About Woodhouse Hall
Woodhouse Hall is a 19th Century stone building located in the village of East Ardsley, West Yorkshire. Set in beautiful surroundings, the service is an 18 bed en-suite property, 9 of which are individual self-contained flats.
The main building provides support for individuals with autism, learning disabilities and behaviours that may challenge, with the flats developed for individuals requiring specialist support for mental health requirements, including personality disorder. The service has undergone major refurbishment programme to transform it into a modern home, whilst allowing the building’s original character to remain.
Our approach to care:
We believe that each person who uses our service is a unique individual and as such will have a personal plan of support. We strive to encourage the people who use our service to exercise their own choices, feelings and emotions. We encourage independence through our philosophy of care and support people's wishes to privacy and dignity with total respect for personal beliefs and views.
We take care and effort to get to know and understand the people that we support, so that we fully recognise how we can best respond to their needs.
Our staff are fully aware of the possible factors that could lead towards potential issues and are trained in how to use appropriate diversionary tactics. The staff team use Intensive Interactions to support people with communication. Known methods of communication are formulated into a communication dictionary to ensure that each individual has consistency from everyone who communicates with them.
What it’s like to live here:
Woodhouse Hall has a structured activity programme based around the philosophy of enabling individuals to reach their full potential and personal growth. People are encouraged to be as active in the running of the home as possible, in order to develop important life skills.
The people who use our service can enjoy visits to Knowsley Safari Park and day trips to other places of interest. We support individuals to use public transport for local journeys and to access local leisure and shopping facilities.
Woodhouse Hall is in easy walking distance of all local amenities. The home is close to major bus routes and near to the M1 and M62 motorways giving easy access to towns and cities such as Leeds and Sheffield. We can also be reached by train as the train station is in Wakefield just four miles away.
The village of East Ardsley has local amenities such as pubs, shops, cafes, community centres and a library. The nearby towns and cities of Leeds, Morley, Bradford and Wakefield are renowned for their shopping experiences as well as their cultural heritage. The area offers something for everyone, including; theatres, museums, theme parks, leisure facilities, colleges, university or the breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire countryside.
“Craegmoor has helped me understand myself better.” – Person supported by Craegmoor