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.

Devon Lodge offers one 8 bed home and one 4 bed home with independent living areas. The homes are located in Hedge End, Southampton and are set in a large garden with rest and recreation areas. 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, our service enables residents to build upon earlier learnt skills to achieve further independence, self-advocacy and confidence leading to better
quality of life. Residents can gain skills through extended learning via accredited platforms such as ASDAN and OCR Skills for Life.

Our interventions are matched according to our residents’ needs and our life skills development programmes are overseen by our activity coordinators. The integrated MDT consisting of occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, psychology and psychiatry facilitates 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
  • 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 decorate their room
  • Spacious communal areas
  • Lounge with interactive entertainment systems
  • Garden with outdoor seating and swings
  • Multi-sensory room
  • Recreational and arts facilities

Community links

  • Red Lodge Community Pool
  • Totton College and Totton Library
  • New Forest walks
  • Eastleigh Leisure complex
  • Cineworld and Odeon Cinema
  • Durlston Country Park

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