Overlooking the fields and countryside, our care home is located in a quiet residential area of Dovercourt. The home is in a stunning part of Essex, a short drive from the beach and port.
The home has been a firm fixture of the Harwich community for the last thirty years, first opening the doors in 1989.
A care home for the community
You can often find us using our expertise to host supportive events for families and carers across the community. These include Dementia Friends sessions and a monthly Dementia Support Café, which takes place on the first Monday of every month, between 10am and 12 noon. And you’re very welcome to join us.
We also throw open the doors for a range of celebrations throughout the year, from the annual summer fete with stalls and games galore, the Christmas fayre, complete with Santa’s grotto, and we can’t forget about our scrumptious afternoon teas. The team has even hosted a virtual summer cruise, where residents and guests experienced the traditions and flavours of places all over the world, in the heart of the home. There was a captain’s table, with everyone dressing to the nine’s for a mouth-watering dinner.
For people living in our residential care suites, the home’s community events a real highlight in their social calendar, which for many has got busier since moving into Don Thomson House! And for our residents living with dementia, they are able to experience wonderful activities and events in safe and familiar surroundings.
Inspiring and person-centred activities
No two days at the home are ever the same. Not only do we support residents to stay connected to the community in Harwich, but we deliver group and one-to-one activities based on their individual likes and interests.
You can find us enjoying everything from the knit and natter club and Movement to Music sessions, to Namaste hand massages. We also have a film club and a reading club. They all provide activities in a social setting that help our residents to really thrive.
The home also has a gardening club for our green-fingered residents. The grounds have raised flower beds for residents to sow seeds with ease. With our support, they have created a wonderful area which can be admired from both the care home and the summer house.
Respite care for Harwich carers, subject to availability
Don Thomson House also offers short-term residential care and dementia care respite breaks. Local carers from across Harwich and Dovercourt can enjoy a much-needed break, while their loved is cared for by our dedicated team. Please call the home to find out more about our short-term respite care breaks.
If you would like more information about our care home or have any questions, please feel free to contact us either via the yellow ‘view phone number’ button above or the yellow ‘contact us’ button below.
We would be delighted to offer you advice or arrange an informal visit to our care home so you can meet our residents and team and see first-hand the excellent services and facilities we have to offer.Contact us