At Chancery House, we offer the older people of Bridport and the surrounding area with a high standard of day care services, delivered by a dedicated team of qualified care professionals. The team are on-hand to help and assist with the needs of frail older people, including those with physical disabilities and mental illness including dementia, and to help people with their recovery and rehabilitation after an illness, accident or operation. Each client, and newcomer, is assigned a care assistant who will get to know their individual needs and will be the key interface with their carer and/or family. Ring for details of care costs
All our carers are qualified in different aspects of care. They are all NVQ registered and have other ranges of care qualifications within the care sector. All of our carers carry out refresher courses expected of them under Chancery House’s policy. Certificates are available for inspection.
Our transport personnel also have manual handling, first aid and safe practice qualifications.
We can provide care to people suffering age related memory loss and early to moderate stages of dementia. We understand the impact this can have on both the carer and the sufferer.
Referrals are NOT required from your doctor or social services.
Our qualified care team are trained in dementia care. They know that memory loss affects individuals differently and are trained to value each individual and to recognise their different preferences and needs. This is why we work on person-centred care and create a plan for each individual. We spend time to find out as much as possible about them – their family, pets, interests and hobbies, jobs and history, likes and dislikes, so we can fulfil their personal needs and give stimulation and a better quality of life. We do this with respect and dignity as we do with all people who attend Chancery House.
We can offer you as much or as little personal care as you wish. We will attend to your needs with dignity and respect. We can assist with toileting if you wish or if you require help with skin care we have bathroom facilities to accommodate you. Our specialist bathing facilities can be used with our carers or with your family.
Special Bath Facilities
We have a Parker Bath, which has a fully opening side allowing you to transfer from seat to bath easily. We also have a hoist if you are unable to manage the transfer. Once seated correctly in the bath the side is lowered into place and the bath can be tilted back to allow the water to cover you so you can relax and enjoy. Use of our Parker Bath can be booked with a carer or can be used with a family member or friend if preferred. As a bath is a pleasurable experience we will do as little or as much as you wish us to do for your enjoyment, maintaining your dignity at all times.
We can offer your loved one, family member, friend or neighbour time with us so you the carer, can have a break to recharge your batteries and undertaken other jobs. This can be for a full day or for shorter periods particularly useful if you have an appointment or need to go shopping. We understand the role that you undertake and are here to assist you to access the services you need, be a listening ear and a friendly face.
We offer a safe, happy and caring environment. Our premises are fully adapted for wheelchair use and we are disabled friendly. All our carers are fully qualified.
Before coming to Chancery we will spend time with you and the person you care for to assess their care needs. We will put together an individual care plan which will be delivered by our trained, qualified and caring staff. During their time with us they will be able to enjoy all the facilities and services on offer at Chancery including a home-cooked lunch and entertainment.
You are welcome to join us for lunch . Our door is always open to you.
Chancery offer carers a much-needed break in which to attend to personal needs, safe in the knowledge that their charge is being well looked after.
“The team at Chancery are absolutely brilliant. My husband, who suffers from dementia, has been attending Chancery since April and is very happy. He now goes two days a week giving me time to visit my grandchildren and have some ‘me’ time. The Chancery mini bus picks him up in the morning and drops him home in the afternoon. Mike who drives the bus is excellent and extremely patient. He always makes sure that Michael is settled and happy before setting off. The one to one care he receives at Chancery is first class too. During one of his visits he suffered a TIA, which I’m not sure I would have noticed if he had been at home, the paramedics were called and appropriate care given. They have also found out about his love of trains and have acquired a train jigsaw puzzle for him; it is kept just for him on a tray so he can work on when he feels the need. I cannot praise the professional services and flexibility of care offered by Chancery enough…”Mrs Knowles
Chancery plays a vital role in people’s lives by supporting individuals and maintaining their link with the community.
“I’ve been coming to Chancery since I suffered from a stroke on my way back from a holiday in Scotland some 15 years ago. I come to Chancery every day it is open. I’m picked up from Shipton Gorge at 8:00am by the Chancery mini bus and taken home at the end of the day. Chancery is like being part of a big extended family; it is very friendly and everyone is known by their Christian names. We can join in the fun or have quiet times if we prefer. The food provided is excellent as well as the care. I use all the facilities including the bath and the hairdressers, and also enjoy the afternoon activities, particularly the bingo.. they also do my shopping for me.”Nesta