Priory The Moorings

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About this location

Located in Parkstone, Poole, The Moorings offers residential support for five autistic males and females. Our home is based in a quiet residential area.

Our team are dedicated to ensuring all the people we care for are living their best life. We help them to make their own choices and focus on individual abilities, strengths, wishes and aspirations. We want to prepare our residents to live independent fulfilling lives.

We can also support those who have:

  • Difficulties with communication
  • Mild to moderate behaviours that challenge
  • Epilepsy
  • Physical disabilities

Services at a glance

There are a total of five bedrooms at the site. Of these:
5 are en-suite bedrooms
4 are on the ground floor

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The Moorings 69 Brixey Road Parkstone Poole Dorset BH12 3EY

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

The Moorings is a large, detached dormer bungalow, offering a bright, spacious and homely environment. There are five bedrooms across two floors. Four bedrooms are located on the ground floor and one on the first floor. In summary, we offer:

  • Lounge
  • Accessible and fully-equipped kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Laundry room
  • Conservatory with views of the garden
  • Communal bathroom

We also provide easy access to our fully enclosed garden, which offers:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Seating area
  • Shelter

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.

Our approach to support

Everyone who lives at The Moorings 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 going out in the community, personal care, cooking and cleaning, developing life skills, developing social confidence, and engaging in activities based on their personal interests.

We take a strengths-based and positive behaviour support (PBS) approaches to support. In addition, we use tools such as the Outcomes Star™ to support our residents to achieve their goals. The lengths of the placements that we offer at The Moorings can be medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.


Everyone who lives at The Moorings 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 with high level mobility 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 highly experienced team consists of:

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

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

  • Makaton training
  • Epilepsy training
  • Autism specialist training
  • Diabetes management training
  • PBS 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


The Moorings is located in a quiet residential area, close to the town of Poole. Nearby amenities include:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Post office
  • College
  • Park
  • Library
  • Cinema
  • Beach

Transport links

It also offers excellent transport links, including:

  • Located on a main bus route
  • Less than 2 miles from the train station

A message from our site leader

At The Moorings, we pride ourselves on providing the highest levels of care and support for your loved ones. We want people to live healthy, independent and fulfilling lives with the same opportunities as anybody else

The Moorings' site leader

Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

We encourage and support people to maintain strong relationships with their families. If people wish to stay with family, we will work with the resident and their relatives to ensure potential 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?

At The Moorings we have an open visiting policy. However, we do ask that you let us know in advance if you are visiting, just so we can stay informed about who is coming into the home.

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

Yes, we strive to keep the loved ones of our residents involved in their care. We can provide regular updates face to face, via telephone or virtual calls. This can be as little or as often as you wish.

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

People can call the service any time as there are staff on hand 24 hours a day to answer the phone.

What are the bedrooms like?

Bedrooms are all furnished, and residents are supported to personalise them to suit their needs and wishes.

Are external doors kept locked?

We have locked access due to the vulnerability of some of our residents. Some residents may also have restrictions in place, if it is in their best interests, in order to keep them safe.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

We empower residents to freely select and prepare their preferred meals. Should any challenges or mealtime-related concerns arise, we're here to assist, including with meal preparation. Additionally, our team collaborates with family members and nutrition experts to accommodate any specific dietary needs that residents might have.

How does laundry work?

We encourage residents to do as much as they can for themselves, however, laundry tasks are usually supported by staff.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

We encourage resident to do as much as they can for themselves, however, as with laundry, housekeeping tasks are usually supported by staff.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

All residents have inventories in place, and we encourage people to keep any items of value in their rooms.

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 own activities. In-house activities include craft sessions, cooking, music and film nights, birthday celebrations, recognising religious holidays, maintaining the garden and planting season-specific plants.

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 engage with social workers, family members and residents to create care plans that prioritise our residents' best interests. Leveraging a range of communication tools, along with collaboration with healthcare experts, we ensure that each resident is empowered to contribute to all aspects of their care. Regular care plan evaluations take place, and we actively seek input from family members.

What are the car parking facilities?

There is driveway parking for several vehicles and ample on-street parking available.

What is the smoking policy?

The Moorings is a smoke free home, however, if residents do choose to smoke, there is a dedicated smoking area outside the property.

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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