Oak Lodge is a six bedded purpose built bungalow, residential home for adults with physical and learning disabilities and is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is located in Polegate, East Sussex and nestles at the base of the South Downs. It is approximately 7 miles from the seaside town of Eastbourne with good travel links to both the coast and London.
Age Range: Currently 35+.
Oak Lodge is fully wheelchair accessible to meet the needs of Service Users with physical disabilities as the home is situated on the ground floor. Staff are trained in manual handling, epilepsy and medication administration. They have experience in end of life care. Service users are their priority and are always supported to engage with the local community and to take part in a wide variety of activities For example, tenants were recently supported on a cruise on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth, where they were treated like royalty.
At Oak Lodge there is a monthly newsletter, put together by enthusiastic staff and available electronically for service users and their families.
MP (Lewes), Maria Caulfield, congratulates Oak Lodge on their recent CQC achievement;
‘I am writing to congratulate you on the Care Quality Commission report that Oak Lodge recently achieved. To achieve an overall rating of ‘Good’, especially when the inspection visit was unannounced is a strong achievement and a sign of consistently good leadership.This accomplishment is in no doubt due to all of your hard work, and the hard work of the whole team. It is a testament to your dedication and commitment to the home. Furthermore, by working with residents, and the whole staff team you are clearly working to recognise and understand the needs and interests of the individual residents, which is an encouraging sign…’
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