Priory Mount View House

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About this location

Mount View House is located in the village of Syke near Rochdale, in Greater Manchester. We are in a beautiful rural setting on the edge of Whitworth Moor in the South Pennines. Mount View offers residential support to eight autistic males and females. Although primarily for over 18s, we can support individuals who are 17 and moving from children’s services.

Our goal is to support the people we are caring for to create and achieve goals to meet their own expectations to lead a fulfilled and enriched life. We recognise that autistic people have the same aspirations and expectations as everyone else and should be empowered to achieve these.

We can also support autistic individuals that also have a learning disability, or may present behaviours that challenge.

Services at a glance

There are a total of eight bedrooms at the site. Of these:
8 are en-suite bedrooms
2 are self-contained flats
3 are on the ground floor

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Mount View House Pot House Lane Syke Rochdale Greater Manchester OL12 9PP

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

Mount View House is set in a large, detached, stone-built property, which was formerly a farmhouse. The home has lots of space and offers a relaxed, homely environment.

There are three bedrooms on the ground floor and all of the bedrooms have en-suite facilities. In addition, there is a self-contained flat, which is part of Mount View House, and has been adapted to meet the needs of the individual who lives there, including robust fixtures and fittings.

In summary, we offer:

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

We also have a very large garden, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Summer house

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. Our bedrooms have features such as:

  • En-suite facilities, containing either a shower or wet room
  • Robust, low arousal furniture
  • Activities of daily living (ADL) kitchenettes

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Mount View 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 Mount View include one-to-one and two-to-one support where it is needed, and positive behaviour support (PBS). We also have support from a multidisciplinary team in the community, as well as our local learning disability, social work and advocacy teams.

In addition, we use tools such as the Outcomes Star™ and Active Support to support our residents to achieve their goals. The lengths of the placements that we offer at Mount View can be medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.


Everyone who lives at Mount View 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
  • 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 strong links with Priory Supported Living North Yorkshire services, providing a pathway towards independence. We can also support people to step down from inpatient settings.

Our team

Our highly experienced, multidisciplinary team consists of:

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

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

  • Makaton training
  • Epilepsy training
  • Autism specialist training
  • Learning disability training
  • Picture Exchange Communication System® (PECS) 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


Although Mount View enjoys a rural location, it is a short distance to Syke village and Rochdale town. Nearby amenities include:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • GP surgery
  • Post office
  • Library

Transport links

Mount View also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A bus stop within walking distance
  • Rochdale train station is 2.2 miles away
  • Easy access to motorways linking to Huddersfield and Rochdale, as well as major cities including Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool

A message from our site leader

At Mount View House our residents’ life skills and personal goals are of utmost importance to us. Every individual is supported on a person-centred basis, and all achievements are celebrated and valued. The staff team are professional, compassionate, and are able to create strong bonds with those we support. I am extremely proud of the relationships we have with residents and their loved ones, as well as the positive outcomes that I am able to witness on a daily basis

Mount View House’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

I really like living here. I have my own flat with a kitchen which helps me to learn how to cook better. I feel so much more independent
Person supported by Mount View House Mount View House

Case studies

Steven's story

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 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. Families are regularly invited to meetings 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 with fitted, robust furniture, which cannot be removed. However, residents are supported to personalise their rooms to suit their needs and wishes.

Are external doors kept locked?

Yes, the front door is locked as you would at your own home. Our residents are free to utilise our garden space as they choose, although our front door does require a key fob to unlock.

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. Shopping for groceries is part of our weekly planning and activities, and we also hold frequent themed evening meals.

How does laundry work?

Residents are given help to do their own laundry, as part of promoting independence and skill acquisition. 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. We also have a dedicated domestic assistant to support with the housekeeping.

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. Thorough risk assessments are conducted before any activity. Everyone has a tailored activities planner, and this 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 may have sensory requirements in order to reduce their anxieties, over-stimulation or to assist with emotional regulation. These needs will be considered carefully in their support plans, including their PBS plan, with input from a Priory PBS practitioner. We require care plans which include restrictions to be re-assessed frequently, and procedures for interventions such as pro re nata (PRN) medication are regularly reviewed and removed to promote the least restrictive practice.

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, and value this input, where appropriate. 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 and incorporate their wishes.

What are the car parking facilities?

We have ample off-road parking.

What is the smoking policy?

We have a designated area in the garden for residents to smoke or to vape, and they can be supported to purchase cigarettes at the shop, if this is what they choose. However, we do promote healthy lifestyles and can support residents with smoking cessation programmes.

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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