We provide a Respite service for people with a learning Disability, complex additional needs and physical disability.

Welcome to Encombe, a vibrant part of our community, where we are dedicated to providing exceptional care for young people and adults with learning disabilities in a cosy Respite setting. As a registered Residential Care Home with the CQC, we offer comfortable accommodation and personalised care for up to 8 individuals.

Some of the people that visit Encombe have chosen to be a part of our Encompass Care family for years, with some transitioning to our other services as their needs evolve. Every month, we are warmly welcoming new individuals from across the South West who choose to access our services.

At Encombe, our amazing workforce ensures round-the-clock support at various levels. We collaborate with healthcare professionals to deliver specialised health support, arrange additional equipment, and conduct assessments for funded 2-to-1 assistance.

Whether it's a few hours of personal care, an emergency stay, or a long-term stay, we are here to provide the right level of support tailored to each person's needs.

In addition to our Residential Care Home, we offer a Respite Outreach Service that brings respite support directly to individuals in the comfort of their own homes. Working closely with other services, we facilitate assessments for new placements.

We are proud to share that our most recent CQC Inspection resulted in a highly commendable rating of 'Good' across all domains.

Join us at Encombe, where caring and community come together to make a real difference!

Please access the CQC report here

Personal message from Michelle Vincent, Registered Manager at Encombe:

We support individuals from all over Dorset and neighbouring counties, giving everyone the opportunity to meet new people and maintain existing friendships. Encombe has a warm, welcoming, and homely atmosphere. Our Staff Team are experienced and friendly, they work hard to ensure you have an enjoyable stay and therefore look forward to the next.

We focus on making your Respite stay fun while supporting you personally while you adjust back into your day-to-day life.

Our aim is to support families to stay together for longer.

You can contact me directly to discuss any needs you have or any questions. I would love to talk to you further to see how Encombe can work for you. Please feel free to contact me or a member of our management team on the information below.  

Telephone: 01305 251935 / 07957509687
Email: michelle.vincent@encompasscare.org.uk


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