IT'S GOT wet-room en-suites, movement trigger lighting and "snug" areas to allow residents to cosy up for some quiet time.

Now Poole's new Oakdale care home has thrown open its doors so prospective residents can see what the new facility will offer when it opens during the autumn.

The new residential, nursing and dementia care home is based in Kingsmill Road and can accommodate 84 residents.

It's part of the Encore group's care home chain which includes Great Oaks in Bournemouth and Fairmile Grange on the grounds of Christchurch Hospital. The business also manages Hamble Heights in Fareham, Hampshire.

The home’s architecture has been designed with residents’ wellbeing at its centre, says Encore. "The communal areas, large floor-to-ceiling windows and verandas ensure the home is flooded with natural light," said a spokesman. "The building’s layout has also been created to allow residents to spend time with their friends in the numerous lounges that are located on each floor. There are also cosy ‘snug’ areas in the home to enable residents to enjoy some quiet time for themselves."

Outdoors there are landscaped gardens with raised flower beds.

Chief Executive Officer, Rachel Dryden, said: “We wanted to incorporate the community into Oakdale and so we have created a public footpath which goes around the boundary of the home which members of the public can continue to use. This is our way of giving back to the community and it will also be nice for residents to ‘people watch’ while in the garden.”