Goodson Lodge

Goodson Lodge

Hilperton Road
Trowbridge
BA14 7JG
United Kingdom

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A warm welcome to our home

  • Dementia Care
  • Residential Care
  • Respite Care

There are four households at Goodson Lodge that all boast en-suite rooms finished to a very high standard. Each household has its own communal spaces, including beautifully furnished dining and lounge areas where residents can enjoy a freshly prepared meal with friends and family. In addition, the home has its own onsite hairdressers, shop, cinema and cafe located on the iconic indoor 'Street'. These all help to create a wonderful sense of community within the home. 

Goodson Lodge video tour

Goodson Lodge also benefits from a spectacularly designed landscaped garden. The home looks to utilise this outside space at every opportunity. We have raised flower beds, wide pathways and various seating areas so our residents can get involved as much or as little as they choose. 

Library at Goodson Lodge

We put our residents at the heart of everything we do and take the time to get to know every individual. This ensures we can provide the person-centred care we pride ourselves on and give choices our residents choices on all aspects of home life, from meals to our daily activity programme.  

Goodson Lodge Shop

Services & Facilities

A friendly, professionally trained team are on hand around the clock to give the support needed for all our residents.

 

Meet the team

A talented chef and kitchen team prepare tasty, home-cooked meals. The freshly prepared, delicious dishes are carefully balanced to get the best nutritional value and cater for individual dietary requirements and preferences. Seasonal produce is chosen whenever possible and of course, relatives and friends are always welcome to join.

Each of our four households have their own personal kitchen-dining room where residents can take their meals if you wish. However, residents may eat wherever they choose and will sometimes opt to eat in their own room

We also plant fresh produce each year as part of our activities and the fruits of our labour will be used in our dishes as much as possible.

OSJCT Menu

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Whether it’s wet or dry outside, we at OSJCT feel that activities are essential in providing the best caring environment to live in.

Hobbies don’t simply stop when living with us at Goodson Lodge. We have a dedicated Activities Co-ordinator who works closely with our residents to create a programme of fulfilling activities and events, tailored around each resident’s requests, hobbies and interests. The programme of events and activities provide a source of fun and laughter, to help each resident live their life to the full and make new friendships.

We are also fortunate to have the support of many volunteers of all ages from the local community, strengthening our links to this thriving market town. Here is a sample of activities on offer:

  • Trips to garden centres, cafés, pubs, sporting events, National Trust parks, wildlife parks, aquariums and museums.
  • Visit from Pets as Therapy Dogs
  • Exercise and wellness activities, for example Seated Yoga, Zumba
  • Fun activities with ‘Messy Miniatures’, the local toddler group
  • Board game competitions and quizzes
  • Music therapy sessions
  • Gardening
  • Arts and crafts
  • Communal Church services

OSJCT Activities Guide

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With so many well-being activities for body and mind on offer, we also recognise that everyone needs some personal space for relaxation and mindfulness for personal reflection. The cosy lounges offer an opportunity for some quiet time or to host family and friends.

And that’s not all:

We’ve had silent discos, hoe downs, Chinese banquets, Oscar parties and so much more.

Many of the activities feature Reminiscence Therapy to aid those living with Dementia to remember events, people and places using sight, touch, taste, smell and sound.

Located in the heart of Trowbridge, and within a vibrant community, there's never a dull moment. We run regular activities for all to join in:

  • Coffee mornings
  • Care Home Open Day
  • Summer and Autumn fetes
  • Blue Friday Breakfast for Emergency Service workers and Health Care Professionals
  • Singing club
  • Gardening club
  • Halloween party
  • Gent’s evening
  • Christmas parties

View our full events calendar to see more upcoming events taking place at Goodson Lodge.

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Care fees vary depending on the level of care required and this will be confirmed upon completion of a care assessment prior to moving into the home.

Below is indicative pricing for self-funded residents per week.

Care TypeFees FromFees To
Dementia Long Term£1585£1695
Dementia Respite£1725£1860
Residential Long Term£1545£1585
Residential Respite£1680£1745

Our home charges self-funder rates for the services we provide. We accept third party top ups for individuals funded by the Local Authority up to the self-funder rate.

We understand that paying for long-term care can often be a complex subject, and with several options available to you it can be confusing. You will find helpful guidance on our Paying for Care page

 

Key Facts

The Key Facts document contains information regarding this care home which can be used in comparison with other care homes or can be printed for reference and brought with you

Meet the team

Home Manager

Amanda has over 25 years’ experience in Health and Social Care and came to Goodson recently from another OSJCT home where she was also Home Manager.  Having worked for various companies including the private sector, Amanda has worked her way up within her role from a Carer to a registered Manager.
Amanda started her career working nights in a nursing home, which she did for 8 years and thoroughly enjoyed. Amanda then started to work as a Carer on days and this is when she really started to blossom in her role as a leader. 
Amanda joined The Orders of St John Care Trust in 2008, she soon became a Care Leader, Head of Care, then a registered Manager in 2014. During this time Amanda has completed various Health and Social Care Qualifications and completed Level 5 in Leadership and Management for Health and Social Care before taking on the Registered Manager's role. 
Amanda sets high standards within her team, she encourages her team to learn new skills and knowledge, which also helps them to succeed, but more importantly to provide excellent care. This was demonstrated when she won ‘Leader of the Year’ award in 2018.

Deputy Manager

Fran has worked in the care sector for 23 years.  She started her career in a nursing environment, where she was a Carer before progressing to Senior Carer. 
She then went to work with adults with learning disabilities as a support worker. 
Fran started at Goodson Lodge in 2017 as a Night Care Leader and in 2020 went on to become Head of Dementia Care before becoming the Deputy Home Manager in 2022.
Throughout her career she has gained many qualifications and currently she is in the process of completing her Level 5 in Health and Social Care. 
Also, in October 2022 she was presented with a Trust 'Dedicated to Exceptional Care' award.  
Fran absolutely loves her job and she has a real passion for enriching residents’ lives with meaningful engagement. 
She loves being able to make a difference and making every day a positive experience for the residents. 
Fran says she couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else. 

Bursar

Amal has a degree in Hotel Management and an MBA Master's degree in Human Resources.
He spent over 20 years in the hospitality industry working in several management roles and therefore has extensive experience in customer relations.
He is also currently studying towards his Association of Accounting Technicians from Wiltshire College so he brings a wealth of skills and expertise to the role of Bursar at Goodson Lodge.
Amal is pleased that in his role he actively supports residents with their finances and contractual arrangements.  He also has responsibility for the catering, maintenance, administration and housekeeping teams and ensuring that in their service delivery for the residents, OSJCT values are upheld.
He prides himself on keeping up to date with training and best practice with the ultimate aim that residents are happy in their home.

Activities Co-ordinator

Alex worked in the kitchen of another care home whilst he was studying TV & Film at college and he is now an Activities Co-ordinator at Goodson Lodge.
He is proud to have recently won an OSJCT award for 'Outstanding Community Engagement' and says that he thoroughly enjoys his time in the home because he loves making a difference to residents' lives.
Making them smile each day and seeing them enjoy the daily activities keeps him going, along with his toddler twins!
Alex is always open to ideas and loves to try new activities with the residents.

Chef

Georgina is our Chef and has worked in catering for nearly 30 years. Georgina has City & Guilds qualifications in Catering and has Level 3 qualifications in Food Safety and Health & Hygiene.


When a resident moves into Goodson, Georgina works with them to identify their favourite foods and meals so the kitchen team can cater for these. Georgina takes pride in her work and really enjoys making afternoon tea and special occasion cakes.  She says the meals the residents have are not only nutritionally good for them but are also made with love and care.
 

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