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Meet Lisa Upston, Manager at Albany Lodge, Derby

At Burghley Retirement Living, we are built on the ethos that a business is only as good as the people behind it. For us, the concept is even more important, because our staff are directly responsible for people feeling content, safe and happy in their own homes.
It’s for this reason that we carefully select our staff, not just on their qualifications but their personality and how they fit with the Burghley Retirement Living philosophy.

We want a team of warm, genuine people who sincerely care about our retirement apartment residents and will go over and above for them. And we think we have it!

So we’d like to introduce you to the team at Burghley Retirement Living, here we meet Lisa, who is the lodge manager at Albany Lodge, our luxury retirement development in Derby.
Read on to find out more about Lisa, who’s door is always open for a smile, a chat, and a cup of tea.

What did you do before you came to Albany Lodge?

I previously worked as a civilian in the British Army as a mover, this entailed moving Military soldiers around the world. Organising flights, removals, hire cars & accommodation. This could be up to 300 personnel at any one time.


What does a day as a lodge manger usually entail?

As a lodge manager we are there to support residents to the best of our ability & to help a smooth transition into retirement living. We are always on hand to listen to solve any problems should they occur, to arrange trades people if required, organise events & maintain the day to day running of the lodges.

Albany Lodge, Burghley Retirement Living Derby 1057

Can you describe the lodge you look after?

We are very lucky to have two blocks at Albany Lodge which both have stunning communal lounges to meet up for coffee & a chat. There are also two beautiful guest suites a fitness suite, a quiet lounge filled with books when you need a little escapism and finally a craft room. The atmosphere is caring & friendly.

The buildings are modern fresh & contemporary with a sprinkling of elegance, the Apartments are where you add your own little bit of magic ‘ Although a blank canvas the kitchens & bathrooms  are  very well designed  with everything you need as well as being spacious & airy.


What in your opinion is the main advantage of moving into a property like this?

The advantages are endless, just knowing that you will never feel loneliness & someone is always on hand to help should you need it.   That you can travel in the knowledge your home is safe & secure. You can participate in activities, meet up with other residents or have quiet time in your apartment, the choice is yours. Colder months you don’t have to venture far should you not wish to as the Lodges have so much to offer, meaning you have it all on your doorstep.

January Open House at Albany Lodge


Find out more

Burghley Retirement Living is dedicated to producing luxurious retirement apartments for the over 55s; with beautiful developments in Derby, Thornton-Cleveleys, Brighouse, and Shipley.

To find out more about life at Albany Lodge, our luxury retirement development in Derby, or to book a personal tour at any time CLICK HERE or call 0800 999 1989.

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