Fir Tree Lodge
This is a residential home for adults with a range of disabilities and complex needs. We specialise in supporting people with learning disabilities, who may also have sight loss.
Lucy (pictured) is supported by SeeAbility at Fir Tree Lodge and her mum says:
"Lucy is learning new things all the time, at her pace. She loves hydrotherapy and being pampered. I have the upmost confidence in the staff, knowing they are doing far more for her than I ever could."
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.
In 2015, Paul met HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron of SeeAbility, when she visited our Fir Tree Lodge service. Here he is pictured presenting her with a posy - he also showed the Duchess how he moves around his home independently using his custom built SmartChair.
Clinical Assessment and Intervention Team
Our Clinical Assessment and Intervention Team includes qualified Vision Rehabilitation Workers (sometimes also called 'ROVIs') and Behaviour Consultants with at least a Masters degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis.
The Vision Rehabilitation workers play a vital role across SeeAbility and keep front and centre, SeeAbility’s commitment to supporting those with sight loss, as well as those with a diagnosis of learning disability or autism.
Where funded, Behaviour Consultants assess each person’s needs by completing a functional assessment, ongoing monitoring, and support. They use this to develop people's person-centred support using a Positive Behaviour Support framework.
The Clinical Assessment and Intervention Team aim to increase individuals' quality of life, reduce unnecessary restrictions and teach functional skills. This means each person we support gets exactly the right kind of expert attention they need, when they need it, so they can make more choices about what they want from life every day.
Our facilities and accommodation
All those supported at Fir Tree Lodge can benefit from weekly physiotherapy and hydrotherapy sessions at The newly-refurbished Penney Activity and Resource Centre. This is our onsite specialist day service, available seven days a week, providing opportunities including music therapy, arts and crafts, cookery, interactive technology and horticulture.
People are able to enjoy the therapeutic qualities of music and water with access to a well-equipped music sensory rooms and a specialist hydrobath. The different sessions focus on supporting people to develop their participation in activities of daily living.
The accommodation at Fir Tree Lodge comprises of ten fully accessible bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms and hoist facilities. Each bedroom has emergency call systems and an infrastructure to support telecare. There is a communal lounge, dining room and kitchen, plus a fully equipped sensory room and individual patio areas with a fully accessible shared garden.
All the bedrooms are fully furnished, although people are welcome to bring their own furnishings if they wish to do so.
Location and referrals
Fir Tree Lodge is close to the local shops in Tadley, Hampshire and has an accessible minibus so it’s easy to visit nearby towns and leisure and social facilities.
If you would like more information about being supported by SeeAbility now or in the future, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Trudy Hobday (Registered Manager)
01189 815 147
"Staff had developed bonds with the people they supported. We observed staff having respectful interactions with people during our inspection. Staff anticipated people's needs and continually checked with them to ensure they were meeting their preferences."
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