A real and lasting difference for everyone we support


5 Woodhouse Lane
East Ardsley

T: 01924 824 119

F: 01924 872623

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Woodhouse Cottage

About Woodhouse Cottage

Woodhouse Cottage provides support for six adults with autism and complex needs. Our aim is to provide the highest quality support which enables people to develop their skills, live as independently as possible and reach their goals.

Our approach to care:

At Woodhouse Cottage, our philosophy is to promote independence, choice, dignity, empowerment, respect and opportunities and to support everyone to fulfil their potential.

We have a friendly and highly committed staff team, who provide support that is tailored to the needs of each person. We can offer short or long term stays, and can work to the basis of 1:1 support if required.

We liaise with individuals, families, social services and purchasing authorities to support Person Centred Planning and ensure that full account is taken of the social, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of everyone.

What it’s like to live here:

Woodhouse Cottage is a beautiful detached house set in private gardens located in East Ardsley. The service is situated near Wakefield town centre, which offers shopping and leisure facilities.

People staying at Woodhouse Cottage enjoy taking part in a range of activities including going swimming, visiting the cinema and going shopping. We also organise day trips with the input of all of our service users.

 “I like it here, I can do the things I want.” – Person supported by Woodhouse Cottage‚Äč


Woodhouse Cottage is a detached, stone-built house, which is situated in beautiful surroundings. It has six bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities. Everyone is supported and encouraged to personalise their bedrooms to suit their individual tastes.

The service has a large lounge and smaller quiet lounge, which both feature a television and a DVD player. The utility/laundry room is available for people to do their laundry, with or without support. The office can be used for internet access, with appropriate staff support. There is also an activities room with a pool table.

The large garden is used frequently for barbecues and parties. The front garden is well maintained and blooms in the summer months.

Admissions criteria:

Woodhouse Cottage may be suitable for those who meet the following admissions criteria:

  • Adults with autism 
  • Adults with a learning disability
  • May also have complex needs
  • May present with challenging behaviour