A real and lasting difference for everyone we support

Location

The Lodge
18 Huntspill Road
Highbridge
TA9 3DQ

T: 01278 786 618

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The Lodge

About The Lodge

The Lodge provides support for people with autism, mental health requirements and learning disabilities. We specialise in supporting people with Asperger’s syndrome and challenging behaviour, and do everything we can to improve the health and wellbeing of the individuals we support. We believe that every person can achieve positive outcomes with just the right level of support.

Our approach to support:

The Lodge offers homely accommodation for adults who require varying levels of care, assistance and support. We take a multidisciplinary team approach, designed according to individual needs and wishes. Alongside mandatory training, staff members undertake specialist training courses relevant to their role, such as counselling.

Every person at The Lodge is encouraged to be involved in their Person Centred Plans and risk assessments. We promote Craegmoor's communication strategy, "Your Voice", which encourages individuals, based on their preferred method of communication, to voice their views about the support they receive.

What it’s like to live here:

Person Centred Plans are used by individuals at The Lodge in order to achieve their goals and aspirations. For some people this means enrolling in college courses such as cooking, art and daily living skills. For others it means work placements and other day opportunities in line with their goals.

Individuals staying at The Lodge also take a lot of pleasure helping out with everyday tasks such as shopping, cooking, doing laundry and cleaning. All tasks are dependent upon an individual's ability, but we find that the people who live here are very proud of their home as they have so much involvement in creating it.

The Lodge has good access to bus and train services. The Cribbs Causeway shopping centre is just a short drive away. There are some major tourist attractions surrounding the service, including the beautiful coastal shores. Local entertainment available includes cinemas, bowling alleys and clubs.

“I enjoy living here, my home is very good and I like the food.” – Person supported by The Lodge

Facilities:

The Lodge has 10 rooms, eight with en-suite facilities and two separate bungalows in the grounds of the main house, where people are supported to live more independently. Communal areas include a relaxation room, two lounges, a kitchen, a dining room and a laundry room. There are three communal bathrooms and a medium-sized garden which is used for playing outdoor sports, games and picnics.

Staff members encourage and support people to cook their own meals, increasing levels of independence and improving daily skills.

Admissions criteria:

The Lodge may be suitable for those who meet the following admissions criteria:

  • Adults aged 18 years and over
  • Individuals who have autism, mental health requirements and learning disabilities
  • May also present with challenging behaviour