Priory Ardsley House

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About this location

Ardsley House is located in East Ardsley, near Wakefield. It offers residential support for 13 males and females with a range of needs. This includes adults with a primary learning disability diagnosis, individuals with a physical disability, mental health needs and people on the autism spectrum.

Our goal is to provide a homely environment and work with each individual we support on a person- centred basis to create and achieve goals to meet their own expectations. We want to ensure that everyone we care for is encouraged and supported to have the best life and to be as independent as possible. We recognise that people with a learning disability have the same aspirations and expectations as everyone else and should be empowered to achieve these.

Services at a glance

There are a total of 13 bedrooms at the site. Of these:
4 have en-suite facilities
4 are on the ground floor

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Ardsley House 55a Royston Hill East Ardsley Wakefield WF3 2HG

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

The large detached, communal Victorian house has lots of space and offers a relaxed, homely environment. We offer a variety of communal spaces for residents to enjoy, including:

  • A communal lounge
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Activities room
  • Day centre
  • Utility room
  • Conservatory
  • Communal bathroom
  • Communal wet room

We also have a garden, complete with:

  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Communal seating
  • Summer house
  • Vegetable patch

We also have specialised equipment within the home, such as sensory lighting.

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. Our accommodation is split over two floors, with four bedrooms being situated on the ground floor.

In addition, four of the bedrooms have en-suite facilities, three have showers and one just has an en-suite toilet. All of the bedrooms have sinks.

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Ardsley House has their own person-centred care plan, which is co-produced with input from the individual, their family members and professionals involved in their care. We aim to help everyone in our care to make their own choices about the support they receive. This may include support in a number of areas, such as going out in the community, personal care, cooking and cleaning, and maintaining family relationships.

Our support approaches at Ardsley House include positive behaviour support (PBS). We also have support from a local multidisciplinary team, and a local learning disability, social work and advocacy team. In addition, we use tools such as the Outcomes Star™ to support our residents to achieve their goals.

The lengths of the placements that we offer at Ardsley House can be short, medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.


Everyone who lives at Ardsley House has their own personalised activities planner and are encouraged to take part in activities which are meaningful and fulfilling to them. Our dedicated team organise a variety of activities at the home, as well as out in the community.

We focus on supporting our residents to grow their independence. For some people, this may mean developing their daily living skills within the home. For others, this could be accessing work or educational opportunities in the local community. We have our own on-site day centre, which residents regularly use for activities.

Exclusion profile

  • Those who pose a risk to others in communal living areas
  • Those who pose a significant self-harm risk


Through our network of healthcare, residential and supported living facilities, we provide unique care pathways which help the people we support to progress towards greater independence. Every individual we support is provided with a bespoke pathway plan, tailored according to their individual needs. We aim to ensure that each person is supported to live a fulfilling and active life in the community.

We have successfully supported people to move from Ardsley House into their own homes within Priory Supported Living North Yorkshire services.

Our team

Our highly experienced team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support workers
  • Activities co-ordinator
  • Cook

Our team receive specialist staff training, designed to meet the needs of each individual we support. This includes:

  • Makaton training
  • Epilepsy training
  • Autism specialist training
  • Dysphagia training
  • Learning disability training
  • PBS training
  • Diabetes management training
  • Dementia care training

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At Priory, we want to ensure we provide the very best service to each individual we support. Contact us for more information, or to make a referral.

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About the local area


Ardsley House has a number of amenities nearby including:

  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Post office

Transport links

Ardsley House also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A local bus stop just outside the home
  • A local train station 7 minutes drive away
  • The M1 and M62 are a short drive away

A message from our site leader

Here at Ardsley House we pride ourselves on ensuring a person-centred approach. Each individual who lives at our home receives the highest quality of care possible, and we support them to remain as independent as possible and have meaningful choices in every part of their lives. This is achieved with the help of our fully trained and dedicated staff team. We often ask ourselves the question: ‘Would I want my love one to live here?’ We can proudly say the answer is always, ‘Yes!’

site leader of Ardsley House

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

Ardsley is a fun place to live and I enjoy the activities. I have enjoyed the good company and there is always someone to talk to
Person supported by Ardsley House Ardsley House

Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

We support our residents to attend family events and visit their family homes. We will work with the resident and their relatives to ensure possible risks are managed and that everyone is supported. This may mean the individual’s key worker will come along on the visit. For those who are unable to visit their family home, we can support your loved ones with video calls.

Can friends and families visit?

Family and friends are welcome to visit. Visits are usually planned in advance to support individual needs. Unfortunately, family members cannot stay overnight.

Will I be involved and kept up to date with the progress of my loved one’s care and support?

Yes, we strive to keep the loved ones of our residents involved in their care. We organise regular meetings at the home, where families can meet with the residents’ support team and hear about recent happenings at the home. We can also arrange more regular catch-ups either in person or via telephone, to ensure families are kept informed.

Will my loved one be able to have a phone or call me?

Everyone who stays with us are supported to call their loved ones any time, via phone or video call. Family and friends are also able to call as often as they like.

What are the bedrooms like?

Bedrooms are all furnished and residents are supported to personalise them to suit their needs and wishes.

Are external doors kept locked?

Yes, the front door is locked as you would at your own home. All units are unlocked, except at night, to allow our residents to enjoy our garden and outdoor space. Subject to a risk assessment, residents can have their own keys to lock their bedrooms doors, as well as the fence, which is usually locked for security reasons.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

We offer a wide range of meals, with a choice of meat and vegetarian options. Residents, with support from our staff, are all involved in choosing the menu for the following week. Residents are supported to choose and prepare what they want to eat, whenever they like. We encourage people to maintain healthy diets with meal plans to suit their individual tastes.

How does laundry work?

Residents are given help to do their own laundry, as part of promoting independence. Our staff are on hand to offer support if and when it is required.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

Staff support and encourage our residents to complete these tasks, to promote their independence. We also have a dedicated housekeeping and maintenance team at the home.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Residents are not allowed to bring harmful or illegal substances onto the premises. We would also ask that people do not bring high risk personal items into the house.

How do activities work?

Activities are planned according to our residents’ choices and interests. Thorough risk assessments are conducted before any activity. Everyone has a tailored activities planner, which will include both in-house activities as well as visits into the community. Their key worker may use a variety of communication tools to ensure they can have an input into the planning of activities.

How will residents be supported with their behavioural needs?

We use the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® framework, which means we focus on proactive strategies, rather than physical intervention. We recognise that people with a learning disability have the same aspirations and expectations as everyone else and should be empowered to achieve these. Some of our residents have sensory requirements to reduce anxieties, over-stimulation or to assist with emotional regulation, and these needs will be considered carefully by their care team.

Do residents and families have an input into the care plans?

Yes, we encourage families and extended support providers to be involved with the care plans. We use a variety of communication tools to work collaboratively with the person we care for to co-produce the plans, so they are tailored to their needs. We value this important input from others where appropriate.

What are the car parking facilities?

There are limited off-road parking spaces. There are on-road parking spaces approximately 200 metres away from Ardsley House.

What is the smoking policy?

We have a designated area in the garden for residents to smoke or to vape, and they can be supported to purchase cigarettes at the shop, if this is what they choose. However, we do promote healthy lifestyles and can support residents with smoking cessation programmes.

What are your fees and how are they funded?

Our fees can vary, and are based on an assessment of each individual's needs. Many people are eligible for financial help towards the cost of support, and this funding can be accessed by contacting your local authority. Once funding has been agreed, we will work with your local care team to put together a bespoke package of care. Please note, referrals for NHS or Local Authority funded services must come from a referring organisation.

How to make a referral

Our service provides high quality support to people with varying levels of need. Referrals can be made through the individual’s social care team or, if relevant, their local health authority. If you are a professional looking to make a referral, please call us or fill in our enquiry form.

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