Priory The Lawrence

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About this location

The Lawrence is located in Carr Gate, in Wakefield. Our offers residential support for 14 males and females with a learning disability, and other needs.

Our team are dedicated to providing a safe and homely environment, where all individuals can make their own choices about the support they receive. We want people we care for to maximise their potential, no matter what their physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity needs are.

We can also support people who have:

  • Mental health needs
  • Physical health needs
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Difficulties with communication
  • Epilepsy

Services at a glance

There are a total of 14 bedrooms at the site. Of these:
3 are on the ground floor

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The Lawrence 316/318 Bradford Road Wrenthorpe Wakefield WF2 0QH

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

The Lawrence is set within a large, detached brick building. Our home has three storeys, with bedrooms spilt across all three floors. It has lots of space and offers a relaxed, homely environment.

There are three bedrooms on the ground floor as well as a communal bathroom. We have a variety of communal spaces for residents to enjoy, which include:

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

We also have a garden, complete with a patio.

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. We have bedrooms in a variety of sizes, with some being on the ground floor. All bedrooms share toilet facilities.

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at The Lawrence 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, financial management and maintaining family relationships.

We also have support from a local multidisciplinary team, including:

  • Links with a community learning disability team
  • Regular reviews from GPs, dentists, chiropodists, and psychiatrists

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 the Lawrence can be short, medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.


Everyone who lives at the Lawrence 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.

Our team

Our highly experienced team consists of:

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

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

  • Epilepsy training
  • Autism specialist training
  • Diabetes management
  • Learning disability 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


The Lawrence has a number of amenities nearby including:

  • Supermarket
  • Shops
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • GP surgery
  • Post office
  • College
  • Park
  • Nature reserve/national park

Transport links

The Lawrence also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A local bus service
  • Good access to main roads, including the M1 and M62

Case studies

Susan's story

Jade's story

Jennifer's story

A message from our site leader

Here at The Lawrence, we promote independence of all the people we care for to lead happy and fulfilled lives

The Lawrence’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

Staff support me to lead an active life and improve my skills
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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. 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. 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. Family and friends are also able to call as often as they like.

What are the bedrooms like?

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

Are external doors kept locked?

Yes, the front door is locked as you would at your own home. All units are unlocked, except at night, to allow our residents to enjoy our garden and outdoor space.

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, and take part in group cooking sessions. We encourage people to maintain healthy diets with meal plans to suit their individual tastes.

How does laundry work?

Residents are given help to do their own laundry, as part of promoting independence. 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.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Residents are not allowed to bring illegal substances onto the premises. We would also ask that people do not bring high risk personal items into the house.

How do activities work?

We support residents to join in meaningful and fun activities. The home has spacious communal areas, including our living/activities room where residents use to socialise and follow their interests and hobbies. These include meals out, visits to the park, bowling, and trips to the seaside. Teddy, our dog, is walked daily too.

How will residents be supported with their behavioural needs?

We support our residents with positive behaviour support (PBS) techniques, and encourage them to engage in activities which are meaningful and enriching to them.

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. 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. We value this important input from others where appropriate.

What are the car parking facilities?

There is 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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