SHAF Lodge


SHAF Lodge, 316 Prince Avenue, Westcliff on Sea, provides supported living for up to five adults with learning disabilities and mental health conditions. 


Following a comprehensive assessment and a smooth transitional process, SHAF Lodge will support and encourage adults to maximize their full potential at their own pace. Our main aim is to promote independence, freedom of choice, dignity, confidence, and self-esteem.


At SHAF Lodge some of our amenities include a large communal lounge with a widescreen TV, a large conservatory, a large kitchen, three toilets, a bathroom, two showers, a good size garden and five bedrooms all with TV and dish and are all fully furnished. There is also a visitors room where adults can have privacy with their families and community support teams.


SHAF Lodge works alongside its adults, their social workers, community psychiatric nurses, parents/ families and significant others to create care and support plans.


SHAF Lodge is run and organised by mental health specialists and professionals with extensive experience, knowledge, and skills, working in collaboration with statutory staff to deliver mental health care support in the community aimed at the highest level.


We focus on these:

  • Leisure and vocational opportunities

  • Garden (functional and horticultural purposes)

  • Functional kitchen for rehabilitation work

  • Quiet room for private meetings and consultations

  • ADL (Activities for Daily Living) work and assessments

  • Individual and Group Therapies  




SHAF Lodge has been redesigned to meet the needs of a modern family home, where the environment is very welcoming, relaxed and comfortable.


Staff at SHAF Lodge have built positive therapeutic relationships with adults living at the lodge and are aware of the complex individual and group needs and act in an appropriate manner to meet these needs.

Adults are encouraged and supported to maintain independence and develop a wide range of practical, social and emotional skills in order to assist them to move on when the time is right.


Or staff at SHAF Lodge will ensure that support is delivered within the Recovery Star guidelines, incorporating various aspects and levels of support, including social and practical skills training as well as risk management. Continuous assessments are undertaken and reviewed every 6 months to evaluate the changing needs of the adults.




Date of inspection 30 September 2019