Priory Long Lane Farm

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About this location

Long Lane Farm is located in Bamber Bridge, a suburb of Preston. Our home offers residential support for four autistic male and female adults. We are located off a side road with a long driveway and within large grounds, in a pleasant neighbourhood.

Our team are dedicated to using a person-centred approach to enable individuals to make their own choices about the support they receive. We want to help each person we care for to improve their wellbeing and achieve positive outcomes.

We can also support those who have:

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

Services at a glance

There are a total of four bedrooms at the site. Of these:
1 is a self-contained flat
3 are on the first floor

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Long Lane Farm Kellet Lane Bamber Bridge Preston Lancashire PR5 6AN

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

Long Lane Farm is set in a large, detached farmhouse, with an annexe adjoined. The main house has lots of space and offers a relaxed, homely environment. There are three bedrooms on the first floor with a communal bathroom. In addition, the annexe offers a lounge, bedroom, bathroom and small kitchen area.

In summary, we offer:

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

We also have a garden, complete with:

  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Communal seating

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. We can support residents to buy and present furnishings and décor that makes them happy.

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Long Lane Farm 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 Long Lane Farm include:

  • Positive behaviour support (PBS)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychiatry

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

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

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


Everyone who lives at Long Lane Farm 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. People may have the opportunity to move to their own home in the community through our Priory Supported Living Lancashire service.

Our team

Our highly experienced, multidisciplinary team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support workers
  • Senior support workers
  • PBS practitioner
  • Housekeeper
  • Maintenance team

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

  • Makaton training
  • Autism specialist training
  • PROACT-SCIPr-UK® training
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome support training
  • Communication needs training
  • PBS 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


Long Lane Farm has a number of nearby amenities including:

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

Transport links

Long Lane Farm also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A local bus stop just outside the home
  • A local train station which is 5 minutes by car, 10 minutes by bus or a 30 minute walk
  • A short drive from the M61 and M65 motorways

A message from our site leader

At Long Lane Farm, we provide a good quality of care in a safe environment, with unconditional positive regard to all residents

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Comments from our residents and their family and friends

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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?

Family and friends are welcome to visit, and take part in activities at the home.

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. Our home has multiple incoming phone lines, with one in each communal area. Individuals are supported to use the phone as needed, and family and friends are also able to call as often as they like

What are the bedrooms like?

Bedrooms are all furnished, and residents will be supported to personalise them to suit their needs and wishes.

Are external doors kept locked?

Yes - due to the nature of the service, external doors are locked to ensure the safety of our residents. However, every person staying with us will be individually assessed for any risks, to see what security measures are needed.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

Residents are supported to choose and prepare what they want to eat, and there is food and drinks available at all times of day. We aim to support residents to make positive choices, including a balanced diet, taking into account their desires and preferences. We will also seek guidance from family members and nutritionists to ensure that special dietary requirements are catered for.

How does laundry work?

We have a utility room with laundry facilities, which residents make use of either independently or with the support. We encourage residents to take part in these tasks, as part of their activities of daily living. However, 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, with support as outlined in their agreed support plans. We also have a dedicated housekeeper and maintenance team at the home, who maintain the overall cleanliness of the property.

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. Other items can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

How do activities work?

Each person staying with us has their own person-centred weekly activities planner, which is developed in partnership with them. We also support our residents to try out new activities based on their hobbies and interests.

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. We require any restrictions to be assessed frequently, for example procedures for interventions such as pro re nata (PRN) medication, are regularly reviewed and removed where possible.

Long Lane Farm also has an on-site PBS practitioner, and the rest of our staff team receive training bespoke to the needs of each individual, enabling us to put the right support in place for the people who live here.

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

Yes, we take a holistic, multi-agency approach, working with our residents and their family, advocate, social workers, and extended care team, to ensure that their support plans are in line with the best interest of the individual. We empower our residents to be involved in making decisions around their care and support, and we work with their preferred way of communicating to support this.

What are the car parking facilities?

Our home does have some off-road parking, situated to the side of our large garden.

What is the smoking policy?

Residents are able to buy cigarettes or vapes at the shops, and the home has a designated smoking area, located outside of the building. We aim to promote healthy lifestyles and encourage smoking cessation, and can support residents with this, if this is what 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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