Oakhurst Lodge

137 Lyndhurst Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 7AW

Gender: Mixed

Age: 18+

Bed: 8

Oakhurst Lodge is an 8 bed specialist residential service for adults with autism and who may present with behaviours that challenge. We aim to provide a safe, comfortable and effective care environment for those in our care, promoting independence and community integration.

The home is located on the outskirts of the New Forest in a community setting between Southampton and Lyndhurst. Within the service we have a number of communal areas including lounges, dining room, spacious kitchen and an activity room, in addition, each individual has their own en-suite bedrooms.

Externally there is a large garden that enables individuals to participate in a number of different outdoor activities, including a BBQ, a basket swing, ball games and a lovely gazebo providing a comfortable seating area.

Ethan’s Journey

Read about how the team at Oakhurst Lodge reduced Ethan’s anxiety to improve his quality of life.

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As part of our care pathway, our service encourages individuals to achieve further independence, self-advocacy and confidence, leading to a better quality of life. Interventions are matched according to each person’s needs and our life skills development programmes are overseen by our activity coordinator.

“We feel that the team at Oakhurst Lodge deserve some recognition for all of the care they have given during this difficult period in time. Despite the complete change in his world, they have kept him safe and supported.

It has been extremely difficult for us not to be able to visit him, however the reassurance that he is happy is enormous. The staff have all worked so hard and definitely go the extra mile. He is fortunate to be cared for by such a caring, professional group of people.”Family member

The integrated multi-disciplinary team (MDT) consists of occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, psychology and psychiatry. The team supports the development of daily living skills and reduction in maladaptive behaviours.

Our staff use positive person-centred approaches and are trained in specialised intervention techniques and sensory integration strategies. A combination of person-centred planning, measurement of progress and a full multidisciplinary approach can only result in the best outcomes for each individual.

Our resident profile:

  • Adults from the age of 18 years
  • Individuals with a diagnosis of autism and learning disability
  • May present with behaviours that challenge
  • May have communication challenges
  • May have associated complex needs
  • May have an ECHP (Education Healthcare Plan)
  • May be subjected to DoLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) or Care Orders

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • 2 lounges
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Activity room
  • Large garden

Our community links:

  • Good transport links into Totton and Southampton
  • Local shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Forest walks
  • Long down dairy farm
  • Local beaches

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