Beech Lodge

Beech Lodge is a purpose-built bungalow near Horsham in West Sussex, specialising in providing care for young adults with learning and physical disabilities. Which have been equipped with technology to aid care, provide a safe, comfortable and above all homely environment.

Philosophy

Our aim is to provide a care home that offers support and stimulation to help people maximise their potential physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity within an individual person-centred care plan. The people we support have the right to live as normal a life as possible and to have the respect of those who support them.

The friendly and homely atmosphere we have created at Beech Lodge ensures that the people we support are able to continue their lifestyle with personal privacy and dignity.

Care and Support

Nursing care is of prime importance and is provided 24 hours a day by qualified staff, under the personal supervision of the Registered Manager. Local GPs visit the home regularly and are on call at all times.

Therapy Input

SHC has access to a range of trusted external therapists and expert advice is available on all aspects of care, recreational pursuits or environment. Complementary therapies such as aromatherapy, music and reflexology are available.

Activities

Beech Lodge has the benefit of a Life Skills Co-ordinator and assistant, who devises and carries out personalised activity plans, alongside the individual’s own key worker.

The many activities include music, arts and crafts, cooking, hydrotherapy, swimming, gardening, art therapy, reflexology and aromatherapy(some of which are out sourced).

We have the use of our own specially adapted vehicles for outings.

Participation in leisure activities and outreach facilities are available to all.
In the summer there is a BBQ for families and friends to attend. Summer trips to the seaside, farms, cinema and pamper sessions are arranged. At Christmas, the people we support are also able to go to the theatre to see pantomimes.

Every effort is made to enable people to keep in touch with relatives and friends. Advocacy and volunteer befriending schemes are encouraged.

Catering

Our experienced chef prepares interesting and homely meals, with attention to individual requirements and special diets.

Training

All staff undertake an induction programme of instruction when they join SHC. Thereafter, a system of supervision and support enables them to gain experience and increase their skills. Extensive in-house training is provided by the SHC Training Academy, and QCF courses are undertaken in conjunction with local colleges.

To contact Beech Lodge, please call Alex Hill on 01403 791 725 or email heretohelp@sussexhealthcare.co.uk.

Other homes offering care for Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD)

My son has been resident at Beech Lodge for many years. The fabric of the house could do with some attention but my overwhelming impression is the dedication and commitment of the staff. There is a family feel and I regard Beech Lodge very much as my son's home. At the times he has been ill and in hospital it feels as if the whole community misses him and looks forward to his return.
There has been a number of changes of manager and staff over that time, but there is a core of committed, reliable nurses, carers, activities, admin and ancillary staff.

Mother of resident at Beech Lodge, May 2020

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