Opened in 2016, Portchester Lodge, in Gosport, provides support for 11 men and women, aged from their twenties to early sixties, with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and mental health conditions, including schizophrenia and personality disorder.
The property has been completely refurbished to provide seven ensuite bedrooms in the main building - two on the ground floor and five upstairs - as well as spacious communal areas for leisure and socialising. Portchester Lodge has its own Activity Coordinator to help tailor individual and group activity schedules. The residents make good use of the large garden and there is a separate building in the grounds for arts and crafts, music and skills training. There is also a quiet lounge so people can choose to take time away from the action.
An additional outbuilding houses four, one-bedroom annexes suitable for individuals who benefit from living separately but enjoy activities and socialising with the other residents from time to time. 21 staff support the residents 24-hours a day, with assistance from our in house Positive Behaviour Support Team.