Benedicts Nursing Service (Wetherby)

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Benedicts is a large detached house situated in a secluded residential area. The service is within a short walk of all the facilities of Wetherby town centre


Service Description

The house stands in private, well stocked gardens with ramped access for wheelchair users. Accommodation for people is in twelve single and four twin bedrooms, with a variety of spacious communal sitting rooms and activity rooms, including a Snoozelan room. All the bedrooms, sitting rooms, bathrooms and toilets are equipped with ceiling tracking for use with hoists to enable the safe moving and handling of people. The home has a lift to enable access to the first floor bedrooms. Downstairs there are 5 single bedrooms with access to the garden.

Aims and Objectives of the Service

Benedicts is a 16 bedroom nursing home with special provision for people with a learning disability, whose overriding need is for specialist health care intervention.

Nursing staff are trained in learning disabilities and general nursing and are supported by a team of carers providing a high standard of holistic care 24 hours per day.

Each client has a health and social care plan which is implemented through person centred approaches.

Nursing and care staff are trained in end of life care and the home is registered for 3 palliative care beds.

The home specialises in Dementia care and all staff receive ongoing training to be able to deliver the highest standard of care.

Who do we support?

Alongside their nursing care needs, clients are encouraged and supported in making informed choices, in using community resources and being involved in the community.

A Leisure and Recreational Coordinator works with the clients on a 1 to 1 basis and doing group work.

Clients can work on their IT skills by using a specially adapted computer which is service user friendly.

The home has a Snoozlan which is available to all clients.

Clients can enjoy outings, holidays, hydrotherapy.

The Leisure & Recreational coordinator has a programme of activities and each client has a personal diary containing information about the clients’ social needs.

How do you access this support?

Clients with Learning Disabilities

Who can refer?

Social workers

Care Managers


Contact Details

Nursing Home Manager: Carol Ellis


Coronavirus (Covid 19) Statement

Due to the exceptional circumstances due to the ongoing Coronavirus (also known as Covid 19) and the Government rules about self-isolating it is very important to reduce the risk of cross infection to all our Clients and staff teams. Our teams are working hard to support all our clients and are committed to keeping everyone as safe as possible.

This means that, in most circumstances, and in line with government information regarding self-isolation and staying at home there should be no visitors to any of our services.

We know, however, that this will be very distressing for some of our Clients.

Therefore, we are saying there must be no visitors to services unless there are exceptional circumstances and the visit is essential.

Before a visit can take place, this must be risk assessed by the manager considering government advice and the individual circumstances. Before setting off on any visit to your relative/friend please get in contact with St Anne’s staff to discuss your visit.

Our services are using all kinds of technology, including social media to make sure that the people we support can stay in touch with those important to them

St Anne’s has developed a visitors protocol to enable visits to begin again in North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, Durham, Middlesbrough and Leeds care homes.

In line with Government & local Council Guidelines each Client may have one family member or other person who is close to them visit on a regular basis.

Decisions where visitors can go are being based on Individual Local Authority advice following Government guidelines.

This message will be updated regularly