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Goodson Lodge

Hilperton Road
Trowbridge
BA14 7JG
United Kingdom

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A warm welcome to our home

  • Long Term Dementia
  • Dementia Respite
  • Long Term Residential
  • Residential Respite

Goodson Lodge offers a wonderful home environment. The private bedrooms are personal havens for our residents. Rooms are seamlessly divided into four individual households, each accommodating a maximum of sixteen residents. This creates a more intimate feeling of community where real relationships can be formed. Each household includes a bright kitchen diner and two cosy lounges as well as two themed destination lounges.

Goodson Show bedroom

Within the home there are four households: • Staverton and Yarnbrook – Dementia care • Edington and Westwood – Residential care

Goodson Lodge hair dressing salon and barbers

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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Meet the team

Home Manager

Annette Ayles has over thirty-five years’ experience in the care profession. Having worked her way up from the role of carer she has come up through the ranks and has now been a Registered Manager for the past eight years.

In her early career, Annette worked for a decade in domiciliary care. Part of that time was spent working with Dorset County Council in their efforts to support adults with learning disabilities. She has been part of the OSJCT team in Wiltshire for the past seventeen years.

Her excellent working knowledge of end of life care and her passion for promoting independence through person-centred outcomes makes Annette perfectly placed to support the team at Goodson Lodge. In 2015 Annette’s outstanding efforts were recognised at OSJCT’s Wiltshire Annual Employee Awards where she was awarded Leader of the Year. An honour which she was very proud to receive.

Annette sets high standards of conduct and performance for herself and her colleagues. As a result, she has a very positive impact in her role at Goodson Lodge and works hard to continually raise the standard care and practice amongst her team. Annette likes to be considered an accessible and practical manager. She takes the time to build a relationship with each new resident and their loved ones. Annette is active on the care floor and her office door is always open to her team, residents and families when they are in need of support and advice.

Activity Coordinator

Leanne has over a decade of experience to lend to this pivotal role within Goodson Lodge. Previously, she has spent time in many areas of social care including planning, reablement and palliative care. She holds an NVQ Level 2 in Creative Activity Therapy and in 2016 she won a National Care Award for Outstanding Contributions to Activities.

Leanne is passionate about treating each resident as an individual with unique preferences, wishes and needs and she actively encourages others to recognise and support these differences. She relishes her ability to increase well-being through her work where she aims to create a sense of belonging and community. In 2018 Leanne was named Activity Coordinator of the Year at OSJCT's regional employee awards.

Leanne is a true country lass and regularly helps out at her relative's farm whilst they are away. In her spare time, you may find her huddled around a campfire toasting marshmallows with her family and a good glass of wine, one of her favourite ways to spend an evening.

Deputy Manager

Deputy Manager Hannah Mason has worked in the care sector for 11 years. Initially, she started her career as a Carer and her potential was quickly recognised as after only two years Hannah gained the position of Senior Carer. Hannah held the position of Senior Carer within several home care companies for the next 9 years. During this time Hannah went to college part-time to gain her Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care, before advancing to complete her Level 5 in Leadership and Management of Health and Social Care Services in 2017.

What Hannah loves most about her job is making a difference to peoples lives and forming meaningful relationships with residents, health care professionals and colleagues. Hannah makes a point of ensuring that she has experience in all shifts so that she can fully understand the needs and challenges faced by her team.

Hannah takes a particular interest in dementia having gained specific qualifications in the topic, “It’s all about butterfly moments”, Hannah said. “A small moment of connection with a resident with dementia can last the whole day and ensure that the person feels cared for, appreciated and valued. I love passing my knowledge onto my colleagues and helping them become more confident in supporting people with dementia. I am excited to be part of Goodson Lodge and am I am looking forward to the journey ahead”.

Hannah aspires to one day become a Registered Manager to run her own home. “It’s the ultimate for me” says Hannah, “I would love to one day have that opportunity but for now I am happy to be working with Annette and am looking forward to learning all I can from her experience”.

Handy Person

Sean Cooke initially joined Goodson Lodge as part of the nighttime care team having previously worked as a Carer for another local home. In November 2018 he became Handyperson for Goodson Lodge. Sean enjoys working as a Handyperson because every day is different, and he is still able to utilise his social care skills when chatting with the residents. In his spare time Sean enjoys building and repairing computers.

On an average day, you can find Sean preparing rooms for new residents, making minor repairs and keeping the home in order with a splash of fresh paint here and there. Sean is a real team player and will get involved in any activities around the home, dressing up and joining in with activities as needed.

Dementia Lead

Sue has been in the care industry 23 years.  Sue is a Dementia Lead and is and an integral part of the team, working with families, staff and residents to make the transition to the Order of St Johns Care Trust as comfortable as possible.  Sue absolutely loves her job and enjoys welcoming families and residents to Goodson Lodge.

Sales Executive

Tim has worked in a customer relations and sales function for much of his career. He holds a Masters Degree and is able to relate to both residents and families.  He enjoys being part of a team that makes the transition from a home to care home environment as comfortable as possible.  Tim enjoys welcoming residents and families to Goodson Lodge.

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Call: 01225 617800

Hilperton Road
Trowbridge
BA14 7JG
United Kingdom

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