Priory Mar Lodge

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About this location

Mar Lodge is located in Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, and is a residential home which supports seven males and females with a primary learning disability diagnosis. We are located off a main road, and surrounded by lovely views and beautiful countryside.

Our team are dedicated to supporting each person we care for to have a healthy, happy and independent life, within a safe and welcoming home.

We can also support those who have difficulties with communication and epilepsy.

Services at a glance

There are a total of seven bedrooms at the site. Of these:
1 has en-suite facilities
1 is on the ground floor

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Mar Lodge 26 Nottingham Road Melton Mowbray Leicestershire LE13 0NP

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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 our service

Our facilities and environment

The main detached house has lots of space and offers a relaxed, homely environment. There are six bedrooms on the first floor and one on the ground floor, and a large communal area on the ground floor.

In summary, we offer:

  • A large lounge with plenty of seating
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Utility room
  • Communal bathroom

We also have a garden at the home, which is complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Vegetable patch

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. One of our bedrooms has en-suite facilities and all of the bedrooms have a sink.

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Mar 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.

We also have support from a local multidisciplinary team, including a GP and learning disability nurses, to provide a range of additional services to the people who live here. 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 Mar Lodge can be medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.


Everyone who lives at Mar 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 who require physical restraint
  • Those with mobility needs


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. Mar Lodge supports people to move into their own home in the community through our supported living services.

Our team

Our highly experienced team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Support workers
  • Senior support workers

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

  • Makaton training
  • Diabetes management training
  • Sensory impairment training
  • Down’s syndrome training

About the local area


Mar Lodge has a number of nearby amenities including:

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

Transport links

Mar Lodge also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A 10-minute walk to bus stops
  • A 20-minute walk to train station
  • A short drive away from the M1 motorway

A message from our site leader

We create a home, not a residential service - we are led by all our residents. We work where they live, they don't live where we work

Mar Lodge’s site leader

Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

We support our residents to attend family events and visit their family homes. We will work with the resident and their relatives to ensure possible risks are managed and that everyone is supported. This may mean the individual’s key worker will come along on the visit.

Can friends and families visit?

Family and friends are welcome to visit, although we do ask that visits are planned in advance to support individual needs. Unfortunately, family members cannot stay overnight.

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

Yes, we strive to keep the loved ones of our residents involved in their care, where we have consent from the resident, or it is deemed to be in their best interests. We are a small service, and speak weekly to family members via the phone, or within face-to-face meetings, to keep them updated on their loved ones’ progress.

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

Everyone who stays with us are supported to call their loved ones any time, via our landline. Family and friends are also able to call as often as they like. In addition, we can support our residents to get their own mobile phone, where appropriate.

What are the bedrooms like?

Bedrooms are all furnished and residents are supported to personalise them to suit their needs and wishes, with furnishings and personal items.

Are external doors kept locked?

No, our front door does not have any keypads on, but we have a door chime in place to alert us when residents go in and out. The back gate has a keypad from the outside only, as this is a fire exit. Only staff have the code for this, for security.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

In our home, our residents like to have routine and to have meals at the same time to allow everyone to eat together. We offer the people we care for a choice in what they want to eat, and we also support them if they want to help with the cooking. Our residents also like to help clean up after meals. We support them to meet specialist dietary requirements, where needed.

How does laundry work?

Residents are given help to do their own laundry, as part of promoting independence. Our staff are on hand to offer support if and when it is required. Our team will ensure that residents always have access to clean clothes and bedding.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

Our support staff take the lead on domiciliary tasks, although we co encourage residents to take part in these activities, to promote their independence. In particular, the people who live here are encouraged to take ownership over the cleaning of their own rooms and will help with maintaining the home’s communal areas. Our staff team are on-hand to support with this, and will make sure that the house remains a clean and safe living environment.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Residents are not allowed to bring illegal substances onto the premises. We would also ask that people do not bring high risk personal items into the house. We may place restrictions on some items where the risks cannot be appropriately managed, such as non-approved drugs and medications, solvent-based products, and lighters.

How do activities work?

Every resident at Mar Lodge has a tailored activities planner, which will include both in-house activities as well as visits into the community and day services. Their key worker may use a variety of communication tools to ensure the resident can have an input into the planning of activities.

How will residents be supported with their behavioural needs?

All of our staff team are trained in positive behaviour support (PBS), and will use redirection techniques, de-escalation, as well as talking therapies. Every resident has a traffic light support plan in place to support this, and we also have protocols in place for the use of pro re nata (PRN) medication, as and when it required.

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

Yes, we encourage families and extended support providers to be involved with the care plans, where appropriate. We use a variety of communication tools to work collaboratively with the person we care for to co-produce the plans, so they are tailored to their needs. Plans will be regularly reviewed and amended, if a resident’s needs change.

What are the car parking facilities?

We don’t have off-road parking, but you can park for free on the road.

What is the smoking policy?

We don’t permit smoking inside the building, and this includes vapes. However, residents can smoke off-site when they are out in the community.

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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