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A shared passion for
enjoying life

Happiness and wellbeing is at the centre of our passion

With many years of expertise in dementia care, we are able to provide the understanding, expertise, and empathy needed to help our residents live life well, following the person centred relationships that shape the life-enhancing support we provide.

Practitioners providing dementia support receive a training programme that drives a comprehensive understanding of dementia and distress behaviours. The comfort, health, awareness, and wellbeing, of our residents is at the heart of all we offer.

Our approach also takes in an understanding of many non-medical factors, absorbing key details from past experiences and family relationships to precious home memories and more.

Facilities and innovation

We are more than just a home; this is our home, with facilities that boost community engagement, sensitively developed to take in the needs of our residents. Our spacious accommodation encourages residents to maintain as much independence as they are able, offering a wealth of choice, and a change of scenery as and when the mood dictates. Our innovations are designed to encourage residents to maintain interests and try new things; from getting out and about planting bulbs for spring, to cooking up a storm in the kitchen, we always keeping things stimulating. State of the art technology also plays its part here, from games and music to sensory experiences the tools we use make life interesting and uplifting.


Ashton Lodge comprises 100 Rooms, on two floors.

Our experience in dementia means we work closely with our interior designers keeping our residents needs at the heart of our designs.

Lighting is an essential consideration; where shadows and dark areas of a room can appear misleading and confusing, we adjust the levels in our homes, to create a safe, stimulating setting.

Throughout the home carefully signing assists residents in finding their way, encouraging residents to navigate independently. Colour is also carefully considered with themes to aid sensory calming and wellbeing, whilst maintaining a homely feel.

Ashton Lodge is very spacious, with many communal areas for residents to enjoy, lounges and dining areas, see residents freely choosing their spot to participate in activities and enjoy meals together with our staff, we encourage a community feel, boosting engagement and promoting a fun but practical, safe environment.
Being able to move around is very much on the agenda, residents are free to roam and find the space they feel most comfortable in at any time.

Ease of access around the home has been taken into account with wide corridors, doorways and wheelchair friendly access. A lift gives access to all floors.

Resident Accommodation

Our residents enjoy a spacious welcoming comfortable bedroom, set up to minimise concerns for safety and reducing anxiety. A home from home setting, where residents own furniture can bespoke rooms to create a known environment.

State of the art beds are supplied to encourage a good night’s sleep and support issues with movement or other medical needs.

Whilst not all rooms are ensuite, this is often for the safety of our residents. We pride ourselves in providing the highest specification, specialist bathing and showering facilities that enable our residents to enjoy a good experience in their day to day routines.

For peace of mind, nurse call systems are installed in every room (both residents’ rooms and communal areas), ensuring that a member of staff is available to provide assistance whenever required, day or night.

Specialist Features

We offer advanced technological solutions to enhance engagement, which includes a fully equipped sensory room, that provides gentle relaxation and stimulation for our residents.

Mobile Light tables, are available to stimulate or provide comfort and recreation in and around the home.
Myo, a specialist, secure, social media platform is also available to share with family friends. This system keeps communication channels between family and residents open through video calls, builds picture library’s and ensures we can all enjoy those special moments.

The system is a popular and inclusive way to keep families involved and up to date with what our residents are enjoying and able to share special moments.

Enjoy the great outdoors

Ashton Lodge has a big secret, its beautiful secluded secure gardens, where residents are actively encouraged to both relax or partake in gardening activities, designed to aid sensory orientation, the gardens are a place where residents can enjoy the benefits that the outdoors can bring and also find a peaceful place to share with family and friends.

This is a place that becomes a hive of activity in good weather, a special area where BBQs and alfresco lunches are much enjoyed.

Events see families and friends joining together and having plenty of fun in this much loved space.

“Thank you for a really wonderful afternoon on Sunday. The BBQ was just fantastic – offering all the relatives an opportunity to feel part of your nursing home. It means so much”.

A passion for living life well

Learning from the outset about individual details, likes, dislikes, and passions is vital, it enabling our care team, to build a strong, supportive relationship with every individual.

This background is essential to delivering bespoke, high-quality care. It also gives us insights to plan the type of activities that will make life interesting and pleasurable.

We learn how best to interact, where communication levels have broken down, finding ways to support and understand needs to ensure everything is in place to keep our residents feeling happy, safe and secure.


There is always something to do at Ashton Lodge, our activities coordinator has a very busy role. As a community we encourage residents to keep active and do as much as they can for themselves, maintaining their interests, something we also encourage through family interactions.

Enrichment through social activities is available for all residents if they wish to participate, and our programs are founded on knowledge of information shared.

TV facilities are set up for communal enjoyment, and we often enjoy a cinema night at home in our wonderful, purpose built cinema room, specially equipped with THE most comfortable chairs.

Music is also very important to us and something you will always find at Ashton Lodge, Local schools come in on occasion and share musical entertainment along with other external visits and special events. We also love decorating our home for celebrations around the year, our Halloween events are a triumph!

Getting out and about

The mini bus is available for both residents and relatives to enjoy excursions away from home.

We encourage residents to enjoy outings into the local community with staff members, regular shopping visits or trips to the garden centre are much enjoyed as are frequent outings to a local pub.

Feeling well, looking better

We know wellbeing is not just about how we feel inside, our hair salon is open to residents every other week with a hairdresser visiting to make residents feel and look their best.

A specially set up room is available for therapies and we also have a Nail and Foot spa in operation to ensure the finer details are looked after.

Eating well – our passion for food

Our catering team are a welcome part of day to day living and they communicate with both residents and the nursing team to adapt menus to likes and dislikes, ensuring individual dietary requirements are tailored to each resident. Seasonal menus reflect availability of produce and our resident’s needs.

Our food is prepared using quality ingredients to ensure a well-balanced and nutritious diet for all our residents. Our professionally trained chefs understand how healthy, appetising food with good nutrition and hydration is essential to the physical and mental well-being of our residents.

Food matters to us as much as our residents so there are lots of tasting sessions so we know we are always on track with what our residents enjoy.

Snacks and drinks are available throughout the day and night as required.

Visitors are always welcome

There are no restrictions on visiting times and we do not limit numbers of visitors so families can come together (Unless friends and relatives have been informed of circumstances that may prevent this). Facilities are not always available for visitors to stay overnight however there are places to stay locally if families and friends are planning a longer visit.

There are areas plenty of areas around the home for residents to enjoy a cup of tea, and spend time with their visitors, (they can also invite them to their room). Visitors are also able to visit during meal times and join their relatives or friends for a meal. Relatives are also very welcome to join residents in activities and events.

We also welcome well behaved family pets when visiting.

Sunbury Walled Garden

An oasis of peace and tranquility that shouldn’t be missed. Pop along and you can visit the famous Sunbury Millenium Embroidery, grab a cup of tea and a piece of home made cake from the café and listen to live music in the summer.

Let us help today

Everyone's needs are different. We understand this, which is why we always recommend an initial discussion to ensure we are best suited to provide for the needs of your relative or friend.

Please contact us on 01932 761761, email us at or click below to use the contact form.