A warm welcome to our home
Goodson Lodge is situated in the historic county town of Trowbridge. This purpose-built care home has been created with our residents in mind. The home provides 24-hour specialist person-centred dementia care, residential care and respite care.
- Dementia Care
- Residential Care
- Respite Care
- Vaccinated against COVID-19
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 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.
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.
Our key actions against Coronavirus
- Testing for employees and residents means that asymptomatic cases are picked up early.
- Plentiful supplies of PPE.
- Vibrant, fun and socially distanced social bubble activities for all residents.
- Indoor safe visitor spaces installed across the Trust.
- Rigorous cleaning including the use of the latest high-tech electrostatic devices.
- OSJCT is proactive in participating in the latest in research such as ‘instant’ Lateral Flow Tests and the Vivaldi2 antibody study.
We understand there may be a lot of questions and concerns at this time and to provide guidance to those looking to move into a care home view our admissions page.
Services & Facilities
About the team
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.
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
- Arts and crafts
- Communal Church services
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.
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 Type||Fees From||Fees To|
|Dementia Long Term||£1385||£1490|
|Residential Long Term||£1335||£1385|
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.
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 when you visit the home.
Meet the team
Our homes' professional services are provided by the Management team, Carers, Nurses and Dementia support teams (where required), Admiral Nurses, Support Workers, Activities Co-ordinators, Housekeeping, Handy Person, Administrators and the home's Chef and Catering team. We also have health professional support from Doctors, Nurses and personal services who will regularly come into the home.