Levitt Mill & Barn
We provide support for people with autism, learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. Levitt Mill & Barn is a listed building with its own unique history. It is situated in the centre of its own grounds in a peaceful woodland setting at the side of a small stream, on the outskirts of a local village. From our grounds we have direct access into the local countryside and can walk to Roche Abbey, a local tourist attraction. A short walk leads to a paddock belonging to Levitt Mill & Barn, where some local people keep their horses.
Our ultimate goal is to support everyone to live as independently as possible. We do this by encouraging and supporting people to develop their daily living and social skills in a safe and homely environment.
Our approach to support
Everyone is involved in designing their own person-centred plans, which are tailored to cater for each individual’s needs and provide the correct level of support required. They also enable people to make their own choices about the future and the steps they will take to enable them to reach their goals.
Levitt Mill & Barn supports 11 individuals and is made up of two buildings, each with:
- En-suite bedrooms
- A kitchen
- Laundry room
- Two lounges
- Dining rooms
In addition, the Barn building also has a wet room and a multi-sensory room, whilst the Mill has large patio areas of decorative local York stone and also a large, relaxing and peaceful garden. It is a great setting to watch local wildlife and to host parties and barbecues during the summer months.
Skill-building and activities
Levitt Mill & Barn is welcoming, friendly and very person-centred. Our dedicated staff team provide 24 hour support and the level of support provided is entirely dependent on individuals' needs. We encourage individuals to develop positive domestic skills such as:
- Using the washing machine
- Tidying their rooms
- Putting away clothes
- Preparing their own meals
- Prepare for birthday parties and festive occasions
There are a wide range of recreational activities to get involved with at Levitt Mill & Barn, both in and out of the service. These activities are chosen and organised by everyone living here. Activities include:
- Visiting the library
- Visiting the leisure centre
- Cinema trips
- Playing games
- Making arts and crafts
“I am really proud of what I have achieved so far. I really enjoy going to college and I haven’t missed a day of training since I started the course. It has helped me to channel some of my aggression and emotions.”
Person supported by Levitt Mill and Barn