Everyone we support at Derby Lodge has some form of visual impairment, as well as varying levels of learning disabilities and additional needs, including: deafness, autism, epilepsy, dysphagia, Coffin Lowry syndrome, Cri-du-chat syndrome and 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.
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 aim 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 support enables 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.
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 throughout the week, including arts and crafts, music and cookery lessons.
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
Derby Lodge has good access to Leatherhead town centre, local clubs and rail links.
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"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."