The Queen Charlotte

432 Chickerell Road


Tel: 01305 773128

Care Provider: Althea Healthcare Properties Limited

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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing, Dementia, Respite.
Availability Call for details
Overall CQC Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Christine Gurr is Home Manager at The Queen Charlotte.

Christine Gurr

Queen Charlotte is a large, detached Georgian style residence with stunning high windows and ornate featured ceilings. On the semi-rural edge to the west of Weymouth, the home is ideally located, just moments away from the coast.

Our ‘person-centred’ approach means that each and every one of our residents is treated as an individual and given love, attention and a unique programme of care according to their needs. Our magnificent home, set in stunning grounds, is always open to visitors and our dedicated and professional staff are always on hand to help and advise – visitors are as welcome here as they were when the resident lived in their own house, at whatever time of the day.

Each and every one of our Kingsley care homes is unique in its own way. However at each of our care homes we all have a common set of highly respected and award-winning features embedded within the culture, and the way we care for our residents makes a remarkable difference. Our daily emphasis is on the care that our residents need, whether that be physical, emotional or mental health.

Residents who are experiencing memory loss benefit from arguably the most enlightened approach to dementia care that exists in the UK at the present time: our truly person-centred approach. Our organisation, Kingsley Healthcare, recently invested into Dementia Care Matters, a world renowned consultancy group in the dementia care field, who aid us in excelling at providing quality dementia care. We are one of five homes within the Kingsley group currently chosen to work towards the prestigious status of ‘Butterfly Service’.

More than just simply providing dementia training, this approach is about a change in philosophy, which creates a positive culture and focuses on the quality of life and relationships. It’s best summed up by the saying, ‘Our residents don’t live in our facility – we work in their home’. We develop programmes of assistance and care that suit the needs and wishes of each resident as an individual, and our approach to care is, we believe, second to none.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Wheel Chair Bound, Walking Frame, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist .
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

Reputed to have been the residence of Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III, Queen Charlotte is a beautiful detached Georgian style house with large windows and ornate featured ceilings. Set in well-maintained grounds, it is to the west of Weymouth, very near the coast.

There is a range of friendly, spacious lounges where you can watch TV, chat to friends, listen to music or just enjoy peace and tranquillity and gorgeous grounds.

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, TV Lounges, Sitting Rooms.

What Else Do We Provide

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Seating.

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At Queen Charlotte you will find spacious, comfortable bedrooms, all with en suites, decorated with style and furnished to a high standard. 

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 51
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 51

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point, Catch up TV.

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Queen Charlotte’s staff are trained in the ‘Wings’ dementia approach, are caring and empathetic and work with a professional attitude.

We pride ourselves on employing individuals who can demonstrate:

  • Nurturing – Being able to provide comfort, security and a sense of belonging
  • Togetherness – Being a friend to individuals on an equal basis, eliminating feelings of alienation and loneliness
  • Spontaneity – Being able to create opportunities which will engage individuals in a meaningful way
  • Feeling – Being able to be emotionally warm, offering understanding to each individual

The people, environment and embedded Kingsley culture all go towards creating a family feeling at Queen Charlotte. Staff eat with the residents and even work with individuals who enjoy helping out around the home. We ensure that the dining area is a communal family experience with everyone interacting, which creates a positive atmosphere throughout the home. Staff are trained and skilled in involving individuals in the numerous activities available, and become like family to the residents.

The Importance Of Meal Times

We want all our residents to live as healthily as possible, to aid long and pleasant lives. We encourage exercise, keeping minds active and eating nutritious food. Our healthy, balanced meals are made from scratch in our kitchen using only the best, locally sourced ingredients.

We also realise that eating habits vary, and our cook is able to provide a varied diet to meet everyone’s needs. The menu is regularly updated with suggestions by residents, to keep meal times interesting.

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Dietary Options
Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

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Activities Are So Important

At Queen Charlotte you’ll find a packed schedule of optional activities. Our goal is for all our residents to feel relaxed and happy, so you’ll never be forced into taking part, but we do like to encourage people if the activity or entertainment will benefit you.

We understand that everyone is unique, which is why we assess each resident individually and organise activities around them, allowing them to choose whether to join in or not. We learn all about our residents’ life stories, tastes, interests and hobbies. Once we know all about our residents, we can think of ways in which to get them interested and involved. Our person-centred care is focused around each person’s individual needs and wishes, and we value and respect how each person chooses to spend their day. We not only aim to meet individuals’ physical needs but their emotional and spiritual needs too.

We also support our residents in maintaining their independence as much as possible, thus embrace and encourage ways in which they can achieve this.

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Activities At Home
Animal Petting, Knitting / Embroidery, Themed Events.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.

432 Chickerell Road

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Requires Improvement
Effective Good
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Report Published 10th October 2017
Registration Date 24th January 2011
Bus Stop nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Hospital, Shops, Restaurant, Pub.

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