Priory Lammas Lodge

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About this location

Lammas Lodge is located in the village of Lugwardine, in Herefordshire. It offers residential support for seven adult males on the autism spectrum. We are in a semi-rural location, off a main road, and surrounded by lovely views and beautiful countryside.

Our team are dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the people we support, helping them to achieve positive outcomes. We want to help each person we care for to have a healthy, happy, and independent life, within a safe and welcoming home.

We can support those who have:

  • A learning disability
  • Mental health needs
  • Difficulties with communication
  • Mild to moderate behaviour that may challenge
  • A forensic background

Services at a glance

There are a total of seven bedrooms at the site. Of these:
7 have en-suite facilities
3 are self-contained flats
3 are on the ground floor

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

Lammas Lodge is set in a detached house, which has lots of space and offers a relaxed, homely environment. On the first floor, there are four double en-suite bedrooms as well as a communal bathroom. There is also a staff sleep-in room located on the first floor.

Attached to the main building, we have two self-contained flats, and at the rear of the garden, there is an additional self-contained cabin.

In summary, we offer:

  • Large lounge with plenty of seating
  • Well-equipped activities room
  • Quiet room
  • Utility room
  • Newly refurbished sensory room
  • Communal bathroom
  • Quiet cinema room
  • Visitors’ room with en-suite facilities
  • Kitchen and dining room, with a keypad lock for health and safety reasons

We also have a very large garden, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Communal seating
  • Summer house
  • Swings
  • Trampoline

In addition, the garden contains a recently refurbished sensory garden, providing a stimulating environment. We also have specialised equipment within the home, such as sensory lighting. In addition, we have three site vehicles to help us to meet the needs of the people we support.

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. Our bedrooms have:

  • En-suite facilities, containing either a shower or a bath
  • Air conditioning

In addition, our ground floor bedrooms (in our self-contained flats/cabin) are wheelchair accessible and Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant.

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Lammas 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 accessing the community, personal care, cooking and cleaning, and maintaining family relationships.

Our support approaches at Lammas Lodge include:

  • Positive behaviour support (PBS)
  • Occupational therapy (OT)
  • Psychiatry

We also have support from a local multidisciplinary team, including:

  • A PBS professional who visits the service
  • Regular reviews from a behaviour specialist, speech and language therapist and psychiatrist

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


Everyone who lives at Lammas 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 pose a risk to others in communal living areas
  • Those with a risk of absconding
  • Those who present severe behaviours that challenge
  • Females, as we are a male-only home


Through our network of healthcare, residential and supported living facilities, we provide unique care pathways which enable 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.

Our team

Our highly experienced team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support workers
  • Senior support workers
  • Psychiatrist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Housekeeper
  • Maintenance team

Our team receive specialist staff training, bespoke to the needs of each individual we support. This includes:

  • Makaton training
  • Buccal Midazolam training
  • Epilepsy training
  • Autism specialist training
  • PROACT-SCIPr-UK® training

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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


Lammas Lodge is a 5-minute drive and a 20-minute walk from the city centre. Nearby amenities include:

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

Transport links

Lammas Lodge also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A local bus stop just outside the home, with frequent local services
  • A local train station, providing regional links
  • A convenient location within walking distance of the city centre

A message from our site leader

Your loved one will be looked after with a person-centred approach. Our dedicated staff will go out of their way to make sure your loved one’s voice is heard, and their wishes, feelings and goals are achieved.

Lammas Lodge’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

I really like it here. I am getting more independent each day
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Case studies

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Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

We help our residents move to and from their family homes, whenever it is suitable for them. This is planned in advance with the residents’ families, and added to the calendar. We also use count down methods to ensure that residents are aware of what’s going on.

Can friends and families visit?

Family and friends are welcome to visit. Visits are usually pre-planned to support individual needs.

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

Yes, we complete a monthly key worker report for you to view. We will also share photos and experiences with each resident’s family.

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

Everyone who stays with us will be able to call their loved ones any time, via phone or video call. Our team will support residents to stay in touch with their families.

What are the bedrooms like?

Bedrooms are all furnished and residents are supported to personalise them to suit their needs and wishes.

Are external doors kept locked?

Our external doors are kept locked. However, we always operate in the least restrictive way possible, and residents are able to enjoy our garden and outdoor space.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

We offer a wide range of meals, with a choice of meat and vegetarian options. Residents are all involved in choosing the menu for the following week. Residents are able to access food whenever they like.

How does laundry work?

Residents are given help to do their own laundry, as part of their activities of daily living. We have laundry facilities on-site, and our staff team will ensure that residents always have access to clean clothes and bedding.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

Staff support and encourage our residents to complete these tasks, to promote their independence. We also have a dedicated housekeeping and maintenance team at the service, to support with these activities.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Residents are not permitted to bring illicit substances onto the premises.

How do activities work?

Activities are planned according to residents’ choices and interests, and incorporate pursuits both within the home and out in the community. Everyone who lives at Lammas Lodge is supported with a personalised activities planner, and thorough risk assessments are conducted before any activity.

How will residents be supported with their behavioural needs?

We use the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® framework, which means we focus on proactive strategies, rather than physical intervention. Within our care plans, we regularly look at the restrictions that are in place to check if they are still suitable. For example, procedures for interventions such as pro re nata (PRN) medication are regularly reviewed and removed, where possible.

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

Yes; regular best interest meetings are held to discuss and review each resident’s care plans. We welcome important input from our residents’ loved ones and wider support network, where appropriate.

What are the car parking facilities?

There is a car park on-site, which is free of charge.

What is the smoking policy?

Lammas Lodge does not allow smoking inside the house. Residents are able to smoke outside in a designated area, and can be supported to purchase cigarettes or vapes, 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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