Holly Lodge

Holly Lodge is a newbuild supported living scheme for 5 adults with learning disabilities who present with behaviours that challenge services. It is a state-of-the-art premises that maximises comfort, security and the personal development of the tenants.

Because it is unique we have had many enquiries about the design, technology and support arrangements, so we have produced a series of blogs to share our progress and thinking. We will be writing a ‘biography’ of the scheme later in 2013, once the tenants have settled into their new homes, giving more detailed information about the processes and the lessons we have learned. 

Holly Lodge

Holly lodge will be a supported living scheme for adults with learning disabilities. You will be able to track the progress of Holly Lodge here and watch the development come together. Click here to read more.

Holly Lodge - The Local Authority's Perspective

Kent County Council Families and Social Care is a key partner in the success of Holly Lodge. Troy Jones, Commissioning Officer, explained why the Council is so involved:

Too often, people with challenging behaviour are housed in residential services which are too large to provide individualised support, serve people too far from their families and are too restrictive to provide a good quality life in the home or as part of the local community. There have been many reasons for this but these services seldom produce good outcomes for the people living in them, so in Kent we decided it’s time to do things differently. Click here to read more

Holly Lodge - On Site During October And November 2012

Click here to see how work on site progressed during October and November 2012.

Holly Lodge Design: The Challenges! 

Due to the specialist nature of the design, the whole design project team: mcch’s housing team, architect, designers and the contractor, encountered challenges from day one. They worked closely with the support teams, families and specialists, asking many questions in order to really understand what needed to be achieved. Click here to read more.  

Holly Lodge - The Finished Development

On 17th April 2013, Holly Lodge - a supported living scheme for adults with a learning disability or autism who present with challenging behaviours - officially opened. This unique scheme is innovative in design, incorporating features such as curved internal walls and soft impact finishes to floors and walls. Click here to read more

Impact of Assistive Technology at Holly Lodge
One of the aspects of Holly Lodge which has made it unique is the huge amount of assistive technology which has been included.

Four tenants have been at Holly Lodge for over a year now, so we have had an opportunity to consider the impact of the technology on the way that the tenants live and are supported. Click here to read more.

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