Gateholme is a residential service, which provides care and support for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and other complex needs. We focus on improving the quality of life for the people we support, promoting independence and engagement in meaningful activity.
Take a look around our 48-bedded home, and hear about how the care team at the home support residents to live active and fulfilled lives, by watching our new video:
Our approach to support
At Gateholme, we have a number of different houses at the service and each one is personalised by individuals living there. Everyone chooses the colour schemes and furniture for their own rooms and all communal areas.
Each house has its own dedicated staff team who provide support tailored to each individual's needs. Everyone we support has their own unique person-centred care plan which is designed around their needs and goals, with their input. Each plan is designed to support an individual's personal choices and aspirations and focuses on what is needed to make that happen.
Facilities at Gateholme
Gateholme is set in the lovely countryside surroundings of Carr Gate in Wakefield. All of the local amenities such as shops, supermarkets and banks are just a short distance away.
The service has a total of 48 places to accommodate and support individuals who are living with a learning disability, physical disability and other complex needs. Two of our rooms include en-suite facilities.
The home is made up of seven different units, all specialising in different needs:
- Holly Cottage is self-contained with two bedrooms
- Ivy House has six en-suite rooms
- Beech House has five bedrooms for more independent residents
- Oak, Cedar, Heather and Clover House deliver support to our residents with complex needs and dementia
Outside we have a large garden with a vegetable plot, which is a popular place to visit in order to socialise and develop new skills.
Activities at Gateholme
Gateholme has a dedicated activities coordinator who supports each individual to design their own personalised activities programme. Individuals are encouraged to develop their daily living skills in a range of different areas such as managing their own money or looking after their own personal care wherever possible.
Activities are varied, ranging from baking and football, through to day trips out in a variety of locations. There is a large garden with a vegetable plot, where many get involved in growing vegetables and also looking after the chickens which have been reared from eggs.
“I’m happy here and really feel like I am developing as a person.”
Person supported by Gateholme