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Abbeymead Lodge is a registered care service providing a permanent home for 8 individuals, 18 – 65 years, male and female, who have a learning disability and complex needs.
Individual service users have a diverse range of needs that are presented and identified through their learning disability, physical disability, health needs, the autistic spectrum and verbally and/or physically challenging behaviours.
Abbeymead Lodge has supported individuals who have epilepsy, bi polar affective disorder, borderline personality disorder, aspergers, acute anxiety, acquired brain injury and learning disabilities.
The home has 8 en suite bedrooms over 2 floors, decorated and furnished with the service user’s personal preferences.
The home is spacious with one main lounge and 2 smaller ones, conservatory, dining room and a large kitchen. There are 2 additional separate toilets.
There are extensive gardens to the rear, gardening for wildlife, lots of flowers, pots with herbs, bug house and hanging baskets, incorporating areas to sit and have quiet time, plenty of room for activities and entertaining.
Service users have built their own BBQ in the garden and in fine weather choose to cook and/ or eat outside.
Abbeymead Lodge is well appointed being close to local shops/pub/hairdresser and bus stop right outside the door going into the centre of Gloucester where links to Tewkesbury, Forest of Dean, Ross On Wye and Cheltenham are easily accessed.
Activities include music therapy, singalong music sessions, various day centres depending on the wants and needs of the individual: cookery, arts and crafts, woodwork, IT, maybe accessed. Individuals do voluntary work in the community in charity shops, drop in centre, café. People have meals out in pubs/restaurants, trips out and learn important daily living skills in house, enjoy family time and special events throughout the year, the most popular day being our annual themed fun day when all service users’ families join together for a day to catch up and to have fun.
Individuals who live at Abbeymead Lodge have been there a long time, we have a good relationship with families who understand the need to work together to support their loved one to live a full life, be as independent as they can be doing all the things they enjoy and being a part of the local and wider community.
To this end the person-centred approaches used ensure that individuals are encouraged to take part in every aspect of their care planning, their daily lives, their choices, needs and wishes. They are the centre of everything they do, creating a sense of well being and independence within their own abilities.
Not only that but service users are involved in every aspect of the running of their home from creating the weeks menu to sitting in on staff interviews and asking the questions they want to ask about what is important to them in a staff member.
‘It feels homely and friendly when you walk in’ people tell us.
Abbeymead Lodge is ‘home’ in the true sense of the word.
Meet the Manager
I have worked in the care sector for over 10 years, working with people with a range of different needs during that time.
This has included working with older people, people living with Dementia, with mental health needs, with learning disabilities and with physical disabilities. I enjoy making a difference with people, hopefully enriching lives in the process. My previous registrations are for a mental health residential care home, and as area manager for a company providing support to people throughout Gloucestershire different locations supporting a variety of needs, from learning disabilities through to mental health services.
“I would just like to let you know I love working with the staff at Rehabillity UK, I love my job and I’m obviously a council candidate for the area I work in until further notice I wouldn’t mind going full time.”
Staff Member - Aspects 2
“I wanted to thank you and your staff for making my week the most relaxed I’ve had in Leicester for many years. I can see that Accredo are working well for my brother and sister.”
Family Member - Accredo
“I was made to feel very welcome when I visited the service, and was impressed at the homeliness and ‘atmosphere’ of the home, it felt positive and friendly. The positive support and input from yourself and your team enabled us all to ensure that our client was at the centre of our discussions and that his needs were at all times paramount.
Social Worker - Dorset
I would like to thank you and your team for welcoming me yesterday.
It has been very informative for me and I had the opportunity to learn and practice so much. I really appreciated how friendly you all were. Although I was initially quite nervous due to having limited experience with PMLD population, you and the rest of the team eased me in and showed me how you care for all your residents.
I also noticed how personalised care can be delivered in such a respectful manner in a residential setting. It was really inspirational to see how all your staff work with residents in such a caring way and the amount of knowledge they have about the specific needs of every individual. Within a short period of time, I was able to observe a professional, friendly and caring attitude from all the staff. This clearly makes all the residents feel at home and at ease.
Thank you so much for allowing me to practice key nursing skills whilst providing guidance. It has been a really great day for me.
Student Nurse - Aspects 2
“I want to say thank you to you and staff for support CW last week, you have pulled out all the stops to support her when she has really needed it in the midst of a bit of an emergency”
Family Member - Accredo
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