Cedar Lodge offers support for a child’s complex health needs, learning disability and social needs during a short break.
Overview of the service
Cedar Lodge is a five bed short breaks service for children and young people aged 7-18 years with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or complex health needs. The service is provided by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and staffed by qualified nurses and health care assistants.
Specific or complex health needs
7-18 years old
Who we provide for
Children and young people with complex needs.
What we do
Cedar Lodge is for children and young people with complex health needs and disabilities who require nursing or specialist support during their short break.
Is there a waiting list?
There is currently no waiting list.
Is parent / carer allowed to stay?
Have staff had safeguarding training in last year?
All staff receive regular clinical and safeguarding supervision.
Any complaints or concerns about the service should be directed in the first instance to PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service) at the Royal Marsden Hospital:
Are staff trained in specialist interventions?
All nurses are qualified and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Children and young people are referred to Cedar Lodge following a panel decision identifying that a residential short break is needed as part of a Disabled Children’s Service support package. We will then offer you and your child a visit to see if Cedar Lodge is the right service for you and your family. Children normally come and join us for tea visits before being offered overnight stays.
Deciding who can use the service
Care packages are agreed by the Disabled Children’s Service (DCS) and / or Health.
Is there a charge for the service?
Families can choose to use their personal budgets where this is part of their health funding or DCS support package.
Parental contributions are invited for the All Girls Group for each child’s personal spending money and activities.
Cedar Lodge is a purpose built 5-bedded unit located in Carshalton.
Yes. Cedar Lodge is fully adapted for wheelchair use, has hoisting in all areas and facilities include, specialist bathrooms, a sensory room and a sensory garden. The building is accessible in a wheelchair from a parking space outside.