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 adults 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 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.

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    Referral Overview

    • We are able to support male and female residents, aged 18+ who are willing to engage in recovery & social inclusion.
    • May be on section 17 leave or if on forensic MHA section, on extended leave if approved by MOJ.
    • As we do not provide personal care 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.
    • Each person has their own tenancy agreement and own flat.
    • 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.”

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    Ele Grimwood
    Ele Grimwood

    Service Manager

    "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."

    Ele Grimwood

    Our enhanced supported living model ensures consistency in the quality of our care

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    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)

    Merchants House News & Events

    • Life at Merchants House

      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…

    • Personal Stories

      I am hopeful for my future. I love being out of hospital, I love meeting my friends.

      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.…

    One of our residents at Radcliffe House religiously feeds the birds, squirrels and hedgehogs every day.

    She decided to make the staff a squirrel keyring each, and they look amazing!

    Find out more about activities happening at Radcliffe House: https://t.co/8G8BpPAAF7

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