celebrate our Fareham-based care home reaching double-digits. We were joined by the Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Mike Ford, for the special event, which featured live music and lots of singing and dancing from our residents.
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We hosted a party to celebrate our Fareham-based care home reaching double-digits. We were joined by the Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Mike Ford, for the special event, which featured live music and lots of singing and dancing from our residents.

Yoshi the chameleon meets our residents


Yoshi the chameleon brought a whole host of smiles to the faces of our residents during her visit to Great Oaks. As she’s small, calm and happy to be picked up, she was the perfect creature for our residents to see up-close.
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Yoshi the chameleon brought a whole host of smiles to the faces of our residents during her visit to Great Oaks. As she’s small, calm and happy to be picked up, she was the perfect creature for our residents to see up-close.

Special celebration for Elaine


Fairmile Grange resident, Elaine, was treated like a queen for a day as she celebrated her birthday. Known as Fairmile’s ‘Champion of jigsaws’, Elaine was treated to a performance by Singing Susie for her special day, as well as a big birthday cake, cards and flowers.
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Fairmile Grange resident, Elaine, was treated like a queen for a day as she celebrated her birthday. Known as Fairmile’s ‘Champion of jigsaws’, Elaine was treated to a performance by Singing Susie for her special day, as well as a big birthday cake, cards and flowers.

Live music from the Sunshine Band



Our Fairmile Grange residents had a lovely afternoon singing along with the Sunshine Band to some well-known favourites. They definitely brought some sunshine into Fairmile Grange on a very chilly afternoon.
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Our Fairmile Grange residents had a lovely afternoon singing along with the Sunshine Band to some well-known favourites. They definitely brought some sunshine into Fairmile Grange on a very chilly afternoon.

Tug of war for Burns Night

Caber tossing and tug of war were just some of the games that our Hamble Heights residents took part in for Burns Night. After working up an appetite, they tucked into a special themed menu featuring lamb and potato stew, baked salmon, and roasted root veg.
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Caber tossing and tug of war were just some of the games that our Hamble Heights residents took part in for Burns Night. After working up an appetite, they tucked into a special themed menu featuring lamb and potato stew, baked salmon, and roasted root veg.

Competitive board games



Classic games such as snakes and ladders, and dominoes trigger happy memories for our Great Oaks residents. Our Wellbeing team also play music during the games for our residents to sing and dance along.
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Classic games such as snakes and ladders, and dominoes trigger happy memories for our Great Oaks residents. Our Wellbeing team also play music during the games for our residents to sing and dance along.

Pretty suncatchers made using flowers


Our residents are a creative bunch. They’ve created some stunning suncatchers ready to catch the light on a sunny morning using dried, pressed flowers from our garden at Hamble Heights.
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Our residents are a creative bunch. They’ve created some stunning suncatchers ready to catch the light on a sunny morning using dried, pressed flowers from our garden at Hamble Heights.

Bubbly fun with Squidge and Pop



Squidge and Pop are a hit with our Oakdale residents, who find the bubbles a rather entertaining experience. They couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw one of our care staff encased in a bubble, which brings back memories of blowing bubbles as children.
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Squidge and Pop are a hit with our Oakdale residents, who find the bubbles a rather entertaining experience. They couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw one of our care staff encased in a bubble, which brings back memories of blowing bubbles as children.
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We’ll take care of you

Our modern care homes are purpose-built to enable our teams to deliver the very best care to residents.

We have designed our homes to provide bright, airy, and spacious shared spaces, which are perfect to spend time with friends, as well as cosy snug corners to relax in for more quiet time.

Every bedroom has an en suite wet-room to ensure privacy and dignity at all times. The landscaped gardens, courtyards and large verandas also offer the ideal areas to enjoy fresh air, birdsong and the changing seasons.

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You’ll be cared for by our expert nurse-led teams, who provide exceptional care 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, with nurse stations on every floor. Our care expertise means our teams cater for each resident’s individual and changing care needs, supporting you to live life well and get the most out of every day.

We offer expert care in all five key areas:

  • Residential
  • Nursing
  • Dementia & Alzheimer’s
  • Palliative / End of life
  • Respite care

Conceived and delivered in partnership with the NHS

Modern, purpose-built homes

Nurse-led expert care 24/7

Personalised care to suit every individual

Private en suite bedrooms

Dedicated Wellbeing team

Visitors welcome anytime by appointment

Home cooked nutritious meals

Accessible landscaped gardens

Award-winning homes

Encore’s private care homes in Dorset & Hampshire

We have care homes in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole in Dorset, and Fareham in Hampshire.  Each home offers the same high standards in care and have all been purpose-built. You can view our care homes by following the links below or contact us today to find out more information.

Care Types

Rest assured, life is great with Encore

Care

You’ll benefit from high quality residential, nursing, dementia, palliative and respite care across all our private care homes in Dorset & Hampshire.

The care you’ll receive is as individual as you or your loved one; every resident has a bespoke care plan which is reviewed regularly. Our focus is on you or your loved one’s care and wellbeing.

Accommodation

Our homes have been designed to put your needs and comfort first. You’ll have your own spacious private bedroom with en-suite wet room.

We offer various styles of rooms to suit your taste, and each floor is its own community so you, or your loved one will feel part of a smaller family unit, and can make friends with other residents and your care team easily.

Cuisine

You’ll enjoy fresh home-cooked meals as we know healthy and appetising food is such an important part of every day. All your meals are prepared in-house by the home’s Chefs and kitchen team.

You’re welcome to invite your friends and family to catch up over a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake in our café areas or enjoy Sunday lunch with the family in one of the home’s cosy private dining rooms.

Activities

You’ll be able to enjoy the range of activities and events that each home’s dedicated Wellbeing team organises to make sure each day has something new to offer. We’ll help you continue with hobbies you love, or to try new ones.

With entertainers, local schoolchildren or farm animals popping in, there is always something going on. Or if you’d prefer, the team are always happy to have a quiet chat over a cuppa with you.

Get in touch

We understand that there are a lot of things to consider when choosing a care home.

If you would like to speak with someone, you can arrange a callback with our home relations team using this form. Simply let us know your preferred day and time, and one of our team members will be in touch.

Alternatively, you can visit our contact page for additional ways to get in touch.

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Thank you each and every one of you with all my heart


“The experience of my loved one being cared for to the end of his life at Fairmile grange was perfection.  Every member of the team from A - Z were superb.”

Lucinda, Partner of Fairmile Grange resident

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Lucinda, Partner of Fairmile Grange resident

“The experience of my loved one being cared for to the end of his life at Fairmile grange was perfection.  Every member of the team from A - Z were superb.”

You and your loved one are made to feel special


“Each floor has a separate care team which promotes closer interaction with each resident. There is a choice of menus served restaurant-style. I would not hesitate to recommend this care home.”

Sue, Daughter of Hamble Heights resident

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Sue, Daughter of Hamble Heights resident

“Each floor has a separate care team which promotes closer interaction with each resident. There is a choice of menus served restaurant-style. I would not hesitate to recommend this care home.”

Everyone was very kind and helpful


“I spent two weeks convalescence at Fairmile Grange following a hip replacement operation. Everyone was very kind and helpful and I am sure this has helped my recovery.”

Patricia, Fairmile Grange respite resident

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Patricia, Fairmile Grange respite resident

“I spent two weeks convalescence at Fairmile Grange following a hip replacement operation. Everyone was very kind and helpful and I am sure this has helped my recovery.”

Very caring staff


“Food good. Home very clean and tidy”.

Rodney, Son of Great Oaks resident

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Rodney, Son of Great Oaks resident

“Food good. Home very clean and tidy”.

I would highly recommend Fairmile Grange


“As soon as you walk through the door, you feel warmth, care and compassion. The home is spotlessly clean, the rooms are beautiful and the food is amazing.”

Carol, Daughter of Fairmile Grange resident

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Carol, Daughter of Fairmile Grange resident

“As soon as you walk through the door, you feel warmth, care and compassion. The home is spotlessly clean, the rooms are beautiful and the food is amazing.”

Rooms are large, light and airy with their own wet room


“Having viewed several care homes for Mum, from the moment we walked through the doors of Hamble Heights we knew this was the one.”

Lyn, Daughter of Hamble Heights resident

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Lyn, Daughter of Hamble Heights resident

“Having viewed several care homes for Mum, from the moment we walked through the doors of Hamble Heights we knew this was the one.”

We’ve been delighted with the level of care


“Dad has told me he's very happy with his care and particularly enjoys the food. It's very reassuring to know that Dad is being well looked after”.

Jo, Daughter of Oakdale resident

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Jo, Daughter of Oakdale resident

“Dad has told me he's very happy with his care and particularly enjoys the food. It's very reassuring to know that Dad is being well looked after”.

Fairmile Grange is a warm, welcoming and friendly environment


“My mum has settled into her new home and loves her bright and airy en-suite room with patio access… we can see how happy, safe and well she is in her new home”

LD, Daughter of Fairmile Grange resident

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LD, Daughter of Fairmile Grange resident

“My mum has settled into her new home and loves her bright and airy en-suite room with patio access… we can see how happy, safe and well she is in her new home”

The place is immaculate and beautifully decorated


“The residents aren’t just plonked in front of a television and forgotten about. They are encouraged to sit together in the communal areas and socialise.”

Karen, Daughter of Oakdale resident

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Karen, Daughter of Oakdale resident

“The residents aren’t just plonked in front of a television and forgotten about. They are encouraged to sit together in the communal areas and socialise.”

The food was excellent


“Very good staff, friendly and very helpful.”.

Janet, Sister of Great Oaks resident

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Janet, Sister of Great Oaks resident

“Very good staff, friendly and very helpful.”.

I would certainly recommend this care home


“Both myself and my parents were treated brilliantly by everyone who works here”.

Carolyn, Daughter of Great Oaks resident

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Carolyn, Daughter of Great Oaks resident

“Both myself and my parents were treated brilliantly by everyone who works here”.

We knew this would be perfect for Mum


“Staff are welcoming, friendly and warm. Rooms were modern and spacious. Food was fantastic. We are now planning on moving mum down here permanently. 7-star service.”

Lisa, Daughter-In-Law of Oakdale resident

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Lisa, Daughter-In-Law of Oakdale resident

“Staff are welcoming, friendly and warm. Rooms were modern and spacious. Food was fantastic. We are now planning on moving mum down here permanently. 7-star service.”

They were treated with kindness and respect


“I was particularly moved that a nurse sat with my mother throughout her last night so that she would not be on her own.”

Chris, Son of Hamble Heights resident

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Chris, Son of Hamble Heights resident

“I was particularly moved that a nurse sat with my mother throughout her last night so that she would not be on her own.”

Our experience has been excellent


“The quality of care and standards of the facility provides us with the confidence that my father's time at the home will be a happy and healthy one.”

Elliott, Son of Oakdale resident

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Elliott, Son of Oakdale resident

“The quality of care and standards of the facility provides us with the confidence that my father's time at the home will be a happy and healthy one.”

A great choice


“Loved all the kindness and help to me during my difficult period of unwellness”.

Brian, Resident at Great Oaks

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Brian, Resident at Great Oaks

“Loved all the kindness and help to me during my difficult period of unwellness”.

All the staff were always friendly and caring


“All the staff were always friendly and caring and did their best in looking after my mother treating her with compassion, respect and dignity.”

Brian, Son of Hamble Heights resident

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Brian, Son of Hamble Heights resident

“All the staff were always friendly and caring and did their best in looking after my mother treating her with compassion, respect and dignity.”
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