Our specialisms

All individuals predominantly have a visual impairment / sight loss as well as varying levels of learning disabilities with associated additional needs which include: deafness, autism, epilepsy, dysphagia, Coffin Lowry syndrome, Cri-du-chat syndrome, mental health needs as well as a number of medical conditions including diabetes, bowel management and lymphoedema. Most individuals use a wheelchair and the home has full accessibility to support these needs.

Our service

Derby Lodge is a modern residential home for adults with a range of complex needs. We specialise in supporting and assisting people with sight loss.

We want to excel as a specialist provider of quality care and support, ensuring the people we support are at the heart of everything we do.

Our aim is to enable them to make choices and express their individuality. Personalisation is not a tick box exercise for us, but is fundamental to how we deliver our mission every single day of the year.

Our specialist support team work closely with the people we support, providing rehabilitation to people with sight loss to help them maintain and develop skills, and be more independent. We have speech and language therapists who support people with communication difficulties and the team also provides assistive technology and accessible information.

We observed staff were kind and compassionate and showed they had formed a strong relationship with people and knew them well. […] We observed staff talking with them in a respectful way and showing genuine warmth toward people. CQC report

Our facilities and accommodation

Everyone supported at Derby Lodge benefits from access to the new sensory garden and the Millennium Centre, which is used for activities. There are a range of sessions available from Monday to Friday, including arts and crafts, music and cookery lessons. Both facilities are accessible seven days a week to on-site residents if they wish to use them.

Derby Lodge comprises of eight fully accessible bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms on the ground floor. There is an additional separate bathroom and a fully accessible communal lounge, dining room and kitchen. Along with a wheelchair accessible lift, there are also emergency call systems in every room.

Location and referrals

SeeAbility’s Derby Lodge has good access to Leatherhead town centre, local clubs and rail links.

If you would like more information about being supported by SeeAbility now or in the future email: Email address [email protected]

Download Download our Derby Lodge leaflet and our Download Transitions leaflet, about choosing the right support for life after school, college or the family home.


Jane Burse (Registered Manager) 
Phone number 01372 389 413
Email address [email protected]
Email address [email protected]