Maiden Castle House care home, Dorchester Maiden Castle gardens

12-14 Gloucester Road, Dorchester, DT1 2NJ

For more information, please call us on:

01305 251661

We are safely able to support new residents and accommodate safe visiting in secure designated visitor areas in all our homes. For more information, please speak with the Home Manager.

Maiden Castle House is a purpose-built residential and dementia care home in the historic county town of Dorchester, a short distance away from the museums and landmarks, as well as the shops cafes and restaurants in the town centre.

The care home is set back in a quiet residential neighbourhood, but only minutes away from the town centre, which is great for outings or visits with friends and relatives. There are a number of large lounges where group activities are held, as well as smaller, more peaceful areas to relax or meet with relatives and friends.


Maiden Castle House has 66 en-suite single rooms, divided into five units to maintain a homely atmosphere. The care home has been designed to help residents living with dementia feel more independent and comfortable in their new home.

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 questions and talk you through life at Maiden Castle 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. We also host community groups, such as the Knit and Natter club and TeaAt3, to bring residents together with the local community.

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.

Maiden Castle dining

“After 20 years of cooking at Maiden Castle House, I still love providing great meals for the residents each day.” – Richard Sands, Maiden Castle House Chef

Meals are more than just the food on the plate, they bring people together. At Maiden Castle 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.

Rachel Sohorye – Home Manager

Maiden Castle care home, Dorchester, Home Manager Rachel Sohorye

My passion is dementia care and as many of the skills and I’m constantly challenging myself and my team to come up with innovative ways of enhancing the lives of Maiden Castle House residents.

We take real pride in our home, and I’m a firm believer in involving people in decisions and never asking anyone to do something that I wasn’t prepared to do myself. The home can run without a manager, but it cannot run without our care and support staff either.

Maiden Castle 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.

12-14 Gloucester Road, Dorchester, DT1 2NJ
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For more information, please call us on:

01305 251661

Activities at Maiden Castle House

Maiden Castle House celebrates staff achievements

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Christmas day festivities at Maiden Castle House

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Maiden Castle House celebrates Christmas lights switch-on

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Buxton House and Maiden Castle House holds spook-tactular Halloween party

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Knit and Natter Club helping others again

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Improving person-centred care with The Daily Sparkle

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