159 Northampton Road


Profile Strength
Very Good 76%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Call for details
Regulator's Rating Good
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Care Provider: Avery Homes Wellingborough Limited

Meet The Manager

Heidi Smith is Home Manager at Duke's Court Care Home.

Dukes Court Care Home in Wellingborough is one of Northamptonshire’s most popular care homes, offering residential and dementia care and an excellent and well thought-out standard of retirement living. It’s one of our newest homes, opened in 2015, so you can be sure it is purpose built to the highest specifications – the very finest of Wellingborough care homes.

We’re situated on the outskirts of town on the Northampton Road and within easy reach of local shops and buses into the town centre. Residents are free to come and go as they please and get involved with the life of the home as much or as little as they want, although there aren’t many that just spend their time sitting around! We like our residents to lead companionable and fulfilled lives, and much of our time is spent sharing memories and enjoying the company of others.

Each of our residents brings something unique to home life, and we make a point of getting to know their personal interests and hobbies, and encourage them to find new ones as well. Home life is richer for it. We appreciate that settling in is sometimes a challenge and we work hard to ensure that everyone feels at home as quickly as possible.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

We have a two-tiered courtyard garden behind the home, a perfect spot to soak up the evening sunshine.

You’ll find residents chin wagging in the ample lounges and socialising over their meals in the dining room, and we welcome family and friends to join us at any time.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 2015

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Patio, Seating.

Well Being Brochure.pdf

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Our en-suite bedrooms come in different sizes from companion suites, through to larger ground floor rooms with access to our gardens. All have walk-in showers and plenty of room for personal bits and bobs.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 60
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 60

Type Of Room
Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Direct Garden Access, Furnished.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Internet Access.

Our Photos

We believe that your later years should be as enriching as any other, and that being cared for shouldn’t mean that your quality of living is compromised, whatever your age, whatever your condition. The design of our homes and our carefully selected staff, combined with our diligent approach to each and every resident, affords them the opportunity to flourish, make new friends, maintain contact with their local communities and live a life of possibility.

The Importance Of Meal Times

Not all our vegetables can be taken from our garden, but Chef is always casting his eye over our beds to see what is available. After all you can’t get much fresher than that. But if not from the garden, then the vegetables and all our food, ice cream excepted perhaps, is as fresh as it can be, sourced locally and cooked in our kitchen.

Food and dining is a critical part of life at Duke’s Court and we think that our dining experience matches that of any good restaurant. You’ll find all the traditional favourites on the menu, but the more exotic such as curries and goulashes as well. At mealtimes the room is filled with happy chatter and guests are quite welcome to join us. Come for an aperitif or glass of wine!

When the weather permits, we love a nice cuppa in the garden with some of Chef’s freshly baked cakes and pastries. Healthy savoury snacks and fruit are always on offer through the day as well.

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

You’ll find some of our company down at the pub watching football from time to time, and why not? And some us out on shopping trips or being ladies who lunch, and why not? But there’s always something going on in the home as well. We like to cater for body and soul!

For instance:

  • Visits from puppies and owls
  • Scoffing ice cream in the garden on a sunny day
  • Listening to a ukulele orchestra
  • Admiring the art of a magician
  • Keep fit and dancing
  • A visit from Elvis – that Elvis, he gets everywhere!
  • Cub scouts telling us how things have changed in scouting world

We welcome the community to us, but we also look outwards as well and put on fundraising activities for local charities. Family members are encouraged to join in with these efforts, if not in reality then virtually through our Facebook pages which we update regularly. We also have residents’ and family committees that help us steer home life. Tending the garden is a popular activity.

Social media is a good connector and is of special benefit when dealing with those who have dementia. We have realised that the more the communication, the better it is for all concerned.

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Activities At Home
Animal Petting, Birthday Celebrations, Card Games, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Music, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Pub, Shopping.

159 Northampton Road

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/a72047fc-ce10-40a4-abb3-2c7a7e7ccdd6
Report Published 12th January 2018
Registration Date 22nd December 2014
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site.

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

Nearby Services
Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Duke's Court Care Home

Duke's Court Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in January 2018.
Duke's Court Care Home provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Duke's Court Care Home comes under Northamptonshire.
Heidi Smith is the manager of Duke's Court Care Home.

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