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Excellent 93%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £795.00
Regulator's Rating Requires Improvement
Meet The Manager

Joanne Cookson is Registered Manager at Lighthouse Lodge.

With nearly 20 years’ experience within the care sector, I have worked in many areas of the industry from working with the elderly to spinal injuries and pediatrics with complex needs; I have enjoyed every aspect of my job.

My passion lies in providing person-centred care to residents living with dementia. All my residents are extended family and my team of dedicated and like-minded staff who provide the first-class care they deserve.

Caring for others and seeing the smiles on residents’ faces is what makes my job worthwhile. Outside of work, I enjoy taking my dogs for a walk, keeping fit and spending time with my family.

Joanne Cookson

The Athena Healthcare Group has provided high-quality, purpose-built residential and nursing care homes throughout the North West of England and Dover since 2014.  With a person-centred approach at the heart of everything we do, we aim to provide our residents with the best home-from-home experience that promotes independence and enriched lifestyles.

Located close to the seafront, Lighthouse Lodge boasts panoramic views of the River Mersey and the Irish Sea. Whilst the views are something to behold, it’s our team’s care and attention to detail that sets our home apart. Our dedicated team of care professionals is always on hand to support residents, aiming to make the most out of each day.

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Jason's Story
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, Learning Disability (ALD), Mental Healthcare, Palliative, Personal care, Physiotherapy, Reablement, Rehabilitation, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Parkinson's Disease.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Mild Forgetfulness, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

At Athena Healthcare Group, we always put the health and safety of our residents and staff at the top of our list of priorities. As you will know, the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic in recent times has brought substantial challenges. It is a worrying time for everyone. In order to seek to ensure the safety and protection of our residents, their well-being, and staff, we have put in place robust and stringent measures in response to the outbreak.

To keep up to date with our latest COVID updates take a look at our website:

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Infection Screening We are using technology to screen for infections & monitor symptoms.
safe-tick Regulatory Assessment We have been assessed by the care regulator in our approach to infection control.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

We are very pleased to announce that we have now installed non-contact visiting facilities.  We have repurposed rooms in our lodges and have installed clear perspex screens.  Starting from Wednesday, 2nd December, we will be allowing visits to our residents using those rooms.  We will be operating visiting seven days a week and on a timed appointment only basis.  We can allow up to two people to visit one of our residents at a time.  Regrettably, as matters stand, there can still be no contact and you will be separated from your loved one by a screen.  Unfortunately, visits will have to be fairly short, so that we can allow as many of our residents as possible to benefit from seeing their families.

Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

More details coming soon

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Our Building and Facilities

Lighthouse Lodge is a modern, purpose-built home that provides residential and residential dementia care services with extensive in-home facilities, including:

- Bedrooms with En Suite Wet Room

- Hair & Beauty Salon

- Spacious Lounges

- Dining Rooms

- Residents' Kitchens

- In-Lounge Kitchenettes

- Landscaped Gardens

- Rooftop Terraces

- Celebration Suites

- Visitor Car Park

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Hairdressers, Lift, Physiotherapy.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Scenic Views, Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Reduce Plastic Use.


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All of our Lodges offer spacious, well-equipped, modern bedrooms. Complete with quality furnishings, tasteful decor and practical accessible facilities - enabling residents to maintain their independence and enjoy their own personal space.

Whilst every room is available fully fitted with high quality furnishings, we encourage residents to make the room their own, inviting them to bring any meaningful furniture or keepsakes to decorate their new home.

In addition to the furnishings available, each room has:

A comfortable, adjustable profile bed

A flat screen TV

A wireless internet connection

An ensuite wetroom

Bedrooms are also equipped with a wireless call system so that residents can alert a member of staff at any time of the day or night. Residents can also arrange for a personal phoneline to be installed should they wish.

There is also an assisted bath available on every floor for residents who require additional support, or just want a good soak.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 80
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 80

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Internet Access.

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At Lighthouse Lodge, we have a dedicated and compassionate team of professionals who are passionate about delivering first-class care to each individual. Our care team provide person-centred care and support to our residents 24 hours a day whilst our Activities Team are committed to making our residents’ home a happy and vibrant place to live by offering fun-filled activities programmes each day.

Our Team
Joanne Cookson
Joanne Cookson
Registered Manager

With nearly 20 years’ experience within the care sector, I have worked in many areas of the industry from working with the elderly to spinal injuries and pediatrics with complex needs; I have enjoyed every aspect of my job.

My passion lies in providing person-centred care to residents living with dementia. All my residents are extended family and my team of dedicated and like-minded staff who provide the first-class care they deserve.

Caring for others and seeing the smiles on residents’ faces is what makes my job worthwhile. Outside of work, I enjoy taking my dogs for a walk, keeping fit and spending time with my family.

Bev Favager
Bev Favager
Lodge Service Advisor

I am the Lodge Service Adviser for Athena Healthcare Group at Marine View Lodge and Lighthouse Lodge, Wirral. I provide families with information required when considering a care home for their relative. The first point of contact and advise enquirers about the different types of care we provide, our Lodge features and the process involved for a relative moving into our Care Homes.

Enjoy showing families around the Lodges and answering any questions they may have, I assist them right up to admission of their relative and am always on hand thereafter. I love meeting families, prospective residents and helping to make the move into our Care Homes the best experience it can be.

My role also involves building relationships in the community working with organisations, businesses, charities etc and providing information in relation to the care provided at Athena Healthcare.

I enjoy spending time with my family, and I love dogs. I enjoy walking my dog, Buddy.

Susan Derby
Susan Derby
Business Development Manager

I’ve worked in the care industry for almost 30 years, in an administrative & financial role for different major care providers.

I am now privileged to be the Business Development Manager, helping our Lodge Service Advisors assists families and their loved ones through their care search; offering a point of contact should they wish to find out more about anything to do with the care we offer or the lodge itself.

This is an industry I love, meeting all the residents, their families and friends at this important stage of their journey makes me feel very honoured.

In my spare time I enjoy ballroom and Latin dancing, reading, the theatre, travelling and of course spending time with my own family and friends.

Billy Ellis
Billy Ellis
Head Chef

During my 30 year career as a chef I have worked in various rolls in this country and beyond, from fine dining to banqueting. 

My favourite role was working alongside renowned chef Paul Bexley at La France restaurant at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. 

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £795.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Wirral
Region North West
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

At Lighthouse Lodge, we understand the importance of a nutritious and well-balanced diet.

We take pride in our dining service and only use the finest seasonal produce available to make every meal the best it can be. Our menus are crafted with care and attention, tailored to residents' preferences and cultural or dietary requirements.

A wide range of refreshments is available on request 24 hours a day and residents are welcome to invite friends and family to meals at the Lodge - more information is available from the Lodge reception.

We Serve Food At
Afternoon Tea, All day snacks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

We are dedicated to making our residents' home a happy, vibrant and fun place to live!

Our Activities & Wellbeing team provide residents with a varied and engaging programme that inspires communication, social interaction, movement, reminiscence and more.

From musical sing-alongs, daily exercise, arts & crafts, knit & natter and intergenerational sessions with our twinned nursery; there's always something to look forward to.

We also offer smaller excursions to the parks, shops or local markets which add a healthy amount of variety to residents’ day-to-day life.

Residents who have enjoyed hobbies or interests within their local community, such as sports or social clubs, are encouraged to continue being involved and where possible supported in doing so.

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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Choir, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Music Therapy, Painting, Pet Therapy, Pilates, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games, Yoga.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.
Our Pets

Whilst we love our animals, we do not accept pets, but visitors can have their dog, etc accompany them when coming to see you. Please mention this to our manager.

Remember, some of our residents may not like animals, or have allergies, so we respect their wishes.

We also have, as activities, some staff bring their own dog or other pet to visit.

Can You Bring Your Pet

1 Alexandra Road
New Brighton
CH45 0JZ

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Requires Improvement
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Requires Improvement
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 9th April 2021
Last rated 14th May 2021

14th May 2021

24th October 2020

30th January 2020

Registration Date 9th November 2018
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church.

Nearby Services
Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Lighthouse Lodge

Lighthouse Lodge was given an overall rating of "Requires Improvement" by the CQC in May 2021.
Lighthouse Lodge provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Lighthouse Lodge has 80 rooms.
Prices for Lighthouse Lodge start from £795.00 per week.
Lighthouse Lodge is owned by Athena Healthcare Group.
Yes. Lighthouse Lodge does offer Residential care.
Yes. Lighthouse Lodge does offer Respite care.
Yes. Lighthouse Lodge does provide care for people with Dementia.
Lighthouse Lodge accepts Local Authority clients.
Lighthouse Lodge does not accept NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Joanne Cookson is the manager of Lighthouse Lodge.

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