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Broadwater Lodge wins national award

July 29th 2019


Broadwater Lodge is celebrating after winning the ‘Best for Garden and Outdoor Space’ category at a national care award ceremony. 

The Care Home Awards recognise and reward excellence and innovation in UK care home management, operation and delivery. 


Broadwater Lodge has won the award thanks to the farm in the care home’s converted garden area.

In August 2018, the home created ‘Codgers’ Farm’, which was named by the residents. It has two pigs, two goats, a rabbit, two guinea pigs, a flock of chickens, and a new pony. It’s a first at a care home, not just for the UK, but for the world.

Since the farm opened, the home has become a magnet for local schools, nurseries, Guides and Brownies, and a host of other community groups. This has meant that Broadwater Lodge has been able to build strong community connections and, as a result, residents have regular interaction with children and animals that few other homes can rival.  

Angela Bookham, home manager at Broadwater Lodge, said: “We are over the moon to have won in the Best for Garden and Outdoor Space category. We had tough competition, which makes this achievement even more important to us.

“At Broadwater Lodge, we place great emphasis on individuals and ensure that everything they do or experience is meaningful and life enhancing. Our farm really is a talking point amongst everyone who has contact with the care home.”

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Broadwater Lodge in Farncombe, provides ‘Outstanding’- rated care from residential to award-winning specialist dementia care. At Broadwater Lodge there is always something to get involved in. A variety of spaces have been designed for relaxing and enjoying activities based on residents interests. We have created a pub, hair salon, sweet shop and even our very own farm with pigs, a miniature pony, rabbits and goats. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and holding multiple awards for our excellent dementia care, Broadwater Lodge ensures the highest level of care is given to your loved one in an environment where they can feel comfortable and safe.

Broadwater Lodge
Summers Road

0333 4343 006

  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
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