Encore – Dedicated to Dementia Care

Supporting those with dementia to live well

The most important aspect of dementia care is that it should first and foremost be personal.

Our Homes are dedicated to dementia care and we help those with dementia to live well. As such, families can feel reassured that their loved one is in the safest hands and will be cared for as a member of our own extended family.

Every resident is unique. We get to know each resident’s past and their present to create a Care Plan as individual as they are. We consider your loved one’s care needs whilst respecting preferences, lifestyle, interests and routines.

Another crucial element of dementia care is providing a familiar, safe environment that eradicates frustrations and puts you at ease. Encore homes are purpose-built to consider every aspect – from the layout of the building to sensitive décor and interior design.

If you would like to discuss our dementia care in more detail, complete this form and one of our friendly Home Relationship Managers will be in touch.

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Why Encore?

Personalised expert care

Comforting, homely environments, and sensory landscaped gardens

Freshly prepared 3-course meals adapted for all palates

Engaging wellbeing programmes of group and one-to-one activities

Dedicated Expertise

Personalised Expert Care

Encore has a dementia dedicated Clinical Leadership Team, headed up by Director of Health and Care, Lindsay Rees, and supported by skilled care experts, from Home Managers to Clinical Leads and Senior Nurses.

Not only do we ensure ongoing training for all our staff, but we provide coaching and mentoring to ensure that every member of the team understands the needs of the residents and how to best care for them.

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Encore Care Homes has worked in partnership with University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust since 2015. Encore’s joint venture with the NHS helped to secure NHS services for the community on the Christchurch Hospital site; including a new GP Surgery, a new pharmacy and X-ray facilities, alongside our 80-bed care home, Fairmile Grange.

Most recently, Encore has partnered with University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust and the local authority of BCP Council, to assist the NHS locally in the nation’s fight against COVID-19. By taking non-Covid admissions across our homes in Dorset, we alleviated the strain placed on hospital beds and helped the NHS to focus on saving lives.

Care Club

Care Club is a not-for-profit care agency that was launched to support Encore Care Homes in its partnership with the NHS locally. It provides flexible, trained staff so that Encore can deliver exceptional care. Care Club only provides care to Encore homes in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Fareham. We believe that outstanding care begins with remarkable people – and Care Club is dedicated in nurturing and rewarding its members.

Links with Bournemouth University

As a dementia resource for the community, and in our continued efforts to become a centre of excellence, we work closely with Bournemouth University and are members of the clinical working group. It is our ambition to align our dementia strategy and processes with best practice and cutting-edge research from the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre at Bournemouth University; ensuring we remain at the forefront of clinical excellence.

Additional Care Types

Residential Care

If there are aspects of day-to-day life at home which are becoming difficult, we offer residential care, which enables independency for longer within the comfort of an environment that caters for all residents’ needs and wants.

help with a care crisis from the rapid response team

Palliative Care

We listen to your wishes and are here to support you and your loved ones. Our end-of-life care enables us to help you or a loved one to live as comfortably as possible in the last months or years of life. We ensure, without compromise, that you, or your loved one passes away with respect and dignity.

Nursing Care

We have a team of nurses and carers that are on-hand to offer 24/7 nursing care to our residents. We always ‘go the extra mile’ to make sure you, or your loved one feel safe and cared for. Our care teams recognise that a need for support is not always just physical. Compassion, respect and dignity are at the heart of our culture of care – both towards our residents and their families and friends.

Respite Care

We offer flexible, temporary care when you need it most. We work with you to tailor the care you, or your loved one may need during your stay with us. Stay with us for 4 weeks but only pay for 3, and experience for yourself the fantastic facilities, delicious home-cooked meals, and wellbeing activities.

Talk to us about Dementia Care

Each of our care homes across Dorset and Hampshire offer the same high standards in care and have all been purpose-built.
If you’d like to speak to someone about Dementia Care – speak to your nearest home.


Great Oaks

Fairmile Grange

Hamble Heights