Mulberry Court is a residential care home for disabled adults with complex care needs in Dorset. We also have a respite room for short breaks.
Mulberry Court provides a high level of support to enable our customers to meet their personal goals and future aspirations.
We aim to provide you with the support and opportunities you need to lead a fulfilling lifestyle by offering a range of services which are tailored to your needs. You’ll be in control of your support and enabled to make choices and develop your independence. We’ll work alongside you, and the other people in your life, to make this happen. Together, we’ll develop a support plan around the things you want to do, with a focus on what you’d like to achieve.
Our services provide high quality, person centred support. We train our staff thoroughly to provide a high quality, tailored and flexible support for people with a range of physical disabilities, learning disabilities and complex health needs.
What we provide is different for each customer, based on their needs and wishes. We provide fully-staffed support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including waking night care for those with complex health needs.
For us, it’s more than just accommodation and personal care. Our service provides a safe and supportive environment where customers can meet their personal aspirations and pursue their future goals. Staff will enable and empower customers in all aspects of their life, including decision-making, skill development and self-advocacy.
Every customer has a unique support plan. This can include both regular, daily and ‘as required’ activities, such as support with personal care, meal preparation, shopping, access to sports, volunteering and leisure activities.
Customers are encouraged to be involved in making decisions about how the service is run, including arranging activities, decorating the home and days out. If the customer wishes, friends and family are encouraged to be involved.
Mulberry Court has eleven permanent ground floor beds and a first-floor respite room. The building was purpose-built and fully accessible. All bedrooms have access straight out to the garden and their own patio area. There are shared communal grounds with a BBQ area.
It is set in spacious grounds on the edge of Gillingham and has sweeping views across the surrounding countryside. It is a short distance of local shops, a garden centre and café. There are good transport links, with a bus stop nearby which takes customers to the town centre, including supermarkets and the railway station.
Referrals are accepted from:
- any potential customer seeking support
- a member of the customer’s family (with customer consent)
- someone working alongside the customer offering support (with customer consent. For example, their local authority
If would like to discuss making a referral, please contact us through the Get in Touch section on this page.
We will speak to you and, with your agreement, others that support you such as your family or other care providers. Following agreement about the suitability of placement, we will develop an individual support plan with you which will outline your communication preferences, lifestyle choices and wishes and health and wellbeing needs. We allow every customer to undertake a three-month trial period so you can experience the service. At the end of the trial period we will hold a review and, if applicable, formally agree the support with the customer, their representative and their sponsoring authority.
How to find Us
Get in Touch
|Address||Mulberry Court, Common Mead Lane, Gillingham, Dorset|
|Post Code||SP8 4RE|
Service Manager: Anna Castley-MacDonald