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Dukeminster Court

Dukeminster Court, Dukeminster Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU5 4FF

Overview

Welcome to Dukeminster Court

Dukeminster Court is a state-of-the-art home featuring the latest in design and equipment to enable people to live as independently as possible, with support where needed.

Conveniently located in Dunstable, next to the Busway and minutes away from a large retail park, Dukeminster Court can accommodate residents with a wide range of needs, including those seeking residential and dementia care.

About Dukeminster Court

About Dukeminster Court

Please note: if you are writing to the home, please use the postcode supplied above. However, if you're visiting Dukeminster Court and are using a SatNav, Google Maps or any similar service, please use the postcode LU5 4HU. Thank you.

All of the bedrooms are fully furnished and include en-suite facilities with shower, as well as a flat-screen television, a telephone access point and Wi-Fi Internet access.

Our main communal area features a Best Friends Cafe which is styled, furnished and equipped to provide residents with a cafe environment in which to sit and chat with friends and family over tea, coffee and cakes. There is also a fully equipped hair and beauty salon for you to enjoy a spot of pampering.

Throughout the home we also have a number of comfortably furnished dining rooms and lounges for residents to relax in, socialise and enjoy.

Our Activity Care Worker here at Dukeminster Court ensures that there is always a full programme of activities and events, from movie nights in the cinema room, to a spot of gardening in the greenhouse, there is always something to do – you can get involved with as much, or as little as you like.

We understand the importance of maintaining vital contact with families and friends, so we have an on-site visitors pod at Dukeminster Court, which has been designed so that visits can take place comfortably and safely.

Services

Our services and facilities

We always aim to offer a full range of services to meet our residents’ needs, whatever they may be. The list below details everything on offer at this home, if you’re looking for something that’s not available here, just give us a call on 01707 393293 to find out if one of our other homes may be better suited to your needs.

Types of care we support

Residential Care
Dementia Care
24 Hour Care
Fully Furnished Rooms
En-Suite With Shower
Cinema
Café
Internet Access/Wi-Fi
Full Activity Programme
Hair and Beauty Salon
Landscaped Gardens
Laundry
Rooms Include TV and Personal Telephone Point
Visitor Parking
Disabled Access

YouTube video & 360 tour

Video tour

360 tour

Team

Meet our team

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Angela Lartey
Home Manager

The Home Manager runs all aspects of the home, taking care of the business side of things and ensuring their home provides a high standard of care. While each Manager brings their own flair to the role, they do all have some qualities in common, especially their leadership and organisational skills. The role is very varied, involving plenty of resident interaction alongside the more administrative work to keep the home running smoothly. Our Managers typically hold, or are working towards, a relevant qualification and have proven experience in caring for older people.

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Filipa Dos Santos
Deputy Home Manager

The Deputy Home Manager shares responsibility with the Home Manager for running the home. Deputy Managers will each bring their own skill set to the home, some offering more assistance with the business side of things while others focus largely on care. However, whether they look at it from a business or care perspective, the focus of the Deputy is always to ensure that their home is offering the very best quality of life for our residents. Experienced and either holding or working towards their qualifications, Deputy Home Managers are capable and driven to provide the best of everything for their residents.

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Jacky Williams
Chef Manager

I have been the Chef Manager at Dukeminster Court since it opened in 2015. I enjoy cooking delicious meals for our residents. It gives me great satisfaction when I am able to fulfil any special requests, however big or small. It gives the residents a sense of involvement and brings a smile to their face and mine!

The Chef Manager organises every aspect of the catering operation and provides a safe, nutritious, quality service to our residents using freshly produced food. With a hands-on role, leading a team, they provide a quality catering service and help create a warm and friendly atmosphere for our residents. Working with our residents they help to create menus to meet their needs and suit their tastes. They also create and provide fine dining events, using Quantum Care’s award-winning Dining Club concept.

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Cassie Crane
Housekeeping Manager

Keeping the team of Housekeepers running as it should is the Housekeeping Manager. Supervising and organising their teams is just part of it as these Managers work alongside them to keep the home clean and inviting. The comfort of residents is the most important thing to our Housekeeping Managers which is why they work so hard to create an environment in which residents can’t help but feel at home. Multi-tasking and communication skills are some of the most important of the Housekeeping Manager’s qualities as they and their team create a home where resident’s dignity is never compromised and independence is always encouraged. Our Housekeeping Managers ensure that all areas of our home are safe, clean, well maintained and presented in a way to create a warm and homely environment. They have an important role in maintaining our infection, prevention and control standards to make sure our residents stay well.

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Jo Cooper
Administrator

I enjoy meeting a variety of people, it can be very rewarding when I am able to assist a resident or staff member in some way.

The Administrator will focus on the smooth running of the home; in whatever area they may be needed. From greeting visitors to recruiting, the Administrator is present in many aspects of life in the home, even if you don’t always see them! To be successful in the role, our Administrators have to be flexible and calm, able to multi-task and always keen to take on a new challenge. It’s often the Administrator that brings the IT skills to a home, helping them to keep everything organised. Above that though, Administrators are communicators, able to speak confidently and listen closely to everyone from Managers and Care Workers to visitors and residents.

Ann Sargeant
Receptionist

The Receptionist plays a key part in keeping the home operating as it should. Organisational and communication skills are a must for a Receptionist as it’s these qualities that allow them to make life in the home easier for their colleagues and residents. Often the first person you’ll speak to when you come to the home, the Receptionist represents the company with a professional manner, friendly approach, and commitment to high-quality care.

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Carol Keys
Receptionist

“ The role of Receptionist is never dull.  Each day brings new challenges.  I enjoy meeting a variety of people throughout the week, and always look forward to coming to work”

The Receptionist plays a key part in keeping the home operating as it should. Organisational and communication skills are a must for a Receptionist as it’s these qualities that allow them to make life in the home easier for their colleagues and residents. Often the first person you’ll speak to when you come to the home, the Receptionist represents the company with a professional manner, friendly approach, and commitment to high-quality care.

Contact

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to book a visit or enquire about vacancies at the home, please fill out this form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

We aim to respond to each enquiry promptly and will address yours as soon as possible. Please note your preferred mode of contact and any times you may be unavailable to help us respond when is most convenient.

How to find us

Dukeminster Court, Dukeminster Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU5 4FF

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