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Ambleside Lodge


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Specialism: Adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities, autism, behavioural difficulties.

Type of Service: Residential

Details of vacancy: There is currently one ground floor, en-suite room available at Ambleside Lodge.

Age Range: 18 to 28 years

Current Profile of Service: The property is an 8 bed detached house with communal living space and a small quiet/sensory room on the first floor. The home is a very vibrant service focused on the needs of the individual. The garden also has a sensory/activities cabin that can be accessed.

Hours Provided: The service provides 24-hour support, including 2 waking night staff. 1:1 Hours are assessed and allocated within the rota.

Focus of Service: Our aim is to support and educate individuals by enabling and empowering them to take greater control over their lives and to make their own decisions and choices. We support each individual to take advantage of opportunities available both at home and in the wider community, to maximise independence, to learn new or improve on existing skills, to achieve their goals and lead a life that is full and enjoyable, in the way most meaningful to them.

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Shared space at Ambleside Lodge includes a communal lounge, dining room and visitors’ room where individuals can watch television or play games on the X-box. The communal kitchen is accessible to everyone, with staff support. The home has seven en-suite bedrooms and one-self contained flat on the top floor.

There is a trampoline in the garden and a sensory cabin, which provides additional space and activities for the people we support, including a touch screen computer. The home is conveniently located for transport links, with a train station nearby and a bus stop at the front of the property.

Each service user has an individual activity plan tailored around their likes and dislikes to ensure that they participate in meaningful activities, both within the home and in the community. Staff can also look into any other activities that someone wants to take part in that are not currently on offer. Individuals can access local colleges for adults with learning disabilities, including Crawley and East Surrey Colleges and also attend Day Space, a small, modern day centre providing a variety of activities.

Service users employ their travel skills to go shopping and visit the library in Horley. Sometimes they visit properties owned by the National Trust, to which they all have membership. Other activity options include horse riding, a range of swimming pools including a wave pool, bowling, trips to the cinema, pubs and restaurants, line dancing and the Gateway and Moving Barriers Clubs, both held at K2, a large leisure centre in Crawley. Ambleside has weekly visits from a musician and a chiropodist attends every six weeks.

Rebecca Cretten is the service manager at Ambleside Lodge. Becky has 18 years of experience working with adults with learning disabilities, complex needs, and behaviours that are challenging. In this time, Becky has obtained qualifications up to the NVQ Level 4 in Health and Social Care and Leadership and Management of Care Services Award Level 4.

The staff team at Ambleside Lodge have accumulated over 118 years of experience in the care sector between them. All members of the team are either working towards or have already obtained qualifications QCF levels 2/3. The team have received specialist training in areas such as Autism, Epilepsy, Diabetes and administration of Insulin, behaviour that challenges in addition to mandatory training.

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Press-ups and picnics in the park for Ambleside Lodge

‘Press-ups in the park’ is the latest initiative to encourage a group of young people with special needs from Redhill, Surrey to keep in trim.



Contact Ambleside Lodge


  • 25 Brighton Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 5DA
  • 01293 781418
  • 01293 782615
  • Manager: Rebecca Cretten
  • Locality Manager: Pamela Hendrick

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