Aurora Hyde Lodge
Special needs catered for
Hyde Lodge offers a supportive living and learning environment for young adults aged 19+ with severe and complex learning difficulties.
Hyde Lodge provides a home for seven young people in a warm and welcoming environment, with its own gardens and outdoor living spaces.
Large bedrooms are personalised to create a homely feel, reflecting particular likes and needs. There are two large, open-plan living and dining areas with beautiful views across Westbury Park. Food is prepared in the two kitchens in the house and everyone participates in choosing and making their own meals. The lower floor is accessible by wheelchair and designed for ease of use by those with reduced mobility. There is also a large multi-use recreation room so activities can continue at home when the college day is over.
Being part of the community, having a healthy social network and taking part in physical activities are all part of the way of life at Hyde Lodge, where young adults with complex needs participate in and enjoy everyday life and build on the skills needed to achieve independence.
Hyde is more than a home. We are a family and believe in unlocking potential. It's our roles to provide you with every opportunity to develop the skills you desire.
We are CQC registered and offer 52-week residential placements for young adults requiring structured and supported living and care. Most of you who are considering Hyde will require 1:1 support across the day, however we believe in positively encouraging you to achieve your own unique level of independence so you can access college and the local community.
Our close relationship with the local college in Bristol enables us to develop independent living skills and focus on work related learning, which are then integrated into daily routines. Using those skills in a variety of situations and scenarios will help you to attain positive outcomes and to build confidence and a sense of achievement.
The residents recently setup a social enterprise where they make pizzas every Tuesday and sell them to the neighbouring school (Aurora St Christopher's). Everyone has the chance to get involved, whether it's chopping up the vegetables and meats for toppings, making the dough or selling the pizzas and looking after the money.
Choice and listening to your wants and needs is at the centre of everything we do at Hyde. Regardless of any communication issues you may have, we will always find a way to allow you to express your thoughts, feelings and choices. Every resident has a personalised timetable where they are able to choose which activities they do, whether that is going to college, taking part in the work experience programme at the local city farm or simply heading into the city centre for a coffee.