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Amberwood Lodge

6 St Osmunds Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9JN

Gender: Mixed

Age: 18+

Beds: 9

Amberwood Lodge is a specialist residential service for adults with autism and learning disabilities and who may present with behaviours that challenge. We aim to provide a safe, comfortable and effective environment, promoting independence and community integration. Person-centred planning is at the heart of everything we do, based on each person’s specific needs. We understand that consistency and continuity of care is important for the individuals we care for.

Based just a 10 minute drive from the seaside, Amberwood Lodge is a beautiful building providing specialist support for nine individuals. Within the service we have a large communal lounge, a sensory room, an IT and activity room and two kitchens; one large homely kitchen that individuals use independently to make drinks and snacks for themselves and their visitors, as well as a second kitchen where residents assist the cook to prepare meals and plan menus for the week. Additionally we have a lovely spacious garden with an abundance of outdoor activities, including a lovely summerhouse.

As part of our care pathway, our service enables individuals to build upon their skills to achieve further independence, self-advocacy and confidence, leading to better quality of life. Residents can gain skills through extended learning on a number of accredited platforms.

Interventions are matched according to residents’ needs and our life skills development programmes are overseen by our activity coordinators.

The integrated MDT consists of occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, psychology and psychiatry. The team works together to support the development of daily living skills and reduction in maladaptive behaviours.

Our staff use non-aversive positive approaches and are trained in specialised intervention techniques and sensory integration strategies.

Jordan’s Journey

Read about how the team at Amberwood Lodge transformed Jordan’s life.

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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
  • Likely history of multiple exclusions and placement or family breakdowns
  • May have an ECHP (Education Healthcare Plan)
  • May be subjected to DoLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) or Care Orders

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms – residents are encouraged to personalise their room
  • Spacious communal areas
  • Garden with outdoor seating and summer house
  • Multi-sensory room
  • IT Café

Our community links:

  • Local high street shops
  • Close to the New Forest
  • Harvester Restaurant
  • Farmer Palmers
  • Durlston Country Park
  • Monkey World
  • Leisure centres
  • Local beaches
  • Superbowl
  • Moors Valley Country Park
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Amberwood Lodge in the news

Our #CygnetWithNature Winners

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme of ‘Nature’ we asked our teams to share their nature photos and activities in the #CygnetWithNature challenge. The winning photos have now been selected.

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