Our aims

To support adults with mental health & learning disability and their carers in the community through the provision of both planned and emergency respite care

  1. To enable individuals to maintain their independence and make choices about their life and lifestyle.
  2. To provide opportunities in the community for socialisation through a range of activities.

Coghlan Lodges social care values

Each person regardless of their level of dependence or disability is a unique individual and a valued member of society with a right to:

  1. Respect and a positive image.
  2. Access to the experiences and opportunities which other citizens value and tend to seek.
  3. Make choices about their life and lifestyle.
  4. The support they need in order to be included in and participate in the community.

How time is spent with us

During your short stay with us, staff aim to provide a cheerful, welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. We aim to ensure you are understood, relaxed, safe, secure and happy to return. During the day, you continue with your usual day activity, which could be college, day centre, work experience or voluntary work. In the evening and during weekends, we organise additional activities, such as cards, games, karaoke and computer games. There is a hi-fi system, TV and a wide choice of videos. We also have equipment for people with special needs.Staff accompany you to the shops, restaurants, pubs, cinemas, theatre and theme parks (Chessington, Windsor great park, lego Land etc.) depending on what you would like to do.For many people the most important part of the stay here is an opportunity to spend time with friends – or make new ones. You decide when to get up and go to bed. Help and guidance is provided for people if needed.


Staff encourage you to plan, shop and cook meals. Staff are sensitive to your health, religious and cultural needs. We provide choice and variety on the menu. Snacks are also available. If required, a packed lunch is provided for you if you go out for the day.


All personal information is kept confidential to the department. You have the right to request to see your record. Staff will only share your personal information with your consent. Minimal information is shared with those who need to know in order to provide the service.

If a resident is unable to give consent we will work closely with relatives and carers in the best interests of the person receiving the service.

How we make sure we are providing a high quality service

We work to the standards laid down by the Care Standards Act 2008. Staff are recruited under equal opportunities guidelines and supported through regular training and supervision. Staff are employed after a police check, which is renewed every three years.We place a very high value on service user participation in every aspect of the running of Coghlan Lodges. Every service user has a key worker who is responsible for meeting up with the resident’s friends and family. This key worker can act as an advocate for the resident as and when needed.