Blog2004 ≫ Elstow Lodge

Elstow Lodge is a large, attractive, detached house in a very pleasant residential area of Folkestone. We are registered with the National Care Standards Commission and approved by both Canterbury and Coastal NHS and KCC Social Services.

We are able to offer ground-floor accommodation for 3 residents. There is a happy, enthusiastic and genuine homely atmosphere which has allowed our residents to blossom as family members and gives them a unique opportunity to experience many aspects of family life.

Each resident has their own bedroom. There is a communal lounge, dining room and a large, specially adapted bathroom suitable for disabled persons. The house itself is very spacious with pleasant rooms and, being south-facing, has a sunny aspect. There is easy access for wheelchairs to an attractive, secluded garden with a large patio.

Our location offers a wide variety of amenities with The Leas only a few minutes level walk from the house. We are also well placed for the Shopping Centre, Library, Buses and Railway Station. The Sports Centre and Swimming Pool are also nearby.

As a happy, committed family with 10 years experience we are dedicated to the concept of "Caring and Sharing" and we can offer a high level of support to persons with Learning Disabilities.

We encourage each individual placed into our care to try new skills, develop their full potential, and to live their lives with dignity and self-esteem.

We believe it very important to encourage choice in all aspects of daily life and to be aware of the needs of individuals for social contact, leisure activities and spiritual / religious interests.

According to age, mobility, capability and individual preferences we like to add variety and enjoyment to their lives by helping them to broaden their horizons in a caring, supportive environment.

Opportunities are provided to try everyday activities such as kitchen skills, gardening, creative handicrafts and recreational pursuits which include games, puzzles, music and singalong sessions.

There are frequent outings to meet people, to go on shopping trips and country walks and to visit gardens and other places of interest.

Daytime activities also include the opportunity to attend local college courses and to join clubs for leisure pursuits within the local community.

We hope that you may feel that what we have to offer will benefit one of the clients currently in your care and we would welcome your visit, at any time, to meet us and judge for yourself.

Pauline & Jim Mahon

Telephone: 01303 253061

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