Compassionate live-in Care in Dorset.
Mumby’s is a family run business, and we have been providing specialist, professional home care across the south of England since 2002.
We believe that live-in home care can help to keep your loved ones safe and happy. Live-in care offers professional levels of support while allowing your loved one to remain in their own home and continue with their usual routines. When you choose live-in care in Dorset, we will provide someone who is trained to the appropriate level and will live with your relative to provide round the clock support.
Our highly trained carers can provide a full range of care including personal needs, medical needs, household chores and companionship. Our carers can also enhance your loved one’s quality of life by supporting them in a range of activities from social events to days out.
We are proud to care for others the way we care for our own Family.
Safe pair of hands
Unlike other companies offering live-in care in Dorset, we are not an introductory care agency. We have full time, trained carers and are strictly regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Based on many years of providing live-in care in Dorset, we have tried and trusted ways to find the perfect carer for your loved ones requirements ensuring happy, contented and safe continued living in the family home.
We completely understand the potential problems with suggesting care for a loved one and we strive to make the process as stress-free and supportive as possible.
At Mumby’s, we treat every person as an individual, including our staff. This means we match the personality of the carer, and cared-for to ensure a good relationship develops.
We believe that our uniquely positioned local carers can help their clients in the best way possible. Our carers have a comprehensive knowledge of the local area, meaning they will have all the information your loved one needs. Things such as the opening times of the local pharmacy, where to park for hospital visits and what resources and activities are available close to home.
Beyond the day to day routines, our carers also go the extra mile to improve your loved one’s quality of life, whether this means helping them continue to enjoy exercise and hobbies or facilitating days out in the countryside.
Here are just a few of the activities your loved one could enjoy when you choose Mumby’s live-in Care in Dorset.
Visitors come from all around the world to spend time on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, enjoy its diverse wildlife and beauty and understand more of its geological importance. You might even find some prehistoric deposits if you take a stroll along Charmouth beach.
If you prefer to sit and admire the view, you could visit the spectacular shell-shaped Lulworth Cove. Lulworth boasts a Tramper mobility scooter, accessible parking, and accessible toilets to make it easier for everyone to enjoy this beautiful pebble beach with its turquoise waters.
Studland Bay offers a vast expanse of sandy beaches with views out to the Isle of Wight and Old Harry Rocks. It also has an area of heathland behind the beach that is perfect for some wildlife spotting. This heathland is home to all six British reptiles and is a haven for wildflowers, butterflies insects, birds and mammals.
The café and shop at Knoll Beach are run by the National Trust and have parking for disabled visitors as well as accessible toilets. There is also a beach wheelchair available. The café is wheelchair accessible and can cater for a range of dietary requirements, too. You can contact the café on 01929 450 500 for further information.
You might like to enjoy a visit to the ruins of Corfe castle. Within the tumbled walls, you can feel the weight of 1000 years of history while looking out onto breathtaking views. The information boards add to your enjoyment of this spectacular historic place by describing the lives that were lived within these walls. There is also a licensed tea room with a garden and a shop that sells locally produced gifts.
This National Trust property has mobility parking and adapted toilets. The castle grounds are partly accessible, though visitors with disabilities will get the most out of their visit if they have a companion or Mumby’s carer to assist them. You can contact the visitor centre on 01929 481 294 for further information.
If you enjoy literature, then a visit to Hardy’s Cottage is a must. This pretty thatch and cob cottage, where Thomas Hardy was born and raised, has a delightful cottage garden to enjoy. In the cottage itself, you can see where Hardy wrote his early novels including Under the Greenwood Tree and Far from the Madding Crowd.
This National Trust property has an accessible parking spot outside of the Visitor Centre and a drop off point and disabled parking at the cottage. There is an accessible toilet at the Visitor Centre. The upstairs of the cottage is only accessible by a staircase; however, there is a virtual tour available.
Please phone 01305 262 366 for further information.
Dorset has a wide variety of places to shop, from galleries to markets to out of town shopping centres.
If you are looking for some unique gifts for yourself or others than the county has a thriving arts and crafts community so you can be sure to find some unique pieces. Check out Purbeck Artisan Yard which houses a community of local artists, crafters and printmakers. Here you can buy paintings and cards, furniture and jewellery, craft items and home goods and so much more.
Dorset also has a wide range of shops selling vintage, retro and antique items. Bridport’s Art and Vintage Quarter is well worth an afternoon’s browsing and offers a pleasant trip down memory lane.
If you are a bit of a foodie, then one of the many farmers’ markets or farm shops may offer something more to your taste. These establishments sell locally produced quality food and drink, including fresh fruit and veg, meat and cheese and wine and beer.
For a fabulous evening’s entertainment, you can enjoy a visit to one of the many theatres in Dorset.
There are large theatres that host West End productions such as Poole’s Lighthouse Theatre, to more intimate theatres staging productions by local art groups such as The Rex in Wareham. There are also outdoor productions on Brownsea Island and at Athelhampton House which offer a unique and magical experience in the summer months.
For film buffs, Dorset has its very own festival, The Purbeck Film Festival at which you can see films in a variety of unique locations as well as meeting writers, directors and actors. Dorset has plenty of cinemas too, from large multiplex venues to more traditional independent picture houses.
There are too many beautiful attractions to mention in this one page. Still, we hope this gives you a taste of some of the fantastic experiences you can enjoy in Dorset whether you live in bustling Bournemouth or sleepy Sherbourne.
Age UK North, South and West Dorset
Age UK North, South and West Dorset offers a range of activities for older people including those using Live-in Care in Dorset.
There is a lunch club at Age UK Dorchester which runs each weekday at 12:30. Here you can enjoy a two-course meal, including tea or coffee for £6.50. And of course, you will be able to enjoy the company of others over lunch. You can call Jane Carter on 01305 269 444 to book your place.
Age Concern also runs Better Balance classes which aim to help older people by improving their confidence, stability, balance, strength and posture. This class can help older people stay mobile and reduce the risk of falls. Classes are held at Dorchester, Bridport, Weymouth and surrounding areas.
Classes cost £6.50 per session.
Call Age UK Dorchester on 01305 269444 for further information.
Art Workshop – Swanage
Art Workshop is a charity space in Swanage dedicated to providing accessible art workshops for everyone, regardless of artistic skill or resources. They specialise in comfortable, low-tech art-making for people who want space to develop confidence or socialise.
You can contact them on 01929 475 883 for further information or visit their website at http://artworkshop.org.uk/
Dorset History Centre
Dorset History Centre is the archives service and local studies library for Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorset and Poole.
The centre has an accessible toilet, hearing loop at the enquiry desks and disabled parking bays.
They welcome people with dementia or memory loss and their carers. They are members of the Dementia Action Alliance, and History Centre staff have received dementia awareness training.
They also offer a one-to-one introduction to using the archive for those affected by dementia. This involves a discussion of your interests and an opportunity to use resources and try activities.