Rose Lodge is a large, detached house with picturesque views situated just outside Enniskerry, South Co. Dublin.

The house itself boasts an inviting hallway and a large sitting room, where individuals can relax whilst enjoying the aforementioned views. There is a second dining room adjacent to the kitchen where individuals can relax and watch their television programmes. There are four bedrooms in the house, with en-suite facilities, where a service user can reside and maximise their independent living skills with support from staff. There are two bedrooms, one where waking staff can stay to provide support and ensure safety during the night and also a sleepover room where staff can sleep. There are two bathrooms in the house and a sensory room upstairs where the service users can go to ‘chill out’ whilst fulfilling their sensory needs. Rose Lodge also boasts a play area outside equipped with trampoline, sandpit, swings and slides. There is a play room inside the house with all the modern facilities a young person would desire.

This property lies on a large, landscaped site with many beautiful walking trails. It is situated close to Bray, Dundrum, Sandyford and easily accessible to Dublin City.

There are several amenities nearby, with a cinema, shops, restaurants, swimming, sports clubs and horse riding to name a few. The staff team will endeavour to accommodate and encourage each service user’s hobbies or interests. Rose Lodge has a variety of outdoor garden activities inclusive of gardening, trampoline, a play area, a BBQ area and any other outdoor activities identified by the service user.

Plans for development include setting a vegetable garden which will be a source of enjoyment, independence and social inclusion into the community for the aspiring horticulturalist.

Rose Lodge offers a respite service for up to four people aged 6 to 18 years old. Rose Lodge provides individuals with a safe, supportive, consistent and stable environment in which they can engage positively with their Person-Centred Plan, governed by our Rose Model of Care which was inspired by Carl Roger’s Person Centred Therapy.

Upon admission to Rose Lodge, in collaboration with the service user, each service user is assigned a key worker. The role of the key worker is to support and advocate for the service user, whilst also building and maintaining a positive working relationship.

A lot of emphasis is put into ensuring that Rose Lodge is a ‘home away from home’, which is service user led. Creating positive memories whilst also teaching independent living skills and also enhancing the service user’s quality of life, is a fundamental value of Rose Lodge.

The staff in Rose Lodge endeavour to create a welcoming, cosy and homely environment. The service user’s choice is inputted into the décor for their bedroom and other areas of the house to enhance their sense of belonging and ensuring that the house is service user led.

Each service user has their dietary needs met, with them partaking in compiling a weekly menu, in keeping with trying to create a friendly and homely environment. The service users are supported and encouraged to participate in preparing meals and baking. This provides the service user with independent living skills and a sense of achievement.

A shared approach is adopted when working with the service user. Families, carers, HIQA, clinical input and other multi-disciplinary teams are encouraged to participate in the service user’s placement to support their success. Rose Lodge will always work collaboratively with those involved partners in the best interest of the service user.

Work carried out will be modelled in consultation with the service user and their person-centred plan, encompassing their individual communication methods, as per the needs of each individual service user. If some element of work required can be better accessed externally from other professionals, TerraGlen will source same.

“The care of our service users in Rose Lodge is at the core of our engagement. The staff team are extremely committed, and service user focused at all times. Staff in Rose Lodge work in partnership with the service user in developing a trustful and respectful relationship. Staff offer support to the service user and their families as well as encouraging and supporting the service user to build and maintain links within the community.”

Maria Kavanagh, Person in Charge