Priory Blyton Court

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About this location

BIyton Court is located in the village of Blyton, close to the town of Gainsborough, in Lincolnshire. The service offers residential and nursing support for 17 males and females with a range of needs. This includes adults with a learning disability, individuals with physical health needs, and people on the autism spectrum. We are in a semi-rural location, situated in a village off a main road.

Our team are committed to encouraging and supporting individuals to develop the skills they have and build on these to gain greater independence, in a homely environment. We want to help each person we support to achieve the best possible outcomes for all of our residents.

We can also support those who have:

  • Mental health needs
  • Difficulties with communication
  • Require 24-hour nursing support
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Epilepsy

Services at a glance

There are a total of 17 bedrooms at the site. Of these:
2 are en-suite bedrooms
4 are on the ground floor

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Blyton Court 3 Laughton Road Blyton Gainsborough Lincolnshire DN21 3LG

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

The main detached, communal house has lots of space and offers a relaxed, homely environment. One part of the home is an older building, with an adjacent newer extension. Bedrooms are situated on the ground and first floors, and all of the communal areas are on the ground floor.

In summary, we offer:

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

We also have a large garden, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Communal seating
  • Summer house
  • Swings
  • Shelter
  • Wheelchair access

We also have specialised equipment within the home, such as sensory lighting, hoists, a lift, and a height-adjustable bath. In addition, we have a mobility adapted 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 the bedrooms have en-suite facilities, one with a wet room, and the other with a bath. All other bedrooms have basins in them. We also provide wheelchair access and robust, low arousal furniture.

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Blyton Court 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 Blyton Court include:

  • Positive behaviour support (PBS)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Psychology

PBS and nursing is delivered in-house, and we also have support from a local multidisciplinary team to deliver other services.

In addition, we use tools such as the Outcomes Star™, including Life Star and Spectrum Star, to support our residents to achieve their goals.

The lengths of the placements that we offer at Blyton Court can be transitional, short-term, medium-term or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person. We also offer nursing and continuing healthcare placements.


Everyone who lives at Blyton Court 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


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, and can support residents to move to more independent living at one of our Priory Supported Living Lincolnshire services.

Our team

Our highly experienced, multidisciplinary team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support workers
  • Senior support workers
  • Nurses
  • Activities co-ordinator
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Maintenance worker
  • Administrator

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

  • Makaton training
  • Epilepsy training
  • Diabetes management training
  • Catheter care training
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) Feeding

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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


Blyton Court has a number of amenities nearby including:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Park

Transport links

Blyton Court also has excellent transport links, including:

  • There is a train station in Gainsborough, 6 miles away
  • A bus stop is close to the house, offering regular local services
  • The A1 and M180 are nearby

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

I know that this is a safe place and the care is good. They make sure that they look after my relative like one of their own family
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Case studies

Alfie's 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. For those who are unable to visit their own 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. Every month families are invited to a meeting at the home, where they will 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. However every person staying with us will be risk assessed which will detail the level of security needed.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

We have a chef who prepares a menu in line with individual preferences and specialist diets. The menu is varied to accommodate everyone’s wishes and alternatives are provided at each meal. People can be supported by our staff to prepare their own meals. Advice from dieticians and speech and language therapists are taken into account for nutrition and eating difficulties. People are supported to eat their meals if help is needed.

How does laundry work?

The laundry is mainly completed by our housekeeping team. However, residents are given help to do their own laundry if they can, as part of promoting independence.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

We have a dedicated housekeeper and maintenance team at the home, who undertake most of these tasks. However, staff also support and encourage our residents to play a role in their activities of daily living, where this is in line with their individual support plans.

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.

How do activities work?

Our dedicated activities co-ordinator plans activities which match 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?

The service’s PBS practitioner spends dedicated time in the home to observe and understand individual needs, and to ensure that care plans are effective and up-to-date. We focus on really getting to know our residents, including their health requirements. This means we can put in place the right support, and develop effective strategies to express what they want and need, and reduce incidents of behaviours that may challenge.

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?

We have a car park on site with ample parking for staff and visitors.

What is the smoking policy?

We have a designated area outside for residents to smoke or to vape, if they wish. 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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