Baird Lodge

Lumley Close, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4FF

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Located less than a mile away from the charming and historic city of Ely, Baird Lodge provides apartments and communal facilities for over 55s.

Designed to offer comfort, independence and peace of mind, Baird Lodge has everything you need to enjoy a happy, fulfilling retirement.

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Baird Lodge reception exterior
Baird Lodge gardens
Baird Lodge open plan living area
Baird Lodge assisted bathroom
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Life at Baird Lodge

At Baird Lodge, you choose the lifestyle that suits you.

In the morning, a local shop can deliver your daily milk or newspaper, and during the day we’ll call you to check you’re okay. After breakfast in your apartment or the restaurant, you might choose to meet friends or take part in one of our regular activities. At lunchtime, the restaurant serves delicious hot meals, and friends or family can join you.

If you fancy a change of scenery, Ely city centre is only a five minute drive or 20 minute walk away. You could visit the cathedral, stroll along the river, or perhaps take the train to Cambridge for a spot of shopping or lunch.

In the afternoon, you could join us for one of our regular social events, take part in an arts and crafts workshop, or do some gardening. Alternatively, you may prefer to sit in our quiet reading room, or visit the hairdresser for some pampering. By evening, you may want to take it easy after all the activity! If not, you can always join friends to watch TV or for a chat, a game of cards or a mutual hobby.

I came here six months ago and I have settled in very well. It's a lovely place, I couldn't wish for anything more.

Hilda Butterfield, resident
One of our taste restaurants

Taste restaurant

Our in-house Taste restaurant is open to residents seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and snacks, as well as offering a meal delivery service. We can also cater for your guests, if booked in advance, so you can enjoy a meal with your friends and family.

We regularly have special menus to celebrate special occasions throughout the year and our Taste restaurant has a 5* hygiene rating from the Food Standards Agency.

View sample menus and read more about our Taste restaurants.

Activities leader Jackie Croxford with Moreton Court resident Beth Thomas and David Faulkner

Activities and events

We hold regular social activities, offering you a chance to meet new people and be part of our friendly community. Activities include:

  • Quizzes, bingo and games
  • Exercise classes
  • Arts and crafts
  • Gardening

Our programme of organised events includes entertainers, visiting animals and coffee mornings. Themed events are also held throughout the year, such as a summer fete, Macmillan coffee morning and a Christmas fayre. Find out more about what's on.

Baird Lodge exterior

You’ll feel right at home in your apartment. It has everything you need and is unfurnished so you can make it your own. Features include:

  • Open plan lounge and kitchen
  • A single or a double bedroom
  • Fitted kitchen with fridge
  • Level-access shower room
  • Emergency alert system featuring intercom, pull cord and pendant or wrist alarms

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to live at Baird Lodge, you must:

  • Be aged 55 or over, or have long-term care needs
  • Reside in, or have a family connection to, the local area

We aim to offer a lively atmosphere and mixed community of people who have a range of care needs.

You do not need to have any immediate care or support needs when you apply, but our kind and caring staff can support you if anything changes.

Baird Lodge may not be suitable if you require a substantial amount of regular nursing care.

How do I apply?

  1. Contact us for an application form, or contact Cambridgeshire County Council’s adult social care team.
  2. We’ll arrange for you to visit and meet us.
  3. We’ll help you to complete a housing assessment and affordability form, as you may be eligible for financial assistance towards your rent and part of your service charge.
  4. While you’re here, we may assess if you would benefit from care and support services, and our care provider, Radis Community Care, may arrange to visit you at home to discuss your needs. For your care to be funded by Cambridgeshire County Council, you must have had your needs assessed and approved by the adult social care team.

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