Priory The Spinney

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About this location

The Spinney is located within Bamber Bridge, a suburb of Preston, in Lancashire. It offers residential support for three adult males and females, including autistic people and individuals with a learning disability. We are located in a pleasant neighbourhood, off a main road.

Our team are dedicated to supporting our residents to have a fulfilled and active life, encouraging dreams, goals and aspirations. We design our support around the individual needs of each person we care for, working together to achieve the very best for everyone in a unique, homely atmosphere. We aim to provide everyday living experiences within the community for people who may otherwise miss the opportunity to experience the wider world.

We can also support those who have:

  • Difficulties with communication
  • Mild to moderate behaviour that may challenge
  • Epilepsy

Services at a glance

There are a total of three bedrooms at the site. Of these:
1 is an en-suite bedroom
3 are on the first floor

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The Spinney Gough Lane Bamber Bridge Preston Lancashire PR5 6AQ

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

The Spinney is set in a detached house, which is spacious and homely. The ground floor consists of communal facilities, and all bedrooms are on the first floor, one of which has en-suite facilities with a shower.

In summary, we offer:

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

We also have a large garden, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio
  • Communal seating
  • Summer house
  • Trampoline

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. One of our bedrooms has en-suite facilities, containing a shower.

Our approach to support

At The Spinney, every resident has a 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 ensure everyone in our care can make choices about the support they receive, if possible. 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 The Spinney include:

  • Positive behaviour support (PBS)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and language therapy (SaLT)
  • Psychology

PBS is delivered in-house, and we also have support from a local multidisciplinary team to deliver other support approaches.

In addition, we use tools such as the Outcomes Star™, including the Spectrum Star, to support our residents to achieve their goals.

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


Everyone who lives at The Spinney 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


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. People are supported to move into their own home in the community through our supported living services within Priory Supported Living Lancashire.

Our team

Our highly experienced team consists of:

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

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

  • Makaton training
  • Epilepsy awareness and management training
  • Autism specialist training
  • PROACT-SCIPr-UK® training
  • People moving and handling 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 Spinney is located in a suburban area, just a twenty minute drive from Preston city centre. Nearby amenities include:

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

Transport links

The Spinney also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A local bus stop just outside the home
  • A train station in Bamber Bridge, which is a 6-minute drive away, 15 minutes on the bus or a 25 minute walk
  • A short drive from the M6 and M61

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

Staff have helped me to develop my skills and I feel much more independent now
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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, often for overnight stays. We will work with the resident and their relatives to ensure possible risks are managed and that everyone is supported. 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. We often arrange activities and events that families are able to be involved in, as we recognise the significance of contact with family and friends, and actively encourage their involvement in our home.

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. We also have an online journal where photos and information about activities are shared with family to keep them informed about what's going on.

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. We can support residents to use the landline, or have their own phone, if appropriate.

What are the bedrooms like?

Bedrooms are all furnished, and residents are supported to personalise them to suit their preferences, using décor displaying their favourite characters, and also for specific needs, including robust furniture.

Are external doors kept locked?

Due to the nature of our residents’ needs and safety, we keep external doors locked, with keypad access. However, people are able to come and go into the garden as they wish and this is secure for safety too.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

Our home provides a varied menu with individual preferences taken into account, and alternatives are also provided where requested. Sometimes, this can mean that each resident has a different meal or a variation of a meal, as we always aim to ensure they have food they like, whilst also supporting a healthy diet. We also host themed mealtimes and encourage people to try different things in a relaxed and fun way.

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. Our team will ensure that individuals always have access to clean clothes and bedding. We encourage residents to undertake their own laundry, either independently or with support from their care team. This supports the development of their daily living skills.

Who does the housekeeping and domiciliary tasks?

We encourage residents to participate in household tasks, to help them develop their independence. However, staff are always on-hand to support, and overall housekeeping responsibilities are undertaken by our team.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

Generally, we have found that we don't need to restrict any particular items, but we are happy to discuss on case-by-case basis if there are any particular concerns around items.

How do activities work?

Every resident has their own activity planner, and we support individuals to take part in activities at home, out in the community, and to try new experiences. The Spinney has its own vehicle, meaning we can access activities that are further away from home or less accessible by foot and public transport. We support our residents to plan holidays and encourage them to get involved in this where they can. Our staff also support people to make choices based on what we know they like, and we involve families to ensure we understand which places they may want to visit or revisit.

How will residents be supported with their behavioural needs?

We utilise a PBS approach, which also includes the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® framework. Our residents are supported by a PBS practitioner, who visits the home and keeps care plans updated. We focus on proactive strategies, rather than physical intervention, with the aim of reducing restrictive practices. Needs and preferences are considered carefully, and any interventions are regularly re-assessed.

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

Yes, we work with residents and where appropriate their family and significant loved ones as well as social workers and other care teams to develop and maintain person-centred plans. We aim to involve people staying with us, via their preferred communication methods and approaches, such as using social stories to engage them in their support plans. These plans are reviewed regularly to reflect any changes in needs.

What are the car parking facilities?

We have off-road parking available, and additional on-road parking.

What is the smoking policy?

We offer a smoking area for residents to smoke or to vape. However, we aim to promote healthy lifestyles and can support residents to engage in smoking cessation programmes. Residents are able to purchase cigarettes at the shops, if this is what they choose.

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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