Priory Radstock Satellite

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About this location

Priory Radstock Satellite is located in the semi-rural town of Midsomer Norton, near Radstock. We offer residential support for five autistic males and females, and those with a learning disability and mental health needs.

Our team is dedicated to promoting independence and integrating the people we care for back into the community. We use person-centred care and support to reduce incidents and improve quality of life for the people we support.

We can also support people who:

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

Services at a glance

There are a total of five bedrooms at the site. Of these:
1 has en-suite facilities
1 is a self-contained flat
1 is on the ground floor

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Priory Radstock Satellite 42 Redfield Road Midsomer Norton Radstock Somerset BA3 2JP

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

Our home is a small, detached residential house, split over three floors. The main house is made up of four bedrooms, which a large communal space and two communal bathrooms. In addition, we have a self-contained annexe, designed to support people with more complex needs.

In summary, we offer:

  • Lounge
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Utility room
  • Communal bathrooms

We also have a garden, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Patio
  • Seating area
  • Shelter

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and have robust, low-arousal furniture. People are encouraged to personalise their bedrooms to individual tastes. The four bedrooms in the main house have shared facilities. The annexe has its own en-suite, living room and activities of daily living (ADL) kitchenette. It also has an attached sleep room for overnight staff support.

Our approach to support

Everyone who lives at Priory Radstock Satellite 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, daily living skills and support to gain employment/voluntary work.

We provide residential support 24 hours per 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.

Our support approaches at Priory Radstock Satellite include PBS. We also have access to a private psychiatrist. 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 Priory Radstock Satellite can be medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.


Everyone who lives at Priory Radstock Satellite 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.

Other activities include:

  • Voluntary work
  • Going to the gym
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Going to the cinema
  • Birthday parties
  • Summer parties
  • Themed evenings
  • Tuck shop
  • Movie nights
  • Boogie nights
  • Zoo and farm visits
  • Special occasion events such as Bonfire Night and Christmas

Exclusion profile

  • People who pose a risk to others in communal living areas
  • People with personality disorders


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 support residents who are moving to our home from our sister site, Priory Radstock, where residents may have higher support needs. We also aim to support individuals to live more independently and if they so wish, support them to move into more independent living situations.

Our team

Our highly experienced team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support worker
  • PBS practitioner
  • Activities co-ordinator
  • Psychiatrist

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

  • PBS training
  • PROACT-SCIPr-UK® 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


Priory Radstock Satellite is located close to a number of amenities, including:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Post office
  • College
  • Park
  • Library
  • Cycle path
  • The town of Radstock

Transport links

Priory Radstock Satellite also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A bus stop located less than 2 minutes’ walk from the front door, with links to Bristol, Bath, Wells and Glastonbury
  • Train station nearby, easily accessible 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 Satellite’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

I feel safe and supported here at Radstock, the staff are really friendly
Person supported by Priory Radstock Satellite Priory Radstock Satellite

Resident stories

William's story

Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

Home leave is planned with parents and the individuals. This can be at any time which suits them. If staff support is required for home visits, then we facilitate this.

Can friends and families visit?

We are open to visitors at any time, but we ask family and friends call ahead to check the individual is not out the house on an activity.

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

If the resident has capacity, then it is down to them to stipulate how frequently or if they would like family involved in their care. For individuals without capacity, we encourage as much involvement from family and peers who know the individual the best so that we can ensure 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, and will support residents to keep in touch.

What are the bedrooms like?

Bedrooms are all furnished and our residents are encouraged to choose colours and items they would like on display so their room is personalised to them. We buy robust toughened furniture when there is a need to ensure items cannot be removed or broken.

Are external doors kept locked?

We are not a locked service, however there is a fob system on the door at the main entrance. If the individual did not have capacity, then we feel it would be in their best interests not to have a fob for the doors.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

Our team will support individuals to cook independently if they wish. Alternatively, staff will prepare food on request based on each individuals’ choices. We can accommodate special dietary requirements and support with any other concerns around mealtimes.

How does laundry work?

We have a dedicated laundry room and staff support the individuals to complete their laundry or they complete it on their own. Individuals always have access to clean clothes and bedding.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

Our staff team helps maintain the cleanliness of the building. We also support the individuals to maintain the cleanliness of their personal space and build on daily living skills including completing laundry. We have a dedicated laundry room for this to be completed and the annex has its own laundry facilities.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

On arriving or leaving the home, we will complete an inventory of all belongings and if the individual chooses to dispose of any item, this is recorded within the daily logs.

How do activities work?

Residents complete a range of activities which are personalised to them, for example voluntary work, going to the gym, swimming, bowling, cinema, birthday parties, summer parties, themed evenings, tuck shop, movie night, boogie nights, visits to zoo and farms and special occasion events such as bonfire night and Christmas.

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 practically safe to do so.

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

We work as a team to involve families, next of kin and social workers to ensure that care plans are person-centred, detailed and in the best interest of residents. We also involve the individual as much as possible in their support plans and the documents are kept live and regularly reviewed and updated as needs change.

What are the car parking facilities?

We have a small 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 individuals. 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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