About Hyde

Situated close to Bristol city centre, sitting in the heart of the community and overlooking Westbury Park, Hyde Lodge offers a supportive living and learning environment for young adults aged 19+ with a range of profound and multiple needs that may include challenging behaviour, severe communication difficulties and complex health needs.

The service was outstanding in the opportunities provided for the young people. They took part in a number of enterprise schemes to raise money for new equipment for the house. These schemes were fully inclusive and each young person was given opportunity to contribute.
— CQC Report - Hyde Lodge (2018)

Life at Hyde

Hyde is more than just a home. We are a family and believe in unlocking potential. It's our role to provide the young people with every opportunity to develop the skills they desire.

We are CQC registered and offer 52-week residential placements for young adults requiring structured and supported living and care. Many of the young people who are considering Hyde will require 1:1 support throughout the day, however we believe in positively encouraging them to achieve their own unique level of independence so they can access college and the local community. So during their time at Hyde we work with them to build their confidence and skills to enable them to have that independence.

Our close relationship with the local college in Bristol enables us to develop their independent living skills and focus on work related learning, which are then integrated into daily routines. Using those skills in a variety of situations and scenarios helps them to attain positive outcomes and to build confidence and a sense of achievement. For those wishing to attend college, a valid EHCP is required

The residents have expanded their Enterprise program to valeting the school cars. All the residents are involved at some point throughout the process and all monies earnt are re-invested in to the house to fund different projects like the gardening group and purchasing sensory equipment. Through the art group the young adults have designed shopping bags that are being sold in the main school.

Choice and listening to your wants and needs is at the centre of everything we do at Hyde. Regardless of any communication issues they may have, we will always find a way to allow the young adults to express their thoughts, feelings and choices. Every resident has a personalised timetable and HILSP (Hyde independent living skills program) which is supported by an inhouse tutor, where they are able to choose which activities they do. Whether that is going to college, taking part in the work experience programmes or simply heading into the city centre for a coffee.



Hyde Lodge provides a home for seven young people in a warm and welcoming environment, with its own gardens and outdoor living spaces.

Large bedrooms are personalised to create a homely feel, reflecting particular likes and tastes. The rooms are also adapted to meet any health or mobility needs. There are two large, open-plan living and dining areas with beautiful views across Westbury Park.

Food is prepared in the two kitchens in the house and everyone participates in choosing and making their own meals. The lower floor is accessible by wheelchair and designed for ease of use by those with reduced mobility. There is also a large multi-use recreation room so activities can continue at home when the college day is over.

Being part of the community, having a healthy social network and taking part in physical activities are all part of the way of life at Hyde Lodge, where young adults with complex needs participate in and enjoy everyday life and build on the skills needed to achieve independence.

How to Find Us

  • Aurora Hyde Lodge is within easy access of the M32, just off the M5 and M4. 

  • Bristol Temple Mead train station, with mainline links to London and Exeter, is approximately 20 minutes by taxi.


Contact Details

Address: Aurora Hyde Lodge, Westbury Park, Bristol, BS6 7JE

Tel: 0738 7418 920

Email: info.stchris@the-aurora-group.com 

Registered Manager - Amanda Badger

Proprietor: The Aurora Group, 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT

Tel: 020 3617 0170

Policies and Information

CQC Report - click here to view or download

Statement of Purpose - click here to view or download

Adult Safeguarding Policy - click here to view

Fire Safety Policy - click here to view

First Aid Policy - click here to view

Health & Safety Policy - click here to view

Aurora Safer Working Practice - click here to view

Compliments and Complaints* - click here to view or download

*the number of formal complaints are available upon request

Introduction to Hyde Lodge click here to view or download