Dove House Residential Care Home

Dove House Residential Care Home adds a platform lift

Dove House occupies an 17th Century, historic property in the centre of the Market Town of Ashbourne.

Built as the Dower House for the Boothby Family who also owned the nearby, Ashbourne Hall, it has been extended over the years as a private residence, then private school until it was converted to a Care Home in the 1980’s. It provides care for up to 20 residents in 16 single and 2 shared rooms over three levels.

Director, Dr. Richard Shepherd, recently contacted Invalifts about the possibility of installing a platform lift to replace the 1980’s shaft lift, which had become unreliable.

After an initial site survey, Invalifts recommended and installed their compact platform lift, with a custom footprint of 1180mm x 1530mm optimising the available space.

The unit was installed in the existing shaft with fully glazed doors to maximise light into the area.

In order to comply with EN81-41, all enclosed lifting platforms require a means of two-way emergency communication, so an intercom was implemented, in case of emergency. The residents and staff were thrilled with the installation.

Dr. Shepherd said; “Thank you for the successful completion of the installation. The two guys who did the work were professional, courteous and worked closely with us to minimise the risks of having visitors to the Home. The lift is excellent, everything as we expected and we are impressed that it was delivered on time, installed in two days and we had a really good handover.”

If you would like to know more about the our platform lifts or other access solutions, please contact the Invalifts team on 0845 468 2543 or alternatively, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.