Priory Beechley Drive

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About this location

Beechley Drive is located in Fairwater, just outside of Cardiff. Our home offers residential support for eight males and females with mental health needs, with full multidisciplinary team (MDT) input. We provide a female-only service, alongside the mixed gender service.

Our team are dedicated to supporting the people we care for to maintain and develop daily living skills to enable them to interact and engage with the community, living as independently as possible.

We can also support those who have:

  • Difficulties with communication
  • Mild to moderate behaviours that challenge
  • Epilepsy
  • A forensic history

Services at a glance

There are a total of eight bedrooms at the site. Of these:
2 have en-suite facilities
2 are on the ground floor
4 are within female-only accommodation

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Beechley Drive 4/6 Beechley Drive Pentrebane Cardiff CF5 3SF
This location is regulated by the Care Inspectorate Wales.

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

Beechley Drive is made up of two semi-detached homes. One of the houses is for both males and females, whilst the second home is for four females. Each home is totally separate, there are no internal doors. There is a gate that joins the gardens of both houses.

Two of the eight bedrooms have en-suite facilities and these are for female residents only. There is also a communal bathroom and wet room for residents to use in the mixed-gender house.

In summary, we offer:

  • A large lounge with plenty of seating
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Utility room
  • Sensory room
  • Communal bathroom
  • Communal wet room
  • Communal toilet

We also have our own garden, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Communal seating
  • Shelter

In addition, we have a site vehicle to help us to meet the needs of the people we support.

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. Two of our bedrooms have en-suite facilities, containing either a shower or a bath.

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Beechley Drive 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, managing finances and maintaining family relationships.

Our support approaches at Beechley Drive include:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry

Our internal MDT utilise these approaches to support the people who live at Beechley Drive. In addition, we use tools such as the Outcomes Star™ to enable our residents to achieve their goals.

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


Everyone who lives at Beechley Drive 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.

Exclusion profile

  • Those who pose a risk to others in communal living areas
  • Those with moderate to severe behaviours that challenge
  • Those with active and high suicide 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.

At Beechley Drive, we can support those who may be stepping down from an inpatient setting into the community. We also have links with Priory Supported Living South Wales, enabling people to move on to greater independence.

Our team

Our highly experienced MDT consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support workers
  • Senior support workers
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Occupational therapist (OT)
  • Maintenance worker

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

Contact us for help, referrals or more information

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


Beechley Drive is located in Fairwater, a quiet area just outside of Cardiff. Nearby amenities include:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Post office
  • College
  • Park
  • Library
  • Cinema
  • Leisure centre
  • Museum

Transport links

Beechley Drive also has nearby transport links, including:

  • Within walking distance of bus stops with transport links into Cardiff
  • Fairwater train station is a mile away
  • A short drive from the M4

A message from our site leader

I pride myself in treating every resident as an individual, being honest and transparent about their care and support, involving them in all aspects of support, with dignity and respect

Beechley Drive’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

It’s brilliant here, I love the staff, it’s very calm and I get to go out
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Resident stories

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Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

Home visits are encouraged and are supported by our staff, if appropriate. We are happy to help in any way we can.

Can friends and families visit?

Yes, family and friends are welcome to visit and come to the home. We do ask that this is arranged in advance, so we can ensure your visit doesn’t conflict with any activities or support planned.

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

Yes, we have an open-door policy, we encourage family to attend best interest meetings and we will hold regular reviews, if consent to share information is given by the resident.

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

Yes, residents are supported to call their loved ones any time, via phone or video call. Family and friends are also able to call and speak to their family member as often as they like.

What are the bedrooms like?

Bedrooms are all fully furnished, and residents are supported to personalise them to suit their needs and wishes. We encourage people to bring personal items and décor, to make their room feel more comfortable and homely.

Are external doors kept locked?

No, our external doors are not locked, residents are free to come and go as they wish.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

Residents are actively encouraged to participate in cooking, planning the menu, and preparing meals. Residents have allocated cooking days where they cook for themselves and all residents. Our OT complete assessments of needs in this area. Alternative meals and accommodations for special dietary requirements will be provided.

How does laundry work?

Residents are actively encouraged to do their own laundry, with support from staff, where required.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

The people who live here do participate in housekeeping and domiciliary tasks, such as cleaning their rooms. Our team are on-hand to provide support where it is needed.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Residents are not allowed to bring illegal substances onto the premises. Additionally, there is no alcohol permitted on-site at Beechley Drive.

How do activities work?

We encourage residents to plan and choose their own activities with support from the MDT and staff. Our team will support people to take part in things they enjoy and find fulfilling, and can help to make any arrangements to make this happen, such as helping find suitable transport.

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 require our care plans which include restrictions to be assessed frequently, for example procedures for interventions such as pro re nata (PRN) medication are regularly reviewed and removed, where possible.

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

Yes, family input is encouraged, with consent from the resident. We work with social workers, family members and residents to develop care plans which are in the best interests of our residents. We use a variety of communication tools and work with health professionals to aid each resident in having a say about every aspect of their care. Care plans are regularly reviewed, and family members will be asked for their input.

What are the car parking facilities?

There is car parking on the road outside the home.

What is the smoking policy?

Residents can smoke by the designated smoking area in the back garden, which has a shelter. We don’t permit smoking inside the building, and this includes vapes.

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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