Twisel Lodge is a small purpose-built residential home for adults who have Learning Disabilities and associated complex needs. It was opened 1994 and is situated in Holywood Co. Down.

For many of our residents Twisel Lodge for a long time is their home however as part of the eight-person service, we also provide a ‘respite’ facility through which adults with learning disabilities can come and stay with us for a break. This service provides an opportunity for the main carers to get a break from caring duties and enables them to refresh and to be able to continue their caring role.

The home is single story and provides individual bedrooms. At Twisel Lodge, everyone is cared for and supported by our excellent team of staff who work  closely with a range of specialist professionals such general practitioners, community nurses, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy as required.

 The staff team provides person centered care to enable residents to engage in activities that support them to live happy and fulfilling lives within their local community.



Application and allocation:

We receive referrals for long term and respite services at Twisel Lodge through Health and Social Care Trust Care Management. The provision of short-term accommodation is allocated through the South Eastern H&SC Trust.

If you are interested in living at Twisel Lodge or accessing the ‘respite’ service you should talk to your Health and Social Care Trust representative who can request an application form from Cedar.

When there is no immediate vacancy, we will place your application on a waiting list and let you know when a place becomes available. 

If you want to learn more above living or working at Twisel Lodge please contact the manager using the details below.

Twisel Lodge

19a Church Avenue


BT18 9BJ

Registered Manager Mark Wilkinson

E: [email protected]

T: (028) 9042 8458


Cedar Foundation’s Living Options are regulated by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).