The Hyde Care Home, Bridport, Dorset
The Hyde Care Home, Bridport, Dorset
The Hyde Care Home, Bridport, Dorset

The Hyde offers a range of care to older people, including respite, day care and convalescence care, as well as Parkinson’s and palliative care.

A listed building, the Hyde has restored Victorian gardens, which residents are encouraged to enjoy. Most bedrooms have en-suite facilities and some are large enough to allow two residents to share accommodation, if desired.

An organic kitchen garden provides a wealth of fresh produce that is used as often as possible in meal preparation. The stylish dining room that overlooks the gardens is popular at mealtimes for those who wish to socialise, or residents may choose to eat in their own bedrooms.

The home encourages residents take part in a wide variety of activities on offer, including gardening, painting and croquet. Shopping trips and visits to local places of interest are arranged regularly by the home’s activity coordinator.

Group: Bupa Care Homes

Person in charge: Sandie Clarke (Home Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Dorset County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 24 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Parkinson's Disease • Stroke

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 24

Rooms with ensuite WC: 21

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

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* Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.7 (9.687)

The user Review Score of 9.7 for The Hyde Care Home is based on 19 Review/Recommendations. This Review Score of 9.687 is made up of 4.687 Points relating to the ratings and 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

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My mother stayed at The Hyde for 7 weeks respite care in 2014. Having always said she would not go into residential care, after coming home she decided that she would like to return permanently to The Hyde as she was finding it hard to cope at home. We could not recommend The Hyde more highly. It is a wonderful place with exceptional caring, friendly staff for whom nothing is too much trouble. The accommodation is comfortable and homely and residents can bring as much of their own furniture, pictures and ornaments as they like. The communal areas are lovely and light and easily accessed and the food is excellent. I know that my mother is happy and very well cared for and that she feels safe and supported in her every need. Family members are made to feel welcome whenever we visit - even a group of eight of us did not faze the manager who set aside a room for us to use in private. I am kept fully informed about every aspect of my mother's care and notified immediately if she is unwell. The Hyde in no way conforms to the usual dismal stereotype of a residential home - it is a happy, loving place and more like a country house hotel with 24/7 care. The grounds are beautiful and the residents and their families have access to them whenever they like. There are two resident cats and the dog of a member of staff, much loved by the residents, which help them to feel relaxed and at home. A truly exceptional place.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hyde Care Home? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Coming to The Hyde four days after my difficult knee operation and in a lot of pain. I was very pleased to get so much help to get in and out of bed and help with washing and visiting the bathroom (my personal one) alas I had total lack of appetite so I could not enjoy the food. But there was always a food supply of fruit and nice desserts, only two times I was able to join other residents in the dining room when family members took me there and took part in the exercises. Going home today though, but in better shape than I was four weeks ago.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I love Dorset so the location is excellent. I feel like I live in a mansion and I am very happy here. The food is excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hyde Care Home? Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Activities could be improved. Most happy with the food now that the menus have changed, much better. Rooms are lovely and I feel safe.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hyde Care Home? Don't know

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I find the atmosphere comfortable and you are not overlooked too much.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hyde Care Home? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Comfortable and very happy. Staff are extremely helpful and friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hyde Care Home? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I'm well looked after, if I have any concerns about my health the staff sort things out quickly for me.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hyde Care Home? Likely

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Very caring staff, nothing is too much trouble for the care of the service users. Very clean and friendly.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

House and garden and extensive grounds are beautiful the care is very good.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hyde Care Home? Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I think its a fantastic service and If you need help the staff are always there. The home is a lovely building set in wonderful gardens.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother went into The Hyde for respite care for a two week period late in 2014. She enjoys it so much that she kept extending her time until she had been there six weeks. She went home for Christmas but has chosen to return, now aged 94. The Hyde is a beautiful period house in a delightful rural setting with large attractive well kept gardens. It does not feel like a nursing home, and more importantly the staff are outstanding in the care they give to the residents.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hyde Care Home? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Find all the staff kind and helpful.
House and grounds are beautiful.
I am happy and comfortable here.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

As a very short stay resident, recommendation is a little difficult, but we were very satisfied with the care mother received and the staff were wonderful.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hyde Care Home? Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Mum initially arrived at Willow Tree Lodge for a period of respite following a prolonged hospital stay, having been insistent the she wished to remain living independently in her own home. It quickly became apparent that any misgivings regarding care homes were totally unfounded with Willow Tree Lodge. Without exception the staff are patient, kind in every way, put the 'care' into care home. Mum realised that after a series of increasingly damaging falls, independent living is now beyond her and is happy, content and blossoming in the secure and caring environment. We are, as a family, immensely grateful.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hyde Care Home? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother, Joy Newman, stayed at The Hyde following nearly two weeks in hospital. She settled in very well after a very warm welcome. She gradually gained weight, smiled again, and couldn't praise the staff enough. Personal care, kindness, good food and wonderful surroundings, she returned home after two weeks happier, healthier and content. Wants to return if possible for a day care service. I too was retired and was happy to see her cheerful and ready to face going home. All thanks to The Hyde.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hyde Care Home? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The Hyde is set in wonderful well managed grounds. It has provided a have for my father at a difficult time. he now enjoys going for respite care and themed days that include a lovely lunch. All the staff are very friendly and professional. There is always a warm welcome.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

During the nineteen years that my aunt resided at The Hyde the care and continued devotion carried out by all the staff was of an exceptional standard. One could liken the general atmosphere and environment at The Hyde to be that of a happy family amongst loved ones. I would unreservedly recommend The Hyde without hesitation.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Been here 3 years and I'm very, very happy. It's now my home. The carers couldn't be better, one or two put themselves out when they don't have to. The chef accommodates my likes and dislikes.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother was a resident for 5 1/2 years, she was very happy and well cared for. When she caught shingles she was very poorly for 3 months and I am sure would have died but for the care and attention she received in 2012/3. In April 2014 she had a stroke and died 10 days later, during that period the carers stayed with her, day and night, sometimes unpaid. They were so caring and wonderful.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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