• Goodson Lodge Care Centre

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) is delighted to announce that Goodson Lodge Care Centre in Trowbridge, Wiltshire has been awarded the Dementia Design Gold Award.

The Gold Award is given by the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), who are internationally renowned for promoting best practice in design for people with dementia.

The audit process is extensive and this is a highly celebrated achievement for Goodson Lodge and the Trust. There is no higher accolade than the Gold Award from DSDC in this category and everyone involved is thrilled.

“I am delighted that Goodson Lodge has been accredited with Gold certification from the University of Stirling,“ Client Development Manager for the Trust, Tim Plant, said. “The design of the building incorporating the household model has been recognised not only for providing an excellent environment for people with dementia to live and enjoy a quality of life, but for care colleagues to work and deliver quality care.”

Located close to the town centre in Trowbridge, Goodson Lodge Care Centre was completed in Spring 2017 and can accommodate 64 residents. Split over two floors, this modern care centre offers compassionate care in an environment that has been sensitively designed with residents’ comfort and well-being in mind. Every resident has access to a comfortable and homely household living area, including a lounge, sitting room, kitchen and dining room. A cinema, hairdressing salon, garden room/café and residents’ shop are also available within the centre. 

“I am really proud that Goodson Lodge Care Centre has been awarded this Gold Award. It is truly a privilege to work in such a special environment. The design of the building and the way it is used by the team offers residents with dementia the opportunity to remain independent, stimulated and active,” Goodson Lodge Home Manager, Annette Ayles, said.

“The way in which care home environments have changed over the years is dramatic, and Goodson Lodge is a shining example of the latest innovation in housing for people living with dementia. Our residents are living proof that this new type of home can have a massive impact on the way in which we spend our later years. The care team work very hard to ensure they provide an engaging, safe and welcoming environment for all of our residents and this award is testament to their efforts.”