Specialist Nursing Care for adults with Complex Needs and Disabilities

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The Drake Unit provides specialist Nursing Care for adults with Complex Needs and Disabilities including:

We provide 24 hour registered nursing care with a dedicated team of professional nurses and carers, experienced in the provision of quality, person-centred care. Our residents are adults with acquired illness such as Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Epilepsy, Diabetes and other complicated physical and neurological conditions.

We have access to a multi-disciplinary team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dieticians and nutritionists.

Our professionally adapted mini-bus allows our residents to also enjoy many external therapies trips and outings.


Set in the historic town of Tavistock, The Drake Unit was completed in September 2010 as an extension to the beautiful Edwardian building, Chollacott House.

Chollacott House is a reputable 42 bedroom ‘Care Home with Nursing’.


The Drake Unit is independent from the main house with its own living and dining room, 10 en-suite bedrooms and a sensory garden. The unit was designed to incorporate all of the latest best care-environment knowledge; and in accordance with Stirling University research into design for dementia. The principles of good design for dementia care translate across a wide variety of mental health related disorders. The design principles focus upon creating an environment that our brains, when no longer functioning to their full capacity, find easy to understand. Its features include:

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