Welcome to Milton Lodge

Milton Lodge Retirement Home is located in the heart of Colchester in Essex, and very close to local public transport routes. The Home has been beautifully furnished and our onsite handyman ensures the decor is regularly updated to keep the Home looking fresh. Milton Lodge is a registered care home that provides a high standard of care to its residents, whilst encouraging them to live as independently as possible by receiving care and support consistent with their needs.

About Us & Our Home

At Milton Lodge we welcome anyone over the age of 65, male or female. We offer person centred dementia care, and recommend an informal visit by the prospective resident and their family or friends. We have accommodation for 35 residents, and have a newly built 7 bedroom specialist dementia care unit.

The home also has 4 lounges and a dining room, with attractive views of the garden area. The beautifully landscaped gardens are totally secure for our service users, and we have a large summer house which the residents really enjoy using in the warm summer months, or can be used as a private area for friends and families to visit.

What We Offer

We employ two activities co-ordinators, ensuring that the residents have a wide variety of daily activities to do to keep them active and entertained. Activities include our knitting circle, movie afternoons, games and much more.

Events are held throughout the year, including our annual summer fete, barbecue’s, and Christmas parties; all of which family and friends are invited to.

Our residents enjoy many recreational events, outings and visits to local shops and the town centre plus weekly visits by a musician, together with other weekly entertainment.

Our carefully prepared traditional menus offer a combination of nutritional value and excellence. Individual tastes and preferences are catered for, as well as any special dietary requirements.

You can read our Care Quality Commission Report here.

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Location & Contact Details

Milton Lodge
290 Ipswich Road


01206 841215


Manager: Trudi Snee
Single rooms: 29
Shared rooms: 3
Rooms with ensuite WC: 17
Registered care categories: Dementia
Old Age
Specialist care categories: Alzheimer's
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To whom it may concern,

I regret to inform you that due to the recent rise in COVID-19 across the nation, along with difficulties accessing regular and effective testing, Sohal Healthcare have taken the step of once again closing all of our services to non-essential visits.

We understand how much distress this will cause and can assure you that this measure has been taken as a last resort and is with deep regret. We truly believe that this is the most effective way of preventing COVID-19 spreading in our care homes.

As of Monday the 14th of September 2020, all homes in the group will again close their doors to all non-essential visits. Residents will still have access to health professionals throughout this closure, but it does mean that non-medical visitors, such as hairdressers and entertainment will also be cancelled.

We hope to update you soon as to when we can re-open and will be reviewing the situation on a weekly basis. I cannot put a date on when are likely to reopen as we will need to see an improvement in the daily figures and/or have better access to testing across the group. As soon as there is any sort of change we will let you know immediately.

This decision has been made at senior management level so please bear this in mind if and when speaking to staff at our care homes.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss this further, please contact me on r.stokes@sohal.healthcare

Yours Sincerely


Rory Stokes

Operations Manager – Sohal Healthcare