Priory Wolverton Court

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About this location

Wolverton Court is located in Alkham village, near Dover, in Kent. It offers residential support for six males and females who are autistic or have a learning disability. We are on a quiet country road, in a rural setting.

Our team are dedicated to creating a safe environment where the people we care for can thrive, achieve, and live their best life.

We can also support those who have:

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

Services at a glance

There are a total of six bedrooms at the site. Of these:
1 has en-suite facilities
1 is a self-contained flat
1 is on the ground floor

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Wolverton Court Alkham Valley Road Alkham Dover Kent CT15 7DS

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

Wolverton Court is a detached, Victorian House, which is spacious and homely. There are six bedrooms split over three floors. One of the bedrooms has en-suite facilities and one is on the ground floor. There is also a communal bathroom and shower room on the ground floor, with two further communal bathrooms on the second and third floor.

In addition, there is a self-contained flat on the fourth floor which has an activities of daily living (ADL) kitchenette, a lounge and an en-suite bathroom.

In summary, we offer:

  • A large lounge with plenty of seating
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Utility room
  • Sensory room
  • Communal bathrooms
  • Communal wet room

We also have our own garden, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Communal seating
  • Summer house
  • Trampoline
  • Sensory area
  • Shelter
  • Vegetable patch

We also have specialised equipment within the home, such as sensory lighting. In addition, we have two site vehicles, one of which has been mobility adapted, to help us to meet the needs of the people we support.

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. One of our bedrooms has en-suite facilities, containing a bath. Another has an activities of daily living (ADL) kitchenette.

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Wolverton Court 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, and maintaining family relationships.

Our support approaches at Wolverton Court include:

  • Positive behaviour support (PBS)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Massage
  • Chiropody

We also have support from a local multidisciplinary team to offer some of these services. 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 Wolverton Court can be medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.


Everyone who lives at Wolverton Court 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.


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. At Wolverton Court we have close links with Priory Supported Living Kent.

Our team

Our highly experienced team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support workers
  • Senior support workers
  • PBS practitioner
  • Activities co-ordinator
  • Gardener
  • Maintenance worker

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

  • Makaton training
  • Buccal Midazolam training
  • Autism specialist 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


Wolverton Court has a number of amenities nearby including:

  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • Park
  • Nature reserve/national park

Transport links

Wolverton Court also has nearby transport links, including:

  • The A2 which is a few minutes away
  • The A20 which is 10 minutes away
  • Dover train station which is nearby
  • A bus stop down the road, with services to Dover and Folkestone

A message from our site leader

One person caring for another represents one of life's greatest values and I’m so blessed to be a part of the exceptional gold standard of care that this wonderful home and team provide

Wolverton Court’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

The staff team at Wolverton Court have looked after our son with the utmost care and consideration. They are wonderful at adapting to his moods and needs, taking him on trips, walks, outings and his first holiday for many years! They keep us informed of every change and include us in all decisions including the wonderful events held in the home for the clients, their families and the staff. It`s a brilliant home for all the people who live there and we value them greatly. Wolverton is a beautiful and peaceful environment. It has experienced and friendly staff who have managed it very well in the past and present. This has resulted in continuous improvement from which our son has benefited greatly. His steady progress makes us very happy
Parent of person supported by Wolverton Court Wolverton Court

Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

We support our residents to have active contact with their families, including enabling people to visit their family homes.

Can friends and families visit?

Family and friends are welcome to visit. We have parties and events regularly at the home and families always attend, and have a great time.

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

Yes, we are dedicated to keeping loved ones involved. Families are regularly invited to meetings at the home, where they will meet with the residents’ support team and hear first-hand about life at the home. We also keep in touch on the phone and send out a newsletter to families every month.

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

Our home has three incoming phone lines, and there are cordless phones at various points around the property which can be used by residents at any time. If appropriate, we can also help residents to get and use their own mobile phone to call their loved ones.

What are the bedrooms like?

Bedrooms are all furnished and can be personalised. We will work with people to understand what they want their space to look like, and facilitate any requested changes in décor. Fitted furniture, which has been purchased to suit the needs of our residents, cannot be removed.

Are external doors kept locked?

Yes, due to the nature of our service, our external doors are kept locked, to ensure our residents’ safety. However, every resident will be risk assessed to determine the level of security needed.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

Staff use a variety of means including picture cards to help residents choose what they want to eat. Everything is cooked from scratch so residents enjoy wonderful home cooked meals. They also support residents with any problems or concerns around meal times, such as preparation of their food. We work closely with family members and our nutritionists to make sure we cater for any individual dietary requirements.

How does laundry work?

Residents always have access to clean clothes and bedding. We have a utility room which residents can use, as part of their activities of daily living. Support is available too.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

Our residents undertake chores around the house including cleaning. Our care team support them with these tasks, and the rota is also discussed in our monthly resident meetings. Our residents take pride in their environment, and have developed their daily living skills by supporting with cleaning.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Residents are not allowed to bring illegal substances onto the premises. Other items of concern may be discussed on an individual basis.

How do activities work?

Every resident has their own activity plan, which includes a variety of activities in the community and at home. Anyone with communication difficulties still has the opportunity to have a say as our key workers use communication tools to ensure they have an input.

How will residents be supported with their behavioural needs?

We adopt a PBS approach, and 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?

It is important to us that we liaise with everyone involved in the care of our residents to ensure it is in their best interests. This includes the residents themselves and their family members who know them best.

What are the car parking facilities?

We have off-road parking for 14 cars.

What is the smoking policy?

Wolverton Court is currently a non-smoking home. If this were to change, we would require people to smoke outside of the home, and this also includes vapes.

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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