Welcome to Ecclesbourne Lodge
Ecclesbourne Lodge opened in February 2012 and comprises of a 6 bedroom house and 4 bedroom house, each with their own staff team. The Lodge, which is Georgian in appearance, is set in thirteen acres of grounds, in a semi rural location close to the village of Duffield in Derbyshire and within easy reach of the City of Derby.
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Ecclesbourne Lodge is an ideal home for people with complex difficulties and challenges that require specialised ‘person centred’ support in a caring yet productive environment. Here they will be able to learn practical life skills and take part in a range of community and home based activities enabling their progress and transition towards a more independent life.
Our support is designed to maximise people’s ability to:
- Have a meaningful presence in their community
- Make their own choices and decisions (especially the most important ones)
- Carry out day to day living tasks
- Enjoy a social life and take part in fulfilling leisure activities
- Have positive relationships with their family and others
We use a person centred approach from our initial assessment onwards, this ensures that we always recognise the skills, wishes, aims and aspirations of the individual. This includes their leisure interests, education, and employment and lifestyle choices. As part of this approach we hold regular reviews with residents, their families/carers and professionals.
In order to give residents ‘real’ choice we have established and continue to develop our relationship with local providers of leisure activities and life skills development programmes, some of which enable residents to gain accreditation (including ASDAN, OCN and the Duke of Edinburgh).
Our adult provision team has over eighteen years experience of supporting people with a wide range of complex needs. These include (but are not limited to) Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Epilepsy, Angelmans Syndrome, and Fragile X Syndrome. As well as Ecclesbourne Lodge we also have homes in Leicestershire and Herefordshire.
Our work with young people and their parents/carers in our schools and colleges means that we have a really good understanding and extensive experience of guiding people and their families successfully through the transition into adulthood. Our Community Support Services Team is also available to provide transitional support where necessary.
Find out more about our Community Support team
Residents at Ecclesbourne Lodge will benefit from opportunities at Ecclesbourne Plant Centre and Tea room, which is located on the same site. We opened the plant centre and tea room in April 2011. It offers young people and adults within our schools and homes ‘real’ work opportunities and valuable leisure activities.
We plan to open these opportunities up to the wider special needs community and are currently working with local authorities and other partners to develop further learning and leisure facilities on the site.
Find out more about Ecclesbourne Plant Centre and Tea Room