Gloucestershire Domiciliary Care Branch: Dora Matthews House – Extra Care

Gloucestershire Domiciliary Care Branch: Dora Matthews House – Extra Care

Gloucestershire Domiciliary Care Branch: Dora Matthews House – Extra Care


16 Bank Street 
GL16 8BA
Manager: Julie Element

Tel: 01594 540312

Fax: 01594 835060

Types of care

  • Extra Care Housing for Older People
  • Extra Care Housing for people with Learning Disabilities

In conjunction with our partner, Rooftop Housing, we have developed an exciting new housing with care service based in Coleford in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, which caters both for older people and people with a Learning Disability.

This innovative housing with care development opened in April 2015 and provides 44 modern, highly specified, one and two bedroom apartments (called Dora Matthews House) for older people and 5 dormer bungalows (called Bank Close) for people with a Learning Disability. As well as providing high quality, spacious, energy efficient and accessible accommodation, the development includes a well-being centre; this is comprised of a café, activities centre and laundry and is designed to give residents a social outlet. 

Heritage Care provides the care and support services, which are available 24/7, through our domiciliary care branch. 

To read more about what is on offer at this fantastic new development please click here. For more information about extra care housing lease click here.

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Further Information

Download a copy of Dora Matthews brochure HERE.


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Find out more about Sixteen Community Cafe

There is a lot on offer at the Sixteen Community Café. They offer fantastic food in a lovely environment as well as special events such as quiz nights and coffee mornings.

To find out more visit their facebook page by clicking on the link:

To view the menus for the café click here and to find out what meals are available for residents to order please click here.

NEW Loving Life - Day Service & Activity Days

From 1st June 2017 a new initiative the Loving Life -Day Services starts at Dora Matthews House.  This new service is aimed at pulling in locals from the surrounding area who might not have heard  of Dora  Matthews House and the community hub that exists there.

From 1st June people can come along on a guest day rate package.  Activities on offer include*:

  • Seated exercise classes with qualified OOMPH instructor
  • Arts and Crafts sessions
  • Knit and Natter Group
  • Photography Group
  • Cinema and Film showings
  • Reminiscence sessions
  • Quizzes, Games and Sing-alongs
  • Pamper and Beauty sessions in
    the treatment rooms
  • Hairdressing and Podiatry

Activity Days will operate on a Tuesday from 10am-3pm and places must be booked in advance.  The full  Activity Day costs just £20 per person with a deliciouse lunch for an extra £5.  *Some services offered will attract additional fees.

To find out more about this service call Julie Element on:  01594 540314 or email:

Download the Day Service and Activity brochure HERE