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Dorset House

Coles Avenue, Hamworthy, Poole, BH15 4HL

For more information, please call us on:

01202 672427

We are safely able to support new residents. For more information, please speak with the Home Manager or fill out an enquiry form.

Dorset House is friendly and caring home near to Upton Country Park and Poole Quay, as well as the shops, cafes and restaurants of the town centre.

The care home has a number of large communal lounges, which overlook the open and landscaped garden and pond, helping to create a relaxed, homely atmosphere, or someone to socialise with friends, family or other residents.


Dorset House has 47 single bedrooms and three double bedrooms, some of which have en-suite facilities. Facilities include an on-site hair salon. Assistance is provided health and well-being appointments.

We know looking for a care home can be a difficult process, but you are not alone. Please fill out an enquiry form or give us a call and we would be happy to guide you through the process, answer any question and talk you through life at Dorset House.

We have adapted our admissions process to meet the challenges of COVID-19 and help new and existing residents stay safe. You can find out more about these changes in our Assisi Admissions Plan by clicking here.

Care south assisi admissions plan

We put our residents at the heart of everything we do, and know that no two are the same. That is why we get to know residents and their life stories, hobbies and interests, helping us to create events around their likes.

Our activities team organises daily event and outings designed to bring everyone together in a fun and friendly atmosphere, and have recently included a staycation trip to Cornwall and Torquay to relive happy childhood memories, visits from AFC Bournemouth and out-of-this world VR experience on the Moon.

The Daily Sparkle

We are also supported by The Daily Sparkle, a newspaper and app featuring news stories from the past and familiar activities. Using these resources has opened up conversations for our less sociable residents. Click here to find out more.

Look below for some of the things we have been up to recently.

Dorset House dining

“I enjoy my job because I feel that I am giving something back to the community and people that did there bit for me.” – Tim Clarke, Dorset House chef

Meals are more than just the food on the plate, they bring people together. At Dorset House, residents meet for meal times in our relaxed and comfortable dining rooms, with wholesome, well-balanced meals.

We talk to residents to help create flexible menus around their likes and needs, also working within any special dietary requirements. Snacks and afternoon teas are also available to residents.

Debbie Preston – Home Manager

Dorset House Home Manager Debbie Preston

I started my career in social care 25 years ago when I worked for Social Services at Dorset County Council. I love getting to know the residents at Dorset House; spending time to sit with them and discover their stories.

When I’m not at work, I can either be found taking an early morning dip in the sea, running along the Jurassic Coast, or cycling around the villages of Dorset.


Dorset House remote tour

Although we can’t welcome you for a look around our care homes just yet, you can still view inside thanks to our remote tours.

To ensure our care homes remain free from COVID-19, our helpful Home Managers can guide you around during a video call, so you get a feel of what life is like with Care South.

Simply fill out the form below and we will be in touch to discuss how we can create a new home for you or a loved one with peace of mind.

Dorset House

Coles Avenue, Hamworthy, Poole, BH15 4HL
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For more information, please call us on:

01202 672427

Activities at Dorset House

Using International Flower Day to brighten up Dorset House

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Dorset House’s Christmas gift for local children

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Cherries coffee afternoon spreads Christmas cheer

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Dorset House celebrates Christmas lights switch-on

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Care South and AFC Bournemouth extend partnership

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Residents come together for Remembrance Day at Poole care homes

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