Priory Fitzwilliam Lodge

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About this location

Fitzwilliam Lodge is located in Rawmarsh, in Rotherham, and provides residential support for 16 males and females with mental health needs.

Many of our residents come to us from hospital settings. Our team provide the people we care for with the skills needed for them to live a healthier and happier life back in the community.

We can also support those who have:

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

Services at a glance

There are a total of 16 bedrooms at the site. Of these:
3 are self-contained flats
16 are on the ground floor

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Fitzwilliam Lodge Westfield Road Rawmarsh Parkgate Rotherham S62 6EY

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

Fitzwilliam Lodge is set in a detached, single-storey property, in a suburban area, on a quiet road. The home has lots of space and offers a relaxed, homely environment.

There are three individual self-contained flats for people who are being supported to increase their independence skills and in need of their own space. Each flat has its own bath and shower room, a lounge and a kitchen.

In addition, there are 13 bedrooms with their own wash basin and a communal bathroom.

In summary, we offer:

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

We also have a garden area, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Communal seating
  • Shelter
  • Wheelchair access
  • Barbecue area

We also have specialised equipment within the home, such as a height-adjustable bath and wide corridors and doors for wheelchair accessibility. In addition, we have a seven-seater car 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. Our bedrooms have:

  • Wash basins
  • Wheelchair access
  • Activities of daily living (ADL) kitchenettes

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Fitzwilliam 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, finances and budgeting and maintaining family relationships.

Our support approaches at Fitzwilliam Lodge include:

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

PBS is delivered in-house via our regional PBS Lead, and we also have support from a local multidisciplinary team, including a GP and local community mental health teams, to provide therapies and additional support.

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 Fitzwilliam Lodge can be transitional, short-term, medium-term or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.


Everyone who lives at Fitzwilliam 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 are unable to live in a communal environment
  • Wheelchair users who are unable to self-transfer


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
  • Activities co-ordinator
  • Housekeeper
  • Maintenance worker
  • Administrator

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

  • Mental health needs training
  • Personality disorder training
  • Bipolar awareness training
  • Self-harm awareness training
  • Diabetes management training
  • 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


Fitzwilliam Lodge has a number of amenities nearby including:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Post office
  • College
  • Park
  • Library
  • Nature reserve/national park
  • Leisure centre
  • Swimming pool
  • Local wildlife

Transport links

Fitzwilliam Lodge also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A local bus stop just outside the home
  • A train station which is 7 minutes’ drive away or 15 minutes on the bus

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

Nothing is too much trouble for staff to help and make the home an enjoyable place to live. I get on very well with all the staff. They are very caring and I would recommend a family member to stay here. It’s the best place I have lived and I get the support that I need to help me meet my goal which is to move back to my own place in the community
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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, if this is what they want. Where residents are unable to visit family and events independently, we will provide support as needed, and as agreed in their support plans.

Can friends and families visit?

Family and friends are welcome to visit, in line with the resident’s wishes and with consent. Unfortunately, family members cannot stay overnight. Family and friends are welcome to join in on day-time events such as barbecues, celebrating birthdays and other annual celebrations.

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, and with the person's consent. If the person does not have the capacity to consent, we will involve their family where it is deemed in their best interest. We are happy to discuss on an individual basis the best way to keep loved ones involved.

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

Many residents have their own mobile phones, unless there are any restrictions around this, and are able to maintain contact themselves. The service is also equipped with landlines with cordless phones so that residents can also use these. We also support with making phone calls and video calls, where needed.

What are the bedrooms like?

Bedrooms are all furnished and residents are supported to personalise them to suit their needs and wishes. All of our rooms are on the ground floor, and have their own washbasin facilities. We can support people to bring in their own furniture and personal items, to make their room a place where they feel comfortable.

Are external doors kept locked?

No, our doors are not locked and residents can come and go freely, depending on their individual support plans. However, we lock the doors and gate at night for security, as you would in your own home.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

Residents living in the flats do their own budgeting and food preparation, with support as needed. People living in the house are able to prepare their own breakfasts, lunch and snacks, again with support as needed. The main meal is usually prepared by our staff, but residents are encouraged to help out if they wish. Our residents are fully involved in menu planning and we have a rolling menu which is regularly reviewed. We are able to support special dietary requirements.

How does laundry work?

Residents are given help to do their own laundry, as part of promoting independence, using our on-site laundry facilities. Our staff are on hand to offer support if and when it is required. Our team will ensure that residents always have access to clean clothes and bedding.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

Staff support and encourage our residents to complete these tasks to promote their independence, in line with their support plans. We also have a dedicated housekeeper and maintenance team at the home, who undertake general cleaning and maintenance duties.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

We would discuss general items on an individual basis, depending on risks and mental capacity. Alcohol consumption within the home will be discussed on an individual basis. We cannot allow non-approved drugs and medications.

How do activities work?

Everyone has their own individual activities planner, taking into account their views, choices and goals. There are activities available daily and available to everyone if they choose. Many people are able to go out into the community to take part in activities independently, and they can also join activities within the home and come along on group trips.

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. Each residents care plans will reflect this proactive approach, and we strive to meet the needs of our residents in every way, enabling them to live happy and fulfilled lives. We also use a traffic light system, where this is needed.

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

We 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. Care and support plans are reviewed on a regular basis and updated, as needed.

What are the car parking facilities?

There is ample off-road parking at the home.

What is the smoking policy?

We do not allow smoking inside the property, including vapes. There is a designated smoking area with a shelter in the grounds for residents to use. Residents are able to buy cigarettes or vapes at the shops, as this is their choice. We can also support residents with smoking cessation programmes, if this is something they want to do.

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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