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Baird Lodge

Lumley Close, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4FF
Modern atrium fronted entrance way to pale yellow styled brick building, with small hedged walk ways to decorate and guide you around the property.


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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.

  • One single or double-bedroom apartment with open-plan lounge and kitchen
  • On-site communal facilities, including a lounge, restaurant and gardens 

  • Staff on-site 24 hours a day and assistive technology built-in, for added peace of mind


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Our building

Baird Lodge has a communal lounge, restaurant, quiet reading room, guest suite, visiting hairdresser, and a landscaped garden. There are lifts to all floors and level access throughout.

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Your apartment

Your new apartment is unfurnished so you can make it your own. It has an open plan lounge and kitchen with oven/white goods, one or two double bedrooms and a level-access shower room.

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Our community

Our weekly social activities and themed events throughout the year offer you a chance to meet new people and join our friendly community. There’s no obligation - you can take part as often as you want.

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Safety and security

The daytime reception, 24-hour care staff on site and secure door entry to the building and your apartment help you to feel safe and secure.

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There is free Wi-Fi in communal areas. Pull cords are fitted in every apartment, and we can provide assistive technology for extra safety and reassurance, which can be purchased at additional cost.

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Rent or leasehold

Apartments are available to rent for one person or two people. You may be eligible for financial assistance towards your rent from Cambridgeshire County Council. There are no leasehold apartments available.

Communal facilities

  • Bright and airy communal lounge with comfy seating and a TV
  • Quiet reading room
  • Communal laundry room
  • Accessible landscaped gardens with seating areas
  • Buggy store with charge points for mobility scooters
  • Visiting hairdresser
  • Accessible bathroom so you can enjoy a bath in safety and comfort
  • Guest suite for visiting family and friends


  • Ely city centre is only a five-minute drive or bus journey, or a 10-minute mobility scooter ride away.
  • Ely has a cathedral, river, banks, shops, pubs and supermarkets.
  • Cambridge city centre is only 20-minute train journey away, or 45 minutes by car, bus or taxi.
  • GP surgery and hospital for minor injuries within walking distance.
  • Food deliveries are available from local supermarkets.
  • Low-cost local buses and taxis make journeys easy. 

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 food hygiene rating of 5 from the Food Standards Agency.

*Opening hours and menu availability may be subject to change.

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Care and support

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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.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Baird Lodge, or to arrange a no-obligation visit, please contact us using the enquiry form below. Alternatively, you can call 01353 666 967 during office hours.

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