Our service

This is a residential home for adults with a range of disabilities and complex needs. We specialise in supporting and assisting people with 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 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.

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.

HRH The Duchess of Gloucester receives a posy from Paul

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.  CQC report

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 providing opportunities including music therapy, arts and crafts, cookery, interactive technology and horticulture. This resource is accessible seven days a week. 

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: [email protected]

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


Trudy Hobday (Registered Manager)
01189 815 147
[email protected]
[email protected]