Woodpecker Lodge is located close to the market town of Ross on Wye, in Herefordshire. We offer residential support for six males and females who have a learning disability. The home is around four miles outside the town centre, set on its own grounds.
Woodpecker Lodge is designed as a transitional service for individuals who are preparing to live in their own homes independently. In line with this, the people living here, along with their staff team, are committed to enabling themselves to be involved in the running of their home and to pursue any goals they may have, with staff support, if required.
The service can also support people who are autistic, and those who have:
- Mental health needs
- A physical disability
Services at a glance
There are a total of six bedrooms at the site. Of these:
- All 6 are en-suite bedrooms
- All 6 are on the ground floor
Our approach to support
Everybody who lives at Woodpecker Lodge has their own person-centred care plan, which is co-produced with input from the individual, their family members and professionals involved in their care. We aim to help everyone in our care to make their own choices about the support they receive. This may include support in a number of areas, such as going out in the community, personal care, cooking and cleaning, managing finances and maintaining family relationships.
We also have support from a local multidisciplinary team including dentists, opticians, psychologists and GPs. In addition, we use tools such as the Outcomes Star™ to support our residents to achieve their goals.
The lengths of the placements that we offer at Woodpecker Lodge can be medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.
Facilities and environment
Woodpecker Lodge is a purpose-built bungalow, which is around 20 years old. All the bedrooms are on the ground floor, with easy access for residents in wheelchairs or with walking aids. There are also two communal bathrooms that both have separate bath and shower facilities. The second bathroom has a rise and fall bath.
In summary, we offer:
- A large lounge with plenty of seating
- Kitchen and dining room
- Utility room
- Communal bathrooms
We also have large gardens, complete with secure fencing, a lawn, patio, communal seating and a shelter. We also have specialised equipment within the home, such as hoists and a height-adjustable bath. In addition, we have a mobility adapted site vehicle to help us to meet the needs of the people we support.
All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. There are six bedrooms, all of which have their own en-suite facilities with a shower. Our bedrooms also offer wheelchair access.
“You have really helped me to understand myself better and become more confident and happy.”
Person supported by Woodpecker Lodge
Living at Woodpecker Lodge
Amenities and transport links
Woodpecker Lodge is situated just off the A40 dual carriageway and is around four miles from Ross-on-Wye town centre. Neighbouring towns include Hereford which is around 15 miles away and Gloucester city which is 22 miles away. Nearby amenities include:
- GP surgery
- Post office
Woodpecker Lodge also has nearby transport links, including a convenient location just off the A40, a very short drive from the M50, and bus services to nearby Hereford and other neighbourhoods. We have our own vehicle to support transport.
Everyone who lives at Woodpecker Lodge has their own personalised activities planner and are encouraged to take part in activities which are meaningful and fulfilling to them. Our dedicated team organise a variety of activities at the home, as well as out in the community.
We focus on supporting our residents to grow their independence. For some people, this may mean developing their daily living skills within the home. For others, this could be accessing work or educational opportunities in the local community.