Whiteoaks Short Breaks and Respite


  • 3 separate suites comprising of 6, 5 and 4 bedrooms
  • Spacious living areas
  • Adapted showers and bathrooms
  • Multi-sensory room
  • Private and accessible gardens
  • Fully fitted kitchen with on-site cook

Whiteoak is a spacious 15 bedroom short breaks service situated in the Fagley area of Bradford, overlooking Fagley woods with proximity to local shops and transport links. Whiteoak has been designed to cater for people with learning disabilities who require a short break with specialised support facilities.

The service is divided into three suites enabling the service to support people with different needs:

The Peach Suite has six bedrooms and aims to support those who use wheelchairs or have difficulties with mobility. This suite also supports people who have complex health issues including physical disabilities and those who have gastrostomies. The suite is fully accessible with tracking and an adapted bathroom.

The Lilac Suite has five bedrooms and supports peoples with mild to moderate learning disabilities.

The Green Suite has four bedrooms and aims to support people with behaviour that can be challenging.

Sitting at the heart of the local community, Whiteoaks offers opportunities for positive social inclusion as well as the skilled support needed by each individual.  There are spacious and comfortable communal areas and a large enclosed garden to the rear. Assisted technology is installed according to individual needs, and everyone is encouraged to truly personalise their own bedroom.

Whiteoak has a large experienced team who support users to take part in activities. The team works very closely with other professionals to ensure that we meet users needs fully. This includes staff from day services, social workers and the clinical team.

A wide range of activities are offered both at Whiteoak and in the local community including: Arts and crafts, games, gardening, cooking, bingo. Trips to museums and galleries, swimming, bowling, ice skating, rock climbing, hiking, horse riding etc.

Other attractions in the area: Bradford Museums and Galleries, Oakwell Country Park, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and Knaresborough Castle

Enquiries & referrals

Manager: Helen Varey
Tel: 01422 380022
Email: halifax@lifeways.co.uk

Where to find us

2 Foston Close