Woodland Lodges

46 Military Road
CT20 3BH

Gemma East

Gemma East

Client Speciality

Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Head/Brain Injury, Hearing Impairment, Multiple Sclerosis, Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilities, Speech Impairment, Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus, Stroke, and Visual Impairment. Some residents have neurological disorders as well and are PEG fed via a gastrostomy tube and others have a secondary health condition like Type 1 Diabetes. We have also cared for residents approaching end of life.

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Our Woodland Lodges are set in attractive woodland within the grounds of Sandgate Manor. The modern cedar lodges were planned and developed for people ready to experience independent living. Our lodges offer residents opportunity to develop independent living skills and enhance their self-confidence. Residents receive guaranteed personal one-to-one care hours according to need, and the reassurance that additional support is available 24 hours a day.


Each lodge has easy access on one level, and consists of a large lounge/fitted kitchen/diner, a large bedroom with overhead hoist and en-suite wet room and toilet, plus a large integrated cupboard. The lodge is spacious enough for one resident or a couple.

An emergency 24 hour call system is fitted. Residents can supply their own furniture, soft furnishings and equipment as we consider this part of the preparation towards independent living. Each lodge has two external doors - one from the lounge, and the other from the bedroom both opening out onto a patio area where the garden and wildlife can be enjoyed. Access is available to all of the Sandgate Manor Gardens via a woodland ramp and pathway.

The lodges offer the opportunity to live independently for those resident that might want to do so. The Care plan also includes dedicated one-to-one care hours to assist with shopping, meal-planning and budgeting.

Residents are encouraged to manage their own day to day schedule of care, medication, appointments and activities with our support. They can also join in activities in the main house.

Budgeting and money handling is an important part of independent living. We offer assistance in opening a bank account, agreeing the best method of withdrawing cash, and storing it safely. Residents gain a real sense of achievement when they become competent in directing staff and organising their own complete care needs this is rewarding for all concerned.

Whilst we offer these lodges as a stepping-stone towards independence, one of our residents has been so happy living in one for the last six years that he has no plans to move on.

We provide a high level of care staff who work in accordance with a 24 hour rota system. The teams work throughout the home and may be called at anytime to attend an individual room as requested by the resident. This call can be made using one of a variety of personal and room call systems. This enables the Woodland Lodge residents to have the ability to call for assistance at any time of day or night.

Our own maintenance team is on hand to avoid any major emergency or breakdown inconveniences at the Woodland Lodges. We undergo regular checks and carry out routine maintenance to all equipment and materials in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive.

The Woodland Lodges in the grounds of Sandgate Manor are situated approximately one mile from junction 12 off the M20 motorway within the seaside village of Sandgate. Local and national bus services are available from the nearby A259 Coastal Road with the mainline railway station of Folkestone West about five minutes drive away. The nearest beach is within easy distance by foot or by car.