Priory Beach House

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About this location

Beach House is located between the Branksome and Parkstone areas of Poole. Our home offers assessment and residential support for seven males and females who have a learning disability and who may be on the autism spectrum. We can also support people with complex conditions and communication difficulties. Beach House is situated on a quiet street, within easy reach of both Poole and Bournemouth.

Our team are dedicated to empowering and encouraging the people we care for to develop the skills they need to live as independently as possible. We want to support people working towards a level of independence which matches with their skills, confidence and aspirations.

Services at a glance

There are a total of seven bedrooms at the site. Of these:
7 are en-suite bedrooms
3 are on the ground floor

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Beach House 94 Alexandra Road Parkstone Poole Dorset BH14 9EP

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

Beach House is a large, extended detached property, with private gardens to the rear. We offer lots of space and a relaxed, homely environment. There are seven bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities. Three of the bedrooms are on the ground floor.

In summary, we offer:

  • Lounge
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Activities room
  • Conservatory

We also have a very large garden, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Communal seating
  • Swing
  • Vegetable patch

We also have specialised equipment within the home, such as hoists.

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. Our bedrooms have:

  • En-suite facilities, containing either a shower, a bath or a wet room
  • Robust, low arousal furniture
  • Access to communal areas within the property

In addition, our ground floor bedrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Our approach to support

Everyone who lives at Beach House has their own person-centred care plan, which is co-produced with input from the individual, their family members and professionals involved in their care. We aim to help everyone in our care to make their own choices about the support they receive. This may include support in a number of areas, such as personal care, going out in the community, and domiciliary tasks such as cooking and cleaning.

At Beach House, we specialise in supporting autistic people and people with a learning disability. We take a person-centred approach, providing support that’s tailored to individual needs. We offer a range of therapy approaches, including aromatherapy and pet therapy.

The lengths of the placements that we offer at Beach House can be medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.


Everyone who lives at Beach House has their own personalised activities planner and are encouraged to take part in activities which are meaningful and fulfilling to them. Our dedicated team organise a variety of activities at the home, as well as out in the community.

We focus on supporting our residents to grow their independence. For some people, this may mean developing their daily living skills within the home. For others, this could be accessing work or educational opportunities in the local community.

Exclusion profile

  • People under the age of 18
  • People who pose a risk to others in communal living areas
  • People with complex mental health support needs


Through our network of healthcare, residential and supported living facilities, we provide unique care pathways which help the people we support to progress towards greater independence. Every individual we support is provided with a bespoke pathway plan, tailored according to their individual needs. We aim to ensure that each person is supported to live a fulfilling and active life in the community.

Our team

Our team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support workers
  • Senior support workers

Our team receives specialist staff training, designed to meet the needs of each individual we support. This includes epilepsy awareness training.

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At Priory, we want to ensure we provide the very best service to each individual we support. Contact us for more information, or to make a referral.

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About the local area


Beach House is located close to a number of amenities, including:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Post office
  • College
  • Park
  • Library
  • Cinema
  • Beach
  • Zoo
  • Nature reserve/national park
  • Town centres in Poole and Bournemouth

Transport links

Beach House also has excellent transport links, including:

  • There are local bus routes nearby
  • Branksome train station is a short walk away, with direct trains to London Waterloo, Weymouth, and Poole

Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

We support our residents to attend family events and visit home. We will work with the resident and their relatives to ensure possible risks are managed and that everyone is supported. This may mean the individual’s key worker will come along on the visit.

Can friends and families visit?

We welcome visits from family and friends. We encourage these to be between 10am and 4pm, but there are no restrictions if the visit was to be outside of these hours.

Will I be involved and kept up to date with the progress of my loved one’s care and support?

Where appropriate, families are actively encouraged to be involved in the lives of those we support. They have known their loved ones their entire life and are most often the ones who can provide the most insightful information on how best to deliver support. We will provide regular updates either in person or via telephone, to ensure you are kept informed.

Will my loved one be able to have a phone or call me?

Residents can call loved ones whenever they want to, or take calls from them at any time.

What are the bedrooms like?

All of our bedrooms are fully furnished and have an en-suite bathroom. Residents are supported to personalise their room to suit their own tastes.

Are external doors kept locked?

We have a key pad lock on the front door for the safety of our residents.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

Residents are supported to choose and prepare what they want to eat, whenever they like. We will, however, support residents with any problems or concerns around mealtimes, such as preparation. Our team will also seek guidance from family members and nutritionists to ensure that special dietary requirements are catered for.

How does laundry work?

Each resident has their clothing laundered separately. Where they are able to, residents are encouraged to participate in tending to their laundry, as well as other domestic tasks. However, for those where this is not possible, staff are on hand daily to wash clothing and perform housekeeping chores. When the weather is good, residents’ laundry is dried outdoors, supporting our greener pledge.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

Our care team supports with these tasks, however, residents are encouraged to do as much as they can for themselves in order to maintain independence.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Residents have an inventory of their belongings, and these are not communal items. Any new items brought into the service will be added to the inventory.

How do activities work?

Every resident has a tailored activities planner. This will include both in-house activities as well as visits into the community. Their key worker may use a variety of communication tools to ensure the resident can have an input into planning their activities.

How will residents be supported with their behavioural needs?

We use the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® framework, which means we focus on proactive strategies, rather than physical intervention. We require our care plans which include restrictions to be assessed frequently, for example procedures for interventions such as pro re nata (PRN) medication are regularly reviewed and removed, where possible.

Do residents and families have an input into the care plans?

We collaborate with social workers, family members and our residents to create personalised care plans that prioritise the wellbeing of the people we support. We use a range of communication tools and partner with healthcare professionals, to empower each resident to contribute to all elements of their care decisions. Care plans are reviewed frequently, and we actively seek input from family members as well.

What are the car parking facilities?

There is on-street parking at the front of the property.

What is the smoking policy?

Beach house is a non-smoking environment and although we make every effort to support people to live smoke free, there is a designated area outside for those who do wish to smoke.

What are your fees and how are they funded?

Our fees can vary and are based on an assessment of each individual's needs. Many people are eligible for financial help towards the cost of support, and this funding can be accessed by contacting your local authority. Once funding has been agreed, we will work with your local care team to put together a bespoke package of care. Please note, referrals for NHS or local authority funded services must come from a referring organisation.

How to make a referral

Our service provides high quality support to people with varying levels of need. Referrals can be made through the individual’s social care team or, if relevant, their local health authority. If you are a professional looking to make a referral, please call us or fill in our enquiry form.

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