Residential care near Romsey for adults with difficulties

One of the very few purpose-built homes of its kind to offer such a wide range of dedicated residential care for 18-65s, Waverley Lodge is located in the village of Sherfield English, near Romsey in Hampshire. With 26 bedrooms, primarily for long-term residents, the home delivers specialist care for a wide range of physical and learning disabilities.

Registered Manager Jenny Wheeler and her team look after residents who are living with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease, as well as individuals with stroke, head and brain injuries and diabetes amputees. Rated “Good” by the Care Quality Commission and enjoying consistently strong scores on, the home offers considerable comfort and exceptional care in a tranquil, unspoilt setting.

What is residential care for adults with disabilities?

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Due to the nature of many physical and learning disabilities affecting those aged 18-65, residential care for this group tends to be over a longer term than elderly nursing care. As a result, residential care at Waverley Lodge means it genuinely becomes “home” for many of its residents, with some there for upwards of eight years and counting. This is borne out by the strong sense of community and camaraderie that’s immediately apparent upon arrival.

Residential care at Waverley Lodge Nursing Home

Waverley Lodge has 26 bright, spacious bedrooms – 24 with specially equipped ensuite wetrooms, and the rest with access to enhanced accessibility bathrooms. Individuals are welcome to bring their own furniture to give their rooms a welcoming, homely familiarity and the emphasis is on making residents feel as settled and as comfortable as possible. Dedicated nursing care is provided around the clock, with staff highly experienced and trained in all residents’ disabilities and conditions.

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Prioritising safety and comfort in our Sherfield English nursing home

The variety of physical and learning disabilities cared for at Waverley Lodge Nursing Home calls for a wide range of specialist equipment, fixtures and fittings to ensure residents’ comfort and safety.

Lifting equipment, profiling beds and a range of accessibility and mobility aids are on hand, along with rails, handles and other fixtures, which have been thoughtfully designed into the layout of this purpose-built home. Intelligent lighting systems, low touch temperature radiators and décor to assist with orientation add to security and wellbeing.

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Supporting residents with learning and physical disabilities

Living with learning and physical disabilities can be hugely challenging – yet what emerges time after time is the enormous reserves of resilience, determination and positivity in evidence. Together with the tireless support of the care, nursing and housekeeping team, Waverley Lodge Nursing Home has been designed and specified to provide a purpose-built environment that helps maintain the highest degree of independence.

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All staff at Waverley Lodge have the appropriate nursing and vocational qualifications to carry out their duties, including the Diploma in Health and Social Care and continuing professional development qualifications, such as learning disability care.

In addition to this, staff members have been hand-picked for their personal attributes and suitability for their roles. Dismissed in some walks of life as so-called “soft” factors, compassion, empathy and a ready smile are considered must-haves by Allegra Care, who operate Waverley Lodge.

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Fresh ingredients from Hampshire in our delicious dishes

Served in the bright, welcoming dining room and bringing residents together in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, meals at Waverley Lodge Nursing Home are a social highlight of the day.

The chef and kitchen team source as much fresh, seasonal produce from local suppliers around the Hampshire area as possible, and take great pride in serving daily changing menus with plenty of choices to suit all tastes. Food allergies and intolerances are carefully noted upon admission and residents’ favourite dishes are available upon request.

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Creating a home-from-home experience for your loved one

The aim at Waverley Lodge is to ensure that residents’ day-to-day lives are as stimulating and as active as possible. With a computer room, a beauty treatment room and a packed programme of activities, there is plenty to occupy and entertain. Regular local excursions in the home’s own minibus provide plentiful opportunities for shopping, sports and cultural events, eating out and sightseeing. Care that counts, moments that matter… Waverley Lodge offers a true home-from-home experience.