Abbey Lodge is a seven-bed facility in Bushey, Hertfordshire, specialising in providing medium- to long-term care and support for service-users with moderate to profound learning disabilities and other disorders. These include autistic spectrum disorders, epilepsy and histories of challenging behaviours.
Abbey Lodge operates person-centred software, which has the dual benefits of enabling management and staff to efficiently monitor the care plans and outcomes of residents, while also freeing up staff time for greater interaction with residents. This takes place both in the home and through activity programmes in the wider community, promoting social integration.
“Residents welcomed us into their home and told us they felt safe and happy at Abbey Lodge. There was a homely and welcoming atmosphere.”
“We observed staff supporting residents with a range of communication aids, which included signing and interpreting people’s body language. Resident’s permissions were sought before staff assisted them with care or support.”
“Safe and effective recruitment practices were followed to ensure all staff were suitably qualified.”
" Ephraim was very aggressive to other residents and staff when he came to live at Venus.Today he enjoys their company, going to the gym and on cinema and bowling outings. His psychiatrist has commended Venus on his changes in behaviour "