Fulfilled living in later life

Dorothea Court

Christian housing scheme in Bedford

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Independent living

Independent living

For practising Christians

For practising Christians

Rooted in the Christian faith, life at Dorothea Court supports our residents to live fulfilled lives in their later years. We offer both independent living accommodation and assisted living for older Christians across five converted Victorian houses.

Throughout the week there are opportunities to gather together for activities including arts and crafts or exercises, and we have regular visits from local church leaders who lead devotions and services. We have occasional extra activities such as films and afternoon teas for residents and guests.

We have a very active Friends of Dorothea Court group, as well as a Pilgrims' Friend Society support group who connect with the community and plan some activities throughout the year. We are very well connected with the local church networks.

We have 15 retirement in our buildings on St George's Road, and 11 assisted living flats at Dorothea House. Accommodation is suitable for couples and a guest flat is also available for respite breaks or visitors.

We have a beautiful large garden between the houses which is available for residents to use.

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Our team

Yolande Dorgu

Yolande Dorgu

Assistant Manager

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Yolande joined the team at Dorothea Court in July 2023. She has a range of professional experience, including marketing and working with those suffering from homelessness, mental health, and substance abuse. She lives in Bedford with her two children who are aged two and ten years old.

Yolande feels very blessed to be joining the Pilgrims' Friend Society family, and is excited to utilise her skills and experience at Dorothea Court.

Contact & Location






0300 303 1490

How to find us

The No 10 bus stop is right outside the front door for easy access to and from the town centre. Bedford Park sits opposite Dorothea Court and the bus stop is outside the front door.

We enjoy showing visitors around Dorothea Court, but request that if this is the purpose of your visit you call us first to arrange a suitable time. This allows us to allocate a member of staff to answer your questions. Relatives and friends are welcome to visit at any time during the day, and there is the opportunity to purchase a meal in the home if they wish to do so, by prior arrangement.

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