Priory Levitt Mill and Barn

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About this location

Levitt Mill and Barn is located on the outskirts of the small town of Maltby, close to Rotherham. It offers residential support for 11 males and females, who have a learning disability and/or are autistic. We are located in a semi-rural setting, in a listed building with its own unique history, situated in the centre of its own grounds in a peaceful woodland setting at the side of a small stream.

Our team are dedicated to supporting the people we care for to live as independently as possible by developing their daily living and social skills in a safe and homely environment.

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 11 bedrooms at the site. Of these:
11 are en-suite bedrooms
2 are on the ground floor

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Levitt Mill Barn Wood Lea Blyth Road Maltby S66 8NN

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

Levitt Mill and Barn is a converted listed building, made up of two separate houses, offering lots of space and a relaxed, homely environment.

The main house is split over three floors, with bedrooms on the first and second floor. All of the bedrooms have an en-suite toilet and wash basin, and there are two bedrooms in the Mill which have full en-suite facilities with a shower.

In summary, we offer:

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

We also have a very large garden, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Communal seating
  • Shelter
  • Swings
  • Trampoline
  • Barbeque area
  • Play equipment

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 washbasin and toilet, or full bathroom facilities with a shower or bath.

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Levitt Mill and Barn 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 Levitt Mill and Barn include:

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

PBS is delivered in-house through our PBS practitioner, and we also have support from a local multidisciplinary team to offer other support techniques and therapies.

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

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


Everyone who lives at Levitt Mill and Barn 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.

Our team

Our highly experienced, multidisciplinary team consists of:

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

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

  • Epilepsy training
  • Autism specialist training
  • PROACT-SCIPr-UK® training
  • PBS training
  • Communication needs training
  • Buccal diazepam 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


Levitt Mill and Barn has direct access into the local countryside including a nearby paddock where people keep their horses and a short walk from Roche Abbey, a local tourist attraction. Nearby amenities include:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Post office
  • College
  • Park
  • Library
  • Cinema
  • Nature reserve/national park
  • Leisure centre
  • Swimming pool
  • Yorkshire wildlife park
  • Meadowhall
  • Roche Abbey shopping centre

Transport links

Levitt Mill and Barn also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A local bus stop with transport links which is a 10 minute walk
  • Rotherham Central rail station which is 20 minutes by car and 1 hour by bus
  • A short drive from the M18 motorway

A message from our site leader

We primarily support autistic people, who may present with behaviours that challenge. The site was an old farmhouse, and is a listed building, with lovely gardens. Our team focus on promoting independence and supporting residents to engage in meaningful activities

Levitt Mill and Barn’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

I am really proud of what I have achieved so far living here. It has helped me to channel some of my aggression and emotions
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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, where this is in line with their needs and wishes. 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?

Family and friends are welcome to visit and take part in planned activities and special occasions, such as barbecues and birthdays. 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?

Family members and significant people are encouraged to be involved in their loved one’s care and support, where this in line with the person's preference and any best interest decisions that need to be taken into account. Approaches to how family are involved are agreed on an individual basis, and may include regular catch-ups over the phone, or in-person meetings with the person’s core staff team.

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, and we have landlines and tablets at the home to facilitate this. Some residents have their own phones or tablets, and are able to communicate directly with family and friends as they wish.

What are the bedrooms like?

Bedrooms are all furnished and residents are supported to personalise them to suit their needs and wishes. This includes the decoration of the room, chosen themes, and personal items, and we encourage our residents to create a space that is their own and in which they can relax.

Are external doors kept locked?

Due to the nature of the service, our grounds have a locked external gate. However, the doors to our houses are kept unlocked, so residents are able to enjoy Levitt Mill and Barn’s grounds.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

We offer a healthy and varied diet and support any special dietary requirements. We create menus by understanding individual preferences, and residents are encouraged to be involved in planning. Alternative meals are always available where needed. Residents are supported to prepare breakfast, lunch and snacks as needed during the day.

How does laundry work?

Our support team will ensure that residents always have access to clean clothes and bedding. The home has a utility room with laundry facilities, which residents make use of either independently or with support, to a level they are able to participate in.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

Here at Levitt Mill and Barn we encourage our residents to develop daily living skills, and will provide support to the people who live here to participate in tasks such as keeping their room tidy, where this is in line with their support plans. We also have a dedicated housekeeper and maintenance worker at the home, who support with general cleanliness and maintenance.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Residents are not allowed to bring illegal or harmful substances onto the premises. We may place restrictions on items where the risks cannot be appropriately managed, and this would be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

How do activities work?

Each person staying with us will have their own activity planner. This will include activities that they wish to take part in individually and may also include activities with others where desired to support building relationships. We also look to encourage individuals to try out new experiences by working with them to explore different opportunities.

How will residents be supported with their behavioural needs?

We use the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® framework, which means we focus on proactive strategies and reducing restrictive practices. We require our care plans which include restrictions to be assessed frequently, for example procedures for interventions such as pro re nata (PRN) medication are regularly reviewed and removed, where possible.

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

We will work with individuals, family members and care teams to develop person-centred support plans which are in the best interests of our residents. We use preferred communication methods to enable each person to contribute as much as possible into their support planning. Plans are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect progress and changes in their needs.

What are the car parking facilities?

Within our grounds we have free, off-road parking.

What is the smoking policy?

We have a designated area on our grounds for residents to smoke or to vape, and they can be supported to purchase cigarettes at the shop, if this is what they choose. We aim to promote healthy lifestyles, and can provide support to reduce cigarette consumption, where a resident wants to do so.

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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