Life-changing residential care for adults with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries or mental health conditions.
Type of property
Whitwood Hall is made up of three specialist residential units, The Lodge, Saxon House and Moore House in one community. Saxon House and Moore House each have six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a shared lounge, living room, dining room and conservatory. There is also a laundry room for both services. Each service has its own private garden area.
In addition, The Lodge is a four bedroom service with two bathrooms and its own laundry facility to maximise independent living skills. This is an open plan living room, kitchen and dining area with a patio.
Assistive technology can be incorporated into the service.
Whitwood Hall has a garden with a patio for residents to enjoy when the weather is good. Assistive technology can be tailored to suit the needs of each person and three of the bedrooms are wheelchair accessible.
Valued in your community
Whitwood Hall is located in Whitwood in Castleford. It has cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops and a post office. Diggerland Yorkshire theme park is close by too. For people who like to stay active, Potential Gym provides year-round access to a gym, or there are beautiful walks in the surrounding countryside.
Castleford town centre offers larger amenities including high-street banks, Junction 32 shopping outlet, Funstation Xscape Yorkshire which has crazy golf, bowling and laser quest, a Cineworld cinema, Snozone Yorkshire for Skiing, the Phoenix Theatre, and Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre.
People also like going to Leeds, which offers museums, Leeds Grand Theatre, The Emmerdale Studio Experience, Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre, a Vue Cinema, and a Go-karting track.
Living at this service
We support people between 20 and 75 years of age who live with a range of needs. Saxon House is ideal for someone who is able-bodied and generally has a good level of independent living skills. This person should be able to verbalise what they want and need. Moore House has non-verbal residents although its worth bearing in mind that it can become noisy at times
People have varied interests including listening to music, walking, watching television, shopping, cooking, swimming, gardening, bingo, going to the rugby club, laser quest, trampolining, horse riding, bowling, karaoke, socialising and being in the community.
People choose how they spend their time, with favourites being trips to the coast, Blackpool, Scarborough, Bridlington, Filey and Butlins. Some people have also been on holiday to Spain.
A new initiative - Green Team - involves helping in the local area. People can also choose to join celebrations for Valentine’s Day, St George’s Day and a Glastonbury festival in the garden.
“CQC has rated Whitwood Hall as ‘outstanding’ which underlines our focus on dignity and care. The staff here do not believe in problems, only solutions. All of the support we give is person-centred so we can make sure people receive everything they desire. Independence, fun and happiness are our key focus. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming for the people who live here, the guests and the staff.” Manager, Whitwood Hall