Priory Bowden Lodge

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About this location

Bowden Lodge is located in Darnall, in Sheffield. The home provides residential support for 16 males and females with mental health needs.

Our team are dedicated to supporting the people we care for to take control and have belief in their potential. We want to help people who are moving into our home from hospital to gain independence and stability so they can move back into less supported accommodation.

We can also support those who have:

  • A mild learning disability
  • Mild to moderate behaviour that may challenge
  • A forensic background
  • Low-level mobility needs
  • Epilepsy

Services at a glance

There are a total of 16 bedrooms at the site. Of these:
14 are en-suite bedrooms
2 are self-contained flats
4 are on the ground floor

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Bowden Lodge 669 Prince of Wales Road Darnall Sheffield S9 4ES

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

Bowden Lodge is a purpose-built, detached property in a suburban area of Sheffield, and offers a spacious homely environment with a variety of communal spaces.

Our bedrooms all have en-suite facilities and are split over two floors, with four on the ground floor. We also have two self-contained flats, which have kitchenettes, a lounge, and dining room, in addition to bedrooms.

In summary, we offer:

  • A large lounge with plenty of seating
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Well-equipped activities room

We also have a garden, complete with:

  • Patio
  • Communal seating
  • Vegetable patch

We also have specialised equipment within the home, such as a lift.

Our bedrooms

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

  • En-suite facilities, containing either a shower or a bath
  • Activities of daily living (ADL) kitchenettes

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Bowden Lodge 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 Bowden Lodge include:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Psychology

We have support from a local multidisciplinary team to provide therapies and support, based on individual need. We take an active care and recovery approach, using tools such as the Outcomes Star™, specifically the Recovery Star, to support our residents to achieve their goals.

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


Everyone who lives at Bowden Lodge 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 living in a mixed gender environment


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, multidisciplinary team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support workers
  • Senior support workers
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Maintenance worker

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

  • PROACT-SCIPr-UK® training
  • Mental health needs training
  • Autism awareness training
  • Self-harm awareness training
  • Substance misuse awareness training
  • Diabetes management 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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Explore Bowden Lodge

Mark's story at Bowden Lodge
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About the local area


Bowden Lodge is near Sheffield city centre and Meadowhall shopping centre, which has a cinema complex and food courts. Nearby amenities include:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Post office
  • College
  • Park
  • Library
  • Cinema
  • Nature reserve/national park
  • Church

Transport links

Bowden Lodge also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A bus stop close to the house with links across the city and to the main railway station
  • The main railway station is 6 minutes by car or 30 minutes by bus
  • It is a short drive from the M1 motorway

A message from our site leader

Our goal is for residents to achieve their aspirations and live their life. We encourage integration into the community; this might include education, work, recreational and meaningful activity

Bowden Lodge’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

It's the best place I've lived at. I won't want to be anywhere else
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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.

Can friends and families visit?

We welcome visits from friends and family, although we would ask that visiting ends at 8pm, as our team will be attending to individual's support needs by this point in the day.

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

We are happy to keep family involved, where appropriate. This will be with the person's consent or deemed in their best interest where a person doesn't have the capacity to consent. Our team are happy to discuss on an individual basis the best way to keep families involved in their loved one’s life.

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. Many of our residents have their own mobile phones and use can use them independently. There is a landline available and individuals can be supported to use this, when needed.

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, due to the nature of the service, and the fact that our home is located by a busy road, our external doors are secured with maglock systems. However, every person staying with us will be individually assessed for any risks to see what security is needed, and may be provided with a code to enable access. Residents are able to access our secure garden area at any time.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

We have a weekly menu plan which changes every week and is developed with the help of our residents. In addition, residents can make their own drinks and snacks throughout the day. We often have themed nights, and encourage people we care for to get involved in cooking different types of food. We also offer alternatives if they are requested, and support people to make their own alternative meal, and special dietary requirements are also catered for. People who live in the flats have their own budget to purchase food and make their meals independently or with support, but can also join in with communal mealtimes.

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 support.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

Bowden Lodge has a dedicated housekeeper and maintenance team at the home, although we encourage residents to participate in their activities of daily living. This might include cleaning their bedrooms and en-suite areas, where this is in line with their support plans. Our support team can offer assistance to enable our residents to complete these tasks, where required.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Residents are not allowed to bring non-approved medications, or illegal and harmful objects, onto the premises. All other items will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

How do activities work?

Activities are planned according to our residents’ choices and interests, with all residents having their own individualised activities planner. This will include both in-house activities as well as visits into the community. One of our support workers leads on group activities, and will discuss with residents their ideas and suggestions for activities.

How will residents be supported with their behavioural needs?

Here at Bowden Lodge, we use the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® framework. This means we focus on proactive strategies, rather than physical intervention. Alongside this, each person has a traffic light system with their care plans. We require our care plans which include restrictions to be assessed and reviewed frequently. For example, procedures for interventions such as PRN medication are regularly reviewed and removed, where possible.

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

We will work with the individual and their care team to develop support plans, through assessments and pre-admission discussions. Where appropriate, and with consent or where it is deemed in the individual's best interest, we are happy to involve family members in this process.

What are the car parking facilities?

There are some parking spaces on the driveway and additional on road parking at the side of the house.

What is the smoking policy?

Residents can smoke by the designated smoking area in the back garden. We don’t permit smoking inside the building, and this includes vapes. Residents are able to buy cigarettes and vapes at the shops, if this is what they choose. However, we do encourage our residents to have 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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