Who we are
A team of nearly 70 people work at The Lodge Trust to provide a safe living environment and to support our Service Users in their home, work, recreational and spiritual life. All staff members are highly trained and well supported by managers in staff supervisions, performance reviews and annual appraisals.
The Lodge Trust has been recognized as an ‘Investor in People’ organisation and has also been awarded the Employment Service ‘Positive about Disabled People’ symbol. The Lodge Trust and many of our staff have signed the Social Care Commitment.
Meet our Management Team
Our Chief Executive, Ramsey Pigott, whose office is on site, is responsible for all aspects of the Lodge Trust. This includes Residential Services, Work and Education Services, and the Lodge Country Park. The Management Committee, on which he sits, meets ten times each year.
Ramsey joined The Lodge Trust in 2019. The Christian ethos is at the heart of the ministry of The Lodge Trust and Ramsey is passionate that should continue and be extended to benefit many more people with learning disabilities across the UK.
Prior to 2019, Ramsey worked as a Regional Director with Friends International, a Christian charity working with international students. His background is in Education, Training, and IT. Ramsey previously served with The Navigators UK as their Director of Student Ministries and owned a company supplying IT and management training services.
He grew up in the North East of England, enjoys road cycling, sailing, and walking in the Lake District with his family and Alfie the black Labrador.
Our Registered Manager is responsible for managing Residential Services and Work and Education Services. Kathryn ensures that individuals at The Lodge Trust are supported in a Person-Centred way, giving all the opportunity to realize their potential and achieve goals. Kathryn sees our Christian ethos as central to our delivery of care and developing individuals' relationship with God as an essential role for all our Care staff.
Kathryn has worked in the Learning Disability field for over 13 years. She has had various roles in The Lodge Trust in the past, including being the Training Manager for seven years, so sees the importance of training for all the staff and the difference this can make in people’s lives.
Previously to working at The Lodge Trust, Kathryn was a primary school teacher in Liverpool.
Kathryn enjoys talking to groups about making church accessible to people with learning disabilities.
She enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well baking the odd cake.
Our Learning and Development Manager, Janet Elmore, is responsible for organizing (and delivering some of) our free training for all staff, including diplomas in Health and Social Care; Safeguarding; Confidentiality; Moving and Handling; Managing Challenging Behaviour (NAPPI); and Privacy and Dignity. Janet was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. As a Yorkshire woman, she is very proud of her roots.
She has lived in London for seven years and in Oakham since 1994. She started working in care while she lived in London and carried out a variety of jobs, from Occupational Therapy and working with the Deaf and using her BSL skills.
She started work at The Lodge in 2005 as a Senior of Garden House. She worked there until she left for another job, but eventually came back. She has worked here, this time, since March 2012. She has worked her way up to her present role.
She has two children, Philip and Helen, and between them they have given her four grandchildren, whom she loves dearly. She enjoys spending time with them and spoiling them, as is her right as a nannan!
She is a keen knitter; she also likes to read and visit her family.