Dorset Gardens Extra Care, Runcorn


Dorset Gardens Extra Care, Charlton Close, Runcorn WA7 2UY

At the end of a cul-de-sac in a residential area of Palacefields, Runcorn are Riverside’s Retirement Living apartments, Dorset Gardens Extra Care. You can keep on living independently, with the peace of mind that you’re safe and sound.

A collage of Riverside staff members supporting customers in our Retirement Living schemes.

Dorset Gardens is close to a range of amenities. A convenience store, hairdressers, plus other neighbourhood retail outlets can be found at the nearby parade of shops, which is within walking distance.

The bus, taking you to Runcorn is virtually on your doorstep.

We’ll support you to live life to the full, so you can keep active and be involved in the local community if you want to. You can concentrate on enjoying that extra feeling of freedom.

You can join in the activities and entertainment which are arranged on a regular basis. We’ll encourage you to join in, but it’s entirely up to you. Many of these are organised by the people who live at Dorset Gardens themselves, so it’s a great way of getting to know your neighbours.

Riverside’s Retirement Living Team is available through a 24-hour call system. Care and support staff are available for those who need a bit of extra help. You can also use our monitoring systems to help make sure you’re okay, every day.

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With your own front door, you’re free to come and go as you please. Family and friends can visit you as often as you want, while having the comfort of knowing that help is at hand if you need it.

Our friendly atmosphere at Dorset Gardens is sure to make you feel right at home. Dorset Gardens Extra Care offers 40 apartments, for people over 55. The majority have one bedroom and the others are two-bedroom. Some apartments have balconies and many of the ground floor properties have patio doors leading to the private communal gardens.

At the heart of Dorset Gardens is the communal lounge and kitchen. This is a great place to meet up with friends or simply enjoy a cuppa in the company of others. The on-site restaurant is open 9:30 am until 1:45 pm every day of the year.


  • Decorate to your own taste.
  • Wet rooms.
  • Modern kitchen.
  • On-site restaurant.
  • Communal lounge area
  • Communal gardens
  • Garden seating areas
  • Communal central heating
  • Guest bedroom, nominal charge per night
  • Secure, front door TV and fob entry system.
  • On-site activities and entertainment.
  • Smoke and heat detectors in each apartment.
  • On-site laundry facilities (cost included in service charge).
  • Support staff on hand every day 7:30 am until 11 pm.