Priory Radstock

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About this location

Based in Radstock, Somerset, Priory Radstock offers residential support for 12 autistic males and females. We are situated on a main road, in the local town of Radstock.

We provide residential support, 24 hours a day, in an environment that has open living communal spaces and separate living facilities. We support our residents to access the community and live as independent a life as possible, in the least restrictive way, using a positive behaviour support (PBS) approach.

We can also support people who:

  • Have mental health needs
  • Have mild to moderate behaviours that challenge
  • Need 1:1 support
  • Are able to access the community independently, but need emotional support within the home or help with daily living skills

Services at a glance

There are a total of 12 bedrooms at the site. Of these:
4 are en-suite bedrooms
8 are self-contained flats
4 are on the ground floor

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Priory Radstock Wells Road Radstock Somerset BA3 3RS

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

Our home is a large, detached house, featuring old stone work. It is split across two floors with bedrooms on the ground floor and self-contained flats on the second floor. We also have a separate annexe building in the garden, which houses a further two self-contained flats. with a separate annexe in the garden.

We also offer a range of multi-purpose communal areas, where our residents can relax and socialise.

In summary, we offer:

  • Small, cosy lounge space
  • Kitchen
  • Large, open dining area
  • Computer room
  • Conservatory

We also have a garden, complete with:

  • Seating area
  • Swing chair
  • Sensory shed
  • Vegetable patch

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. Four of our bedrooms have en-suite facilities, containing a shower, and all of our rooms have robust, low arousal furniture.

Our approach to support

Everyone who lives at Priory Radstock 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, food shopping, making shopping lists, support with daily living skills and support to gain employment/voluntary work.

Our team are dedicated to promoting independence among the people we care for and supporting them to integrate into the community using person-centred care and support. We want to reduce incidents and help to improve the quality of life for the people we support.

Our support approaches at Priory Radstock include PBS and psychiatry. In addition, we use tools such as the Outcomes Star™, practice leadership and core group meetings, to support our residents to achieve their goals.

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


Everyone who lives at Priory Radstock 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.

We also offer a range of activities, which are personalised to our residents. These can include:

  • Voluntary work
  • Going to the gym
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Going to the cinema
  • Golf
  • Birthday parties
  • Summer parties
  • Themed evenings
  • A tuck shop
  • Movie nights
  • Boogie nights
  • Zoo and farm visits
  • Arts and crafts
  • Green hours

We also celebrate special occasion events such as Bonfire Night and Christmas at Priory Radstock.

Exclusion profile

  • People under the age of 18
  • People who are not fully mobile


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 are able to support residents to move to Priory Radstock Satellite, which is a smaller home for individuals who are more independent, but not quite ready for supported living. We also support individuals to move into their own homes, by supporting them to learn life skills and integrate into their local community.

Our team

Our highly experienced multidisciplinary team (MDT) consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Consultant psychiatrist
  • Support workers
  • PBS practitioner
  • Activities co-ordinator
  • Maintenance team
  • Housekeeping team

Our consultant psychiatrist leads our MDT, conducts medication reviews, oversees the wellbeing of people with mental health needs and completes family review meetings.

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

  • Self-harm and ligature training
  • Diabetes awareness training
  • Person-specific diagnosis training e.g. attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and schizophrenia training
  • Trauma training

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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About the local area


Based in Radstock, along the main bus route into Bath and Bristol, Priory Radstock is located within walking distance of local cafés and shops. There is also a cycle path to Midsomer Norton, where there are more local shops, cafés and pubs. Other amenities include:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • Post office
  • Park
  • Cycle track

Transport links

Priory Radstock also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A bus stop directly outside the home, in both directions
  • Train station 30 minutes away via bus

A message from our site leader

I like to run the home as if my own family member was living there and what I would like their life to be like, how I would like them to be treated and what I would expect from the staff team. We are always looking for the least restrictive way we can support an individual to develop their skills and improve their quality of life

Priory Radstock’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

I like living here, the staff are nice and always take me to do fun things
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Resident stories

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Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

Home leave is planned with families and our residents. This can be at any time that suits them. If staff support is needed for home visits, then we can facilitate this.

Can friends and families visit?

We are open to visitors at any time, and actively encourage families to visit. However, we ask that family and friends call ahead prior to any visit, to check that their loved one is not out on an activity.

Will I be involved and kept up to date with the progress of my loved one’s care and support?

If they have capacity, our residents can stipulate whether, and how frequently, they would like family to be involved in their care. For people without capacity, we encourage as much involvement from their family members as possible. They know their loved one the best and this means we can ensure that the best possible support is provided.

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

We are open 24 hours per day and can be contacted at any time.

What are the bedrooms like?

All of our bedrooms are furnished, and residents are encouraged to choose their own colours and items they would like on display, in order to personalise them. Our furniture is robust to ensure items cannot be removed or broken.

Are external doors kept locked?

We are not a locked service, however, there are key pads on the door at the main entrance. If a person doesn’t have capacity, it would be deemed to be in their best interests that they are not given the codes for the doors.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

Some of our residents are encouraged to cook, with support, in their own flats following their menu plan. Others eat from the main kitchen, where there is a chef who offers different choices every day and encourages healthier food options.

How does laundry work?

We have a dedicated laundry room and staff support residents to complete their laundry, or they complete it independently. Our self-contained flats have their own laundry facilities. The people we support will always have access to clean clothes and bedding.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

We have a housekeeper at the home who helps to maintain the cleanliness of the building. We also support residents to maintain the cleanliness of their personal space and build on their daily living skills.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

On arriving or leaving the home, we will complete an inventory of all our residents’ belongings. If the person chooses to dispose of any item, this is recorded in the daily logs.

How do activities work?

We offer a range of activities which are personalised to our residents.

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 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. We have a restraint reduction plan in place for individuals who require restrictive practices, to ensure we are reducing these as soon as it is practically safe to do so.

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

We work as an MDT to involve families, next of kin and social workers to ensure that our care plans are person-centred, detailed and in the best interests of the people we support. We also involve our residents as much as possible in their support plans. All our plans are regularly reviewed and updated as the needs of the people we care for change.

What are the car parking facilities?

We have a large car park at the back of the home, for staff and visitors to use.

What is the smoking policy?

We have dedicated smoking areas on-site for residents. We have a zero tolerance to smoking in the buildings.

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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