Priory Dinorwic Road

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About this location

Dinorwic Road is located in the village of Birkdale in Southport, Merseyside. It offers residential support for three males and females with a primary learning disability diagnosis, who may also have mental health needs. We are located on a quiet road, surrounded by beautiful countryside.

We aim to provide a safe and homely environment, where everyone we care for can make their own choices about the care and support they receive. We want to help provide residents with the skills they need to live a healthier and happier life back in the community.

We can also support those who have:

  • Difficulties with communication
  • Mild to moderate behaviour that may challenge
  • Epilepsy

Services at a glance

There are a total of three bedrooms at the site. Of these:
3 are on the first floor

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Dinorwic Road 49 Dinorwic Road Southport PR8 4DL

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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. There is a large lounge, kitchen and dining room on the ground floor. On the first floor, there are three spacious bedrooms and two fully equipped communal bathrooms.

In summary, we offer:

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

We also have a large garden, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Communal seating

In addition, the garden contains a recently refurbished sensory garden, providing a stimulating environment.

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. Our bedrooms have robust, low arousal furniture.

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Dinorwic Road 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 Dinorwic Road include positive behaviour support (PBS) and speech and language therapy. 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 Dinorwic Road can be transitional, medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.


Everyone who lives at Dinorwic Road 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.

We support people to move into their own homes in the community at Priory Supported Living Lancashire, at Ryelands in Preston.

Our team

Our highly experienced team consists of:

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

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


Dinorwic Road is a short drive away from Southport town centre and Liverpool city centre. Nearby amenities include:

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

Transport links

Dinorwic Road also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A short walk to the closest bus stop with regular local transport links
  • A 12 minute walk to a train station with regional services to the cities of Southport and Liverpool

A message from our site leader

Our service is operated by a friendly and dedicated staff team who are passionate about helping people to acquire and develop skills that will allow them to live more independently in the future

Dinorwic Road’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

Thank you for all your help. I am now settled and happy at Dinorwic Road
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Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

We support our residents to attend family events and visit their own 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. Some residents choose to have their own mobile phones and are supported by our staff to use them.

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 individually assessed for any risks to see what security is needed. All our residents have access to our wonderful gardens.

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.

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?

All the people that we care for have a person-centred support plan which includes all their preferred activities. Our key workers support everyone to design a weekly tailored activity planner. Support workers work with the individual to ensure that they are able to safely enjoy their chosen activities.

How will residents be supported with their behavioural needs?

Our staff have a positive approach when it comes to managing behaviours that challenges. Any agreed interventions and practices are well described within each individual's support plan. Residents, their families, and external professionals are all involved in the care plan. Additional measures such as pro re nata (PRN) medication are used if required.

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 off-road parking for up to two cars, additionally there is free parking on the road.

What is the smoking policy?

There is a smoking area outside for residents to smoke or to vape. We do not permit smoking indoors. Our team aim to promote healthy lifestyles and can support the people who live here with smoking cessation programmes, if they choose.

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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