Eldertree Lodge

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At Eldertree Lodge, we look after men and women with Autism, Asperger's and Autistic Spectrum Disorders

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Eldertree Lodge

Eldertree Lane,
Market Drayton,
Stoke-on-Trent TF9 4LX

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Eldertree Lodge

At Eldertree Lodge, near Stoke-on-Trent, we provide specialist short-term high-dependency rehabilitation and support for adults with Autism, Asperger's or other Learning Disabilities.  

Our site is intentionally split into six buildings or “wards” each comprising 6 bedrooms. Not only does this arrangement better reflect community living but we know from experience that people with learning disabilities do better in small familiar environments where there are less people and less noise.   Our layout also enables us to place patients in the ward most suited to their age, gender and their particular support needs.  With our small wards, our high staff to patient ratio and de-escalation facilities we are also able to manage patients with particularly challenging behaviours.

Our aim is to help patients move into the community as soon as possible and to improve each patient's longer-term outcome.

CQC rated our service as "good" in November 2017.

"Staff demonstrated a positive, caring attitude towards patients.  Staff interacted with patients in a caring compassionate way" (CQC , November 2017)


Getting here

  • Five minute drive to little village of Ashley, with 17th century church

  • Market Drayton, Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme all a short drive away

  • Easy road access via M6, junction 15

  • Stoke on Trent station is 11 miles away

  • Manchester International Airport and East Midlands International Airport, both a 50 minute drive away

  • On site free parking

What's here

  • 36 beds for men and women aged 18+

  • Well-equipped gym, indoor sports hall for badminton and basketball

  • Games room with table tennis and a pool table

  • Patient-run shop and a well-stocked library, as well as wifi for patients

  • Pretty garden area, an all-weather football pitch, and the chance to do some gardening if you wish

  • Multi-media centre

While you're here

  • Individual and group-based physical, therapeutic and learning activities to build self-esteem

  • Extensive activities programme

  • Minibus for outings and appointments

Care at Eldertree Lodge

Short-stay admission service

This service provides short-term assessment and treatment (from three to six months) for adults in preparation for step down into a rehabilitation unit or directly to the community. During their stay, our specialist team provide comprehensive assessment which includes formal diagnosis, sensory assessment and sensory diet, communication needs, functional analysis, review of medication and positive behavioural support (PBS). The ward provides individualised treatment and an autism specific environment including access to purpose built de-escalation areas.

Pre-discharge service

The purpose of admission to this ward is assessment, treatment and rehabilitation whilst preparing patients for step-down into the community. The ward provides individualised rehabilitation, transition planning and supporting discharge within a modern open plan environment.

Who we treat

We look after both men and women with any of the following:
Asperger's Disorder
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Complex Needs
Challenging Behaviours

We also have a practice nurse available on site to allow us to admit patients who also have physical long-term conditions such as diabetes or epilepsy.

What people say about us

Reviews of our approach and how we've helped our patients

Eldertree Lodge is the best hospital, fantastic staff, great help, full trust.


Eldertree Lodge is great, we get to do good activities.


The team are very professional, hard working and have a very person centred approach to all of the patients.


Advice and Support

Independence and choice

There are plenty of opportunities to bring your own personal touches to day to day life here at Eldertree Lodge. We encourage our patients to be as independent as possible. We like it when families are actively involved in a loved one’s care, helping us to set the right goals for a patient each step of the way.

The Eldertree Lodge team

The team at Eldertree Lodge comprises psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, teachers, therapists and support workers. Eldertree Lodge is a new service fully supporting the transforming care agenda.