Milnshaw House in Hyndburn, Lancashire is an enhanced 24/7 supported living service for people living with a mental health diagnosis, mild learning disability or autism.
Milnshaw House is in Accrington, has excellent access to the local town, amenities and transport links. The traditional property has been refurbished to a high standard and comprises of 14 ensuite bedrooms. Our residents also benefit from the communal areas, which include a spacious kitchen and dining area, lounge and an activity centre in the annex.
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.
Milnshaw House opened in 2020 in the quiet town of Accrington. Our residents benefit from the best of both worlds; we are in easy walking distance to local shops and amenities, but also picturesque countryside is right on our doorstep. Blackburn can also be reached in just over 30 minutes by bus.
From the day we opened our doors it was important to us as a team to establish excellent links with the local community and the services our residents would be visiting.
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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