Devon Lodge

23A Grange Road, Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 2FL

Devon Lodge is a 12 bed specialist residential service for adults with autism and who may present with behaviours that challenge. We aim to provide a safe, comfortable and effective care environment for those in our care, promoting independence and community integration.

Located in Hedge End, Southampton, Devon Lodge has 12 beds; eight in the main house and four in the annexe. The service has plenty of rest and recreation areas, both inside and outside in the large garden. Perimeter fencing and automatic gates provide a safe and secure environment – yet not at the expense of a homely, comfortable atmosphere.

Person-centred planning is at the heart of everything we do, based on the specific needs of the individuals in our care. We understand that consistency and continuity of care is important for the people we care for.

As part of our care pathway, Devon Lodge enables each individual to build upon their skills to achieve further independence, selfadvocacy and confidence, leading to better quality of life. Residents can gain skills through extended learning via a number of accredited platforms.

Interventions are matched according to individual 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 supports the development of daily living skills and reduction in maladaptive behaviours.

Our staff use non-aversive positive approaches and are trained in MVA specialised behaviour interventions and sensory integration strategies. A combination of person-centred planning, measurement of progress and a full multidisciplinary approach can only result in the best outcomes for the people in our care.

Resident profile

  • Diagnosis of autism
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Communication challenges
  • Associated complex needs
  • 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
  • Lounge with interactive entertainment systems
  • Multi-sensory room
  • Recreational and arts facilities
  • Garden with outdoor seating and a summer house

Community links

  • New Forest walks
  • Eastleigh leisure complex
  • Cineworld and Odeon cinema
  • Queen Elizabeth Country Park
  • Local shops
  • On main bus route
  • Large retail park
  • Autism/learning disability specialist nightclub

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