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CQC inspected and rated good.jpgLocated close to the South Circular in the inner London suburb of Brixton, Windmill Lodge is a welcoming home that provides a range of respite care and long-term residential dementia care, nursing care, nursing dementia care and end of life care.

Purpose-built, bright and modern, it is a friendly place to live where our team members, many of whom live in the surrounding areas such as Herne Hill, Clapham and Catford, provide care with kindness to the people who live here.


“I would like to thank you and your team for all the care and kindness you have all shown for the years she spent in Windmill Lodge.”

Relative of Resident

“Many members of staff are not only good at their jobs but they provide great support and friendship.”

Relative of Resident

“My Mum just celebrated her 100th birthday at Windmill Lodge. It’s a magical place with all the care she has received in the last 3 years.”

Relative of Resident

“I am very happy with the service provided by the home, the carers and the facilities available. The care given to him is up to our expectations. I am very impressed with the friendliness of all the staff and the cleanliness of the place, so overall very satisfied with the care given to my husband.”

Relative of Resident

At a Glance

Our Home
  • 93 bedrooms, all of which feature an en-suite wet-room, nestled within 4 care suites, arranged over 4 floors
  • Large activities room
  • Themed quiet areas
  • Landscaped garden with water feature
  • All floors are wheelchair accessible via one of two lifts
  • Currently being refurbished to dementia-friendly standards
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Visitors welcome throughout the day
  • Car parking
Services and Support
  • Residential dementia care
  • Frail nursing care
  • Dementia nursing
  • End of life care
  • Respite care
  • Visiting GP
  • Fresh meals prepared daily
  • Pet therapy 
  • Namaste sensory programme 
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Mobile library 
  • Visiting health professionals
  • Full activities programme including live entertainment, art and craft activities, regular parties and events for residents and families, frequent outings to museums and local attractions, day trips to the seaside, pub lunches, visits from local schools and other community groups.
Providing care with compassion

Excelcare-Windmill-Care-Home-P1.jpgAt Windmill Lodge, we look after people as if they were our family. We always treat residents with respect, dignity and compassion, ensuring we find out about each individual’s care, social and wellbeing needs, as well as preferences and life histories. 

Using this detailed knowledge, and in partnership with each resident and the people most important in their lives, we build a person-centred care plan which includes an individual’s care and support needs as well as their personal preferences, likes, dislikes and aspirations for the future.

We have replaced written care plans with an up-to-date electronic system that brings together all documentation for a person and gives us a clear overview of their needs. Brilliantly efficient, it allows us to easily track each individual and offer a more personalised approach to their care and support. Members of our care team enter information via touch screen terminals and keep up-to-date with each resident’s requirements, allowing them to respond quickly and appropriately.

We enjoying spending quality time with each resident, chatting about their day, reminiscing, gaining their opinions and generally enjoying each other's company.

Our dedicated approach to care has been reflected in us achieving Beacon Status, the highest possible award given by the Gold Standard Framework for care to people nearing the end of their lives.

Designed to support a high quality of life

Windmill-6782.jpgOur beautiful home provides a range of communal areas to support residents to spend their time doing things they enjoy.

We have a number of open and airy lounges where residents can chat with friends or catch up on their favourite TV programme, whilst our dining rooms provide the perfect setting in which to enjoy a variety of home-cooked delights during mealtimes. Our seasonal menus are created to reflect residents’ likes and dislikes and include a range of traditional favourites,  as well as new things to try. We also cater for people’s dietary and cultural needs. 

All of our bedrooms have en-suites and some have views over our landscaped gardens complete with a water feature. Residents are encouraged to personalise their own room with treasured photographs, ornaments, belongings and small items of furniture if they wish, to create a familiar place in which to spend time.

Our other communal areas include a quiet room which is perfect to sit back and relax or meet with visiting family and friends, a tuck shop full of snacks, a large activities room - which is an ideal place for group activities and entertainment - and a sensory room which is particularly beneficial for people living with dementia.

Our dementia care suites are specially designed to create a safe and engaging environment for people living with dementia. They include themed communal areas to provide interest and enjoyment, clear door numbers and memory boxes outside each bedroom for ease of orientation.  We also have a wonderful themed train station which is a stimulating and engaging feature for residents to enjoy. 

A sociable and inclusive community

Excelcare-Windmill-Care-Home-P3.jpgWe believe that building a tight-knit community brings peace of mind, harmony and quality of life to all.

With this in mind, we strive to create a warm and welcoming home where our dedicated team members encourage each person to maintain existing hobbies and interests, within a supportive environment where they feel confident to try new things too.

In partnership with residents, we have developed a full calendar of events and activities which give people the opportunity to take part in our many group and one-to-one activities. 

From arts and crafts sessions, film nights, quizzes and bingo to book and music clubs – there are a range of activities on offer to enjoy.

We also provide a variety of meaningful exercises specifically for people in the home who are living with dementia, as well as regular reminiscence sessions to prompt happy memories through our close partnership with St Christopher’s Hospice, we take part in their Art for All programme, which helps residents to explore their creativity under the gentle guidance of a volunteer buddy.

Therapy plays an important role in the ongoing wellbeing of residents, so we regularly welcome therapy dogs into the home as well as hold our Namaste programme which focusses on stimulating the senses, promoting meaningful engagement and comfort – it is particularly beneficial to residents who live with advanced dementia. 

We also welcome live entertainment, host fun birthday celebrations and visit local places of interest when the weather is good, heading further afield for pub lunches and trips to the seaside, all of which support residents to feel engaged and play an active part in home life. 

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On the Brixton/Clapham borders in South London, Windmill Lodge is near the South Circular and close to a wide range of shops, pubs, restaurants and other local amenities. Lying between Brixton Hill (the A23) and the B221, our home is easily accessible. 

Our closest station is Brixton, with overland South Eastern services as well as the Underground. We are also a short bus ride from Clapham Junction mainline station, with national rail connections. 

Windmill Lodge is a 20-minute walk or five-minute bus ride to Brixton’s library, Ritzy cinema and excellent shopping precinct, including the famous market that caters for the diverse local community.

When it comes to getting out, the nearby leafy spaces of Clapham Common and Brockwell Park blow the cobwebs away, along with beautiful Dulwich Village and its famous Picture Gallery. 

Facebook-button.jpgHome Manager: Tanya Coles

Windmill Lodge Care Home
115 Lyham Road
London SW2 5PY

Tel: 020 8674 4940

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