Northbourne Plus is based in Kinson, close to Northbourne. There is level access throughout the building. There are two secure outside seating spaces, with patios, grassed areas and flowers. A light and airy conservatory leads out to the side garden.
Facilities, activities and services offered
Northbourne Plus supports clients with medium to high level dementia, helping them to live well with dementia in a safe and secure environment.
Support is tailored to clients’ needs and includes personal care; eating and drinking and a variety of stimulating activities. Activities offered include games (skittles; bowls; snooker; table tennis; team and table top games); musical bingo; art; craft; knitting; pottery; flower arranging; photography; baking; pickle making; gardening; singing; dancing; reminiscing; hand massages and relaxation.
Outings are arranged regularly to places of interest in the local area, for example to the Branksome beach community room; Boscombe gardens; boat trips on the Dolphin and Knotticat; Pelhams tea dance; Bournemouth Aircraft Museum and many more. Clients are supported to attend the local libraries and to go shopping. There are community links with many organisations including Bournemouth University and the Buddy Orchestra.
The service holds events which are open to the community, such as a monthly dementia friendly film club, tea dances, coffee mornings and afternoon teas.
The service has specialist changing and hoisting facilities; a walk-in shower and a Parker bath. Bathing services are offered for an agreed charge. A chiropodist visits every 6 weeks. There is a hair salon on site, and a secure laundry room. (Charges for these services apply).
Support to carers
A carers’ and working group is held on the second Monday of each month. Carers are encouraged to discuss their situations with staff at any time and staff give support, advice and signposting information. The service offers daily respite attendance to support carers.
Northbourne is open from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday. It is closed at weekends and on bank holidays.