Priory The Lodge

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About this location

The Lodge is located in Highbridge, Somerset. The home offers residential support for 12 males and females who are autistic or have mental health needs. We are on a busy street, very close to the town centre, local amenities and public transport links.

Our team are dedicated to ensuring the people we care for are supported to live their best life, meeting their desired outcomes and goals.

We can also support those who have a learning disability and mild to moderate behaviours that challenge.

Services at a glance

There are a total of 12 bedrooms at the site. Of these:
8 are en-suite bedrooms
A further 2 have their own separate bathroom facilities
2 are self-contained flats
2 are on the ground floor

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The Lodge 18 Huntspill Road Highbridge Somerset TA9 3DQ

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

The Lodge is a large, detached house. There are 10 bedrooms, eight of which have en-suite facilities, and the other two of which have their own dedicated bathrooms, which are next to but separate from the bedrooms. There are also two separate bungalows, which are self-contained.

We also have a variety of spacious communal areas for residents to enjoy. In summary, we offer:

  • A large lounge with plenty of seating
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Laundry room
  • A communal bathroom

We also have our own garden, complete with:

  • Lawn
  • Swing
  • Shelter
  • Planters

Our bedrooms

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

  • 8 bedrooms with their own en-suite facilities
  • 2 bedrooms with dedicated but separate bathroom facilities
  • 2 self-contained flats

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at The 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, managing finances and maintaining family relationships.

Our support approaches at The Lodge include positive behaviour support (PBS). We also have support from a local multidisciplinary team to offer additional health services to residents. 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 The Lodge can be medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.


Everyone who lives at The 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. We also regularly plan in-house activities too, such as karaoke, bingo, and parties.


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.

Our team

Our highly experienced team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support workers
  • PBS practitioner
  • Domestic assistant
  • Maintenance assistant

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


The Lodge is situated in Highbridge, Somerset, close to the coastal towns of Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare, and the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Other nearby amenities include:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Post office
  • College
  • Park
  • Library
  • Cinema
  • Beach
  • National park

Transport links

The Lodge also has excellent transport links, including:

  • Highbridge and Burnham train station which is only a 5 minute walk away, on the Penzance to Cardiff line, with services stopping in Newport, Bristol, Weston-super-Mare, Exeter and Plymouth
  • A bus stop just outside the home, with regular links to nearby Burnham-on-Sea and Taunton
  • Not far from the M5, providing good access by car
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A message from our site leader

The team at The Lodge are passionate about providing the highest quality to care to our residents, ensuring that they are supported to achieve their goals and live their lives how they wish. The Lodge is a warm homely service where individuals are supported with person-centred support

The Lodge’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

They know people so well and intervene quickly and correctly. I would have no hesitation in placing someone there
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The Lodge is very good, the staff look after me
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Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

We support residents with home leave if they wish, supporting with transporting to and from their family home, ensuring that the visits meet everyone’s needs.

Can friends and families visit?

We encourage and support visits from family and friends. We do ask that we are informed in advance of visits to ensure there are no conflicting appointments or activities and to enable us to support our resident with any anxiety that unknown visitors might cause.

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

We encourage and support the loved ones of our residents to be involved in their care. This will be person-centred, depending on the wishes of the family members and their loved ones. We offer regular catch ups via phone or in person. We will also provide updates as and when required such as medical appointments and goals achieved.

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

The Lodge has one incoming phone line, which is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some residents may choose to have their own mobile phone to communicate with friends and family.

What are the bedrooms like?

Bedrooms are all furnished. However residents are supported to personalise their bedroom to suit their wishes, with furnishings, personal items and other items of décor.

Are external doors kept locked?

Due to the nature of the service, and our location on a main road, all external doors are locked via a keypad. However each resident who has access to the keypad is assessed individually and in consultation with our team.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

Residents are supported to eat their preferred choices of food, whenever they like. We also provide a rolling menu based on balanced meals. We encourage residents to participate in food preparation and menu planning, where possible.

How does laundry work?

Our laundry facilities are available every day, whatever the time. Residents are supported to complete laundry.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

We have a domestic assistant on site. Residents are also supported in line with their individual needs to complete daily living skills tasks, such as cleaning of bedrooms, and laundry.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

We may place restrictions on some items where the risks cannot be appropriately managed, such as non-approved drugs.

How do activities work?

Every resident chooses their desired activities. We also regularly plan in-house activities too, such as karaoke, bingo, and parties. Everyone has their own tailored activities planner, and full consideration is given to each person’s preferences, hobbies and aspirations.

How will residents be supported with their behavioural needs?

We utilise the PROACT-SCIPr-UK framework, which focuses on supporting individuals in the least restrictive way possible, ensuring that quality of life is at the heart of every person's support. Our PBS practitioner will work with people to develop PBS plans, which includes strategies to meet their individual needs.

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

We work with residents, families and social workers to develop care plans which are person-centred and focused on the individual needs of the people staying here. Plans are regularly reviewed, and families will be involved in this process, where this is in line with the resident’s best interests.

What are the car parking facilities?

We have a car park situated at the front of the main house.

What is the smoking policy?

We have a designated area in the garden for residents to smoke or to vape, and they can be supported to purchase cigarettes at the shop. Smoking is not permitted inside the home.

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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