The Lodge provides support to five people with a learning disability, who may also have physical disabilities. Our residents are aged from 40 to 70 and enjoy getting out and about as much as possible. The Lodge is a fun loving place where there is always something going on.
We believe that every person is an individual in their own right and deserves dignity and respect; this is at the heart of the care we provide. We promote independence and pursue opportunities for personal development and fulfilment. We can also provide respite support.
Community involvement is very much encouraged and the people we support have a very strong community presence and benefit from this by building new friendships outside their home. We regularly have lunch at pubs and take part in advocacy groups and also go to the local cinema, bingo hall, bowling alley and sports centre. There are plenty of opportunities for work and education in the local area and we are happy to support people to find these.
The Lodge is located in a residential area on the outskirts of Warfield, within walking distance of Bracknell town centre. Bracknell offers a range of shops, pubs, restaurants and multi-complex leisure centres. Bracknell also has good transport links with easy access to the M3 and M4 motorway, and a railway station running regular services to Reading and London.
The home is an extended gate house and has five bedrooms and a shared lounge, kitchen and dining area. Everyone living at The Lodge is encouraged to take part in every aspect of looking after their home, such as cooking, cleaning and shopping.
Our staff team consists of dedicated individuals who are trained and experienced in meeting the needs of the people we support. We ensure that ongoing training is provided for staff so that they are able to support everyone to achieve their aspirations and promote a high quality of life. Staff support is built around the needs of each individual and promotes their independence. There are staff on duty 24 hours a day. We have a key worker system in place which helps the people we support to build trusting relationships with staff members.