A real and lasting difference for everyone we support


Wood Lee
Blyth Road
S66 8NN

T: 01709 815 565

F: 01709 818 532

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Levitt Mill and Barn

About Levitt Mill and Barn

At Levitt Mill and Barn we provide support for people with autism, learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.

Our ultimate goal is to support everyone to live as independently as possible. We do this by encouraging and supporting people to develop their daily living and social skills in a safe and homely environment.

Our approach to support: 

Levitt Mill and Barn is welcoming, friendly and very person centred. Our dedicated staff team provide 24 hour support and the level of support provided is entirely dependent on individuals' needs.

Everyone is involved in designing their own Person Centred Plans, which are tailored to cater for each individual’s needs and provide the correct level of support required. They also enable people to make their own choices about the future and the steps they will take to enable them to reach their goals.

What it’s like to live here:

There are a wide range of activities to get involved with at Levitt Mill and Barn, both in and out of the service. These activities are chosen and organised by everyone living here.

We encourage and support everyone to get involved in leisure activities and where possible, educational activities, in the local community. At Levitt Mill and Barn we encourage individuals to access the local village centre and nearby town and city facilities, such as the library, leisure centre, cinema and shopping centre.

People living at Levitt Mill and Barn learn how to develop positive domestic skills such as using a washing machine, tidying their rooms, putting away clothes and preparing their own meals. Individuals also participate in activities such as playing games and arts and crafts.

Some people also enjoy helping to prepare for birthday parties and festive occasions such as Easter, Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas.

Levitt Mill and Barn is a listed building with its own unique history. It is situated in the centre of its own grounds in a peaceful woodland setting at the side of a small stream, on the outskirts of a local village. From our grounds we have direct access into the local countryside and can walk to Roche Abbey, a local tourist attraction. A short walk leads to a paddock belonging to Levitt Mill and Barn, where some local people keep their horses.

“I am really proud of what I have achieved so far. I really enjoy going to college and I haven’t missed a day of training since I started the course. It has helped me to channel some of my aggression and emotions.” – Person supported by Levitt Mill and Barn


Levitt Mill and Barn is made up of two buildings, each with a kitchen, a laundry room, two lounges and a dining room. There are 11 bedrooms all with en-suite facilities, and individuals are encouraged and supported to personalise their bedrooms. The Barn building also has a wet room and a multi-sensory room for people staying here to use as they wish.

Around the Mill there are large patio areas of decorative local York stone and also a large, relaxing and peaceful garden. It is a great setting to watch local wildlife and to host parties and barbecues during the summer months.

Admissions criteria:

Levitt Barn and Mill may be suitable for those who meet the following admissions criteria:

  • Individuals with autism
  • Individuals with learning disabilities
  • Individuals with challenging behaviour