Merchants House

    1-7 Leeds Road, Shipley, BD18 1BP
    01274 952170

    • Disabled access
    • Flat / studio
    • Male & female residents

    Merchants House in Bradford is an enhanced 24/7 supported living service for people living with a mental health diagnosis, mild learning disability or autism.

    Located in Shipley, Merchants House has been transformed into a spacious modern living space containing 25 modern 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.

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    Referral Criteria

    • Male & female residents, aged 18+ who are willing to engage in recovery & social inclusion.
    • Can be on section 17 leave or if on forensic MHA section, on extended leave if approved by MOJ.
    • On admission residents must be stable on their current medication & medically fit.
    • We can support people with a diagnosed mental illness, mild learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder.
    • • The service is brought to you in partnership with Encircle Housing Association, referrals are assessed in partnership.

    For any questions regarding Merchants House, or to make a referral enquiry please get in touch.

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    What’s life like at Merchants House?

    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.

    “It’s just the people around me that are always there for me when I need a chat, and since I've been here I've been getting better and better.”


    Our enhanced supported living model ensures that the quality of care that we provide is consistent

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    “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.”

    Merchants House News & Events

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