Priory Cotswold Lodge

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About this location

Cotswold Lodge is located in New Romney, in Kent. It offers residential support for eight men with a primary learning disability diagnosis. We are located on a private estate, near the seafront of a market town.

Our team are dedicated to ensuring that all the people we care for have a voice that is heard and that they receive the support, encouragement and empowerment to live the lives that they choose.

We can also support autistic men, and those who have:

  • Mental health needs
  • Physical disabilities
  • Difficulties with communication
  • Mild to moderate behaviours that challenge

Services at a glance

There are a total of eight bedrooms at the site. Of these:
1 is a self-contained flat
Male only accommodation

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Cotswold Lodge Coast Road Littlestone New Romney Kent TN28 8QY

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

The large detached, communal house has lots of space and offers a relaxed, homely environment. There are eight bedrooms, all on the first floor. There is a communal wet room on the ground floor and first floor.

In summary, we offer:

  • A large lounge with plenty of seating
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Well-equipped activities room
  • Quiet room
  • Utility room
  • Communal wet room

We also have a large garden, complete with:

  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Communal seating
  • Swings
  • Vegetable patch

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. One of the rooms is a studio flat, which has its own lounge and bathroom facilities.

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Cotswold Lodge has their own person-centred care plan, which is co-produced with input from the individual, their family members and professionals involved in their care. We aim to help everyone in our care to make their own choices about the support they receive. This may include support in a number of areas, such as going out in the community, personal care, cooking and cleaning, and maintaining family relationships.

Our support approaches at Cotswold Lodge include positive behaviour support (PBS). We also have support from a local multidisciplinary team, to provide therapies which include physiotherapy, and speech and language therapy.

In addition, we use tools such as the Outcomes Star™ and Active Support to support our residents to achieve their goals. The lengths of the placements that we offer at Cotswold Lodge can be medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.


Everyone who lives at Cotswold Lodge has their own personalised activities planner and are encouraged to take part in activities which are meaningful and fulfilling to them. Our dedicated team organise a variety of activities at the home, as well as out in the community.

We focus on supporting our residents to grow their independence. For some people, this may mean developing their daily living skills within the home. For others, this could be accessing work or educational opportunities in the local community.

Exclusion profile

  • Those who are female, as we are a male-only home


Through our network of healthcare, residential and supported living facilities, we provide unique care pathways which help the people we support to progress towards greater independence. Every individual we support is provided with a bespoke pathway plan, tailored according to their individual needs. We aim to ensure that each person is supported to live a fulfilling and active life in the community. At Cotswold Lodge, we also have close links with Priory Supported Living Kent.

Our team

Our highly experienced team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support workers
  • Senior support workers
  • Activities co-ordinator
  • Healthy eating champion

Our team receive specialist staff training, designed to meet the needs of each individual we support.

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At Priory, we want to ensure we provide the very best service to each individual we support. Contact us for more information, or to make a referral.

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About the local area


Cotswold Lodge is a few minutes from the seafront. Nearby amenities include:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Post office
  • Park
  • Library
  • Cinema
  • Nature reserve/national park
  • Beach

Transport links

Cotswold Lodge also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A local bus stop just round the corner from the home with regular transport links
  • A short drive from the A259
  • Within walking distance of New Romney train station, served by the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway

A message from our site leader

At Cotswold Lodge, our main goal is to ensure that all of our residents have a voice that is heard and that they receive the support, encouragement and empowerment to live the lives that they choose.

Cotswold Lodge’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

We think Cotswold Lodge is absolutely wonderful. Our son is so happy and he feels safe. The staff team care for him so well and we couldn’t be happier.
Parents of a person supported by Cotswold Lodge Cotswold Lodge

Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

We actively support our residents to have healthy relationships with their family and support them to attend family events or visit their family homes. We will work with everyone involved to ensure possible risks are managed.

Can friends and families visit?

Family and friends are welcome to visit and participate in a range of activities at our home. We do ask for advanced notice to ensure we are able to manage any stress and anxiousness that some of our residents may feel. Unfortunately, visitors cannot stay overnight.

Will I be involved and kept up to date with the progress of my loved one’s care and support?

We arrange regular phone calls with family to keep them informed about their loved one and they are invited to all events at the home.

Will my loved one be able to have a phone or call me?

We have a landline with two different handsets, and residents are supported to make calls to their family members.

What are the bedrooms like?

All of our bedrooms are all furnished with everything that our residents may need. They are of course supported to personalise their rooms to suit their needs and wishes. Some of the furniture has been purchased to suit the needs of our residents and some of it is fitted, so therefore it cannot be removed.

Are external doors kept locked?

Our doors are only locked at night, as you would with your own home.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

We have healthy eating champions at the home who look at the choices made by residents and works with them to make their choices as healthy as possible. Residents are supported to choose and prepare what they want to eat, whenever they like. We will support them with any concerns they may have including preparing their food. Our team will also liaise with family members and our nutritionists to ensure that special dietary requirements are catered for.

How does laundry work?

Our team will ensure that our residents always have access to clean clothes and bedding. Our utility room with laundry facilities is available for residents to make use of either independently or with the support from our staff.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

Most of our residents are able to undertake domiciliary tasks such as cleaning. We have a rota in place to assign tasks for everyone and task allocation is discussed in our monthly resident meetings. They are supported by our care team to complete the chores.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Residents are not allowed to bring illegal substances onto the premises and there may be restrictions on some items where the risks cannot be appropriately managed.

How do activities work?

A tailored activities planner is developed for all of our residents and includes both in-house and community activities. We want our residents to have an input into the planning of the activities and their key worker may use a variety of communication tools to ensure they are involved.

How will residents be supported with their behavioural needs?

Here at Cotswold Lodge, our team work closely with residents to fully understand their unique needs. Detailed care plans are regularly reviewed and adapted to reflect any changes in behaviours. We are also served by a regional PBS lead, who can support our in-house team, where required.

Do residents and families have an input into the care plans?

We work with social workers, family members and residents to develop care plans which are in the best interests of our residents. We use a variety of communication tools and work with health professionals to aid each resident in having a say about every aspect of their care. Care plans are regularly reviewed, and family members will be asked for their input.

What are the car parking facilities?

There is private parking for up to eight cars, plus two mini buses.

What is the smoking policy?

Residents can smoke by the designated smoking area in the back garden. We don’t permit smoking inside the building, and this includes vapes. Residents are able to buy cigarettes and vapes at the shops, if this is what they choose.

What are your fees and how are they funded?

Our fees can vary and are based on an assessment of each individual's needs. Many people are eligible for financial help towards the cost of support, and this funding can be accessed by contacting your local authority. Once funding has been agreed, we will work with your local care team to put together a bespoke package of care. Please note, referrals for NHS or Local Authority funded services must come from a referring organisation.

How to make a referral

Our service provides high quality support to people with varying levels of need. Referrals can be made through the individual’s social care team or, if relevant, their local health authority. If you are a professional looking to make a referral, please call us or fill in our enquiry form.

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