Gender: Mixed Age: 18+ Beds: 4 Walkern Lodge is a residential home providing outcome focused care for adults with learning disabilities, who may have behaviours that challenge and associated complex needs. Walkern Lodge is a four-bed home, comprising of two one-bed apartments and one two-bed apartment with spacious communal lounges. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and externally there is a spacious communal garden which features a lovely summerhouse and plenty of space for summer BBQs. The home is situated in Stevenage in the county of Hertfordshire. Walkern Lodge is close to all local amenities, the city centre and surrounding countryside as well as having major transport links to London and Milton Keynes. Ongoing assessment and high staffing levels, based on a minimum ratio of one staff member to two residents, means that we are able to meet the changing needs of residents as they progress through their care pathway, while ensuring their safety is maintained and their independence supported. Regular review meetings involving the resident, their family and professionals are held to review outcomes, set new goals and re-assess support levels as individuals’ progress. The management and staff team have comprehensive training, including all mandatory training and bespoke training specific to the needs of the residents. Whatever the reason, the team at Walkern Lodge can offer specialist input based on individual need to deliver flexible and effective support. “I am thankful for how the team at Walkern Lodge has cared for my daughter. I know she presents with very complex challenging needs, but she has made a lot of progress at Walkern Lodge.”Parent Our resident profile: Adults from the age of 18 Individuals with a primary diagnosis of learning disability accompanied with challenging behaviour including mental illness or a forensic background Individuals with a secondary diagnosis of personality disorder or autism May have communication challenges May have associated complex needs Our facilities: 2 single occupancy apartments each equipped with own lounge, kitchen and en-suite bedrooms 1 dual occupancy apartment with en-suite bedrooms and shared communal areas Spacious garden with plants, space for BBQs and a summerhouse Communal lounge for residents to spend time together should they wish to Our community links Our home offers easy access to local amenities, city centre and surrounding countryside. Some of our community links include: Local cafés, pubs & restaurants Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre Fairlands Valley Park Knebworth House Stevenage Museum Stevenage Football Club Local colleges & libraries “She has done really well since living at Walkern Lodge and is having a much better quality of life with reduced challenging behaviour than in her previous placement”Professional Download the Walkern Lodge flyer1.37 MB Photo Gallery Please click on the images to enlarge.