Located in Shipley, Merchants House has been transformed into a spacious modern living space containing 25 self-contained 1-bedroom flats. This service also offers a shared kitchen and lounge area to promote social inclusion.
Located close to the centre of Shipley, 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. Our Bradford mental health community team also provide a 24/7 outreach service supporting people within their own home.
We support our residents with daily living tasks such as cooking, appointments, medication and money management. At Merchants House we will help encourage and support our residents to re-learn skills and tackle new ones in a safe and supportive environment. Each day is different, and we take the time to celebrate every step our residents take on their path to greater independence and mental health recovery no matter how small.Make an enquiry
Located in the small town of Shipley, Merchants House has excellent access to various shops, health services and local beauty spots. It is only a 10 minute walk to Shipley Train Station, and we have ample parking onsite for visitors.
Cooking group and photography challenges are a couple of the firm favorites at Merchants, but there are a variety of activities for residents each day. Merchants House has excellent links with the local community and we often support and attend events at Windhill Community Centre.
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 appreciate the opportunities being an Occupational therapist has given me to challenge myself and develop personally and professionally. The holistic and person centred approach of the profession really appeals to me. It is an extremely rewarding job, being able to make a difference to people's lives, support them to achieve their goals and helping them to overcome barriers and improve their quality of life."
People's views and decisions about care were incorporated in their care plans. This helped staff to support people in a way that allowed people to have control over their lives. People told us, "I would recommend this service to other people. Staff help me with [name of activity] and help to keep me focused." (CQC Report 2021)
Our supported living services are full of activities with a busy calendar of group cooking classes, exercise, health and nutrition workshops, 1-2-1 time and occupational therapy to suit everyone’s needs and help our residents to reach their recovery goals. Highlights…
Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year. With the help of our residents, we are hoping to break down the misconceptions surrounding mental health, autism and learning disabilities and help people to access the support they need.…