Priory Gateholme

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About this location

Gateholme is set in the lovely countryside surroundings of Carr Gate, in Wakefield. Our home offers residential support for 39 males and females with a variety of needs, including individuals with a learning disability, autistic people, and those with complex needs.

Our homes support people with a variety of different needs and our team are dedicated to viewing each person as an individual and supporting them on a person-centred basis to create and achieve goals to meet their own expectation, to have the best life possible and to be as independent as possible.

In addition to people with a learning disability, and autistic individuals, we also support those who have/are:

  • Physical disabilities
  • Dementia
  • A personality disorder
  • Mental health needs
  • Mild to moderate behaviours that challenge
  • Older adults

Services at a glance

There are a total of 39 bedrooms at the site. Of these:

6 are en-suite bedrooms
32 are on the ground floor

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Gateholme Old Bradford Road Carr Gate Wakefield WF2 0QW

We take the safety and experience of our patients and residents extremely seriously. We have an action plan in place that is well progressed and we are monitoring for the embedding of those actions.

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

Set in beautiful countryside, Gateholme is made of a number of large and medium detached buildings, with lots of space and offering a relaxed, homely environment. Our homes include:

  • Cedar House, an 8-bedded property for people with a learning disability, who may also have dementia
  • Oak House, another 8-bedded property for people who have a learning disability and physical health needs
  • Beech House, an all-female property for women who either have a learning disability, are on the autism spectrum or have a personality disorder
  • Ivy House, property with 6 en-suite bedrooms for people with a learning disability, and may also have mental health needs
  • Heather House, a 10-bedded home for people with a learning disability and physical health needs
  • Holly House, which contains 3 self-contained flats for people with a learning disability

In addition to the accommodation split across the homes, Gateholme also has a variety of communal spaces for residents to enjoy. This includes:

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

We also have extensive grounds, and offer lots of garden space, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Communal seating
  • Summer house
  • Wheelchair access
  • Vegetable patch
  • Stables

We also have specialised equipment within the home, such as hoists, which help us meet the physical needs of the people who live here.

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. Our rooms come furnished, and we can support people to decorate it however they’d like. Our bedrooms have en-suite facilities, containing either a shower or a wet room. Some of our rooms on the ground floor offer wheelchair access.

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Gateholme House 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 Gateholme includes positive behaviour support (PBS) and one to one support. We also have support from a local multidisciplinary team, including:

  • A community learning disability team
  • Speech and language therapy (SaLT)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Sensory assessments
  • GPs
  • Podiatry
  • Dentistry
  • District nursing
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Psychology

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


Everyone who lives at Gateholme has their own personalised activities planner and are encouraged to take part in activities which are meaningful and fulfilling to them. Our dedicated team, including our activities co-ordinator, organise a variety of activities at the home, as well as out in the community.

Activities are planned with other nearby Priory services, such as Daisy Vale House and Dolphin Lane. Gateholme hosts weekly discos, books live musicians, and offers drama, and arts and crafts sessions. We facilitate daily community-based activities, like shopping, visits to the cinema, pubs and cafes.

In addition, 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 opportunities for enrichment in the local community.

Exclusion profile

  • Those who pose a risk to others in communal living areas
  • Those with active, significant self-harm risks


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 have close links with Priory Supported Living North Yorkshire services, providing the ideal next-step for people who are looking to live more independently.

Our team

Our highly experienced team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support workers
  • Senior support workers
  • Activities co-ordinator
  • Driver
  • Gardener
  • Maintenance

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

  • Epilepsy training
  • Autism specialist training
  • Diabetes management training
  • Dysphagia training
  • Learning disability training
  • Dementia support training
  • Personality disorders training
  • In-house training for moving and handling

Contact us for help, referrals or more information

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 Gateholme

Welcome to Gateholme

About the local area


Gateholme is near a number of amenities including:

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

Transport links

Gateholme also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A nearby bus stop, providing regular local services
  • Road links to Wakefield and the M1 and M62, providing car access to locations across the country

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

My brother has never looked so happy since moving to Gateholme. It's been wonderful to see him interacting with other residents and smiling
Brother of person supported at Gateholme Gateholme House

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 family home, we can support your loved ones with video calls.

Can friends and families visit?

Family and friends are very welcome to visit. We ask that notice is given for visits, to enable us to support individual needs. Unfortunately, we cannot provide for family members to 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. Each house has either key-pad or key locks, to keep our residents safe.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

We offer a wide range of meals, with a choice of a variety of options. Residents, with support from our staff, are all involved in choosing the menu for the following week, and are supported to take part in food shopping and preparation, where they are able to. We encourage people to maintain healthy diets with meal plans to suit their individual tastes. Snacks and drinks are available at all times of day, and residents can be supported to access these whenever they want.

How does laundry work?

Our support team take care of the laundry on behalf of residents, using the industrial laundry facilities we have on-site.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

Staff support and encourage our residents to complete tasks such as cleaning their own bedrooms and communal spaces, where they are able to. This helps residents build up their daily living skills. However, we also have a dedicated housekeeping and maintenance team at the home, too.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Residents are not allowed to bring illegal or harmful substances onto the premises. We would also ask that people do not bring high risk personal items into the house.

How do activities work?

Activities are planned according to our residents’ choices and interests, by our dedicated activities co-ordinator. Every resident has their own 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?

We use the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® framework, which means we focus on proactive strategies, rather than physical intervention. Some of our residents have sensory requirements, in order to reduce their anxieties, over-stimulation, or to assist with emotional regulation, and these needs are carefully considered and included within their support plans.

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. At Gateholme, we are committed to conducting person-centred planning, which puts the individual at the heart of the support that is provided. 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 input from those who know our residents well, and strive to incorporate learnings within care plans, where appropriate.

What are the car parking facilities?

We have a large off-road car park and there are a large number of on-road parking spaces immediately outside Gateholme.

What is the smoking policy?

We have a smoking area outside, for residents to smoke or to vape. We support residents to access nearby shops, where they can purpose cigarettes. Our home promotes healthy lifestyles and can support residents to engage with smoking cessation, if this is in line with their goals and needs.

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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