Priory Red House

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About this location

Red House is located in a semi-rural area in the picturesque village of Ruspidge, in the heart of the Forest of Dean. Our home provides 24-hour residential support for six males and females who are on the autism spectrum or have a learning disability. We can also support people who have:

  • Behaviours that challenge
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychosis

We aim to enable people to make their own choices about the support they receive. We do everything we can to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone we support, and as a team, we are focused on building positive outcomes for everyone.

Services at a glance

There are a total of six bedrooms at the site. Of these:
1 is a self-contained flat
1 is an en-suite bedroom
2 are on the ground floor, but with no disabled access

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Red House 65 Ruspidge Road Cinderford Gloucestershire GL14 3AW

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

Red House is a three-storey detached building, with a large garden.

There are five bedrooms spread across the ground floor and the first floor, which share two bathrooms and a communal living area. In addition, there is a self-contained flat on the third floor with its own bathroom, activities of daily living (ADL) kitchenette, dining room and bedroom.

In summary, we offer:

  • Living room
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Communal bathrooms
  • Communal wet room

We also have a large, two-tiered garden, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn area

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. Our self-contained flat has its own bathroom, containing a shower and a bath.

Our approach to support

Everyone who lives at Red House 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 needs, attending health appointments, and daily living skills such as cooking, cleaning and laundry.

The support that we provide at the Red House is delivered by our dedicated team, who aim to enable individuals to live as independently as possible. We encourage and support everyone at the Red House to recognise and identify their goals and ambitions, and how they would like to go about meeting them.

Our support approaches at Red House include positive behaviour support (PBS). We also have support from our local community learning disability team (CLDT) and multidisciplinary team (MDT). People who need additional support, such as speech and language therapy (SaLT) and physiotherapy, will be referred to the CLDT for assessment and involvement. Our staff also work closely with a outside agencies, professionals and visiting consultants.

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


Everyone who lives at Red House 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.

Some of the activities we can support with include:

  • Attending college to take part in courses, such as cooking, art and daily living skills
  • Work placements
  • Other day opportunities


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.

Exclusion profile

People who pose a risk in open kitchens, unlocked areas and open-plan communal areas.

Our team

Our highly experienced team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Support worker
  • PBS practitioner

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

  • Epilepsy awareness training
  • Autism awareness training
  • PBS training

We also have a large directory of training that we can request, should a person’s needs change. We have an experienced learning and development team that support us with accessing new training, as and when this is needed.

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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


The Red House is situated 1 mile from Cinderford town centre and 14 miles from Gloucester city centre, and there are local shops and pubs within walking distance. There are also lots of opportunities for scenic walks, picnics and bike rides within a woodland setting. Other nearby amenities include:

  • Shops
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Park
  • Fishing lakes
  • Tourist sites

Transport links

Our home also has a number of transport links, including:

  • A bus stop located a 5 to 10-minute walk from the home
  • Regular buses from Cinderford to Gloucester and the surrounding areas

A message from our site leader

At Red House, we aim to enable everyone to make their own choices about the support they receive. We do everything we can to improve their health and wellbeing and focus on building positive outcomes for everyone. The support at Red House is delivered by a dedicated MDT who aim to enable people to live as independently as possible. We encourage and support everyone at Red House to recognise and identify their goals and ambitions, and how they would like to go about meeting them

Red House’s site leader

Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

We support our residents to attend family events and visit their family homes. We can drop our residents off at their homes and pick them up, when needed.

Can friends and families visit?

Family and friends are welcome to visit the home. However, we do ask that we are informed in advance of all visits, as some of the people we support may become stressed or anxious when unknown visitors arrive. Unfortunately, we cannot cater for visitors to stay overnight.

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

We have a cordless landline phone that residents can use at any time to make contact with loved ones. In addition, we can support our residents to make calls if they are unable to make them independently. They are also able to have privacy during this time. Families can also call this landline to speak to their loved ones whenever they wish to.

What are the bedrooms like?

Bedrooms are all furnished and residents are supported to personalise them to suit their needs and wishes. This includes choosing their own colour scheme for their bedroom.

Are external doors kept locked?

Yes, due to the nature of our service, our external doors are locked. However, every resident will be risk assessed to determine the level of security needed.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

Residents are able to choose their own meals and are supported to eat a healthy, balanced diet. There are no set mealtimes, which means that residents are able to choose when they would like to have their meals. We also support our residents to get involved with meal preparation.

Where there are any concerns or problems regarding mealtimes, we make sure that we involve the relevant professionals, such as dietitians and speech and language therapists (SaLT), tailoring the support to the person’s needs. We also work closely with medical professionals regarding people who need a specific meal plan.

How does laundry work?

We have a laundry room on-site, which is accessible to all residents. Staff are able to help people with their laundry, if needed.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

We encourage the people staying with us to get involved in cleaning tasks, and everyone cleans their own bedrooms. Our staff team support our residents with day-to-day household tasks, dependent on their needs and choices. Some residents don’t wish to do certain tasks, in which case, staff will always ensure that these are completed.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Based on residents’ needs and individual risk assessments, we may place restrictions on some items, such as lighters.

How do activities work?

Everyone we care for has a tailored activities planner. The activities available, and the length of these activities, are dependent on each person’s package of care and whether they need any additional one-to-one support. In order to make the activities planners as person-centred as possible, people are encouraged to choose their own activities, based on their 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. Any care plans that include restrictions are assessed regularly. For example, procedures for interventions such as PRN medication are regularly reviewed. If PBS input is also required, we can provide this. This would be agreed during assessment stage.

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

We encourage residents to be involved with their care plans. Families are also involved, if appropriate, including in best interest decisions for the people we support. Care plans are regularly reviewed at Red House and residents have a one-to-one key worker meeting each month, regarding aspects of their care plans.

What are the car parking facilities?

We have a driveway, where visitors are able to park.

What is the smoking policy?

We have a designated smoking area outside. Smoking is not permitted indoors or anywhere else at the home, at any time.

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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