Lees Hall Road (Dewsbury)

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Lees Hall Road is intended to provide a supported residential environment for a set time period of up to 3 years before moving people on to other services where less support is given.

About Lees Hall Road

Lees Hall Road is a home for up to 7 people who require ongoing support in daily living activities from a team of support workers who provide support 24 hours a day. The home has 5 bedrooms with shared bathrooms, 2 self contained flats with kitchen areas and their own bathrooms, and a large communal lounge, dining room, and kitchen. It is located close to local shops and is a short distance from the centre of Dewsbury. Local health centres and Dewsbury District Hospital are also within easy reach.

We offer support in all areas of daily living skills and aim to support people towards independence by tailoring their support plans using the Recovery Star to identify areas of their life where they feel they have goals they would like to achieve and working towards these goals collaboratively with their identified keyworker and the rest of the staff team.

We have a team of staff, including a manager and deputy manager, with diverse backgrounds and skills who work together to promote the best outcomes for people who live in the service. Staff are trained in all mandatory courses including emergency aid, food hygiene, safeguarding, equality and diversity, and mental capacity. Staff also take on other relevant qualifications such as NCFE level 2 in Mental Health Awareness.

Aims and Objectives of Lees Hall Road

Our aim is to use the Recovery Star framework to support people to become more independent in their daily lives and empower them to become the people they want to be. We offer support in various ways including, but not limited to:

  • Support with budget planning;
  • Support to book, arrange, and access day time activities and holidays with staff input and practical support if needed;
  • Increasing competence and confidence in daily living skills, enabling people to take care of themselves;
  • Fire training;
  • Support to access education, leisure, and work/volunteering based opportunities;
  • Days out or longer holidays to wherever people choose (finance permitting);
  • Encouragement to engage with external services to find activities which promote independence and formation of new relationships and social networks;
  • Promoting engagement with health professionals to maintain mental and physical health;
  • Practical support with day to day activities that people may find challenging;
  • Structured support plans to help people achieve the goals they identify as being important to them;
  • Helping people move onto less supported accommodation.

Lees Hall Road is intended to provide a supported residential environment for a set time period of up to 3 years before moving people on to other services where less support is given. The flats are used to give clients more responsibility in having a larger area to look after and maintain. People who move on may go to other staffed services with less support, such as supported living tenancies, or their own tenancies within council or private rented schemes with support being provided if this is an identified need. To promote this clients are encouraged to engage in monthly reviews of their support plans and set goals which will eventually lead to independence in areas such as financial planning and budgeting, maintaining their environment, promoting their own mental and physical health, and taking responsibility for their own medication and compliance with health professionals.

Referral Information

Who do we support?

Adults with a mental health diagnosis who require ongoing residential support to maintain their daily living skills and responsibilities.

How can I access this support?

Referral from CPN/CCO using the relevant application form and 3rd party risk assessment.

Contact Details

Manager: Martin Slack

Email: martin.slack@st-annes.org.uk