Mary Seacole House in Bolton, Greater Manchester is an enhanced 24/7 supported living service for people living with a mental health diagnosis, mild learning disability or autism.
Mary Seacole House located in Westhoughton has 28 bedrooms within self-contained and shared flats across 2 floors. The central communal hub holds a lounge, kitchen and shared dining area offering residents a modern and spacious environment to socialise in.
Located close to the centre of Westhoughton, there is easy access to shops, local amenities and public transport.
As with all of our services, our residents benefit from ‘The Northern Healthcare model of enhanced supported living’, with 24/7 support onsite and clinical input from a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Occupational Therapist.
Mary Seacole House opened in October 2016 and since then we have formed excellent links with our local community. We are ideally situated close to shops and local facilities, and Bolton Town Centre can be reached in under 30 minutes by bus. We are also lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful green spaces such as Hulton Park and local farms.
We have lots of activities for our residents to enjoy including snooker, fitness classes, dog walking and cooking classes to name a few. Residents also have the opportunity to enrol in local college courses, and we help residents to find full or part-time employment if they wish. We believe in celebrating every achievement and supporting each other to take the next step.
We encourage our residents to be actively involved in our monthly residents’ meeting, where our team and our residents come together to share feedback and new ideas.
I am supported by a multi-disciplinary team which includes a Registered Mental Health Nurse, an Occupational Therapist and Support Workers. All residents are supported 24-hours by our dedicated team. Our residents also benefit from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions.
“People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.”
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