Royal Court's care home community projects

Royal Court’s care and community projects

Our Royal Court care home has some interesting projects going on, so we took a visit to find out more.

From Gloucestershire College student visits, a new dementia suite and a University of Gloucestershire project. Below are the highlights, with more information about them coming soon. Take a read…..

  • Royal Court’s second dementia suite called Dragon fly recently opened. The wing provides a relaxed comforting space for people living with dementia and is supervised by the lovely Cherie. Home Manager Fiona shared with us the positive impacts it’s already having on residents and Cherie showed us around the smaller neighbourly communal areas, talking passionately about the special tailored care. We’ll share more soon.


  • They’re part of an exciting new University of Gloucestershire research project. A two-year funded project called ‘Sound, Environment, and Ageing: Bringing the Outside into Care Homes.’ It will use immersive audio technology to capture the sounds of nature and expand the sonic world for care home residents, bringing mental health and well-being benefits. Professor Abigail Gardner and Dr Stephen Tatlow visited to interview Home Manager Fiona Gillon and find out what she hopes the project will bring for residents. We’ll share more from Abigail and Stephen soon.


  • School and college connections are strong at Royal Court, including great visits from Pates school and Gloucestershire College students. We met Sarah who is studying Health and Social Care at Glos College who chose the home to spend her 150 hour work placement weekly on Thursdays. Sarah commented, “to find our placement it was suggested we look at CQC website, to find our local care home and which ones were the best, and I chose this one.” Sarah was inspired to do the course as she grew up with family who work in care homes. Sarah studied the same course at GCSE and really enjoyed it, so decided to continue it at college. Thanks to Sarah for selecting our home, residents really enjoy your company!


Royal Court has unique spacious apartment style accommodation, 24 hour residential care and now three specialist care suites – two for dementia care and one for physically frail and limited mobility.

If you know someone looking for residential and dementia care, recommend they visit us for advice and help.