The Lodge 

Havant  Hampshire  PO9 3LH
Old Bedhampton
8/10 Lower Road

For all enquiries: 023 9245 2644


January 2021 -


Greetings from the Lodge - Winter 2021 

to all our Lodge residents, their relatives and friends

Manager Renate and Deputy Manager Jemma welcome you
to the Lodge page of the Manor Trust Bedhampton website

We welcome enquiries about living at The Lodge, by email or by phone

On this page there are links to more information including a downloadable brochure

During the Covid 19 epidemic we are very conscious of doing all we can to keep our residents and staff well and observe all the precautions to avoid coronavirus infection. All staff and residents have received the Covid 19 vaccination (Jan 2021), and also the annual 'flu injection'.

Covid-19 Vaccinations

In line with the Government's policy of priority vaccinations for the elderly, especially those in Care Homes and their staff, 
all the residents and staff have recieved a Covid 19 vaccination.
This will give much relief from the acute anxiety felt by many and mean that the Home can gradually begin to get back to a more normal mode of operating.


Please enquire to the Lodge Manager if you are looking for a room vacancy, or would like to enquire about visiting your relative or friend resident in the Lodge.



From December 1st - we are able to provide for our residents to receive one visitor at a time by appointment in the specially arranged visiting area.

We will be doing all we can to keep them and our staff healthy.
If you wish to communicate with your relative here in the Lodge, the options are; by telephone or mobile (if appropriate), by Facetime, Zoom, Teams, WhatsApp or by Skype.
To use any of these video-call methods please contact us well beforehand, so we can set up the software ready for your video-call on our laptops first.
Finally, there's the good old time and tested written letter - always so cherished by the elderly.

 To know more about our visiting policy during this epidemic, please contact the Lodge Manager on 023 9245 2644.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Covid-19 and the implications for the care of residents and staff


During the restrictions on visiting we are meeting the challenge to maintain the entertainment and welfare of our residents.

The Staff at The Lodge are required to wear face masks, disposable aprons and gloves when attending to the residents, 
even if there is no question of current infection with Covid-19 present, suspected or otherwise in the Home.
The means we are now using about 500 face masks per month.
Staff no longer wear their uniforms to work, so they have to change coming on and going off duty, and their uniforms are laundered daily at The Lodge.
How the staff travel to work is another consideration.
Where and how the staff spend their time in recreation is also important, and we are grateful for their common sense and careful conduct.
We will need to continue all the anti-virus precautions at all times because the elderly in care are inevitably more at risk,
until a reliable vaccine is available and in use.  
Your support by being understanding of the extra difficulties around these issues is greatly appreciated.Thank you.

We aim to see the welfare of the residents is maintained as much as possible during the restraints of 'no visitors,'
and we try to compensate a little with some niceties that will help with our residents' welfare.
To this end we invest in some additional items, such as DVDs, box-sets, and other items that hold the interest.
If you would like to contribute to the fund we use to facilitate this policy, you can make a donation here. Thank you. 

Please read the trustees' further comment on this development HERE 

The Lodge is the Manor Trust's Residential Care Home 

The Lodge is a delightfully situated in
the Conservation Village of Old Bedhampton,
a characterful, small home giving personal
24hr Residential Care our elderly residents.

If you are looking for a 'Care Home in the Havant
area,' The Lodge may serve your needs well.

We also offer respite, short stay and
convalescent care
- please enquire on 023 92 45 2644. 

ROOM VACANCIES - To check on
Room Vacancies please click here    


Please read our brochure - To download click here 

Reviews of The Lodge - We have good reviews from
our residents, their relatives and their friends- click here 

If you know of someone who is looking for a care
home please give them our telephone number -
023 9245 2644
- there are occasions when we have a vacancy
whether for long term care or for Respite Care

STAFF VACANCIES - To look for a
staff vacancy please click here

Our Aim at The Lodge

The aim is to make residents feel very much at home and to try to keep rules and regulations to a minimum.
The Trust prides itself on the high standards of care it provides in a relaxed and homely atmosphere.

The bright and sunny Lounge

A typical room

The cosy dining room

The Lodge Managers

The CQC Registered Manager is Renate Ditton. She is well qualified, and will be in overall charge of care and all aspects at the Lodge. Her qualifications are Diploma in Management Health and Social Care (Level 5).
She is assisted by our very loyal and long-standing team of staff who pride themselves on delivering best practice person centred care.

The deputy manager is Jemma Marsh who holds the NVQ Level 3 and is working towards her Level 4 Qualification in Management and Care and with the manager they complement each other in their own areas of responsibility.

The Lodge Manager, Renate Ditton Dip MH&SC (V)

 Deputy Lodge Manager, Jemma Marsh Dip.L&M(3)

The Lodge employs (apart from the Manager and Deputy Manager) Care Assistants who hold NVQ qualifications from senior qualifications to junior and all Care Assistants undergo continuous training.

  • here are just 14 rooms, eight of which have en-suite facilities.
  • On the ground floor there are two airy lounges and a comfortable dining room.
  • There is a chair-lift for residents living on the first floor.
  • All rooms are equipped with call systems, telephone, and TV points and an enhanced WI-FI system.
  • Residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms with favourite items of furniture and pictures and the residents’ laundry is included and serviced on the premises.
  • Each room has a lockable facility for valuables.
  • The appetising home-cooked meals are prepared by the cooks, using fresh produce and vegetables from the Lodge garden.
  • Residents’ preferred meal choices are sought so that their favourite meals can be catered for.
  • There is a varied menu providing a balanced and nutritious diet; special diets are also catered for.
  • Morning coffee and afternoon tea are served in the lounges or resident's own rooms.
  • Family and other visitors are always welcome.
  • The Secret Bookshop team have provided a free library facility
  • There are well maintained and secluded gardens and a patio for residents to enjoy.

See some independent reviews for the Lodge - 2018 HERE - 2017 HERE - 2019-2020 - on their way.

The Lodge has its own Facebook page, please click here or search 'The Lodge Old Bedhampton' where there are more and more recent comments to be seen.

Maintaining an Overview – the Manor Trust’s Governing Committee

If you have run a Nursing or Residential Care Home or been professionally involved with these types of homes in some way, then we are looking for a committee member, most likely a former care professional (or similar) with an interest in the older person in care and support the charity offers.

That interest would be in seeing that our residents' care and comfort being delivered by the Lodge Registered Manager and the team of carers is supported by a member of the Governing Committee who has some knowledge and experience in the delivery of good care of the older person. 

Please enquire for more about volunteering for this particularly interesting and rewarding role by going to our Contact us page and contact the Trust Manager. Please contact or send a message to the Trust Manager - click 
The Lodge is registered with the Care Quality Commission and the CQC's 'Nominated Individual' in overall responsibility to the Manor Trust Board of Trustees and to the CQC is Trustee David Hindley.
To read about our latest CQC Inspection Report please click here
If you have any questions, e.g. about our reports or any reviews, please ask to speak to the Designated Trustee responsible for The Lodge.
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