Priory Bishops Corner

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About this location

Bishops Corner is a residential service, located in the coastal town of St Leonards-on-Sea near Hastings, East Sussex. We provide specialist support for nine males and females who have Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). Bishops Corner is situated on a quiet road, just fifteen minutes’ walk to the town centre and the sea front.

Our team are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where individuals can be fully involved in their care and are supported to lead a more independent and fulfilling future. Each person is treated with dignity and respect and the ethos of our home is to provide good quality of care and support to enhance their independence.

We can also support autistic people and those who have:

  • A learning disability
  • Difficulties with communication
  • Mild to moderate behaviours that challenge

Services at a glance

There are a total of nine bedrooms at the site. Of these:
3 have en-suite facilities

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Bishops Corner 23 Boscobel Road St Leonards-on-Sea East Sussex TN38 0LX

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

Bishops Corner is located in a detached Victorian property. We have a total of nine bedrooms, which are split over two floors. Residents have access to communal bathrooms and communal wet rooms.

In summary, we offer:

  • A large lounge with plenty of seating
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Well-equipped activities room
  • Quiet room
  • Utility room
  • Communal bathroom
  • Communal wet room

We also have a large garden, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Communal seating
  • Summer house
  • Swings

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes.

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Bishops Corner 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 Bishops Corner include positive behaviour support (PBS) and psychology. We also have support from a local multidisciplinary team to offer additional services for our residents in a number of key areas, including dietary and nutritional support.

In addition, we use tools such as the Outcomes Star™, including the Life Star, to support our residents to achieve their goals. The lengths of the placements that we offer at Bishops Corner can be medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.


Everyone who lives at Bishops Corner 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 do not have PWS


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.

Our team

Our highly experienced team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support workers
  • Senior support workers
  • PBS practitioner

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

  • Makaton training
  • Diabetes management training
  • Specialist PWS 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


Bishops Corner is just fifteen minutes’ walk to the town centre and the sea front. Nearby amenities include:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Post office
  • College
  • Park
  • Cinema

Transport links

Bishops Corner also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A bus stop outside the home with access to all the nearby coastal towns
  • A 15 minutes’ walk to Warrior Square train station
  • Access to A21 is only a 20 minutes’ drive away

A message from our site leader

Bishops Corner is a very well established service in the heart of St Leonards on Sea. We have been open for more than two decades, and have a good relationship with the PWS Association. We have good local connections, which enables us to offer our residents many new opportunities, including work placements and even the chance to be a cross bearer in our local church. Bishops Corner has given our residents their lives back, by supporting them to deal with their PWS and helping them to make positive changes so that they can achieve their life goals, no matter how big or small.

Bishop Corners’ site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

Well, what can I say about my grandson’s progress since becoming a resident at Bishops Corner? It has been amazing, wonderful and sometimes words just aren’t anywhere near enough.
Grandparent of a person supported by Bishops Corner Bishops Corner

Resident stories

A grandparent's story - Bishops Corner

Grandparent's of a resident at Bishop's corner who was struggling with his mental health, share their story.

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.

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. Our team can arrange 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?

Our home has a cordless phone which can be used by residents at any time. In addition, we can support our residents to get their own mobile phone, where appropriate.

What are the bedrooms like?

Bedrooms are all furnished and residents are supported to personalise them to suit their needs and wishes. Some of the furniture has been purchased to suit the needs of our residents and some of it is fitted, and therefore cannot be removed.

Are external doors kept locked?

Yes, due to the nature of our service, our external doors are locked. However, every resident will be risk assessed to determine the level of security needed. We have a large garden area and patio where individuals can freely exit and enter the building.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

Residents are supported to choose and prepare food to support a healthy, balanced diet. We will however support residents with any problems or concerns around meal times, such as preparation. Our team will also seek guidance from family members and nutritionists to ensure that special dietary requirements are catered for.

How does laundry work?

Our team will ensure that residents always have access to clean clothes and bedding. We have a utility room with laundry facilities, which residents make use of either independently or with the support of their key worker.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

Most of our residents undertake domiciliary tasks such as cleaning, and there is a rota in place to assign tasks. Our care team support them with these tasks, and task allocation is also discussed in our monthly resident meetings.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Residents are not allowed to bring illegal substances onto the premises. We would also ask that people do not bring high risk personal items into the house. We may place restrictions on some items where the risks cannot be appropriately managed, such as non-approved drugs and medications, solvent-based products and lighters.

How do activities work?

Everyone we care for has a tailored activities planner. This 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 the resident 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 require our care plans which include restrictions to be reassessed 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, 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 is free on-street parking.

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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