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Denley House

Providing safe, secure accommodation and support for Older Dependent Drinkers

Denley House situated in Westbourne, Poole, provides twelve self-contained studios for dependent drinkers aged 55 and over.

This specialist service has been purposely developed to reduce barriers to care, support and treatment, whilst providing age-specific solutions for individuals whose alcohol use is at a level which can cause psychological, physical or social harm.  

The service provides holistic, personalised care and support by experienced and skilled practitioners who have extensive knowledge and awareness of this customer group.

Care packages can be arranged independently and coordinated with the staff to complement the support package which is being provided by the staff team.


Denley House’s Support Services

The service is staffed 24 hours a day by a specialist support team which is able to offer advice, guidance and practical support on a range of issues including physical and mental health, social and meaningful activities. The team works with statutory and volunteer organisations to assess individual needs and risks which is reflected in a personalised support plan. The service directly provides information, advice and practical support to assist individuals to: 

  • Complete daily living tasks
  • Access social and meaningful activities
  • Self-manage medication
  • Reduce the risk of falls and accidents
  • Reduce criminal behaviour or ASB
  • Access health and medical services
  • Manage self-harming behaviour. 

Eligibility Criteria

Referrals must be for those over 55 years old, single, with an alcohol dependency level which can cause harm and be homeless, at risk of homelessness or unsuitably housed.

Those referred must also be willing to work with the support team to maintain their tenancy.  

Access and Referral Routes

Denley House accepts referrals from statutory bodies on the condition that the individual has a Care Package in place.

All individuals must also be able to cover the housing and support costs and are supported to complete welfare benefit applications.

Referrals are accepted from any part of the country, although priority will be given to those most in need in Dorset.

Contact details


Denley house, 21 alum chine road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Bh4 8dt


Telephone Number: 01202 410640

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