Allerton Court is a purpose-built, independent, residential home for forty-eight older people. Set in a quiet residential area, it comprises four units, namely Moorlands, Dartmouth, Millfields and Leabrook.
Each unit consists of twelve single bedrooms with en-suite and low facilities. Residents are encouraged to bring their own furniture, and rooms are decorated in different ways according to the residents' wishes.
Small units promote a homely atmosphere and independence of the residents who are encouraged to move between units and the community lounge - a central, friendly meeting point.
The home also provides a pleasant outlook on to the mature garden, which has easy access and is a popular place for residents to sit in the summer months.
Meals are prepared to a high standard with a varied menu providing a number of choices for each meal in order to maintain a balanced diet. Special diets and culturally sensitive needs can be catered for and meals can also be planned and prepared in each of the units, allowing even greater flexibility and personal choice for residents.
The services of an optician, chiropodist, dentist, occupational therapist , hairdresser and district nurses are all available, and residents' visitors are always welcome In between meal times.
Our aim at Allerton Court is to provide residents with high quality, personal care, comfort and happiness in a homely atmosphere, and to safeguard their welfare - thus enabling residents to maintain their dignity, independence and self-respect.
Day Care at Allerton Court
The day centre at Allerton Court answers a broad, responsive need of service users in the community. It comprises a twelve-place facility, seven days a week. Situated in the large community lounge in the centre of the building, we seek to ensure that the service users participate as fully as possible both here in the day centre and in the community at large.
Service users are transported in the centre's own minibus, which operates a door-to-door service. Activities take place daily; for example, outings, shopping, bingo, games and meals out in the community.
Meals are also provided, once again, prepared to a high standard with a varied, culturally sensitive menu, and users of the day centre are actively encouraged to mix with the permanent residents of Allerton Court.
Each Person who uses the day centre has the right to receive personalised care aimed at responding to their unique needs and their potential for growth and development. An individual's needs and wants are agreed after an assessment has taken place by a social worker and the Senior Care Assistant of the day centre.