Residential care

Tricuro offers residential care to older people, and people living with additional needs, across eleven residential homes, which are located across Dorset and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

All of Tricuro’s homes are CQC registered and regulated, and you can find more information on each home’s CQC rating here.

Residential Care Happy Elderly Male
Residential Care Female Carer Support


The safety of our residents is always our top priority, and something that we take extremely seriously. We recognise that all variants of the Covid-19 virus represent a significant risk to the health of vulnerable people, and accordingly we have clear protocols in place to protect those we care for and support.

Rules around visiting have changed as the pandemic has progressed. At present, all visitors to our residential homes must present a negative LFT test result before being allowed access to the buildings, and PPE must be worn whilst visiting.

Where do I start?

At Tricuro, we will strive to support and signpost you to the care and support services that you and your loved ones need. Tricuro offers both private residential placements, as well as, local authority funded care.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for Local Authority funded care. You can find out by contacting the Adult Access Team at either Dorset Council or BCP Council.

BCP Adult Social Care Contact Centre


Tel: 01202 123654

Dorset Direct – Adult Social Care


Tel: 01305 221016

If you are not eligible for local authority funded care, we can still help! We offer privately funded placements.

Find a Tricuro residential home near you.

Types of Residential Care

Each of our homes have a highly trained care team, dedicated to meeting each resident’s individual needs. They’re on hand to help as much or as little as needed, getting the balance between independence and support just right.

Older People

Tricuro operates eight residential homes for older people across Dorset, all of which are dementia friendly. We provide a caring and supportive environment built around personalised care and support planning, which prioritises peoples independence and choice.

Learning & Physical Disability

Tricuro operates two residential services (April Court & Wallfield) that are dedicated to supporting people with learning and physical disabilities. These services have dedicated facilities to help meet peoples needs, and also to provide meaningful and engaging activities for people to do.

Respite Care & Support for Carers

Tricuro’s care homes for older people offer short periods of respite care which can be provided to give a carer a break; to enable them to go on holiday or to help with unplanned events. It can be booked several months in advance or, subject to availability at the chosen home, at short notice. We welcome clients who receive financial support from their local council and those who are self-funding their care and support.

Feeling at home in a
Tricuro Residential Home

  • Residents bringing their own belongings, including furniture as long as this can be managed safely in the residents room.
  • Accommodating small pets.
  • Delivering Person centred care – which means we work in partnership with our residents to support, and help them make informed decisions about their care. This includes the extent to which they may wish to manage these options themselves.
  • Being family friendly, and recognising that support to families is as important as supporting our residents.
  • Person centred choices, such as with activities, or food prepared by skilled and qualified catering teams.
  • Safe and secure outdoor spaces to enjoy
  • A professional, caring and understanding staff team.
  • Facilitating a quarterly quality forum, made up of resident, family member and staff representatives from each residential home.
  • Monthly residents meetings.
  • Always listening and seeking feedback.
  • Wifi and personal phones being available in each bedroom.
  • Supporting our residents to access their local communities, and local services, such as hairdressing and chiropody.

Moving in

We understand that moving into a residential home can be a concerning time, not just for the person moving into one of our residential homes, but also their families and loved ones. We will be there supporting all of you, every step of the way.

Before moving in, future residents and their families are welcome to visit the service and meet the staff and other residents. If possible, we like to allow people the choice to pick their favourite available room. We will also arrange to visit the person and their families ahead of moving in day, which is a core part of our assessment of what really matters to the people we will be caring for and supporting.

Before moving in, all of our residents are introduced to their dedicated carer within the home, who will
support them through the moving in process, and in introducing them to other residents.

After moving in, we complete a 6-week review with our residents, to ensure that they are feeling comfortable and at home.

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Moving In About us Elderly disabled woman resident in care home

Residential care news

07th June 2022

Jubilee Competition

Residents from the Hayes have taken part in Sherborne’s Jubilee competition.

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10th May 2022

Poole Plus Community Service – Weekend Respite Care

Tricuro’s Poole Plus Community Day Service has recently opened on a Saturday to offer weekend respite for carers.

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07th July 2021

New Partnership With Dorset & Wiltshire Fire And Rescue Service

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has entered into a new partnership with Tricuro, which provides care support for Dorset Council and BCP Council, to reach more vulnerable people with potentially life-saving fire safety advice.

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15th March 2022

Tricuro moves forward with BCP Council

You may have heard in the news that Dorset Council has decided that it no longer wishes to commission services from Tricuro, instead, preferring to set up its own company.

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