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The Old Vicarage is committed to offering the best possible care for everyone they support. Every resident has a personal care plan that outlines what and who is important to them, from their perspective. The plan will reflect how the person wants to live and how they want to be supported. We will maintain their welfare and promote the resident's well-being by taking into account all of their needs, physical, mental, social and emotional. As one resident put it “I came here to live not to die”.

Our staff have either obtained or are working towards nationally recognised qualifications and undergo annual updates in end of life care, dementia, dignity, medication and safety.

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Living at the Old Vicarage

Set in its own secluded, beautifully landscaped gardens, woodland and meadow, and with stunning views overlooking the Dorset countryside, it’s hard to resist the charms of the Old Vicarage. As soon as you step through the front door of this charming country house, you’ll discover an oasis of comfort, warmth, calm and relaxation.

The Old Vicarage has 40 comfortable, modern en-suite rooms, all with free Wi-Fi and telephones.

Our highly trained staff ensure that everything - from the mouth-watering food and drink and the stylishly cosy bedrooms to the wide range of activities - will make the Old Vicarage truly a home from home.


The Old Vicarage has won over 30 national and regional awards over the last few years.

Josie and Carey fully appreciate their late mother Annie's belief in the staff working at The Old Vicarage, without them the home would not be the home it is today. The home continues in the same manner, celebrating staff achievements and dedication by nominating them in local and national awards. Over the years we have had fantastic success and this has been really positive in regard to staff morale.

Annie herself was the very first Winner of Winners in the Skills for Care National Accolades, and was awarded an MBE in 2007 for services to the care sector in the South West.